Tanya Tucker "While I'm Livin'" Listening Party
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Tanya Tucker "While I'm Livin'" Listening Party

We'll be spinning Tanya Tucker's new record While I'm Livin' in the shop and enjoying tasty pizzas and cold beer (for those 21+ w/ valid ID). Plus we'll also be giving away signed copies of the new album on vinyl and CD, as well as a Fantasy Records t-shirt and a 3'x3' Tanya Tucker art board. Everyone who purchases the record in the shop will also receive a signed copy of the CD sleeve (while supplies last). While I'm Livin' was produced by Brandi Carlile & Shooter Jennings. It's Tanya Tucker's first album of all new music in 17 years and signals the return of this country music icon. "This album is a musical biography of sorts narrated by the greatest country and western singer this side of Johnny Cash. When the kids heard Cash stripped down on "American Recordings" they knew where their outlaw country music came from. When they hear Tanya stripped down on "While I'm Livin'", they'll know it again." - Brandi Carlile

Tanya Tucker is playing a sold out show at the Exit/In the night before release (Thursday, August 22nd) and Grimey's will be hanging out at the show selling copies of her brand new album, While I'm Livin', the day before its official release. Customers who purchase the album on CD or vinyl at the Exit/In show will also receive a special souvenir, stamped & dated photo card. We'll be located right next to the wall of flowers, so if you'll be at the performance, make sure to look for us!

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Knocked Loose Live at Grimey's
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Knocked Loose Live at Grimey's

Hardcore merchants Knocked Loose are set to release their 2nd full-length album A Different Shade Of Blue on August 23rd. The Kentucky band made a big splash with their 2016 debut album, Laugh Tracks, packing a powerful punch thanks to a combination of hardcore, metal, and punk. Fit for an Autopsy guitarist Will Putney, who produced Laugh Tracks, is back at the helm for A Different Shade of Blue. The album contains 12 songs, including first offering "...And Still I Wander South." In a press release, singer Bryan Garris said the single "is about wanting to move on, or better yourself for whatever reason, but you keep going back to the same old thing. Whether that be depression or whatever you may be going through. You always wander back to the same mindset." We're stoked to welcome Knocked Loose to Grimey's for their first in-store performance with us, in celebration of their new album on the day after it's released! The band will stick around & sign copies of their record after the performance, so pick up your copy of A Different Shade of Blue at Grimey's (while supplies last) for a wristband guaranteeing a spot in the signing line. Otherwise this is a free & all ages, affair, so come one, come all.

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Smooth Hound Smith Live at Grimey's
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Smooth Hound Smith Live at Grimey's

Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin' American roots and rock band founded by Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle-Smith (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and syncopated tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral: a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints. Smooth Hound Smith have a new album out on August 9th called Dog In A Manger. Join us on Wednesday, August 25th, at 6PM, to celebrate with a free, all ages live performance at Grimey's! Smooth Hound Smith will also perform at Live On The Green on Sept 1st and will be back in town for Americana Fest Sept 10-15.

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Kimberly Kelly Live at Grimey's
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Kimberly Kelly Live at Grimey's

Powerhouse Texas singer-songwriter Kimberly Kelly is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her EP Don't Blame It On Me with a special release of the EP on 10" vinyl and she'll be hitting the Grimey's stage for a free, all ages in-store performance on Thursday, August 26th, at 6PM to celebrate! Songs from the EP were debuted on WSM and featured on CMT Next Women Of Country as well as in Rolling Stone Country's 10 Best Songs of the Week. Things are happening for Kelly. She recently signed to Nashville's Thirty Tigers for her upcoming new full length album and other artists from Radney Foster to Billy Joe Shaver are fans. Join us and catch this up and coming artist live and score a limited 10" vinyl of the EP that got her here.

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Daniel Tashian Live at Grimey's
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Daniel Tashian Live at Grimey's

Daniel Tashian has been a Nashville treasure for years. From his T-Bone Burnett-produced solo debut on Elektra to his long-running band the Silver Seas (originally known as The Bees), he's been making incredible music for decades. He co-wrote the number one song "Hometown Girl" for Josh Turner and garnered cuts with Billy Currington, Martina McBride, Charles Kelley, Sara Evans, and Tenille Townes. His latest and greatest achievement is co-producing Kacey Musgraves' award-winning album Golden Hour, the Grammy-winning Album Of The Year, which was also the CMA Album Of The Year.

So what does Tashian do next? Release a wonderful album of songs for children called I Love Rainy Days! The album is inspired by his three daughters Tigerlily, Matilda and Tinkerbell, who make appearances on each track throughout the album. Daniel will grace us with a special "juice:30" live performance of these fun kids' songs on Saturday, September 7th, at 11AM. It's totally free and family-friendly. We'll have free juice boxes for the kiddos and fun, feel-good vibes for everyone. We'll have vinyl copies of I Love Rainy Days for sale and Daniel Tashian will perform selections from the album with a full band in public for the first time! Grab the kids and join us, won't you?

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Will Beeley Q&A + Performance at Grimey's
Sep
12
2:00 PM14:00

Will Beeley Q&A + Performance at Grimey's

Rediscovered Texas singer-songwriter Will Beeley will be interviewed by Nashville music journalist Edd Hurt, followed by a brief live performance. Here's why you should be here for this historic event.

