Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Greetings From Grimey's
Man, I had a blast down on the farm this year at Bonnaroo! It was my best Bonnaroo yet. From the amazing weather to the killer campsite we scored, from the outstanding sets of live music to the unexplainable (unless you've been there) VIBE that is Bonnaroo, this year just topped all in my experience. Paul McCartney was one of the musical highlights of my life. His 38-song set encompassed everything he has done and was simply a masterful display of unparalleled talent. Just check the setlist for yourself. The pyro during "Live And Let Die" was the most amazing spectacle at a rockshow I've ever seen and just as we were wondering, "how can he top that?!", he sits down at the piano and busts out "Hey Jude", simply the greatest sing-along song ever written. There wasn't a soul among the almost 100,000 there who wasn't smiling and singing. Amazing. Not maybe. I AM amazed. The music all weekend was just stunning and highlights for me included Bjork, Tom Petty, Wilco, Lee Fields, Bombino, William Tyler, JTB and many more, but Paul was the man.
Today is also Paul McCartney's birthday! Happy birthday, Sir Paul. I'm not a great iphone photographer and I don't think my shots are really worth sharing but this one that I got off the big screen is too cool not to. A fan down front gave Paul a stuffed walrus ('the walrus was Paul') and he put it on the piano.
Speaking of birthdays, today is also the birthday of the LP! Yep, the Long Playing record album that the kids today call "vinyls" was announced as the new technology for music consumption at a press conference on June 18, 1948, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The LP is 65 years old and it's healthier than it's been in a long, long time. Here's an article with more info and a rundown of the 25 top-selling LPs of all time.
Howlin' Books continues to pick up some nice press. This article in the City Paper is perhaps my favorite yet. It really captures the vibe that Jessica and Gwil are going for. If you haven't checked out the newest bookstore in town, located at Grimey's Too, read that City Paper piece and give it a try.
This week we add a last-minute addition to the in-store calendar with Devon Allman performing at Grimey's next Thursday, June 27, at 6PM. He's in town to open for his dad (that would be Gregg) and we got him for a spotlight set in the record store. Don't miss Alejandro Escovedo playing here this Saturday! I'm a huge fan and I'm giddy with delight. I'm also a monster Los Lobos nut and Alejandro is in town to open for them at War Memorial Saturday night. We still have tickets for sale to that show if you still need 'em, but please come show Alejandro some love this Saturday at 3:30pm and please note the earlier-than-usual time.
Lots of goodies hitting the rack today: Sigur Ros, Primal Scream, Empire Of The Sun, Austra, Delbert (McClinton) & Glen, The Mantles, a 6-CD live archive set from Phish, vinyl reissues of Zappa's "Freak Out" and "Over-Nite Sensation", the "Source Family" DVD and plenty more, all detailed below.
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Upcoming In-Store Events
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us.
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO - Saturday, June 22nd @ 3:30PM
Lots of people get called "legendary" but Alejandro Escovedo is a bonafide LEGEND. Formed a punk band in the '70s before punk broke out (The Nuns)? Check. Founded a "country punk" band and helped birth Americana (Rank & File)? Check. True Believers? Check. Bruce Springsteen covers his songs, Glam rock producer extraordinaire Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex) produces his albums, and so on. His latest album is "Big Station" and Escovedo is in town to play the War Memorial Auditorium with Los Lobos and Los Super Seven. We've got him for a free, all ages in-store performance earlier in the afternoon (please note the early showtime: 3:30pm) and come rock with us in the record store!
Alejandro Escovedo website
COOPER - Tuesday, June 25th @ 6PM
There's a new soul sensation in town and her name is Cooper. Originally from the coastal Oregon mountains, Cooper relocated to Nashville in 2011 where her first gig was opening for Wanda Jackson at fashion icon Manuel's birthday bash. She's been writing since the age of 11 and, oh my, she sure can sing! Cooper maintains 10+ piece soul bands with horns on both sides of the country and she's gotta be the only performer on Record Store Day who played at a record store on one side (The Groove here in Nashville) and then flew to the west coast and played another record store (Music Millennium in Portland, OR) on the other side! Cooper debuted with a 7" single on Record Store Day and her full-length debut album is coming out on vinyl June 21st (CD to follow later). We've got her for an in-store the week of release and you really should come check Cooper out if soulful Motown-style ballads and funky upbeat dance tunes sprinkled with rock n' roll guitars and rich harmonies are your kinda thing.
