Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Listening Party - Saturday, February 28th @ 5PM
Have you heard? Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield have a new album coming out March 17 where they cover Elliott Smith songs. It's appropriately titled "Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith" and we'd like to invite you to a party to hear it early with a chance to win a vinyl test pressing of the album! Seth Avett also designed a sweet poster and we'll have those for all who preorder the album at the party. So join us on Saturday, Feb. 28, during beer:30 (which means free beer for those 21+) and we'll give the test pressing LP a spin in the shop. Preorder the vinyl or CD while you're here and you'll get the Seth Avett poster and after the record ends, we'll give it away to a lucky attendee! Please note: Seth & Jessica will not be performing or in attendance. We are previewing their new record and giving away an autographed test pressing.
ANDREW COMBS - Tuesday, March 3rd @ 6PM
Andrew Combs' sophomore album, All These Dreams, marks a huge step forward for the Nashville singer-songwriter. Using his gifts for lyricism and wry observation, Combs weaves tales of love, sin and redemption, in a style that brings together classic country and contemporary pop. On this album, Combs continues to carve out his own singular path as an artist, reaching the heights of his Texas songwriting heroes. Combs, a Texas native who relocated to Nashville nearly 10 years ago, enlisted the duo Steelism, who have backed him live for a couple of years, to play on the record and the critics are already raving: "This might be the Americana album of 2015" - Ann Powers, NPR Music. "The album reminds me of those early Harry Nilsson albums. It has great lyrics, beautiful melodies, softly swooping strings, and a voice that sounds like its been rolled in tobacco and honey" - No Depression. Andrew will celebrate his new album with an in-store performance at Grimey's on the day it's released! He'll also play at The Basement the next evening, on March 4.
GOV'T MULE - Wednesday, March 4th @ 6PM
Whoa! Last-minute amaze-balls in-store add with Warren Haynes and crew. On the day before they rock the Ryman, Gov't Mule will make an intimate in-store appearance at Grimey's. The Mule has been out on the road supporting a string of live releases in honor of their 20th anniversary over the last year. They will be performing a few songs and will then sign copies of Dark Side of the Mule & ScoMule. There are also still some tickets available to their Ryman show here. Don't miss this one, folks.
Chris Gantry Reading & Signing at Howlin' Books - Thursday, March 5th @ 6PM
Join us next door at Howlin' Books, inside Grimey's Too, for an author reading & signing with legendary songwriter/singer Chris Gantry, artist and prolific writer who has won MMI awards, the Nashville Songwriter Award, and the Tennessee Williams Playwriting contest, has written successful songs, a play, a series of short stories, children's books, and a memoir. Gantry brings to all his work a depth of emotion and honesty. Now he brings these qualities to his poetry as well. At times his poetry may be lyrical, pensive, satirical, or inspirational, or seems to scream and reach out to the audience or reader to force a response, but it never leaves a reader or a listener unaffected. It reveals all aspects of his personality and character-and he does not disappoint. Chris will be reading excerpts from his latest book of poetry Gypsy Dreams, which will be on sale.
BETH HART - Saturday, March 7th @ 5PM
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart has never sounded better (musically and spiritually) that she does on her new album "Better Than Home" (out April 13). This is an incredibly moving, self-written and composed album that's going to reach people on a very personal level, because a one-of-a-kind artist found the perfect formula for exposing her very private inner voice and empowering it with her legendary outer voice. Known for her hit single "L.A. Song (Out Of This Town)" from her 2nd album "Screamin' For My Supper" and her collaborations with blues icon Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart is an accomplished and mature artist ready for a national breakthrough. She's in town to perform 2 sold out shows at 3rd & Lindsley so don't miss this chance to see her up close & personal and for free! Space is limited so get here early to claim your spot. Since Beth's new album won't be out until April, we will have signed posters and lyric sheets for all who pre-order "Better Than Home" at the in-store performance.
Beth Hart website
SONIC GRAFFITI - Monday, March 9th @ 6PM
Spazz-rockers Sonic Graffiti, a trio from St Petersburg, Florida, are touring behind their latest release "Friendly Unit Creation Kit." They will be swinging through Nashville on their way to SXSW and asked to play a set in the store. They promise a show you won't soon forget and if this recent live review is anything to go on, I believe them: "...the blender of blues, funk, punk and more that Sonic Graffiti produces is a fair audio equivalent to wild flashes of colour on a blank canvas wall." They've toured with Ty Segall, Diarrhea Planet, Broncho, Pinback, Surfer Blood, Murder by Death, Ex-Cult, Golden Pelicans, Pujol and more so come check 'em out.
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD - Tuesday, March 10th @ 6PM
Our good friends and most awesome rock band around JEFF The Brotherhood have a brand new album coming and they want to launch it old school style, with a live performance at Grimey's! The new album is called "Wasted On The Dream" and, according to Infinity Cat, it's a "van-rocking, bong-rattling slab that captures JEFF's fiery mixture of 70s hard rock, 80s punk, 90's grunge and indelible pop melodies. PLUS, it features Jack Lawrence (Dead Weather, The Raconteurs) on bass, guest vocals by Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast) & Alicia Bognanno (Bully), additional shredding by Evan Bird & Emmett Miller (Diarrhea Planet), and -- best of all -- a flute solo by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. JEFFRO TULL LIVES!" Holy sh!t! So this is a free in-store performance, first-come first-served. Attendees will be able to snag the awesome limited blue & white vinyl 2 weeks before it's officially released (album is out March 24 but will be available at the in-store). JTB has also been announced as a headliner for Freakin' Weekend (March 12-14) and we'll be giving away a free pair of tickets to that at the in-store. Don't miss this one, folks.