Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
The EXPLORERS CLUB - Friday, June 24th @ 6PM
The Explorers Club mark their return with "Together", the quintet's third album of harmony laden sounds (out June 24). Hot off the heels of "Freedom Wind", their first release which showcased their Beach Boys influences, and the triumphant follow-up "Grand Hotel", an exploration of classic soft pop ideals, "Together" is sure to be the soundtrack for Summer 2016. Jason Brewer, founder and visionary of the band, has patterned the album in the mold of post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys classics such as Friends, Sunflower and Love You, while adding his own unique touches and flourishes of inspiration with his band mates. Listeners can expect exquisite harmonies, tight musicianship, flowing melodies, and gorgeous vocals. Join us for a free live performance from The Explorers Club on the day their new album is released.
TOMMY WOMACK - Monday, June 27th @ 6PM
Rescheduled! As both an artist and a person, Tommy Womack has been called everything from "Tom Lehrer with a Telecaster" to "Nashville's best loved musical eccentric," and he might blushingly, but proudly, accept both titles. That's because separating Womack the man and Womack the artist is impossible, as they're both the same guy. An award-winning recording artist and a published author, Womack writes songs as honest as anything Hank Williams or Steve Earle ever recorded, and has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following. Womack came to Nashville from Kentucky, where he led the legendary post-punk band Government Cheese. Then came the short-lived bis-quits, who made one great record for John Prine's Oh Boy! Label and brought Tommy and Will Kimbrough together for the first time of what has become a long, fruitful partnership. Over the years since, Womack has released 5 solo albums and 2 records with DADDY, his band with Will Kimbrough. Last year, Tommy was in a horrendous car accident, suffering major injuries. With the help of friends and family he has slowly recovered and recorded a new album titled "Namaste" ('the spirit in me salutes the spirit in you') which is out June 24th. Join us to celebrate the release of "Namaste" with an intimate in-store performance by Tommy Womack on Monday, June 27th @ 6pm.
LERA LYNN - Tuesday, June 28th @ 6PM
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lera Lynn just released her new album 'Resistor' (out now on CD, coming June 10 on vinyl). The new record finds the Nashville transplant embellishing her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire. Ten new tracks written by Lera and co-produced by Joshua Grange. Resistor at once embraces the darker and more provocative sides of Lynn's songwriting. From the percussive pulse of 'Shape Shifter' to the greasy, slow-motion strut of 'Little Ruby,' Resistor finds Lynn in the captain's chair, confidently steering her ship into uncharted waters. Following the 2014 release of her critically-acclaimed sophomore release, The Avenues, Lynn spent 2015 touring relentlessly and appearing on the late night TV shows while racking up accolades from NPR, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and numerous "best albums of the year lists." Along the way, she also played a role in shaping the dark direction of True Detective's second season, both appearing in the popular HBO series as a barroom singer and contributing a handful of original songs to the show's soundtrack. The response was overwhelming. True Detective's teaser trailer, which featured a clip of Lynn's "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" (co-written with Rosanne Cash and T Bone Burnett), racked up more than 35 million views in a matter of months, giving Lynn the assurance that a wide audience did, indeed, exist for her brand of otherworldly music. "[Resistor is] evocative of everything from Nineties girl-band alt-rock like Veruca Salt and the Breeders to modern artists like St. Vincent and Fiona Apple, who approach composition with a sense of fearless play while never forgetting a good pop melody's undeniable pull." --Rolling Stone. Join us for an intimate in-store performance from this up-and-coming star.
LIZA ANNE - Wednesday, June 29th @ 6PM
Originally hailing from the quiet coast of Georgia, Liza Anne has found a home in Nashville as an indie artist exploring rock, folk, and experimental music. At only 19, Liza independently released her debut album, 'The Colder Months,' in February of 2014, and has been building a steady following ever since. On May 19th, 2015, Liza Anne independently released her sophomore album, 'TWO.' After traveling consistently over the past two years, it's only natural that her sound has expanded and evolved. On 'TWO' Liza strives to find the balance between her folk roots and experimenting with fully instrumentation and layered sounds. We're pleased to welcome Liza Anne to Grimey's for an in-store performance to celebrate the release of 'TWO' on vinyl!
ELIZABETH COOK - Friday, July 8th @ 6PM
Elizabeth Cook has just released a striking new album called 'Exodus of Venus'. It's been six years since her last album 'Welder' and a lot has changed in her world since, from divorce to death. For fans of the Florida-born and raised Cook, a Grand Ole Opry regular, SiriusXM Outlaw Country hostess and David Letterman favorite, 'Exodus of Venus' will be something of a shock. If she maintains the tang of her drawl, what emerges beyond Cook's always vibrant and vivid sense of detail is a song cycle soaked in turpentine, musk and honey. From the sweltering tumble of B-3 on the funky, shuffling "Methadone Blues" to the elegiac dignity of "Tabitha Tuder's Mama" and the Velvet Underground on fire bristle of "Brokedown in London on the M25," Cook's shouldering a deeper passion for the state of living today - and the crashing into the wall reality we all go through. If in the past Cook relied on wit and a certain dogpatch charm, Venus commands a raw knuckled truth that's even more searing. "There hasn't been a lot to laugh about," confesses the effervescent songwriter who once penned "It Takes Balls To Be A Woman" with equal parts Dolly Parton pluck and Loretta Lynn brio. "Things have been heavy and dark, and I feel really different. I aspire to be more than clever or dark or poignant, but to be honest. I want that to supersede everything. Don't miss this opportunity to see Elizabeth Cook share her new songs in an intimate setting at Grimey's!