DELLA MAE - Thursday, June 27th @ 12noon
"This World Oft Can Be", Della Mae's Rounder debut, shows that like The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, and Punch Brothers, the five multi-talented young women of Della Mae are respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it, combining centuries' worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility. The album, recorded at Johnny Cash's cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, The Pixies, Uncle Tupelo), mines time-honored elements to create music that's unmistakably fresh and contemporary. Della Mae are in town to perform at the Station Inn and we've got 'em for a mid-day, lunch-time in-store. We're working on having some lunch options for you too so come over on your lunch break and get down with us and Della Mae!
Della Mae website
DEVON ALLMAN - Thursday, June 27th @ 6PM
Devon Allman is a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter. He is also the son of Gregg Allman and he makes good use of those genes. He's not necessarily influenced by the Allman Brothers and didn't even meet his famous father until his teens but he's got the voice and the talent. After spending more than a decade with Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon stepped out earlier this year with a solo album that tells his personal stories, "Turquoise", recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios. Allman will be in town to open for his dad at The Ryman and will perform an intimate set in the record store at 6PM. He's also on the bill for this week's Nashville Dancin' (aka the return of Dancin' In The District), with Royal Southern Brotherhood.
Devon Allman website
FATS KAPLIN & Friends at Grimey's Too - Friday, June 28th @ 6PM
Born and raised in New York City, influenced by jazz, gypsy, and traditional string band music, Fats Kaplin had already been featured on legendary recordings and extensive tours by the time he was 18 years old. In Nashville since 1992, Fats has become an all-around studio pro, master of stringed instruments and Jack White's go-to fiddle player. He's that rare master instrumentalist who doesn't need to show off his ability, preferring instead to add spice so that it blends into the musical mix. And he's got some talented friends. Expect special guests and free beer(!) at this special in-store performance at Grimey's Too to celebrate the double CD release of "The Fatman Cometh" & "World Of Wonder."
Fats & Kristi'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.
• Patty Griffin - Enter to win an autographed test-pressing of the new Patty Griffin double LP "American Kid"! The CD is out now New West Records and the vinyl will be released June 11th.
• Jimmy Eat World - Enter to win a test pressing of Jimmy Eat World's "Damaged" LP, out now on RCA!
• Hanni El Khatib - Enter to win a super limited edition of the new Hanni El Khatib LP "Head In The Dirt" pressed on Red, white and blue vinyl!
• Empty Mansions - Enter to win a signed copy of the debut full length from Empty Mansions, the new project of Sam Fogarino of Interpol with guitarist Duane Denison from The Jesus Lizard and producer / bassist Brandon Curtis.
• King Tuff - Enter to win a King Tuff Was Dead Buddy Bag featuring a test pressing of the King Tuff Was Dead LP reissue along with a King Tuff tote bag and t-shirt!
• Small Black - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Small Black on June 23rd at Exit/In.
• Drivin' N Cryin' - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Drivin' N Cryin' on June 25th at the Belcourt Theatre.
• Mount Moriah - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Mount Moriah on June 26th at The High Watt.
• Josh Ritter - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Josh Ritter on June 27th at the Cannery Ballroom.
• Gregg Allman - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Gregg Allman at the Ryman Auditorium on June 28th.
• Americanarama - Enter to win a pair of tickets to Americanarama on Saturday, June 30th at Riverfront Park, featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Bob Weir!
• Last Summer On Earth Tour - Enter to win a pair of tickets to The Last Summer on Earth Tour, featuring Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster on Friday, July 13th at The Woods at Fontanel.
• Marc Maron - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Marc Maron at Zanies on Friday, July 19th at 7:30.
• Animal Collective - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Animal Collective on July 19 at Marathon Music Works.
• The National - Enter to win a pair of tickets to see The National with Frightened Rabbit at the Ryman Auditorium on Sunday, September 8th.
This stuff is just plain FREE, with purchase naturally & while supplies last.
• Empire Of The Sun - Free 7" flexi single w/ purchase of the "Ice On The Dune" CD
• Spinal Tap - Free poster & postcard w/ purchase of "This Is Spinal Tap on vinyl!
