Updated Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Greetings From Grimey's
Hey thanks everybody for coming out on Black Friday. We had an amazing day, thanks to you. It was the first time we've actually had people camp out and it was freezing! Y'all are crazy but we love you! I honestly thought we'd have vinyl copies of the Dawes - Stripped Down At Grimey's release left over going into the holidays, but no. You bought them all, well over a hundred copies! We still have stock on the CD if you need one for a stocking stuffer. It's a solid local-only release at this point as stores across the country sold out of all of their stock.
We've got a couple of events this week at Howlin' Books, inside Grimey's Too, that I'd like to hip you to. On Friday night, we have the next installment of our Howlin' After Dark series. This one is titled, appropriately, "Misfits, Mistletoe and Merriment". See more details below and BYOB. On Saturday afternoon, legendary songwriter Mac Gayden ('Everlasting Love') will meet fans and sign copies of his new book "Missing String Theory: A Musician's Uncommon Spiritual Journey", beginning at 2:30pm. At 5PM Chris Crofton will unveil his new Alcohol Stuntband LP with a live performance during BEER:30 at Grimey's next door so we'll have free cold ones for ya if you're 21+.
Also this weekend, join us at the Porter Flea Holiday Market. I'll be spinning some D~Funk favorites plus Anna and Rodrigo from Grimey's will DJ. Here are the details:
Porter Flea Holiday Market Preview at Track1 (4th Avenue & Chesnutt) Fri Dec 6 @ 6-9PM
Exclusive (21+) Preview Market allowing attendees first choice on the best handmade gifts for the holidays as well as the opportunity to meet vendors while enjoying complimentary craft beers from Jackalope Brewery Co. and listening to cool tunes as selected by Grimey's staff DJs D-Funk, Anna & Rodrigo. This is a ticketed event and we have few remaining at Grimey's. They're $15 each, cash only.
Porter Flea Holiday Market at Track1 (4th Avenue & Chesnutt) Sat Dec 7 @ 10AM-4PM
Third annual modern holiday market featuring one-of-a-kind crafts, handmade and vintage gifts created and sold by local artisans and tastemakers. For the first time, Rooster General Store has joined forces with Porter Flea, bringing on an artisan food tent featuring packed consumables from ten local vendors. We'll be DJing again throughout the day, craft beers will be available for purchase, and food trucks will be on hand slinging tasty eats. The 7th is also the date for the First Saturday Art Crawl, located just around the corner. This is a free & all ages event and is going to be a ton of fun. Plus its a great way to support local and regional small businesses and find gifts for those impossible to shop for!
Whoa! Check this pic of the Grimey's building in 1966! Thanks to Billy Craig for the photo. I'm imagining us having a Feminine Complex "Stripped Down At Grimey's" in-store. That's a record nerd joke. Look 'em up if you're not familiar. They were a fantastic all-girl pop-psych band from Nashville back in the '60s.
There aren't that many new releases this week but we've corralled a solid batch of goodness to entice you down to the record store nonetheless including the new live album from Muse; hot new buzz band Mutual Benefit's album; Numero's long-awaited "Purple Snow" overview of the '70s Minneapolis R&B scene that birthed Prince; a new split 7" from Natural Child and Guantanamo Baywatch, vinyl reissues from The Verlaines, Big Black and Elvis; and some more goodies detailed below.
Thanks for reading and for supporting your local record store. We're here for you.
Upcoming In-Store Events • Promotions & Free Stuff • Hitting The Racks
Indie Underground Hour • Tickets For Sale • Music On The TV
Features Of The Month • The Chart! • Preloved Mondays
Upcoming In-Store Events
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us.
HOWLIN' AFTER DARK at Howlin' Books - Friday, December 6th @ 8PM Friday, Dec. 6th, Howlin' Books will keep its doors open from 8:00pm to 10:00 pm for the 4th "Howlin' After Dark: Emerging Voices Series." December's theme, "Howlin' In the Dark: Misfits, Mistletoe and Merriment." This is a free event and guests will hear from five great writers reading from their own work, in an evening of poetry and prose featuring members of the writing circle and Howlin' Books guest Lauren Braddock Havey. Coffee and treats are available from the Frothy Monkey and guests are welcome to BYOB.
