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SUN SEEKER - Saturday, February 6th @ 5PM
Nashville quartet to release debut 7" on Third Man Records. From Third Man press release: "Third Man Records is delighted to introduce you to the purebred, blue-ribbon chamber-pop wunderkinds known heretofore AND henceforth as Sun Seeker. Native to Nashville and no strangers to musical basements, bars, and busy backyards, Alex Benick, Austin Edwards, Asher Horton and Ben Parks have whipped up one HELL of a debut single and another fresh addition to our catalog and theirs. Produced by the inimitable Buddy Hughen (Tristen) and mastered by Nashville's best set of ears John Baldwin, the single itself stems not only from recent a studio session across town, but is also the culmination of years of practice and pretty much CONTINUOUS performance since maybe... like... their freshman year of high school? Not to be that guy (but damn it to the jaws of hell if it isn't the truth), these guys are, uh, totally ace. How did we not notice sooner? We see no better way to exercise our cunning and set our cold, dead hearts aflame than to unleash this single in the first week of the loveliest month of February. February 5th, to be exact. Please won't you JOIN US for an in-store performance and tour kickoff at Grimey's New & Preloved Music on February 6th at 5PM when we will celebrate WITH YOU the release of Sun Seeker's GORGEOUS debut and send them off on their maiden voyage into the wilds of the American southeast (hint hint). The performance is FREE. You hear me? FFFFRRRREEEEEEEEEEE. So hustle your buns, get sorted, and come listen to the expert punch of a polished sound."
WHEELER WALKER JR at Grimey's Too - Wednesday, February 10th @ 6PM
Kentucky native Wheeler Walker Jr has a murky history. Signed to every major label in country music but dropped when he refused to censor his flagrantly foul language, he's gone all in and paid for his debut album all by himself and is unleashing it on an unsuspecting public on Feb. 12, through the fine folks at Thirty Tigers. Titled "Redneck Shit", Wheeler's debut album is already being called "the filthiest country album in history" (take that, David Allan Coe!) But to merely label it as that would be a crime. It's one of the finest country albums ever put to wax (or files, or whatever). Eleven songs of the most ass-kicking, moving and heartfelt real country you'll ever hear. Produced by the great Dave Cobb (who's produced Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson & Wheeler's old pal Sturgill Simpson) and backed up by a crack band of Nashville's finest players, this is what country music is supposed to be. Take if from Walker himself - "This is real music. Real songs. It's about something. Sure, I talk about clits and farts and shit, but it's only because I can finally say what the fuck I want, without some old fuckin' shithead tellin' me I gotta tone it down. This album just gushed outta me... like a jerk you've been holdin' in for five days." Um... ok. So now you understand that this is an adults-only affair. Please don't bring the kids unless they are 18 or older. Wheeler Walker Jr will perform at Grimey's Too on Feb. 10 at 6PM before his show later that night at Exit/In. We'll have "Redneck Shit" available for sale 2 days before its official release.
LUTHER DICKINSON - Thursday, February 11th @ 6PM
North Mississippi Allstars frontman Luther Dickinson will release a new album, Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook: Volumes I & II), on Feb. 5. The double album features 21 tracks, a mix of new cuts, Allstars songs, standards, and songs by Dickinson's friends, mentors and heroes. The 42-year-old guitarist presents the songs in a stripped-down manner, utilizing only his voice, guitar, drums and a minimal amount of piano and fife. Jason Isbell, Mavis Staples, Jim Lauderdale, Amy LaVere, Shardé Thomas, JJ Grey, Charles Hodges and Jimbo Mathus all making appearances on these vital recordings. "This acoustic collection of songs interpreted simply, recorded live, solo or with a small group of friends reflects my relationship between music, songs, the written word and legacy," Dickinson said. "Blues & Ballads celebrates the American oral tradition of blues and folk songs, not only being passed down and evolving but being transcribed (the original recording technique) and entered into the discipline of written sheet music and songbooks." Included with the vinyl and CD is a songbook "my dream come true, a printed collection of my tunes (my life), transcribed and made to look legitimate," says Dickinson. Join us for an intimate in-store performance by Luther Dickinson and some friends in celebration!