• Black Sabbath - Free poster, bumper sticker & pin w/ purchase of "13" on CD or vinyl (when it arrives)
• Surfer Blood - Free flexi-disc & poster w/ purchase of "Pythons" on vinyl or CD
• Jimmy Eat World - Free poster w/ purchase of "Damage" on vinyl or CD
• The National - Free poster w/ purchase of "Trouble Will Find Me" on vinyl or CD
• Wavves - Free postcard single (it's a postcard that you can play on your record player!) w/ purchase of "Afraid Of Heights" on vinyl or CD
• The Black Dahlia Murder - Free patch w/ purchase of "Everblack"
• Braids - Free poster w/ purchase of "In Kind/Amends"
• Gold Panda - Free poster w/ purchase of "Half Of Where You Live" on CD
• Pacific Air - Free poster w/ purchase of "Long Live Koko" on CD
• James Blake - Free poster w/ purchase of "Overgrown" on vinyl or CD
• Portugal. The Man - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "Evil Friends" on vinyl or CD
• Rogue Wave - Free tote bag w/ purchase of "Nightingale Floors" on CD
• The Olms - Free signed poster w/ purchase of their self-titled album on vinyl or CD
• Filter - Free lithograph w/ purchase of "The Sun Comes Out Tonight" on vinyl or CD
• Scout Niblett - Free poster w/ purchase of "It's Up To Emma" on vinyl or CD
• Baptist Generals - Free flexi 7" w/ purchase of "Jackleg Devotional To the Heart" on vinyl or CD
• Still Corners - Free poster & booklet w/ purchase of "Strange Pleasures" on vinyl or CD
• Daughter - Free poster w/ purchase of "If You Leave" on CD
• The Postal Service - Free postcard pack (natch) w/ purchase of the deluxe reissue of "Give Up" which features new tracks!
• Telekinesis - Free 7" single w/ purchase of "Dormarion" on vinyl or CD
• Jim James - Free numbered lithograph with purchase of "Regions Of Light & Sound Of God" 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.
Sigur Ros - Kveikur CD/2xLP/2xLP+10" (XL)
Kveikur is Sigur Ros' first release on XL Recordings worldwide. The record, which was self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós: Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, sees the band shifting towards a more direct, aggressive sound. Limited edition Indie Store Exclusive version on vinyl features a bonus 10" featuring songs never before released on vinyl.
Primal Scream - More Light CD/2xLP (First International)
The tenth studio album from the legendary Scottish band features guest appearances from Robert Plant, Kevin Shields, as well as Mark Stewart and Jason Faulkner from The Pop Group. "Madchester originals Primal Scream have been switching up their sound from album to album for so long now that they've finally doubled up and returned to one of their older sounds. On More Light, they're working a wearier, more elegiac version of the Stones-y boogie they were doing on 1994's Give Out, But Don't Give Up." -- Stereogum
Kanye West - Yeezus CD (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
Kanye is back and this time he's real mad. Guests include: God, Frank Ocean, Chief Keef, Justin Vernon, Kid Cudi, King L, Charlie Wilson, and Daft Punk. According to our label rep there are no plans at this time to press this release on vinyl. If that makes YOU real mad, why don't you tweet Kanye and let him know? @KanyeWest #lame
Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune CD (Astralwerks)
Second album from The Empire Of The Sun is in line with their previous singles and music videos, as the album has a big budget, grandiose trailer attached to it. The band is made up of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore.
Austra - Olympia CD/LP (Domino)
After three years of non-stop touring following the release of 2010's debut Feel It Break, when it came time to record their follow-up, Austra evolved into a collaborative effort between its six members and presents a quantum evolution in the Toronto-based band's sound, structure and style. Vinyl shipped late and should be here by the weekend.
The Mantles - Long Enough To Leave CD/LP (Slumberland)
San Francisco/Oakland's The Mantles have been charting a unique path through the Bay Area's storied garage/pop scene since 2007. The early shows were loose and loud Velvets/Nuggets-bashing, always with weirdly catchy songs and oddball chord changes. Their first singles saw them honing their sound, building towards their excellent 2009 self-titled debut album (on Siltbreeze) and follow-up EP on Mexican Summer. Loosely aligning with artists like White Fence and Ty Segall, The Mantles thoroughly modernize and personalize the folk-rock tradition.
Beach Day - Trip Trap Attack CD/LP (Kanine)
An embodiment of their surroundings and love of '60s girl groups, Beach Day sounds as you might expect: Think of a female-fronted Beach Boys, throw in some Shangri-Las, Ventures, Sonics, a healthy dose of all things Phil Spector, and contemporaries like Jacuzzi Boys, Dum Dum Girls and Black Lips and you have a soundtrack for your perfect Beach Day.
Hospital Ships - Destruction In Yr Soul CD/LP (Graveface)
Destruction In Yr Soul plays in tones ranging from garage rock aggression to light, almost whimsical folk, and is peppered with the dark visions of Townes Van Zandt, the biting lyricism of Damien Jurado, the apocalyptic dread of Efrim Manuck, and the guitar antics of Ty Segall.