MAC GAYDEN Book Signing at Howlin' Books - Saturday, December 7th @ 2:30PM
Howlin' Books is thrilled to host renowned Nashville songwriter, guitarist and recording artist Mac Gayden to sign his book Missing String Theory: A Musician's Uncommon Spiritual Journey, an autobiographical memoir. Gayden, a Nashville native who is best-known as the writer of the pop and R&B standard "Everlasting Love" and the father of the slide-wah guitar technique, recounts his life through the lens of his musical and spiritual development, which became increasingly intertwined as his artistry grew.
2:30 pm, Howlin' Books and Grimey's Too.
Mac Gayden website
CHRIS CROFTON & The ALCOHOL STUNT BAND - Saturday, December 7th @ 5PM
Record release celebration for new album "THELEMA!" and live performance during BEER:30! Chris Crofton has been focusing on his comedy career of late, releasing his first comedy album and doing stand-up regularly about town, but he's ready to rock again with the venerable Alcohol Stunt Band. His new album was held up when a sample he used from a documentary on elephantiasis kept the vinyl pressing plant from being able to press the record. It's an interesting story that the Nashville Scene details here. Now he's cleared the sample, got the record pressed and he's ready to unleash it at Grimey's!
Alcohol Stuntband on Facebook
JD WILKES & DIRT DAUBERS at Grimey's Too - Friday, December 13th @ 5PM
JD Wilkes is taking a break from his band The Legendary Shack Shakers to focus on his roots band with his wife, the Dirt Daubers. The 'Daubers' 3rd album, produced by punk icon Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), "Wild Moon" finds the band leaving its acoustic, old-timey roots behind in favor of amped up, distorted blues and rock n' roll. JD also has a new book out called "Barn Dances & Jamorees Across Kentucky" so we're combining his book and music into an event at our store that features books & music - Howlin' Books at Grimey's Too! Join us for an evening of raucous music and book-reading.
Dirt Daubers website
GRIMEY'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE, SHINDIG & SANTA VISIT! - Sat. Dec. 14th 10am-8pm
Hey it's our annual Christmas party with our customers! We'll have a storewide sale all day, a visit from our old pal Naughty Santa & his partner in crime Smokie The Elf, plus a Christmas music celebration downstairs in The Basement beginning at 4PM. In addition, we'll have Christmas cookies, treats and libations throughout the day. Look for more details next week about discounts and the live music lineup in the Basement but go ahead and put us down for a visit on December 14th. It's gonna be fun.
Nashboro Records Black Gospel Record Release - Tuesday, December 17th @ 6PM
Tompkins Square Records (the fine folks who brought you the monumental 3CD sets 'Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel' and 'This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel') is releasing a fantastic compilation of Nashville-distributed black gospel music from the Nashboro record label. Titled "I Heard The Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From The Nashboro Label 1951-1983", the set offers 80 tracks over 4 CDs and is the first licensed reissue of Nashboro material in decades. Join us for a party celebrating the release with DJs from Tompkins Square spinning the records in the store for our enjoyment!
Nashboro Gospel set on Tompkins Square Records
ERIC BURDON - Thursday, December 19th @ 6PM
The latest iconic rock star to stop into Grimey's to meet fans is Eric Burdon, the legendary lead singer for The Animals, one of the greatest rock bands of all time. You know the hits - "The House of the Rising Son", "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "It's My Life", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and many more, as well as his hit with the soul band War, "Spill The Wine". Inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in '94, Burdon has remained vital in the modern age, most recently collaborating with garage rockers The Greenhornes. The man is in town to perform as part of the Brendan Benson & Friends show at The Ryman on Dec. 18 and he'll be here at Grimey's the following day.
Eric Burdon's website
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Stuff You Can Win!
