Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
The DANGEROUS SUMMER - Tuesday, January 23rd @ 6PM
The Dangerous Summer's return is official. After four years of silence, they have reunited, shedding the weight of conflict and tension that forced them to stop making music back in 2013. They have had several releases on Hopeless Records and were featured on the Warped Tour, but that was way back then. Now, with their self-titled record, they've rediscovered the soul of what brought them together in the first place: the music. Lead singer and songwriter AJ Perdomo recently summed up their return best: "Before, we were grinding ourselves into the ground for so long; we were touring just to tour and making an album just to make an album, and we lost track of the soul of it. Now, we just want to create and push things forward - that's all we really care about." Without skipping a beat, the band got together in the summer of 2017 and recorded all new material to herald the start of something new. Come out to Grimey's on January 23rd for a special in-store performance celebrating the release of 'The Dangerous Summer' prior to their show at the High Watt on January 24th. The new album is officially out January 26th but you will be able to buy it early at the in-store performance.
International CLASH Day feat TOMMY GUN! - Wednesday, February 7th @ 5PM
International Clash Day is a holiday that honors and celebrates the legendary punk rock band The Clash. Numerous radio stations around the world observe the holiday by playing Clash songs and incorporating relevant interviews, tributes, etc. throughout the day. The whole thing was originated by legendary Seattle radio station KEXP and DJ John Richards back in 2013. This year KEXP reached out to indie record stores to join the fun and Grimey's eagerly jumped in. We've invited Nashville community station WXNA to partner with us and the incredible Clash tribute band Tommy Gun, fronted by singer-songwriter (and WXNA DJ) Tommy Womack, will perform a set of Clash songs. Since The Clash and frontman Joe Strummer were so righteous in fighting for human rights for all and against bigotry and oppression in all its forms, we've also invited the ACLU of Tennessee and civic engagment organization BriteHeart to join us. Things get started at 5PM and we'll have free beer(!) for all 21+ attendees. I hope you can join us for this special celebration of the 7th Annual International Clash Day!
Dashboard Confessional In-store & Signing at Grimey's - Fri, Feb 9 @ 5PM
It's been nearly a decade since Dashboard Confessional has released new music, with the exception of covers EP Covered and Taped released earlier this year, featuring songs originally performed by emo newcomers Julien Baker and Sorority Noise. But the wait is ending soon, as the group has announced that their long-awaited new album, Crooked Shadows, comes out on February 9 on Fueled By Ramen. Check out the lead single "We Fight," an uplifting, powerful track that focuses on a positive outlook of fighting through struggles. Dashboard Confessional will celebrate the release of their new album with a live performance, followed by an autograph signing, at 5PM on Friday, February 9th, at Grimey's!
Starting Friday, January 19th, when we open at 11AM, stop by Grimey's and preorder 'Crooked Shadows on vinyl or CD to receive your non-transferable wristband guaranteeing you entry to this in-store event. Space is limited so don't delay. If we still have slots available, we will begin taking orders over the phone on Monday, January 22nd, at 11AM.
TACO MOUTH - Friday, February 23rd @ 6PM
Taco Mouth is the brain child of Erica Sellers (formerly of The Dead Deads). Erica has started making music again with best friend and former Dead Deads drummer, Angela Lese and, as things progressed, they added Shawn Hammer, Flip Cooper and Erica Dilanjian to the lineup, forming what feels like a creative powerhouse, a band with seasoned musicians meant to perform together. Their debut EP 'W.G.A.F.' is produced by Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row, etc.) and is out in late February. Taco Mouth will celebrate with a free, live in-store performance at Grimey's! Peace, love, and tacos, y'all.