Tuesday, 4/5 – Citizen & Turnover with Sorority Noise and Milk Teeth at Exit/In
To be honest, there are many things that you could do with your Tuesday night rather than stare down this four-act bill packed to the brim with heavy guitar music, but the truth of the matter is that this one is actually worth the time invested. British grungers Milk Teeth and Connecticut pop-punk outfit Sorority Noise open up the night for esteemed bummer rock band Citizen and my personal favorite pick on the bill, the shoegaze-inflected Turnover, whose 2015 record Peripheral Vision still gets constant play. $16.
Wednesday, 4/6 – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down with Saintseneca at Mercy Lounge
Folk rockers Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released one of last month’s best records, the quirky and vital A Man Alive. Greatly lauded for their live show, this one should be on your calendar for the week. As an added bonus, former Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night feature (don’t run away yet) Saintseneca open the show. I caught their show at 3rd & Lindsley a few months ago, and can confirm that having them as a support act is a complete steal. $15.
Thursday, 4/7 – The Kills with Kim and the Created at Exit/In
The notorious and well-loved American/British duo make their long-awaited return to the road, on the strength of forthcoming record Ash & Ice. For once, Exit/In didn’t move a show that immediately sold out to their inferior sister venue. Check the secondary market, or just stand outside of the door. It’ll be a loud one.
Friday, 4/8 – Bleached with No Parents at The High Watt
There might eventually be warmer weather on the horizon here in Nashville, but if you need a quick jolt of summery pop, look no further than the Los Angelenos in Bleached for your fix. They’ll be bringing along a live show that earned eyes and ears at SXSW a few weeks ago, meaning this might be the last time you see them playing in such a small room in town. $10.
Sunday, 4/10 – Jonathan Richman at The Basement East
One of the very first shows that I ever saw at the gone-but-never-forgotten Stone Fox was Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman. Charming the hell out of a packed out room that seemed to not have working A/C, Richman dug deep into decades worth of showmanship, adlibbing and highkicking his way through a set of Latin-tinged pop tunes. There will be more room to breathe this time at the much bigger Basement East, but we’ll only see on Sunday whether that actually helps or hurts the experience. $15.