Here's the latest enter-to-win goodies at the Grimey's. Just come down to the store and throw your name into the hat. You can't win if you don't enter.
• Grizzly Bear - Enter to win a super rare, limited test pressing of the new Grizzly Bear "Shields: B-Sides" LP, out now on Warp Records.
• Eric Clapton - Enter to win an Eric Clapton "Crossroads" Prize Pack featuring the brand new 2CD & 2DVD Crossroads Guitar Festival sets, recorded April 12 & 13, 2013, plus a Crossroads t-shirt and a copy of the festival program booklet.
• Of Montreal - Of Montreal's new album "Lousy With Sylvianbriar" is out now on Polyvinyl Records and we're giving away a signed copy of their LP along with a poster and sticker. Stop by Grimey's for your chance to enter to win!
• Grateful Dead - We've got a sweet Grateful Dead prize pack to giveaway celebrating the release of "Sunshine Daydream"! You can win a tote bag, poster and copy of the new CD & DVD set.
• Stereophonics - Stop by the shop and enter to win three UK only 10"s by Stereophonics as well as a set of band photograph postcards and a deluxe UK version of their new CD "Graffiti on the Train".
• Brian Setzer Orchestra - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see The Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas Extravaganza on December 9th at the Ryman Auditorium.
• Communion Nashville - Enter to win a pair of tickets to Communion Nashville on December 12th at The High Watt featuring performances by Milktooth, Joseph Arthur with Mike Mills (R.E.M.) and Bill Dobrow, Rosco Bandana, Cereus Bright, and Josephine & The Wildfront.
• Kevin Gordon w/ Webb Wilder - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Kevin Gordon with Webb Wilder (rare solo acoustic set) on December 14th at the Mercy Lounge.
• Shovels & Rope - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Shovels & Rope on Thursday, February 7th at Mercy Lounge.
• White Lies / Frankie Rose - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see White Lies with Frankie Rose on Wednesday, February 19th at The Cannery Ballroom.
• Hardworking Americans - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Hardworking Americans (featuring Todd Snider, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Neal Casal of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi & Duane Trucks of King Lincoln) on February 21st at Marathon Music Works.
• Gavin DeGraw - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Gavin DeGraw with Parachute and Rossi Crane on Wednesday, March 26th at The Ryman Auditorium
This stuff is just plain FREE, with purchase naturally & while supplies last.
• Billy Joe & Norah Jones - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Foreverly" on CD
• Nick Lowe - Free Nick Lowe Christmas ornament w/ purchase of "Quality Street" on vinyl or CD.
• Shearwater - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Fellow Travelers" on vinyl
• Bright Eyes - Free poster w/ purchase of "A Christmas Album" on vinyl or CD
• Grizzly Bear - Free poster w/ purchase of "Shields (Expanded Version) on vinyl or CD
• Cut Copy - Free poster w/ purchase of "Free Your Mind" on vinyl or CD
• Donny Hathaway - Free poster w/ purchase of "Never My Love: The Anthology" on CD
• Cate Le Bon - Free tote bag w/ purchase of "Mug Museum" on vinyl or CD
• Los Campesinos - Free tote bag w/ purchase of "No Blues" on vinyl or CD
• Linkin Park - Free bracelet w/ purchase of "Recharged" on CD
• Brett Dennen - Free poster w/ "Smoke and Mirrors" on CD
• Black Hearted Brother - Free art print w/ purchase of "Stars Are Our Home" on vinyl or CD
• The Avett Brothers - Free poster w/purchase of "Magpie & the Dandelion" on vinyl or CD
• The Head & the Heart - Free postcard, sticker & poster w/ purchase of "Let's Be Still" on vinyl or CD
• Tristen - Free poster w/ purchase of "Caves" on CD (vinyl due 10/29)
• Cults - Free autographed CD booklet w/ purchase of "Static" on vinyl or CD
• Red Fang - Free koozie w/ purchase of "Whales & Leeches" on vinyl or CD
• Cage The Elephant - Free 7" single w/ purchase of "Melophobia" on vinyl or CD
• Pelican - Free live CD w/ purchase of "Forever Becoming" on vinyl or CD
