Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
Prince 'Purple Rain' Listening Party - Friday, June 23rd @ 11AM
Prince fans, get excited! The vault has been opened and the first trove of prime-era unreleased Prince music is here! The expanded Purple Rain reissue is out June 23rd, including a full disc of vault material from '83 & '84, plus a remastered full soundtrack album, all the singles + 12" mixes and a DVD of a full 'Purple Rain' tour performance! We'll be celebrating by playing the unreleased vault material in the store, starting when we open at 11AM. We'll have snacks and some sweet Prince vinyl to give away!
STEELISM - Friday, June 23rd at 6PM
In September 2014, Nashville-based instrumental outfit, Steelism, released their debut full-length album, 615 to FAME. The record, featuring ten original instrumentals and one cover, became a calling card for the band's versatile yet distinct sound, drawing influence from film score composers like Ennio Morricone and '60s instrumental acts like Booker T. & the M.G.s, The Ventures and Pete Drake. With their latest effort, ism, Steelism offers a more holistic listening experience, inspired by mid-century modern design, early Brian Eno productions and '70s film scores. They also introduce featured vocalists into their instrumental canon for the first time! Tristen, Ruby Amanfu, Andrew Combs & Jessie Baylin contribute stellar performances on the mic. The result is a refreshing sonic palette with an invigorating twist on the Intoxicating Sounds of Steelism. It's truly a next-level effort from this band to watch. Join us for an in-store performance by Steelism at Grimey's on the day their new album is released!
THEM VIBES - Saturday, June 24th at 5PM
Formed in East Nashville's underground rock scene in 2013, Them Vibes quickly shook built a local following with their blitzkrieg live show and soulful songs. Influenced by the rhythmic sway of The Faces and T-Rex and infected with the raw energy of the Rolling Stones with a dollop of James Brown get-down, Them Vibes have injected new life into the anemic arm of what currently passes for mainstream rock n' roll. Co-founded by singer-songwriters Brother Love and Alex Haddad, Them Vibes released their debut record, Shine On, independently and began hitting the Nashville and Austin scenes as a five-piece band playing coveted gigs at the High Watt, The Basement, The Mercy Lounge, The Continental Club and the Blue Bird Café, as well as SXSW in Austin and opening for the Flaming Lips and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Them Vibes' sophomore release was the heavy hitting EP TV. Grammy award-winning producer and engineer Richard Dodd (Tom Petty, George Harrison, Counting Crows, The Civil Wars, Kings of Leon and Wilco) took the helm as producer. For their new album Electric Fever, Larry Florman (Brother Love), Alex Haddad, lead guitar player Kyle Lewis, and the prodigious, up and coming Nashville producer Bobby Holland set out to make the most ambitious rock n roll record they could. Recording everything live at Addiction Studios in Nashville, Electric Fever is a kaleidoscope of sound and sonic ecstasy. The twelve-song LP is colored in Muscle Shoals soul, hip shaking beat break funk, southern rock harmony guitars and tribal heavy rhythms injected with rock n roll ferocity. Check out Them Vibes when they celebrate their new record with a full-on in-store performance at Grimey's during beer:30 (free beer to 21+).
TRISTEN - Tuesday, July 11th @ 6PM
We couldn't be more excited that our pal Tristen has a new album! "Beloved East Nashville songwriter Tristen is set to return with her third full length, Sneaker Waves, on July 7 via Modern Outsider Records, and has debuted a new single "Glass Jar," which features backup vocals from Jenny Lewis, with whom Tristen has spent a good part of the past couple years as a touring member. Finding a happy medium between the serene 2011 release Charlatans at the Golden Gate and her ace foray into the synth pop spectrum with 2013's C A V E S, the new single sees the talented songwriter veering into a quirky, retro direction that, unsurprisingly, seems inspired by spending a significant amount of time of late with Jenny Lewis, and feels more akin to her earlier work." --No Country For New Nashville. As with each of her previous releases, Tristen will grace us with an intimate in-store peformance at Grimey's on Tuesday, July 11th, at 6PM.