Weekend Round-Up: Hot August Night Style

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Well, seeing as how it's hot, and it's August, I just can't think of what could be a more appropriate inspiration for this week's round-up than Neil Diamond's 1972 live double album. And hey, how about this: Nashville's best (only?) black Neil Diamond impersonator, Black Diamond, will be performing at Marathon on Saturday. The stars have aligned, my friends. The stars have aligned.

But even outside of the black Jewish Elvis, there's some great action going down this weekend. Tonight you've got: Amanda Shires at The High Watt; Chris Crofton and the Alcohol Stuntband's album release at The 5 Spot; the return of The Planet Rockers at The Basement; STS9 and Umphrey's McGee at The Lawn; Angel Olsen at The Stone Fox; and more. Tomorrow you're looking at: the aforementioned Black Diamond show at Marathon; Wanda Jackson at the TPAC gala; Tesla Rossa's 7-inch release at The High Watt featuring Richie and more; and plenty more. Have a look at the rest — compiled by intern Cory Woodroof and music listings editor Adam "Diamond" Gold — after the jump. Let us know what we missed, and have yourselves a swaggering weekend.

Friday:

* Amanda Shires at The High Watt

* The Planet Rockers w/The Slobeats at The Basement

* Chris Crofton and the Alcohol Stuntband Album Release feat. Road Block & Ocelots at The 5 Spot

* Thao and the Get Down Stay Down w/Lady Lamb the Beekeeper at Exit/In

* Tony Joe White at The Franklin Theatre

* Angel Olsen w/Honey Locust & Lylas at The Stone Fox

* Lettuce w/EarPhunk at Cannery Ballroom

Stephen Simmons Album Release at The Family Walsh

* Sound Remedy at SEEN

* Umphrey's McGee w/STS9 at The Lawn at Riverfront Park

* Anderson Layne and the Killer Saints w/Abernathy & The Great Affairs at The End

* Haunted Device w/John and Jacob & Commitment Bells at Mercy Lounge

* Emily West w/Fancy Hagood at 3rd and Lindsley

* The Official STS9/Umphrey's McGee After-Party feat. Up Until Now, David Murphy & The Floozies at 12th and Porter

* Tim Carroll's Rock 'n’ Roll Happy Hour Band the 5 Spot (early)

* The Nearly Deads EP release feat. Wings of Apollo, Hellfire Revival & The Notion at The Rutledge

* The SteelDrivers at Station Inn

* Robert Edwards Band at The Pond

* Grand Ole Opry feat. Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Will Hoge & more at the Grand Ole Opry House


Saturday:

* Black Diamond at Marathon Music Works

* TPAC Gala Fundraiser 2013 feat. Wanda Jackson at TPAC

* Imer Santiago Album Release at Nashville Jazz Workshop

* Birthdre w/ Jeremy Todd at The Stone Fox

* American Aquarium w/Lilly Hiatt at Exit/In

* Sara Bareilles w/Harper Blynn at The Ryman

* Starshot Blask w/Kaato, Andrew, Aboar & Bronzie at The End

* Tesla Rossa 7-inch Release Show with The Rouge, RI¢HIE, Quinton Parker & Christian Luthi at The High Watt

* Free Back-to-School Show feat. Farewell Fighter, LazerSnake, Kink Ador & Oaklynn at Mercy Lounge

* Brooke Annibale w/Rictor & Joyike at The Basement

* Jeffrey Steele w/The Shuggah Pies at 3rd and Lindsley

* Arkansas Elvis, Advocate Project at The Rutledge

* Heinous Orca w/Thick Beef at Springwater

* The Boom Bap feat. Rate, Bowls, Case Bloom & DJ PHSH at The 5 Spot

* Jordan Dean w/The Get Togethers, Brian Wright & Femke at The Basement

* Au Revoir w/Sonsett & Analog Apostles at The Owl Farm

* Roland White Band at Station Inn

* Mic Harrison and Kevin Abernathy at The Family Walsh

* Matt Hires w/Parachute & Andrew Ripp at Rocketown

* Grand Ole Opry feat. Martina McBride, Ricky Skaggs, Joanna Smith, and more at the Grand Ole Opry House


And the rest

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