Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
MICHAEL BUFFALO SMITH at Grimey's Too - Friday, May 22nd @ 6PM
Writer, historian and musician Michael Buffalo Smith will join us at Howlin' Books for a reading, performance, Q&A and signing in support of his new book Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock. "Michael Buffalo Smith as a musician, writer, critic, and southern music historian really gets it. His taste and deep appreciation for the real thing are qualities that inspire all of us in his wake. And it's a big wake." - Billy Bob Thornton
BORN CAGES - Saturday, May 23rd @ 6PM
Born Cages lead singer Vlad Holiday will perform an acoustic set at Grimey's in advance of the new Born Cages album "I'm Glad I'm Not Me", out June 2nd. We hope to have advance copies of the CD in time for this in-store so you can get the music early as well. Born Cages came together back in 2011. Within their first year together, the band's self-released online demos stirred major buzz. Soon, NYC's most prominent rock radio station, Q104.3-FM started giving them frequent airtime, they were dubbed "Artist On The Verge" by New Music Seminar and they shared the stage with Guns N'Roses for two sold out shows. After signing with Razor & Tie, Born Cages began working on their record with producer Jon Kaplan (Arctic Monkeys, Matt & Kim). After an initial EP release in 2014, Born Cages' debut album, "I'm Glad I'm Not Me", a delicate alchemy of raw guitars and shimmering electronics powers, will be released ahead of the band's Warped Tour appearance this Spring.
T-Rex Tribute / Yeah! Benefit - Tuesday, May 26th @ 6PM
Broken Hip Records is putting out a tribute record to T. Rex on May 26th called "Children Of The Revolution" featuring great rising artists from Nashville and the surrounding areas and for a great cause. A portion of the proceeds from each album sold will go to benefit YEAH! (Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities), sponsoring music education for children in the Middle TN area through programs including the Southern Girl's Rock n Roll Camp. Featured artists on the comp include frequent YEAH volunteers and supporters Idle Bloom, Don Coyote, Jawws, and Ttotals. The Basement will host an album release party on May 23rd at 9PM with performances by Jawws, Idle Bloom, The Jag, The Mumzees, Steve Lewis, aave, Don Coyote, and Slick. On May 26th The Mumzees, Don Coyote, and Harpooner will perform during an in-store at Grimey's at 6PM. The folks from YEAH! will also be on hand. Let's rock for a great cause!
RICHIE OWENS & The FARM BUREAU - Saturday, May 30th @ 5PM
Richie Owens grew up running around the Grand Ole Opry as a kid, hanging with his Dad who worked with such artist as Dolly Parton to Merle Haggard and working as a young instrumental artisan at Sho-bud Guitar Factory. His band in the '80s, the Movement, were one of the top bands on the local music scene back when Nashville only had one punk club, two mid-sized concert halls, and everyone gathered at the Gold Rush Bar on weekends, with plenty of room to spare. In 2012, Richie got back together with old bandmates Brian O'Hanlon and John Reed and the Farm Bureau was born. Individually, the members of the Farm Bureau have played with Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, Joe and Rose Maphis, Townes Van Zant, Jimmy Tittle, Johnny Cash, Cindy Cash, Robert Earl Keen, Jim Varney, and members of The Meters, George Porter and Zigaboo Modaliste. Collectively, they forge their own groove, You can call it full circle, or whatever you like. For Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau, it's genuine home cookin. They have a new album called "Tennessee" and will celebrate with an in-store performance on a Saturday during BEER:30 at Grimey's.
SOL CAT - Tuesday, June 2nd @ 6PM
*Rescheduled from 5/20* Local rockers Sol Cat have been on a hot streak of late. They've been blowing folks away in the local clubs for some time now and taking the big stage at Live On The Green and other local events but their psychedelic groove-rock has grown into a tighter, broader sound which includes poppier arrangements and more electronics and audiences have been noticing, growing in size. Now Sol Cat is confirmed to play Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits Fest and they've got a spankin' new EP showcasing their bold new sounds hitting on May 26.