• Polica - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Shulamith" on vinyl or CD
• Quasi - Free CD EP w/ purchase of "Mole City" on CD
• J.D. Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers - Free autographed poster w/ purchase of "Wild Moon" on vinyl or CD
• The Clash - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Hits Back" on vinyl or CD
• Stone Temple Pilots - Free autographed poster w/ purchase of "High Rise" on CD
• Austin Lucas - Free 7" single w/ purchase of "Stay Reckless" on CD
• Jack Johnson - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "From Here to You" on vinyl or CD
• Mayer Hawthorne - Free 7" w/ purchase of "Where Does This Door Go" on vinyl or CD
• MGMT - Free poster, sticker & button w/ purchase of "MGMT" on vinyl or CD
• Terry Malts - Free flexi-7" w/ purchase of "Nobody Realizes" on vinyl or CD
• Islands - Islands- Free 7" w/ purchase of "Ski Mask" on vinyl or CD
• Obits - Obits- Free 7" w/ purchase of "Bed and Bugs" on vinyl or CD
• Weeknd - Free poster, sticker & pint cup w/ purchase of "Kiss Land" on vinyl or CD
• Sly & the Family Stone - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Higher" box-set on vinyl or CD
• Willy Mason - Free tote bag w/ purchase of "Carry On" on vinyl or CD
• Tedeschi Trucks Band - Free poster w/ purchase of "Made Up Mind" on vinyl or CD
• The Civil Wars - Free lithograph & entry to win a test pressing of "The Civil Wars" LP w/ purchase of "The Civil Wars" on vinyl or CD
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Hitting The Racks
Here's your weekly rundown of the new releases hitting the racks at Grimey's.
Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium CD+DVD/CD+Blu-ray (Warner Bros)
On July 6th, Muse took to the stage at Rome's Olympic Stadium in front of a capacity audience of more than 60,000 fans. The band take the audience on a mesmerizing journey using pyrotechnics, expansive digital screens, and a troop of actors to accompany their playlist of 20 tracks, mixed in surround sound, including cuts from their most recent studio album The 2nd Law, as well as Muse classics such as "Uprising," "Madness," "Supermassive Black Hole," "Starlight," "Time Is Running Out," and "Knights Of Cydonia."
Mutual Benefit - Love's Crushing Diamond CD (Other Music Recording Co.)
Jordan Lee has spent the last few years bouncing around the indie underground, from Ohio to Texas to Boston to Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with his friends groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit, a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day. Love's Crushing Diamond an instantly engaging blend of high and low fidelity, mixing lush studio productions, featuring keys, guitar, violin and banjo, with clattering homemade percussion and found sounds. Vinyl version due January 7.
Glen Hansard - Drive All Night CD (Anti)
Recently release on vinyl - now available on CD. Anchored by the title track, a compelling cover of the Springsteen classic, this EP is a tribute to The Boss and his legacy. Features Eddie Vedder and Clarence Clemons' nephew Jake. CD shipped late and should be here by the weekend. Vinyl in stock now.
Boston - Life, Love & Hope CD (Frontiers)
The legendary Boston return with a brand new studio album after a 10+ year hiatus from releasing new material.
Britney Spears - Britney Jean CD (RCA)
Spears has described Britney Jean as the most personal album she has ever done. Having assumed an integral position in its production, she collaborated with songwriters and producers including Sia Furler and will.i.am to achieve her desired sound. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks.
Compilations, Best Of's & Sundry Collections...
Various Artists - Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound 2xCD/4xLP (Numero)
Never known for sizable African-American populations, the Twin Cities in fact harbored a tight-knit community of musicians working feverishly through the late '70s and early '80s toward a radical manipulation of American dance music, coating futuristic funk with the glamorous sheen of guitar rock. Synthetic ebony and ivory met electricity, with sexed-up results sent shockingly across the pop heavens like violet lightning. Reissues...
