Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
DREW HOLCOMB & The Neighbors - Friday, March 24th @ 12:30PM
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors are set to release 'Souvenir', the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Medicine'. It's their most expansive album to date, dishing up everything from the West Coast country-rock of "California" to the front-porch folk of "Mama Sunshine, Daddy's Rain." Recorded in East Nashville with the same team behind 'Medicine', Joe Pisapia (k.d. lang, Guster) and Ian Fitchuk (Maren Morris, James Bay, Kacey Musgraves), 'Souvenir' is set to capitalize on the strong momentum built by thousands of live shows in seven countries, countless festival appearance and over 50 TV and movie placements. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors sold out The Ryman on their last tour and they're launching the new album with a whirlwind "tour" of Nashville, playing 12 unique shows in 24 hours! They'll hit Grimey's at 12:30pm on Friday, March 24th, for a special lunch-time performance. We'll have a food truck here for you as well so take your lunch break and rock with us and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors!
CHERRY GLAZERR - Friday, March 24th @ 5PM
As our times suggest, women are indeed doing it for themselves. Clem, a 19 year old teen Queen dreamed up Cherry Glazerr in her LA bedroom alone and she's in complete control of its creative vision, business plan and social messaging. Back in 2014, much-loved Cali imprint Burger Records released Cherry Glazerr's intoxicating debut 'Haxel Princess' and Suicide Squeeze released the "Had Ten Dollaz" 7-inch. On new album 'Apocalipstick' the band worked with "rock'n'roll wizard" Joe Chicarelli [White Stripes, The Shins, The Strokes] and Carlos de la Garza [Bleached, M83, Tegan and Sara]. With their help and the band's newfound self-discipline and motivation, Cherry Glazerr has evolved into a wildly complex, hugely guitar heavy, and unapologetically loud machine. Join us at 5PM for a sure-to-be raucous and rockin' in-store performance before Cherry Glazerr play at the High Watt later in the evening.
Sean Maloney Modern Lovers 33 1/3 Book Signing - Saturday, March 25th @ 5PM
As huge fans of the album format, we love the 33 1/3 book series, where classic and cult albums get novella-length analysis and appreciation. One of our favorite albums of all time is the original Modern Lovers record. One of our favorite music journalists is "Bawston" Sean Maloney. So the fact that Maloney wrote the latest 33 1/3 book and it's on the Modern Lovers LP is blowminding! We just had to have Sean come back down to Nashtown to regale us with stories about Jonathan Richman and co. and the makings of this most influential and unusual record. Join us as Sean Maloney hosts BEER:30 on Saturday, March 25th, at 5PM. We'll nerd out on music and drink some free beers!
SIX ORGANS of ADMITTANCE - Monday, March 27th @ 6PM
For his first non-Hexadic project in five years, Ben Chasny returns to more traditional structures with his latest Six Organs Of Admittance record, 'Burning The Threshold'. Since the early part of the decade, much of Chasny's attention has been devoted to the development and implementation of the hexadic system, a chance-based compositional method involving a set of playing cards which dictates the tonal, rhythmic, chordal, and even lyrical approach of the music. 'Burning The Threshold' engages in the sort of pastoral folk and American primitive styles with a spacious acoustic soundstage that Six Organs is known for. "The new album is anchored by the seven-minute centerpiece 'Taken By Ascent.' A smoldering, momentous folk-blues burner, the track's sinister energy leads Chasny away from the Hexadic form and back to the strength of his own songwriting." --NPR. Join us for an intimate in-store performance by Ben Chasny.