Tripwires - Spacehopper CD/LP (French Kiss)
Tripwires are quick to name-check everyone from Neil Young and Yo La Tengo to The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth -- hovering in the stratosphere between pedal-pushing shoegaze pop and pressure-cooked psych rock.
The Mowgli's - Waiting For The Dawn CD (Island/Def Jam)
The Mowgli's are a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast, their songs are a joyous revival of rock & roll, a twisting indie-folk dance and a heartfelt protest ballad.
Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark - Blind, Crippled And Crazy CD/LP (New West)
Delbert McClinton returns to where he began his recording career over 40 years ago, a duets record with Glen Clark. Produced by Gary Nicholson, Blind, Crippled And Crazy delivers all the swampy blues, soul and honky tonk sounds with lyrics and harmonies full of wisdom and wit.
Donna The Buffalo - Tonight, Tomorrow And Yesterday CD/LP (Welk Music Group)
Donna the Buffalo started over 20 years ago with roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric Americana mix infused with elements of Cajun/zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country.
Slaid Cleaves - Still Fighting The War CD (Music Road)
When Slaid Cleaves wrote the title track for his new album Still Fighting The War, he had a specific subject in mind. Inspired by a Pulitzer-winning series of photos on an Iraq War veteran suffering from PTSD, he sought to address the plight of those returning from war and struggling to readjust to society.
Bill Kirchen - Seeds And Stems CD (Proper)
Seeds And Stems is Bill Kirchen's fresh take on the roots and branches of a career that spans 45 years and began with Americana forefathers Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen.
Stephen Kellogg - Blunderstone Rookery CD/LP (Elm City)
Stephen Kellogg's first solo album in ten years, Blunderstone Rookery is a literary reference to Charles Dickens David Copperfield. The album was self-produced and features guest performances by Travis McNabb and Annie Clements from Sugarland, Sean Watkins from Nickel Creek, and Jerry DePizzo from O.A.R.
Bill Frisell - Big Sur CD (Sony Masterworks)
Legendary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell's latest features all-new music commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival which premiered at their festival in 2012. He is joined on the recording by the talented musicians of his Big Sur Quintet; Jenny Scheinman (violin), Eyvind Kang (viola), Hank Roberts (cello) and Rudy Royston (drums). This title shipped late and will arrive by the weekend.
Steve Gunn - Time Off CD/LP+MP3 (Paradise Bachelors)
The guitarist masterfully deploys a discursive, deconstructed blues style, at once transcendent and methodical, that has become his signature. Close listening reveals the influence of Delta and Piedmont country blues, ecstatic free jazz, and psych, as well as Gnawa and Carnatic music, on the continually unfolding compositions. This title has shipped and will arrive before the weekend.
Hanson - Anthem CD/LP (3CG)
With arching melodies, epic guitar riffs and rhythms inciting you to put your hands in the air, Anthems marks the beginning of Hanson's third decade of making music.
3OH!3 - Omens CD (Atlantic)
Omens sees 3OH!3 continuing to push the envelope with their distinctive mash-up of electro, pop, rock, punk, and hip-hop. While predominantly self-produced by 3OH!3, the album also finds the duo teaming with some of their favorite studio collaborators, including Greg Kurstin (Kelly Clarkson, Marinia & The Diamonds, Foster The People).
World Is A Beautiful Place - Whenever, If Ever CD (Top Shelf)
Highly anticipated and long overdue full-length debut for the atmospheric indie rock band from Willimantic, CT.
Spectrals - Sob Story CD/LP (Slumberland)
Spectrals started in 2009 as a one-man band consisting of Yorkshire's Louis Jones. Sob Story displays Louis's wide-ranging influences -- many loves developed on family car journeys growing up -- from Big Star and The Rolling Stones, through Nick Lowe, Tom Petty and Slade to Galaxie 500 and even Blink-182.
Falling In Reverse - Fashionably Late CD (Epitaph)
Fronted by charismatic singer and songwriter Ronnie Radke, Falling In Reverse have taken themselves to the next level and beyond with Fashionably Late, an album that combines their classic hard edged sound with pop, EDM and even some hip hop influences. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.
Lemuria - The Distance Is So Big CD/LP (Bridge 9)
Formed in the summer of 2004, have toured alongside bands like New Found Glory, Screeching Weasel, and Against Me. Produced by J. Robbins.