King Crimson - Red [Reissue/1974] 2xCD (DGM)
Disc One features the completely new stereo album mix by Fripp and Steven Wilson as well as two extra Steven Wilson alternate takes/mixes from the multi-track tapes. Disc Two contains the 30th anniversary mix of the original album plus the full-length version of "Providence" and a previously unreleased live mix of "Starless." Presented with sleeve notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith along with rare photos and archive material.
Natural Child / Guantanamo Baywatch - Surf N Turf 7" (Suicide Squeeze)
Limited to 750 copies! There couldn't be a better title than Surf N Turf for a split 7" between Portland, Oregon's Guantanamo Baywatch and Nashville, Tennessee's Natural Child. While Guantanamo Baywatch bask in the coastal traditions of surf rock, Natural Child deliver the backwoods boogie of the landlocked Southern interior.
Fuzz - Live In San Francisco LP (Castle Face)
Ty Segall's new stoner thrashers not only totally murdered this set at San Francisco leather-daddy hangout The SF Eagle, but it was Ty's birthday and he blew out his birthday cake candles mid-song, didn't miss a beat, and that moment is forever etched into this record. Vinyl now, CD shipping soon.
Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe 2xLP+MP3 (Domino)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. "On his second collection of melancholic '80s-inspired pop odes, the 27-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Devonté Hynes, aka Blood Orange, channels vagabond emotions into something universal and inviting. His Cupid Deluxe is an album that tenderly details heartbreak through the language of longing." Best New Music [8.5] - Pitchfork
Tycho - Past Is Prologue  2xLP (Ghostly International)
Tycho's Past Is Prologue, pressed on vinyl for the first time, has a storied history. The tracks began as Sunrise Projector, Tycho's 2004 full-length debut on Gammaphone records; the record was then expanded and reissued in 2006 as Past Is Prologue on Merck records; and now, Ghostly International is reissuing Tycho's original masterwork, re-introducing graphic designer/producer Scott Hansen's musical universe: a lush, expansive imaginary landscape of sepia-toned keyboards, warm downtempo beats, and mile after mile of sun-dappled beauty.
Stereolab - Sound-Dust [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (1972]
Released in late 2001, Sound-Dust found Stereolab firmly in the midst of their second phase. After taking a two-year break, the band returned with a strong melodic focus and a highly evolved, sophisticated style of writing that further displayed their growing talents. Many fans and critics consider the album to be among the group's finest. Also in stock: Cobra And Phases vinyl reissue.
The Verlaines - Juvenilia [Reissue/1987] LP (Flying Nun)
The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home [Reissue/1985] LP (Flying Nun)
Juvenilia is a compilation of The Verlaines' brilliant early singles and EPs. First released on vinyl in 1987, it documents their early history and is the perfect introduction to one of New Zealand's greatest bands. After a series of singles and an EP, the band released their first full-length album Hallelujah - All the Way Home in 1985.
Big Black - Bulldozer [Reissue/1984] 12"+MP3 (Touch & Go)
Big Black - Racer X [Reissue/1984] 12"+MP3 (Touch & Go)
Big Black was started by Steve Albini in 1982 while he was living in Evanston, Illinois, and attending Northwestern University. For Bulldozer, Albini recruited Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun) to help him out on bass. Santiago Durango, another founding member of Naked Raygun, joined them on guitar. They recorded one more time with Pezzati on bass, which resulted in their Homestead debut the Racer-X EP.
Elvis Presley - The '68 Comeback Special  LP (Friday Music)
Out of print on vinyl for decades, this exclusive 45th Anniversary Edition of the soundtrack to Elvis' NBC '68 Comeback Special is pressed on HQ-180gm vinyl and packaged in a gatefold sleeve.
Bump & The Soul Stompers - I Can Remember b/w Standing On The Outside 7" (Numero)
"I Can Remember" momentarily recalls The Delfonics' "Do You Remember" before flipping its melody the other way around. On the B-side "Standing On The Outside" makes further appeals to the lowrider set, brake-pedaling the tempo a notch or two.
