Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
ROBYN HITCHCOCK - Friday, September 19th @ 6PM
What is there to say about Robyn Hitchcock? If you are a fan of Grimey's, you are likely a fan of Robyn Hitchcock. He's a life-long iconoclast known for his canny grasp of psychedelic pop/rock & his surreal lyrics from his days with seminal British indie band The Soft Boys to his solo career and later bands The Egyptians and Venus 3. He's collaborated with countless icons including a particularly fruitful project with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings here in Nashville. It's not a stretch to say we never would have had R.E.M. or other indie heroes without Robyn Hitchcock so it's quite a honor to finally add him to the list of acclaimed artists to perform at Grimey's! Robyn will be in town as part of the Americana Festival and to promote his very fine new album "The Man Upstairs", produced by the legendary Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, R.E.M., Pink Floyd). The album - which arrives just one short year after 2013's acclaimed Love From London - sees the British singer/songwriter musing on mortality, masculinity, and the impossibility of forever via an unexpected intermingling of self-penned originals and "songs I wished I'd written." Modern standards like The Doors' "The Crystal Ship" and The Psychedelic Furs' "The Ghost In You" are reimagined as stark and melancholy folk ballads, and then set to powerful effect alongside haunting new songs like the plaintive "Recalling The Truth." Do not miss!
AMERICANARAMA VII - Saturday, September 20th @ Noon-7pm
Our annual all-day concert festival and day party in conjunction with the Americana Music Festival returns for the seventh year! We'll have live music all day long in the back lot behind Grimey's & The Basement. Confirmed to perform are Ian McLagan, Mike Farris, Jonah Tolchin, EDJ (Eric Johnson from Fruit Bats), Kevin Gordon, Banditos, The Silks and Hymn For Her, . We'll also have Mas Tacos, Crankees Pizza and Street Provisions food trucks, coffee & snacks from Frothy Monkey, local vendors, full bar + craft beers in the Basement and more! Save the date and make your plans to join us for one of the most fun events we do every year. Here is the performance scheduled for Americanarama VII:
Americanarama VII - Saturday, September 20
12:30: Ian McLagan
1:15 : Jonah Tolchin
2:00: Kevin Gordon
2:45: EDJ (Eric Johnson from Fruit Bats)
3:30 Mike Farris
4:15 Hymn For Her
5:45 The Silks
The GROWLERS - Tuesday, September 23rd @ 6PM
The music of The Growlers is unmistakable. Sure, you can hone in on some influences baked into the work of this California-bred band. Heck, even they'd cop to a few, like Ricky Nelson and The Clash. But once those same RIYL tags have been filtered through the minds and hands and voices of this five-piece, there's simply nothing else like it. The Growlers took the phrase ''Beach Goth'' as an apt descriptor of their music. Sunburned and salty, that term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with '80s post-punk. This is especially true of "Chinese Fountain", The Growlers' fifth full-length set to be released on September 23rd via Everloving Records. The 11 songs found on it are some of the strongest that they've committed to tape yet; a byproduct not only of eight years in the trenches together, but finely honing their gypsy folk dirges and psychedelic sea shanties to fans at close to 150 shows each year. The connection between vocalist Brooks Nielsen and guitarist Matt Taylor (the principal songwriters of the group) has only grown deeper. The first person to hip me to The Growlers was Dan Auerbach, back when he first moved to Nashville. Just sayin'.
Lucinda Williams Listening Party - Thursday, September 25th @ 5PM
Lucinda Williams has a brand new, 20-track double album coming and we'll be giving it a spin in the store! We'll have a limited number of special silkscreened posters created by our pals at Grand Palace available for folks who preorder "Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone" on LP or CD (due out September 30th)
CASSETTE STORE DAY! - Saturday, September 27th @ 12noon
Whaddaya know? Cassette Store Day is a thing! There's a whole slate of exclusive cassettes coming out on Sept, 27th and we'll be celebrating in Grimey's style by throwing a party! Join us on the deck at Grimey's Too at noon on Sat. Sept 27 for live sets by R. Stevie Moore and Mystery Twins, who are both releasing tapes for the day. We'll also have our pal Pimp Daddy Supreme on deck (literally!) to rock a DJ set from the tape decks! In addition to the R. Stevie Moore and Mystery Twins tapes we'll also have releases by PUJOL, Natural Child, Vivian Girls, Best Coast, Karen O, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Mutual Benefit, Townes Van Zandt, Foxygen, Dntel, They Might Be Giants, The Gaslight Anthem, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Robyn Hitchcock, Chuck Prophet, Testament, Quichenight, Wooden Wand, Cloud Nothings, White Lung, J Dilla, Madvillain, Guilty Simpson and plenty more! Check the full slate here.
HEAVEN'S JAIL - Saturday, September 27th @ 5PM
Heaven's Jail, the Brooklyn folk rock band led by Francesco Ferorelli, just released an album, "Ace Called Zero" on August 26. It was produced by Phosphorescent main man Matthew Houck. Ferorelli grew up listening to metal and hip-hop, later discovered country, and now plays indie-rock music. Producer Matthew Houck (of Phosphorescent fame) says of Ferorelli, "[He] is my favorite kind of songwriter - sensitive but not sappy, smart but not precious." Join us for a Saturday afternoon set in the store by Heaven's Jail.
MARTY STUART - Monday, September 29th @ 6PM
Oh my gawd! Marty Stuart is finally going to grace us with an in-store performance! It's been on our wishlist for a long time and now Marty and his Fabulous Superlatives have a brand new record coming on Sept 30 called "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning", 2 discs divided into the rough-hewn Saturday night jams and Sunday morning Cathedral jams. Mavis Staples even guests! If you were to give country music an address, you might say it's at the corner of sacred and profane, two doors up from the blues and folk, and just across the street from gospel, R&B and rock 'n' roll. And on a deeper emotional and spiritual level, it resides where Saturday night meets Sunday morning. No one understands these coordinates better than Marty Stuart. For over forty years, the five-time Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian has been building a rich legacy at this very crossroads. On his latest release with his band The Fabulous Superlatives, the double-disc Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, Stuart captures all the authentic neon and stained-glass hues of country music from love and sex to heartache and hardship to family and God in twenty-three tracks. Don't miss this one, folks.