No rest for the weary, another week full of touring and local acts rolling through Nashville this week. From groove-pop to bluegrass, this week sees the likes of John Moreland, Matt Nathanson, and Trent Dabbs amongst many others playing out this week and weekend in Nashville. Here’s the run down of your full slate of shows happening this week.
The Fall of Troy at Exit/In, Monday 7/25
Post-hardcore is about as hyper-specific as you have to get when describing Fall of Troy’s sound. If you remember those Guitar Hero games, then you might recognize The Fall of Troy as the band whose name was attached to “that song” (F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X), but the band has since put out three records since the song caught fire, and are stopping in Nashville to support the release of their 4-part LP series OK. Illustrations and 68 are your openers for the evening. Show at 8. $17 DOS.
Staying for the Weekend, Forest Fire Gospel Choir, and Rock Europa at High Watt, Tuesday 7/26
If you’re looking for a full slate of fuzz and prog rock, then look no further to the slew of local bands hitting the High Watt stage this Tuesday night for shimmery pop and chord progressions that would make even the most astute of pop aficionados blush. Show at 8. $7 DOS.
The Daybreaks and CAPPA at Basement East, Wednesday 7/27
Fresh off of their formation (relatively speaking) The Daybreaks are bringing their cinematic pop sounds to the BEAST in association with BMI and ALT 98.3 for an evening of locally sourced pop purism. Co-headlining the bill is Nashville’s pop prima donna, CAPPA, fresh off a feature on Apple Music. This one’s a freebie, so it’s a no brainer whether or not to go. Show at 6.
Pony Bradshaw at the Basement, Wednesday 7/27
If you’re not feeling like hitting the East side, then you’re in luck with some fantastic “songs for the common man” brought about by Pony Bradshaw at The Basement. If you’re looking for some “Hozier went down to the Delta and got saved” type Americana vibes, then Pony Bradshaw’s set is for you. This is another freebie. Show at 6.
Luella at Music City Roots, Wednesday 7/27
Melissa Mathes has seen her stage persona Luella go through many an iteration – “and the Sun,” “and Some Fella,” and now just plain old Luella – but her honey rosined timbre has never changed. Sharing the MCR stage with The Revelers, Anthony Adams and the Nite Owls, and Jeff White, expect Luella to steal the show with some open-hearted whimsy and soulful soul. Show at 7. $10 DOS.
LAWRENCE at High Watt, Thursday 7/28
We met up with LAWRENCE at Bonnaroo 2016, and caught their Miller Stage set that grooved like few others. The sibling duo is coming back to Middle-Tennessee with their band in tow, to play a killer High Watt set with help from Daphne Willis & Bruns. Show at 8. $10 DOS.
Ricky Skaggs at Ryman Auditorium, Thursday 7/28
Skaggs doesn’t need much of an introduction, lede, or what have you, considering he is a living legend of bluegrass and mandolin magnificence. Skaggs will get a helping hand from Kentucky Thunder during his set as its streamed live via 650 AM WSM. Show at 7:30. $28.50 DOS.
John Moreland at Basement East, Friday 7/29
There are few artists that will shut up an entire room, and even fewer that do so with nothing more than a guitar and a song. John Moreland is a rare breed whose lyricism and viscerally emotional songs rip at the very core of anyone within earshot. Christian Lee Hutson is providing support. Show at 9. $15 DOS
The Wans at High Watt, Saturday 7/30
A Nashville band by-way-of Derry, N. Ireland, The Wans feverish rock and roll sounds are bound to shake the High Watt crowd to its most primal of cores. Copper Fox and Moseley are providing opening sets. Show at 9. $7 DOS.
Blank Range, Sun Seeker, and Harpooner at Glass Menage, Saturday 7/30
Nashville’s little house venue that could, The Glass Menage has managed to book some solid little gigs the past few months, with this weekend’s being the most formidable to date – Blank Range, Sun Seeker, and Harpooner make the evening a uniquely Nashville affair that will undoubtedly be one hell of a night. Show at 8. $5 DOS.
Trent Dabbs at 3rd & Lindsley, Sunday 7/31
Trent Dabbs is closing out the week and the month of July as Lightning 100’s “Nashville Sunday Night” headliner at 3rd& Lindsley. Nothing beats local acts and live radio, so be sure to get to the venue before the set goes live on air, or listen to Dabbs play tracks from his recently released The Optimist on your way to the show. Show at 8. $10 DOS.