Calvin Harris - Love's Recipe b/w Wives Get Lonely Too 7" (Numero)
1972 pair of Calvin Harris' masterfully crafted Earl Wiley-produced sweet soul demos.
Master Plan Inc. - Try It (You'll Like It) b/w Master Plan Intro 7" (Numero)
Their brief 1975 furlough in Minneapolis came at an opportune moment, as rising studio wiz David "Z" Rivkin scoured his Twin City environs for black talent. The result here is silky vocal moves with break-heavy, horn-laden funk riffs.
Unnatural Funk Band - Strange Happenings b/w Living In The Past 7" (Numero)
This previously unreleased pairing was unearthed, with assistance from "Bump" Scott himself, during the Numero Group's KC-focused research for 2013's Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label collection.
Hella - Santa's Little Hella [Flexi] 7" (Joyful Noise)
This limited edition flexi-disc single [part of Joyful Noise's flexi subscription series] features a never before heard outtake from Hella's 2007 album There's No 666 in Outer Space (Ipecac Records).
Apocalyptica - Wagner Reloaded: Live In Leipzig 2xLP (BMG Rights Management)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Finnish cello-based heavy rockers Apocalyptica want to be remembered as the band that brought balls back to heavy metal and the band that did so in a unique way. Twenty years into an inimitable and formidable career, they are still reinventing themselves and finding new sources of inspiration. The first new music from the band in three years is this live CD of their Wagner musical and theatrical project.
Jorma Whittaker - Jorma LP (Joyful Noise)
Jorma Whittaker's first solo release since his 2001 debut on Secretly Canadian. With the help of his backup band Heavy Hometown, the Marmoset front man has produced the most accomplished, soulful, and downright menacing album of his career.
Tim Kinsella - Tim Kinsella Sings The Songs of Marvin Tate LP (Joyful Noise)
Featuring an array of Chicago heavyweights, this limited edition release is not your average solo album. As the album title suggests, this is a uniquely collaborative effort from a diverse group of individuals: prolific poet Marvin Tate, multi-instrumentalist (and longtime Wilco member) LeRoy Bach, Angel Olsen (Jagjaguwar Records), and Tim Kinsella (the eccentric voice behind Joan of Arc, Cap'n Jazz, Owls, and Make Believe).
Wolf People - When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate 12" (Jagjaguwar)
Following Wolf People's critically acclaimed 2013 release, Fain, comes this 4-track 12" featuring two of the album's most accomplished songs and two brand new tracks. "When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate" has quickly been established as a fan-favorite throughout venues during their European tour. Stewart Lee described the song as ".... the album's first stone classic, a funky folk-metal workout that trails off into a compellingly extended coda, both guitarists circling and dovetailing and spiraling."
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10% DISCOUNT on Preloved Merchandise EVERY Monday!
To paraphrase Booker T. & The MG's, Times Is Tight. We know. We're feeling it too. So to help you out and, hopefully, to help us out, we'd like to try a new concept - the weekly discount. We're going to start by offering a 10% discount on ALL PRELOVED MERCHANDISE (i.e. used stuff) every Monday from open to close. Come in on Mondays and everything in the store that's preloved (ahem, used) will be 10% OFF, every Monday (excluding dollar LPs and CDs under $5). If this works, we may apply the concept to other items on other days.