RICK SPRINGFIELD *Sold Out* - Saturday, February 13th @ 3PM
Rick Springfield is hitting the road in support of his new studio album, Rocket Science, due out February 19th. He'll be playing a two-night-stand at The Wildhorse Saloon on February 12th & 13th. While he's hanging out in Nashville that weekend, he'll be stopping by Grimey's for a brief in-store performance and signing! This event was announced on Rick Springfield's Facebook page before we could get the word out (we did tweet about it after we realized they had announced) and the Springfield SuperFans quickly jumped on the news and we sold out all 120 spots in less than 24 hours. Sorry if you missed out. Please follow us on the social medias for the absolute up-to-the-minute hot tips and latest breaking news.
THELMA & The SLEAZE - Saturday, February 13th @ 5PM
Nashville power-rock trio Thelma & The Sleaze have been bringing their amped-up bluesy, stoner rock to the people for several years now, dropping records along the way like "These Boots Won't Lick Themselves" and "Heart Like A Fist." They've been finishing up a new album called "Somebody's Doin' Something", due in the Spring, and have hatched a full-tilt boogie plan of attack - playing a show every day in the month of February, kicking off Feb. 1 at the Riverside Skate Center and then continuing with shows at Nashville's record stores, including Grimey's, The Groove, Fond Object and New Life Record Shop, plus East Side spots like Dino's, The East Room and American Legion Post 82; the Welcome to 1979 studio in The Nations; somewhere on Vanderbilt's campus; and Julia Martin Gallery and Fort Houston in Wedgewood-Houston. Shows at weird spots like a coin laundry and a McDonald's are also in the works. We've got 'em at Grimey's on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 5PM. We'll have free beer for ya, plus the 'Sleaze will have a limited cassette single to tide you over until the full album release. See more details about their intra-city "Kandyland Tour" on the band's Facebook page.
ROCK EUROPA - Tuesday, February 16th @ 6PM
Rock Europa is the indie rock project of Jackson, Mississippi transplant Clayton Waller. Named after a tiny town near Starkville, MS, where Waller went to college, Rock Europa settled in Nashville after recording their first album ('Blanks') last year in Mississippi. The follow-up "Soon The Sun Will Come" is ready and will be available when Rock Europa rocks Grimey's on Tuesday, Feb 16, at 6PM. "The influence of a southern upbringing is evident in his style of songwriting, but still leans more into the indie-pop realm than traditional southern rock & roll from that region." --No Country For New Nashville.
The NOBILITY - Friday, February 19th @ 6PM
America's most convivial band, The Nobility, return with new album "Ashford Castle" on February 19th. Their 3rd full-length, "Ashford Castle" was funded through a Kickstarter campaign and has been in the works for some time. Immaculately-arranged pop tunes abound, as usual. Listen to new track "On The Sly" here. A humble and clever bunch, The Nobility are a fantastic pop-rock band and far better than their self-described "Nashville's 57th best band" status. Join us to welcome the new album and The Nobility when they perform at Grimey's on the day "Ashford Castle" is released!
KILLMAMA - Saturday, February 20th @ 5PM
South Florida garage-rockers KILLMAMA come highly recommended to us by our good pals Radio-Active Records in Ft Lauderdale. A classic no-frills duo, Sophie Sputnik (drums & vocals) and Rob Kingsley (guitars) have a gritty, bluesy vibe missing from a lot of contemporary garage-rock. "With a dash of southern comfort and a whole lot of blues-rock, KILLMAMA is not your average garage rock outfit. Born and bread in Southern Florida, the group boasts a down home, Jameson infused sound comparable to the Black Keys. Lead singer Sophie Sputnik's vocals facilitate an imaginary conversation between Karen O and Janice Joplin." --Creem magazine. I think fans of Alison Mosshart and Jack White will be very interested in KILLMAMA. Join us for a Beer:30 throwdown and welcome them to Nashville.