Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
The SHIVAS - Friday, October 24th @ 6PM
The Shivas are Portland's premier surf-rockers and back-alley dance party rollers, lovers of '60s pop and psychedelia but players of something modern and mischievous. "The Shivas smartly thread other sources through the familiar fabric of their sound, creating a unique pattern, with a bit of western jangle here, a wisp of woozy psychedelia there." -KEXP. Join us to give a warm Nashville welcome to what the Portland (OR) Mercury claims "The Shivas might be Portland's best band." Also The Shivas are playing later that night at Betty's with Cherry Blossoms.
BEBE BUELL - Saturday, October 25th @ 5PM
Come celebrate the new single release from the legendary Bebe Buell and her band The Nashville Aces! Music City is now home to the cult icon Bebe Buell, dubbed the “Mother Of Rock & Roll.” Buell came to Nashville in 2012 to sing on Eddy Arnold’s tribute album for Plowboy Records. With her deep roots in music, Bebe immediately fell in love with the city. “As soon as I smelled the magnolia and stepped into Studio B, I knew I was home,” she says. “People sometimes forget I was born and raised in the South. I’m just coming back to my roots.” She relocated here with her husband, musician and producer Jimmy Walls last year and her new band, The Nashville Aces includes Eddy Arnold’s grandson Shannon Pollard on drums, producer Jon Tiven on guitar, Sally Tiven on bass, Walls on guitar. “Handsome” Harry Stinson from Marty Stuart’s band, The Fabulous Superlatives will be on board lending percussion and backing vocals along with renowned vocalist Beth Hooker.
Known for her illustrious career as a supermodel, the former Playboy Playmate, served as inspiration for the character of Penny Lane in the film Almost Famous (Buell was former girlfriend to music legends Todd Rundgren and Steven Tyler and is also mother to actress Liv Tyler). She authored the New York Times bestseller Rebel Heart: An American Rock And Roll Journey. But her professional music career started in 1981 with a four track EP Covers Girl and continued with the formation of the bands The B-Sides and The Gargoyles. As The Gargoyles were generating interest from major record labels, they disbanded when the truth of her daughter’s paternity became public knowledge.
Buell reentered the world of music in 1994 to rave reviews. She has been affectionately called “Friend To The Stars” because of her closeness to everyone from Jack Nicholson to Andy Warhol, and she has carte blanche access to rock’s elite performers. She was frequently dubbed a “legendary beauty” by photographers and peers alike, and Mick Jagger was once quoted as saying that he could bring Bebe “when I dine with royalty.” Bebe is a one of a kind and Nashville is lucky to have her!
TEAM SPIRIT at Grimey's Too - Monday, October 27th @ 6PM
When our old pal Jamie at Vice called to say "hey I've got a shit-hot band here that you need to have play at Grimey's" we said "it's on!" Said shit-hot band is Team Spirit, founded by former Passion Pit keyboardist Ayad Al-Adhammy after an aesthetic epiphany where he ditched synthesizers for a six-string. Their new LP "Killing Time" is a raging gang fight of classic rock guitar riffing and sugar-sweet pop-punk hooks with the potential to connect with van-driving, horns-throwing headbangers as deeply as it does with stage-diving punk kids. If at any point in recent memory you've thought to yourself, "Maybe rock really is dead," you owe it to yourself to check out Team Spirit. Fans of the much-missed Exploding Hearts take note.
CAROLINE ROSE - Tuesday, October 28th @ 6PM
"I Will Not Be Afraid" is the national debut album by breakthrough Americana artist Caroline Rose, a fiery 24-year-old songwriter raised on rockabilly, vintage country and blues-infused rock; a self-proclaimed failed scholar and modern-day hobo who earned a degree in architecture (on a full-ride scholarship), then abandoned it all. Produced, written and arranged by Rose and co-produced with multi-instrumentalist Jer Coons (with Pat Melvin on bass), the album chronicles Caroline's wandering years; a disillusioned youth constantly demanding free- dom and the most from life. Raised in the North-east, Rose is a rare mix of Northern grit and Southern charm whose musical influences trace back to her family's Southern roots, running deep into the heart of Mississippi. You can hear my history in the music, Rose says. "It's a bit rough around the edges, a bit wild, but American music through and through."
MADI DIAZ - Monday, November 10th @ 12noon
Former Nashvillian Madi Diaz has been making waves in sunny LA the last couple of years even if her songs still found their way back to Music City (her co-write with Sarah Siskind 'The End Of The Day' featured in the TV show Nashville). Now she's releasing what may be the album of her career. "Phantom" is an open-faced and undeniably honest chronicle of falling down, getting back up, and heading to the horizon. The songs expand upon Diaz's brand of sophisticated indie pop, taking on grungy, pulsating bass lines that open up to shimmering, expansive chords, punchy drum beats and unfettered vocal swagger. With her Nettwerk debut, Madi's songs dive deeper and fly higher, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars. LA Weekly says "Madi Diaz writes the most danceable breakup record ever."
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE - Friday, November 14th @ 6PM
Fly Golden Eagle has been going strong for over 5 years. Starting with Ben Trimble first playing shows solo with a boombox and tape-recordings, the project has since evolved into a full-fledged band: Richard Harper, Mitch Jones and Matt Shaw flesh out the foursome. Fly Golden Eagle has also stepped up to become power players in the emerging, way-beyond-country Nashville scene - they've worked extensively with Adrija Tokic, cut music in The Bomb Shelter, and played on some of the most significant albums representing the new Nashville sound, including Benjamin Booker, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Majestico, and Alabama Shakes. The band's debut psych-funk release, 'Swagger', had them on tour with Alabama Shakes, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Dr Dog, Arctic Monkeys, Clear Plastic Masks and Chrome Pony. The new Fly Golden Eagle album 'Quartz Bijou' is their debut for ATO Records. Quartz is a 26-song epic, a collection of songs that join together to form a narrative arc describing a story that is sometimes vulgar, sometimes profane, and sometimes beautiful. It's about the psychedelia found in the natural world and it's a love story.