Arcanium - Ontogenesis CD (Rocket Science Ventures)
One of Denver's most successful metal bands returns their sophomore release.
High On Fire - Spitting Fire Live Vol. 1 CD/LP (E1)
High On Fire - Spitting Fire Live Vol. 2 CD/LP (E1)
Two live albums from the stoner metal band.
Valient Thorr - Our Own Masters CD (Volcom)
Recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, GA and produced, engineered and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey Milk, Our Own Masters shines a bright light on Valient Thorr's singular sound, delivering twelve tracks of balls-to-the-wall rock that yearns to be played at full volume.
Reissues & From The Archives...
Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese [Deluxe Edition] CD+Blu-ray (Interscope)
In a restoration personally overseen by Les Claypool, Primus' 1991 album has been newly mixed on CD with an accompanying hi-definition Dolby 5.1 audio version on Blu-ray. Also includes three exclusive, previously unreleased bonus tracks, including two live recordings from Primus; 2012 3D Tour and a Bassnectar Remix of "Here Come The Bastards."
Royal Trux - 3 Song [Reissue/1998] EP CDEP/12" (Drag City)
Available for the first time in almost a decade, this is Royal Trux' skull ripping EP with a touring band comprised of David Pajo (Papa M, Slint, Tortoise, Stereolab) and Rian Murphy (Palace, Chestnut Station, Mantis) and Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age, At The Drive-In).
Phish - Ventura 6xCD (Jemp)
This two-show audio box set is culled from Phish's extensive set on 7/30/97 and 7/20/98 at Ventura County Fairgrounds. It is a proper SoCal celebration of Phish's summer tours, which have become the staple of the band's 30-year career.
Sublime - 3 Ring Circus: Live At The Palace CD/CD+DVD (Gasoline Alley/Geffen)
Live At The Palace October 21, 1995 marks the first-ever complete Sublime concert to be officially released on DVD and CD. This new release also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the seminal Long Beach, CA band, who performed their first official show on July 4, 1988 and went on to release a string of critically acclaimed hit singles. In the process, they earned legions of devoted fans during a vital career that inspired countless other artists. Also available on stand-alone DVD.
Compilations, Best Of's & Sundry Collections...
Quasimoto - Yessir Whatever CD (Stones Throw)
Yessir Whatever features 12 tracks of rare, out-of-print, and previously unreleased material. The cover also peels back to reveal a different set of artwork (or "Quasimoto's guts"). Vinyl version comes with a bonus 7" featuring "Hittin Hooks" and "Microphone Mathematics Remix." Vinyl should arrive next week.
Various Artists - Woody Guthrie: At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center CD+DVD (Legacy)
John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Donovan, Ani DiFranco, Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show and others perform many of Guthrie's classics along with recently recorded lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Archives. This title shipped late and will arrive by the weekend.
Soundtrack - Maron OST LP (White Iris)
The soundtrack to the film about Marc Maron's life features music from the IFC series, ranging from the blues-rock of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings to the experimental pop of Ludwig Persik to the indie rock of Hospitality.
Frank Zappa - Freak Out! [Reissue/1966] 2xLP (Zappa Records)
Frank Zappa - Over-nite Sensation [Reissue/1973] 2xLP (Zappa Records)
"One of the most ambitious debuts in rock history, Freak Out! was a seminal concept album that somehow foreshadowed both art rock and punk at the same time. Its four LP sides deconstruct rock conventions right and left, eventually pushing into territory inspired by avant-garde classical composers. Love it or hate it, Over-Nite Sensation was a watershed album for Frank Zappa, the point where his post-'60s aesthetic was truly established; it became his second gold album, and most of these songs became staples of his live shows for years to come." - All Music.
Camera Obscura - Desire Lines LP (4AD)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Camera Obsura's fifth album was recorded with Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket), and features special guests Neko Case and Jim James on vocals.
Shannon And The Clams - Dreams In The Rat House LP+MP3 (Hardly Art)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Shannon And The Clams features Shannon (of Hunx And His Punx) and Cody (aka King Lollipop) on songwriting duty and shared vocals. Their sound binds together doo-wop, early rock and R&B, girl group classics, vintage garage/psych, surf, and glints of punk.
Man Or Astroman - 5..4..3..2..1 LP (Chunklet)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Nearly 12 years since the band last released their intergalactic sonic wave forms, Man Or Astroman have returned to Earth as tuneful and energetic as ever. 5..4..3..2..1 combines the familiar Astro audio tones and the well-established playing ferocity with an undeniable evolution that is intuitive, logical, and well crafted. Steve Albini is yet again behind the board and the countdown has started.
