Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
DADDY ISSUES - SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH AT 5PM (BEER:30)
Daddy Issues' "Can We Still Hang" is the first tape in the second annual Infinity Cat Cassette Series (curated by Casey Weissbuch) and a punch in the face to the patriarchy! Nashville grunge-pop trio Daddy Issues' music lies somewhere between witchy grunge and surf glam-- kind of like what the girls from The Craft would sound like if they had opted to start a band instead of Invoking The Spirit. Their lyrics center on a young every-woman who celebrates small acts of rebellion while crushing on boys with blue hair, paying homage to the rise of sad girl culture without taking itself too seriously. Their tape officially drops on June 30th, but catch them live at Grimey's on June 27th for our weekly BEER:30 celebration and pick up your copy of their limited release a few days early. Free beer for those 21+
MILK SPOT - Tuesday, June 30th @ 6PM
Milk Spot is a garage-y DIY rock band from Fort Lauderdale who have been kicking around the South Florida music scene for close to a decade but only recently began playing out frequently and hitting the road. They're "heavily influenced" by a lot of homemade, lo-fi music. Stuff like R. Stevie Moore, Ween, and even the Cramps. The band is made up of two brothers, Preston and Jesse Small with Steph Pino on bass and Rob Kingsley on drums. They're out on the road this summer and are coming through Nashville. There's always a home for a great band at a friendly record store so we stepped up and are excited to welcome them to Grimey's. Check out the links and come rock with us.
BRYAN HAYES - Friday, July 3rd @ 6PM
Memphis singer-songwriter Bryan Hayes crafts personal narratives with a novelist's eye and a poet's elegance. He's won a couple of "Best Of Memphis Songwriters" awards. Memphis daily The Commercial Appeal describes him as a "country cousin to tom Petty... loaded with plenty of folk-rock charm" while author Brian T. Atkinson ('I'll Be Here In The Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt') says Hayes "uses legendary lyricists Guy Clark and John Prine as guideposts to shape earthy poetry." With a brand new album "Farther Down The Line" just out, we welcome Bryan Hayes to Grimey's for an intimate set.
CIVIL TWILIGHT - Friday, July 10th @ 6PM
Originally hailing from Cape Town, Africa, Civil Twilight is an alt-rock outfit that draws parallels to Muse, Pilot Speed, and other like-minded bands with impassioned vocals and stirring, alt-rock songcraft. Brothers Andrew and Steven McKeller were raised in a musical household and had teenage bands but once they hooked up with Richard Wouters, the seeds of Civil Twilight were sown. Moving to the US in 2005, the trio released a couple of records and ended up in Nashville with final member Kevin Dailey joining up in 2012 for third album "Holy Weather". They've toured with Florence + The Machine, Smashing Pumpkins and a host of major acts and played Bonnaroo and the other big festivals, building a fanbase that is primed to take new album "Story Of An Immagrant" to new heights. Join us to celebrate when Civil Twilight play at Grimey's on the day their new album is released!
The RAVENNA COLT - Wednesday, July 15th @ 6PM
In 1902, University of Pennsylvania professor Dennis Magner wrote The Art of Taming and Educating the Horse. In it, Magner describes an interesting case of The Ravenna Colt, a virtually untamable, yet not necessarily barbarous animal. The Ravenna Colt, in today's incarnation, is the alias of Kentucky born musician Johnny Quaid. The Ravenna Colt creates dreamlike Americana sounds that range from folk to rock while maintaining a cosmic connection. With a collective like structure, Quaid is joined by musicians and artists that help create his vision of stories and soundscapes as told from the eyes and ears of a carpenter and troubadour. Having co-founded My Morning Jacket with his cousin Jim James, Quaid left the band amicably in 2004 and began the journey that took him first to California and eventually back to his native Kentucky where he immersed himself in music, from his own songwriting and performing, to his work as a recording engineer at Above the Cadillac Studios. In time Quaid realized he had to set the Colt Free. The Ravenna Colt's debut album "Slight Spell" was released on James' Removador Recordings label and it combines the Flying Burrito Brothers' dark spacious twang with traditional folk in the vein of Townes Van Zandt or Dylan. Now based in Boise, ID, Quaid and the Colt have released follow-up album "Terminal Current" and will perform an intimate set at Grimey's on July 15.