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The Indie Underground Hour on WRLT w/ Doyle from Grimey's New & Preloved Music
Mondays from 9-10pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville's Independent Radio, www.lightning100.com
Indie Underground Hour 12-02-13
Beachwood Sparks - Watery Moonlight (Desert Skies, Alive Records)
Dr. Dog - Cuckoo (B-Room, Anti-)
Joseph Arthur - Missy Baba (The Ballad Of Boogie Christ Act II, Lonely Astronaut)
Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy (Brothers & Sisters Of The Eternal Son, Secretly Canadian)
Jeffrey Novak - Pictures On A Screen (Lemon Kid, Trouble In Mind)
Ducktails - Wish Hotel (Wish Hotel EP, Domino)
Dawes - From A Window Seat (Stripped Down At Grimey's, HUB Records)
Jellyfish - The King Is Half-Undressed (Radio Jellyfish, Omnivore)
Julia Holter - In The Green Wild (Loud City Song, Domino)
Aoife O'Donovan - Beekeeper (Fossils, YepRoc)
Royal Canoe - Bathtubs (Today We're Believers, Nevado/Nettwerk)
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Tickets, We Have Advance Tickets!
Grimey's offers advance tickets to shows. Ticket sales are CASH ONLY. Check the tickets list now online at the Grimey's website.
What's Happening This Week at The BASEMENT?
Check this week's schedule at the Basement's website.
MUSIC ON THE TV
What's rockin' on the toob this week? Listings marked with an asterisk (*) are re-runs.
Tuesday December 3
Dawes @ Conan, TBS
Toro Y Moi @ Kimmel, ABC
The Rides feat Stephen Stills & Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ Leno, NBC*
Kings Of Leon @ Fallon, NBC*
The Naked & The Famous @ Daly, NBC*
Wednesday December 4
The Naked & The Famous @ Conan, TBS
R Kelly @ Kimmel, ABC
Elvis Costello @ Fallon, NBC*
Empire Of The Sun @ Leno, NBC*
The Wanted @ Letterman, CBS*
Chrome Sparks @ Daly, NBC*
Thursday December 5
Jake Owen @ Kimmel, ABC
OneRepublic @ Leno, NBC*
Thomas Rhett @ Fallon, NBC*
Friday December 6
Kings Of Leon @ Letterman, CBS*
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite @ Leno, NBC*
Fall Out Boy @ Kimmel, ABC*
Pearl Jam @ Fallon, NBC*
White Denim @ Daly, NBC*
Saturday December 7
One Direction @ SNL, NBC
Monday December 9
Cage The Elephant @ Kimmel, ABC
MS MR @ Leno, NBC
Jack Johnson @ Fallon, NBC
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Grimey's Incredibly Fantastic Trade-in of Unwanted Presents (or GIFT-UP) Program*
In case you didn't know, we do this goofy thing where we will trade you a
happy Grimey's Gift Certificate for one of the crappy ones you got for
whatever occasion from some unknowing, but well-meaning, relative or friend.
We actually do this gift card exchange thing all through the year because we
don't stop caring about you once December ends, but I only bring it up now
because it's, you know, that time of year when people are in a gift-giving
frenzy but are short on time/energy/ideas, etc. While Grimey's can't do
anything about that sweater with reindeers on it or that smelly candle in
the shape of an evergreen or those tins of stale nougat, we can help with
those unwanted corporate gift cards*.
If you've received some corporate gift cards* that you don't want, stop by
the store and we'll take them and turn them into something you can use -- a GRIMEY'S GIFT CERTIFICATE. (One of our awesome gift certs will be issued foran amount equal to the current value of the competitor's gift card upon
verification.) Just bring your unwanted gift card to the front counter
before you start shopping, and we'll have a Grimey's gift cert (or store
credit) waiting for you when you're ready to check out. Primarily we're talking about Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Amazon gift cards. If you're not sure if yours will qualify just call or email us for more details.
* Yes, of course, there's a catch or three. (1a) The gift card must be from
a chain competitor -- we don't trade on other indie stores' gift cards
because we encourage you to support them too. (1b) Sorry, but we cannot
accept gift cards from any retailer that has announced going out of
business. Also, the chain competitor must at least sell recorded music in
physical formats. So we won't except iTunes gift cards(seriously?). (2) The
gift card's value must be verifiable via phone or the internet. That means
that we can only accept a competitor's gift card if it has an 800-number or
website where the value of the card can be confirmed -- see the back of your
card if you're not sure. (3) The competitor's gift card must not expire for
at least 6 months from the date of exchange. That's it.