The holiday weekend certainly put a kink in the weekend plan of the non-shoppers, but we are back with a vengeance this weekend. It another collaborative effort from the team this weekend. Read up on our picks below, and get out and see some live music this weekend.
Philip’s Friday night
pick is The Faint
! As we mentioned yesterday, the indie dance punks are performing their amazing 2001 album Danse Macabre
in full tonight at The Cannery Ballroom with Trust! They don’t tour that often anymore, so it’s an exciting chance for a nostalgic good time (and to catch a really wild, high-energy live show full of cool visuals)! Even more exciting, No Country has partnered with AEG/The Messina Group to give away two pairs of tickets
! Who doesn’t love free stuff?? There are two different ways to win, so check out our post from yesterday for the instructions
Andrew is all about the Charlie Hardin, Summer Country
, with the comedy of James Austin Johnson
over at The 5 Spot
. You can read more about that post from earlier today here.
If that’s not for you, Nashville blues rock band The Delta Saints
is holding a Nashville release party for its debut album, Death Letter Jubilee
. This release show is a chance for the band to say thank you to the town that gave the Saints its start. All those in attendance will have the opportunity to purchase The Delta Saints’ debut release. You also get openers The Black Cadillacs
. You can grab your tickets
for that one here. Things get started over at Exit/In around 9pm, and you can check out the trailer for the Death Letter Jubilee
It just keeps on going over on Cannery Row with the Stephaniesid
along with Nashville’s Hanzelle
and Honey Locust
up at the always jovial High Watt
. We’ve spent a bunch of time with Hanzelle and Honey Locust here, but just a bit from Stephaniesid. From the bits we have heard though, we are excited for her Nashville show tonight. You can get to know her with the track “I Like It” below, and you can grab tickets here
If you still aren’t satisfied, then our final Friday night options for ya is The Ettes last show of the year, and they will have Nashville support in Blackfoot Gypsies, Blackbear & The Surf Bums, and Omega Swan on hand over at Zombieshop at 500 Houston Street. Tickets for this one are available at the door, and you can check out The Ettes 7-inch Teeth below.
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We all agree that you should head over to Mercy Lounge for The Mountain Goats with Matthew E. White. The band recently released their latest album Transcendental Youth, their fourteenth, and it’s as strong and engaging as ever. The album finds the west cost folk-rockers relaxed and focused. It’s a dense, melodic, polished record that is the perfect summation of the sound the Mountain Goats have been shaping since gravitating towards a true full-band aesthetic about a decade ago. Their live show also never disappoints!
If that is too west coast for you, then you definitely need some local flavor, and you should check out local phenoms Wild Cub, Vinyl Thief, Foreign Fields, Casa Castile, & Afterlife Parade over at Exit/In for the Poverty Is Real event. So get your philanthropy on for some of the most acclaimed local bands in town. You’ll remember that Vinyl Thief was named as Paste’s Best of Tennessee bands, and, if you don’t already know Wild Cub, you’ll know them from the upcoming year end lists for Nashville that are sure to be surfacing in the coming weeks. You can check out Wild Cub’s “Colours” below, and you should definitely hear some Vinyl Thief below that.
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Still not happy? The Wheeler Brothers
w/ Blackfoot Gypsies
& The Lost Maples
are over at The High Watt
. If you have no idea who the Wheeler Brothers are then listen below to see why they would be a good fit on a bill with the aforemetioned Nashvillians. This will be a kick ass show, and, if it so delights ya, grab those tickets
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Our final pick for Saturday night is just in case you like to rock the f@ck out. I was introduced to this whole line up recently, and I have to say, I can only give a nod of approval to the show that is going on over at Foobar on Saturday night with Golden Spurs, Weakenders, & Nashville Outlaw on the bill. No link for tickets, but, if it is for some reason sold out, you can put all your drinks on my tab. I’m the guy with the shirt on sitting near the bar, just ask for pfpfhfhht. Check out the Golden Spurs track “Cadillac Blues” below, and you’ll know I’m not full of shit.
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It’s hard to denounce the awesome of The Who performing Quadrophenia in town, but we are focused on live music here. Jessika has a lot more to say about the Carolina Chocolate Drops over the weekend, so stick around for more on that.
If you’re more in the mood for a big arena rock show and/or catching some real legends this weekend, head over to Bridgestone Arena on Sunday
for The Who
, performing their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia
in its entirity (and, I’m sure, much, much more). This is the first time since 1997 that Townshend, Daltrey and co. have toured Quadrophenia
and very possibly the last so you’ll truly be catching a piece of rock and roll history. They’re one of the last original original big rock bands still kicking and their live energy shows no signs of slowing down. Tickets are still available here
Here’s all of Quadrophenia if you’ve got some time to spare: