Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
Grimey's Big-Ass Sidewalk/Warehouse Sale & Party! - Saturday, May 27th @ 10AM
Every spring since the beginning of Grimey's, we clear out our warehouse storage facility for a big-ass sidewalk sale. Once Record Store Day came along, we added the sidewalk sale to the festivities of that day, but since RSD was rained out this year, at least as far as the outdoor activities were concerned, we've decided to throw the big-ass outdoor sale as it's own thing, party included! Join us this Saturday, May 27th, when we open at 10am to browse the largest selection of cheap records, CDs and more that we've ever assembled. We'll have thousands and thousands of records and CDs for $1 each, or 10 for $5, or 30 for $10. You see where this is going. The more you buy, the more you save, and they are priced to sell! We'll also have new, sealed records at ridiculous bargains off their list prices, plus books, posters, duratrans, doo-dads and whatnots. If it's in our warehouse space and we're not taking it to our homes, it's going out in the sale. We'll even have a table full of free stuff and we'll have electronics and busted stereo gear for the fixer-uppers out there. Our pals at Frothy Monkey will be firing up the grill and cooking out. They'll have beers for sale too. And Grimey's staffers and WXNA peeps will DJ throughout the day. It's gonna be a blast. I hope you can join us for at least part of the day. Sidewalk sale and party will be in the back parking lot behind Grimey's Too, 1702 8th Ave So.
DAN AUERBACH Live! - Friday, June 2nd @ 6PM - Preorder new album for signed record/CD, limited edish poster + guaranteed entry for live performance
Dan Auerbach is releasing his second solo album on June 2nd. It's call Waiting On A Song and it's the debut release on Auerbach's new record label Easy Eye Sound (also the name of his recording studio). Dan will play an acoustic set in the parking lot behind Grimey's on the day the new album is released, Friday, June 2nd, at 6PM. Preorder Dan's new album Waiting On A Song at Grimey's to receive your non-transferable* wristband that will guarantee you entry to see Dan perform at Grimey's on release day (June 2nd). You'll also get a signed record or CD and a limited-edition poster. Space is limited. This event is rain or shine. We are now taking orders over the phone (615-254-4801). The out-store performance is free to walk-up and see but priority entry will be given to those with wristbands. If it rains, the show will be moved inside the Basement below Grimey's and only wrist-banded folks will get inside the club.
Waiting On A Song is nine-time Grammy-winner Dan Auerbach's love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Nashville's most respected players to write and record on his latest, including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin and Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Auerbach said about working with his musical heroes: "Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn't have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived." We love the new, nostalgic '70s-themed video for the title track. You'll see a lot of your fave local haunts & peeps depicted as they might have appeared in the 1970s. Watch it here.
Bill DeMain 'Sgt Pepper's' book signing at Howlin' Books - Sat June 3rd @ 4PM
Bill DeMain is a Grammy-nominated music journalist and writer with over twenty years experience who's contributed to publications such as MOJO, Classic Rock and Entertainment Weekly, and published four books, including the popular humor collection, The Sterling Huck Letters. He is also co-author of Sgt. Pepper at 50 (Omnibus Press, June 2017), a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Beatles' album.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band celebrates its 50th anniversary in June 2017. Even after half a century, the Beatles' groundbreaking work thrillingly evokes the sights, sounds, and mood of the sixties at their most joyously psychedelic and creative. Featuring contributions from leading authorities on the Beatles' music, Sgt. Pepper at Fifty provides an in-depth critique of the album, by looking at the unique cultural circumstances that led to its creation; examining the rich assemblage of influences that informed its sound; exploring the landmark cover art, which continues to inspire debate and intrigue; and assessing the record's enduring legacy as the pinnacle of British pop.
Bill DeMain will join us at Howlin' Books to read from his Sgt Pepper book, answer your nerdiest Beatles questions and sign your copy of the book, if you like.
PARTICLE KID - Saturday, June 10th @ 4PM
Particle Kid is the the experimental musical identity of Los Angeles-based musician and visual artist J. Micah Nelson. The debut album 'Particle Kid' (out June 2nd) sounds both familiar and oddly modern, with the spirits of future folk, funk, rock, lysergic Americana, and progressive jazz fusion all somehow woven together with deep-rooted melodies, unique improvisational elements, and remarkably intricate arrangements. Outside of Particle Kid, Nelson is known for his work with Insects vs. Robots and as a guitarist for Neil Young in Promise Of The Real, as well as frequent appearances with his father, Willie Nelson. Join us for a free, all ages in-store performance at 4PM on June 10th. Beer:30 begins early this week!
Ride 'Weather Diaries' Listening Party - Thursday, June 15th @ 5PM
Shoegaze is back! Following the recent release of the first Slowdive album in over 20 years, now fellow British rock legends Ride are releasing their first new album in over 20 years! It's called 'Weather Diaries' and hits on June 16th. Join us for a preview listening party the day before, Thursday, June 15th at 5PM. There is no pre-release stream for this album so indie record stores are going to be the first place to hear the album in its entirety. We'll also have posters, buttons, stickers and bottle openers for you with purchase and some limited edition t-shirts and signed art cards to give away! This being Grimey's, we'll also have some free beer for y'all over 21.
JASON ISBELL & The 400 Unit Live! - Friday, June 16th @ 6PM - Wristbands are *sold out*
We're super stoked that Jason Isbell will once again launch his new album with a live performance at Grimey's on the day it's released! The new album is called 'The Nashville Sound' and it's also a full band record with The 400 Unit, produced by Dave Cobb at historic RCA Studio A. The concert will take place in the back parking lot of Grimey's on release day, Friday June 16th, at 6PM. The concert is free to walk up to but priority entrance will be given to those with wristband who preordered the new album at Grimey's. In case of rain, the show will be moved to The Basement East (917 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206) and only those with wristband will get in. Jason and the band will sign copies of 'The Nashville Sound' and the special poster, following the performance. Only those with wristbands will be able to go through the signing line. Please note, the band will only sign the new album and the poster. Posters, records and CDs will be available for pick-up at the Grimey's booth in the back parking lot starting at 4pm on June 16th. If we have to move the show to the Basement East due to inclement weather, you will pick up your records, CDs and posters at the club. We can't wait to see you Friday, June 16th for the this special album release show by Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit!