Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
RECORD STORE DAY! - Saturday, April 22nd 10AM-8PM
We're gearing up to make this one of the best Record Store Day celebrations we've ever had, in honor of the 10th anniversary of this most sacred day. We'll have all the RSD exclusives racked at Grimey's Too with food trucks, community partners, a sidewalk sale of thousands of super cheap LPs and CDs and more. We're planning a kick-ass free all-day concert for the back parking lot of Grimey's and The Basement with bar provided by Frothy Monkey, serving official Dogfish Head RSD beer, and fantastic live music. Confirmed to play are Raging Fire, Sun Seeker, Idle Bloom, The Gripsweats, The Bad Signs, Cory Branan and Paul Burch! And Mayor Megan Barry will return for a DJ set! Once again we'll allow camping in the back lot of Grimey's Too and the line for the RSD exclusives forms there at the steps of the deck up to the Frothy Monkey coffee shop. I hope you plan to spend Record Store Day with us at Grimey's. We'd love to see you. Record Store Day at Grimey's is RAIN or SHINE.
Here's the breakdown of what's going on at Grimey's for Record Store Day:
live concert in back parking lot of Grimey's and The Basement (bands will play inside The Basement if it's raining, free & all ages)
12PM - The Gripsweats
1PM - Raging Fire
2PM - The Bad Signs
3PM - Cory Branan
4PM - Paul Burch
5PM - Sun Seeker
6PM - Idle Bloom
plus DJ sets from:
Mayor Megan Barry (12:30PM)
Sarah Bandy of Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp/Yeah!
Mary Mancini & Freddie O'Connell - a Liberadio(!) reunion!
WXNA DJ's Paul Glavin of Eargasm, Astrobrooke of Highs in the Mid 70s, and Aaron Hartley & Brady Brock of Fidelity High
(DJs will spin their sets between bands inside Grimey's if it rains)
Food & Beverages by:
Frothy Monkey & Crankees Pizzeria
Friends & Family joining us for the day:
American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee
Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp/Yeah!
Nashville Public Library
Dogfish Head Brewery
United Record Pressing
SO. MANY. GIVEAWAYS:
concert tickets you could win - Forecastle Festival, Real Estate, Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, Dawes, Hall & Oates with Tears For Fears, Sigur Ros, Bastille, Lake Street Dive, Rival Sons, Mastodon, and many more TBA!
FASTBALL - Tuesday, April 25TH @ 6PM
The 12-song Step Into Light, on Fastball's own 33 1/3 label, embodies all of the qualities that have endeared Fastball to listeners during the trio's twenty-year-plus career. Such catchy, compelling new tunes as "We're On Our Way," "Behind The Sun," "Best Friend," "Love Comes In Waves" and "I Will Never Let You Down" continue the band's longstanding legacy of infectious songcraft and pointed lyrics, as well as playfully inventive arrangements that lend additional depth and resonance to Scalzo and Miles Zuniga's distinctive songwriting. Fastball recorded Step Into Light in its hometown of Austin, Texas, with the three bandmates co-producing with longtime friend Chris "Frenchie" Smith (Slayer, Meat Puppets, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead) at Smith's studio, The Bubble. The album was mixed by legendary engineer Bob Clearmountain, who also handled mixing duties on two prior Fastball albums. 'Step Into The Light' hits the racks on May 19th and the band will join us at Grimey's on April 25th, at 6PM, for an acoustic in-store set.
CHARLY BLISS - Saturday, April 29th @ 5PM
Charly Bliss is an NYC band responsible for having crafted some of the finest guitar-crunched power pop this side of an old Weezer record with a blue cover. The band officially started when front-woman Eva Hendricks and guitarist Spencer Fox, both just 15, crossed paths at a Tokyo Police Club show in New York City. After spending years playing shows in and around New York City, the band eventually released an EP (2014's Soft Serve) and scored opening gigs for the likes of Glass Animals, Darwin Deez, Tokyo Police Club, and Sleater-Kinney, as well as a touring spot for their own musical forebears, Veruca Salt. The ten tracks that make up 'Guppy', Charly Bliss' sparkling full-length debut, show the band embracing all of their strengths - a combination of ripping guitars and irrepressible pop hooks, all delivered with the hyper-enthusiasm of a middle school cafeteria food fight. That every track is loaded front-to-back with sing/shout-worthy lyrics and ear worm melodies is a testament to the band's commitment to the art form of pop songwriting. Join us to welcome Charly Bliss to Nashville when they rock Grimey's Saturday, April 29th at 5PM, before their show that night at the High Watt.
LOS COLOGNES - Friday, May 12th @ 6PM
Los Colognes are a Nashville band who have managed to forge their own sound while channeling the best sonic worlds of the decades past. Their latest album 'The Wave' was built from the ground up with attention to each part, unlike the live approach used to record the group's previous records. There is a certain economy of space in the songs that feels deliberate, while never ceasing to be warm and inclusive. Guitar and keyboard lines drift off each other in between lyrical exchanges while the drums propel the beat, sometimes meditative, sometimes driving. The music evokes any of the best moments of late seventies or mid eighties FM radio while never being weighed down by the specter of inﬂuence. The songs break through the conﬁnes of everyday pop song lyricism to tell a sort of holistic story. It's not a concept piece, but it's a brooding and still joyful song cycle ﬁlled with philosophical rumination, effortless hooks, inspiring musicianship, and expansive arrangements. Los Colognes will celebrate the release of 'The Wave' with a free, all ages in-store performance at Grimey's on the day their new album is released!