What's Happening This Week
I hope to see you this Saturday at our annual Holiday Sale! We've also added a toy drive element that saves you 5% more on top of the discounts with a new toy donation, so help some kids out in need and save some scratch on some music. Here are the details:
Grimey's Holiday Sale - Saturday, December 8th, 10AM-8PM
It's getting to be that holiday season again, and to make your gift purchasing just a bit smoother Grimey's is having a big ole holiday sale on Saturday, December 8th!
In particular, our deals will be:
10% off new merchandise*,
15% off preloved merchandise and new box sets,
But you can save up to 15% on new merch and up to 20% off preloved merch by donating a toy! Add an extra 5% off if you donate a new, unwrapped gift for our Give a Little Christmas Toy Drive on the day of the sale, December 8th!
Speaking of Christmas and the holidaze, we are pleased as punch to announce that Musicians Corner, who just released an excellent new Christmas CD, will bring 3 artists in from the new collection to perform holiday tunes live at Grimey's. Join us next Friday, December 14th, at 6PM for live sets from Becca Mancari, Sun Seeker (featuring our own Rodrigo), and The Sweetheart Deal. And the following day, Saturday, December 15th, at 5PM, author Daryl Sanders will join us to read and discuss his new book on Bob Dylan's 'Blonde On Blonde' sessions, That Thin Wild Mercury Sound. Michael Gray, curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame will host a Q&A and Daryl will sign copies of his book following. See details on these and all upcoming in-store events on our events page.
Alright, new releases. This Friday sees new ones from Richard Swift, Van Morrison, Hammock, Brett Young and a few more. The real action this time of year is in the reissues and collections and we've got the latest slate of reissues from Paul McCartney & Wings, some deep funk and spiritual jazz excavations from David Axelrod, The Lightmen Plus One, Key & Cleary and a collection from the vaults of New Orleans R&B labels Ric & Ron Records. We've got the first release from Mike Mannix's (Psychout on WXNA) label, a split LP release from Dire Wolves and Headroom, plus vinyl from Richard Swift, The Struts, Angélique Kidjo, John Legend, LANY, Rufus Du Sol, a Pop Ambient collection featuring Coupler, vinyl reissues from This Mortal Coil, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin and plenty more, all detailed on our new releases page.
Come on in and register to win a pair of passes to the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, March 21st - 24th! This year's festival features Harold Budd, Nils Frahm, Bela Fleck, Coupler (!!), Bill Frisell, JLIN, Mercury Rev, Punch Brothers, Spiritualized and many, many more. See details about this and other things you can win on our contests and promos page!
The Cut! at LA Jackson - Monday, December 10th from 8-11PM *Free*
The Cut! Join us (almost) every Monday for our weekly DJ Night at LA Jackson, the fab rooftop bar at the Thompson Hotel in the Gulch. This week Will is taking over the tables with his dreamy, dancey, groovy tunes and it's the last time he's spinning there in 2018 so come on by!
Happy Holidays and thanks for reading and for supporting your local record store. We're here for you.
*excludes consignment items, items already on sale, tickets, and gift certificates