COCO HAMES - Friday, March 31st @ 6PM
Although this is the first album released under her name, Coco Hames is no stranger to the indie rock scene. Her garage-pop combo The Ettes recorded five critically-acclaimed albums, established a fervent international fan base and toured with everyone from Kings of Leon to the Go-Go's, the Black Keys to the Dead Weather. Following a final bittersweet album and tour in 2011, the Ettes ended their run, but Hames was still drawn towards music, especially songs. "The thing I loved, that I was always drawn to, was songs - the magic of creating something out of a fleeting idea and a few chords," says Hames. Hunkering down at Nashville's The Bomb Shelter studio, Hames co-produced the record with Andrija Tokic, who helmed career-making albums for Alabama Shakes and Hurray for the Riff Raff, among others. Playing guitar, piano, and electric harpsichord, Hames was aided in her effort by a pair of longtime pals in bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and drummer Julian Dorio (The Whigs, Eagles of Death Metal). Lead guitar was supplied by Adam Meisterhans (The Weight, JP5) while other friends and musical foils contributed, including Dave Amels of Reigning Sound. Hames also enlisted top Music City vocalists Carey Kotsionis (Bobby Bare, Jr., Clem Snide) and Third Man artist Lillie Mae Rische (Jack White, Jypsi) to form a mini-choir for the sessions. Hames says she had no agenda with the project, apart from fashioning an album that would resist easy genre tags. "I grew up listening to '60s pop like Dusty Springfield, but also classic country music, like Patsy Cline, and things that bridged both worlds, like Bobbie Gentry. I guess I'm a fan of artists who can move between styles pretty seamlessly," notes Hames. "Somehow, with this record, the end result doesn't fit into any one category. Which is an exciting thing to me." The album's nine originals are rounded out by a cover of "Tiny Pieces," a lost '90s gem penned by Tommy Stinson of alt-rock legends the Replacements. Coco delivers it as a duet with John McCauley of Deer Tick. "I couldn't have made this album when I was 22," says Hames, a decade on. "I had to get to the place where I could write and sing the way I do now. I had to earn my way to making this record. I'm glad I didn't give up before I got here." We couldn't be more stoked that Coco Hames will play a free, in-store set at Grimey's on the day 'Coco Hames' is released - Friday, March 31st, at 6PM. Don't miss!
The RIGHT NOW - Saturday, April 1st @ 5PM
The Right Now, from Chicago, recently released their third full-length 'Starlight'. Branching out from their traditional soul-revivalist mode, the new album pushes the bounds of The Right Now's style. While soul and R&B undertones continue to lay the foundation for each arrangement, disco and pop elements emerge into a fresh, diverse sound. With some personal-and personnel-changes, the band took their time with the follow-up to 2012's 'Gets Over You'. They found that getting the right sound was more important than rushing out the music. "Our goal was to fine-tune the songs and production to make every note count, every chorus big and memorable, and craft something really special," says keyboardist/guitarist/bandleader Brendan O'Connell. The Right Now is fronted by dynamic lead vocalist Stefanie Berecz, and includes O'Connell, Chris Corsale (guitar), Greg Nergaard (bass), Lucas Gillan (drums), Caleb Mitchell (trumpet) and Jim Schram (tenor sax/horn arrangements). O'Connell continues, "While I love what we achieved on the last album, I felt it was important to try to transcend the 'retro soul' genre and concentrate on writing the best songs I could for Stef's voice." "I think [Stefanie Berecz] is much stronger on their forthcoming album 'Starlight' than Adele was on her last two records. Yes, I'm saying that she is that good." - Jim DeRogatis, WBEZ/Sound Opinions.
CHRIS SHIFLETT - Saturday, April 8th @ 5PM
Chris Shiflett is best known as lead guitarist for Foo Fighters but he has a long career in the California punk scene, having played in bands like No Use For A Name and Me First & The Gimme Gimmes. As bassist for Rat Pack, Shiflett even opened for Dave Grohl's former punk band Scream. In 2010, Shiflett created a country-oriented side project under his own name, releasing a self-titled debut followed by an album of honky tonk covers called 'All Hat And No Cattle' in 2013. For his new upcoming solo album 'West Coast Town' Chris Shiflett recorded in Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell). Heavily inspired by both the unique twang of California's country tradition - particularly Bakersfield icons like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard - and the rootsy stomp of the Rolling Stones, 'West Coast Town' mixes together those influences with the anthemic punch of blue-collar roots-rock, the rule-breaking rebelliousness of SoCal punk, and plenty of guitar heroics. The new album is out April 14th but you'll get the opportunity to get it early when Chris Shiflett plays a free, in-store set at Grimey's on Saturday, April 8th at 5PM.