Veronica Falls - Waiting For Something To Happen b/w Perpetual Moon 7" (Slumberland)
Features a brand new B-Side, "Perpetual Motion," a brief but satisfying foray into psychedelia.
The Builders And The Butchers - Western Medicine LP (Badman)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. On The Builders' fourth record, they set off to create an album that built layers around the already powerful electrified-folk sound they have honed over the years. Drawing influence from the post-apocalyptic writing of Cormac McCarthy and the folklore that the American west holds, Western Medicine arrives with a dark and twisted terrain.
Capital Cities - In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery LP (Capitol)
Recently released on CD - now available on vinyl. Electronic-infused pop rock from Los Angeles.
Source Family - Source Family DVD (Drag City)
The Source Family provides an unparalleled insider's view into the cult/commune phenomenon and wild social experimentation of the 1970s: a penetrating and bittersweet examination of the joys of the free love generation and the contradictions that lay beneath the surface of their peaceful, easy feelings.
Jackson Browne - I'll Do Anything Live In Concert DVD/Blu-ray (Inside Recordings)
Filmed during his 2012 tour, I'll Do Anything Live In Concert includes 16 songs culled from his entire body of work. The performance also features Val McCallum, Fritz Lewak, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins and Tyler Chester. 90 minutes.
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations Tour DVD (Eagle Vision)
This DVD was originally made for American television following the release of 15 Big Ones in 1976. It combines full live performances of their greatest hits from the Anaheim Stadium with band interviews and wonderful sequences including Dennis Wilson judging a beauty pageant, Carl Wilson flying a plane and Brian Wilson being arrested for violation of the surf code by the original Blues Brothers in the guise of highway patrolmen. 50 minutes.
Sublime - 3 Ring Circus: Live At The Palace DVD (Gasoline Alley/Geffen)
Live At The Palace October 21, 1995 marks the first-ever complete Sublime concert to be officially released on DVD and CD. This new release also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the seminal Long Beach, CA band, who performed their first official show on July 4, 1988 and went on to release a string of critically acclaimed hit singles. In the process, they earned legions of devoted fans during a vital career that inspired countless other artists. 79 minutes.
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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 $5). If this works, we may apply the concept to other items on other days.
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The Indie Underground Hour on WRLT w/ Doyle from Grimey's New & Preloved Music
Mondays from 9-10pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville's Independent Radio, www.lightning100.com
Indie Underground Hour 6-17-13
Surfer Blood - Weird Shapes (Pythons, Sire)
Rilo Kiley - All The Drugs (Rkives, Little Record Company)
Futurebirds - Tan Lines (Baba Yaga, Fat Possum)
The Shouting Matches - Gallup, NM (Grownass Man, Middle West)
Patty Griffin - Don't Let Me Die In Florida (American Kid, New West)
Alejandro Escovedo - It's A Sin (You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold, Plowboy)
Jason Isbell - Traveling Alone (Southeastern, Thirty Tigers)
Sturgill Simpson - The Storm (High Top Mountain, Thirty Tigers)
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Money I$ King (My World, Truth & Soul)
Lady - Money (Lady, Truth & Soul)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Live And Let Die (Wings Over America, mpl Communications)
Dawes - Time Spent In Los Angeles (Live At Grimey's)
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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? Check the listings at New Music Tipsheet and the Late Night Page to get more of the info you're looking for.
Tuesday June 18
Empire Of The Sun @ Kimmel, ABC
Grouplove @ Leno, NBC
Ice Cube @ Fallon, NBC
Blue Hawaii @ Daly, NBC
Wednesday June 19
Jim James @ Letterman, CBS
The Postal Service @ The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Chvrches @ Fallon, NBC
The Rubens @ Ferguson, CBS
Spoon @ Austin City Limits, WNPT Channel 8*
Joshua James @ Daly, NBC*
Thursday June 20
Japandroids @ Letterman, CBS
Muse @ Kimmel, ABC
The Mowgli's @ Leno, NBC
Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Fallon, NBC
The Stepkids @ Daly, NBC*
Friday June 21
Joseph Arthur @ Leno, NBC
Zedd @ Fallon, NBC
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell with the Steep Canyon Rangers @ Letterman, CBS*
Foals @ Daly, NBC*
Saturday June 22
Fun. @ SNL, NBC*
Monday June 23
Iron & Wine @ Kimmel, ABC
Dale Watson @ Letterman, CBS
Grape St. @ Daly, 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.