Released in 1979 on a tiny imprint of a storied Southern-soul label, Will Beeley’s album Passing Dream disappeared without a trace in the era of disco, Elvis Costello and The Clash. These days you hear about a lot of obscure records getting the reissue treatment from labels that tout them as neglected classics. In the case of Will Beeley’s Passing Dream and its 1971 precursor, Gallivantin’, the claims for classic status are justified. Gallivantin’, which appeared on a Texas label called North Park Records, was an auspicious debut from a very skillful, very original Texas singer-songwriter--born in California, raised in San Antonio--who played his Guild guitar as precisely as he delivered his warm, understated vocals. Beeley showed off his roots in folkiedom on the record’s covers of Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” and Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Little Wheel Spin and Spin” and “Co’dine.” Meanwhile, Beeley’s originals were the work of a keen student of songwriting who had soaked up the techniques of the masters: Dylan, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Wayne Carson, Fred Neil, Mickey Newbury, Dallas Frazier, and many others. Passing Dream, which was cut in 1974 and 1977 at Malaco Records in Jackson, Miss., with a crack band of session cats, is one of the great lost outlaw-country albums. But it’s more than that. With its nods to Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, soul music and big-sky country music, Passing Dream evokes everyone from Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham to Guy Clark and Don Williams. At least one song on this perfect album, “I Saw Jesus Peekin’ thru a Hole in the Sky,” should have been a major hit.

Tompkins Square, an American label noted for its good taste in old records they reissue with loving care, put out new editions of Beeley’s two ‘70s albums in 2017, to universal acclaim. In particular, Passing Dream is a pleasantly addictive record--very easy to take, but tough stuff. The first time I heard Passing Dream I knew it was a masterpiece, but its release, on the Malaco imprint Southern Biscuit, failed to make Will Beeley a star. As usual, there’s a complex backstory. Will retired from the music business in the 1980s, put down his guitar, became a long-haul trucker, worked the wide-open American road with his wife by his side. After the reissues hit, he began cutting his first new album in 40 years in Texas with producer Jerry David DeCicca. Released by Tompkins Square in June 2019, Highways & Heart Attacks follows up from where Passing Dream made a temporary stop. It’s one of the finest comeback albums I know, and a deeply American experience. I’m honored to be the guest of the folks at Grimey’s in Nashville on Thurs., Sept. 12, during AmericanaFest week, when I’ll sit down with Will Beeley and talk to him about his remarkable career. Will also says he’ll play us a few songs on his Guild, which he’s picked up again. I hope you’ll join us. --Edd Hurt.

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Jeremy Ivey Performance & Signing
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Jeremy Ivey Performance & Signing

Nashville-based performer Jeremy Ivey has operated in the background for years, initially performing in bands like Secret Handshake and country-soul group Buffalo Clover with his wife, celebrated country-rock luminary Margo Price. But now Ivey is ready to take a much-deserved step into the spotlight with a debut LP, The Dream and the Dreamer, on venerable indie label Anti- Records. Recorded in a "little bitty house studio" in Nashville and produced by Price, the nine-song album hosts a collection of homespun, deeply introspective tracks. Ivey, who writes prolifically and cites everyone from the Beatles to Neil Young to Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan as influences. Unlike his country-soul aesthetic in Buffalo Clover, which disbanded in 2013, Ivey's solo material is much more straightforward yet still travels through a wide spectrum of classic folk, gently frayed psychedelia, pop, and yes, even a bit of Southern rock and Americana. Ivey is invested in his own version of the American Dream-specifically, offering up a melting pot of genres, ideas, and stories. "The best thing I could say is that I'm trying to fill the holes that I can see in the scene," he says. "Whether it be Americana or country or rock or whatever. There's a certain type of song that isn't being written."

Jeremy Ivey and band will play a live set at Grimey's on the day his new record is released - Friday, September 13th, at 6PM. Preorder the vinyl ($18.99) or CD ($10.99) for your wristband to go through the signing line after the performance and get your record autographed. You can place your preorder in person at Grimey's and get your wristband right away or you can preorder online and pick up your wristband and records on Friday the 13th, when the album is released.

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Rodney Crowell Live at Grimey's
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Rodney Crowell Live at Grimey's

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Grammy winner Rodney Crowell has a new album out on August 16th featuring an all-star cast. The album is called TEXAS and it features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Billy F Gibbons, Randy Rogers, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle, Ringo Starr and more. the 11 tracks on TEXAS represent not just a fresh batch of weathered poetry from one of Americana's finest craftsmen, but also an iconic singer-songwriter letting loose with his friends.

"For the last few years, I'd been writing Texas-centric songs and revisiting some of my tunes from as far back as the mid-seventies," Crowell explains. "Last year, I started referring to the collection of songs as the TEXAS album."

Crowell had it in mind to record one of the album's tracks with Texas native Steve Earle, he says, and had also intended to work with fellow Houstonian and ZZ Top front man Billy F Gibbons for years. But after finally setting dates to get those projects done, the list of guest performers grew ... and grew. Twangy two steppers stand alongside hard-driving blues rockers and dusty cowboy ballads, sharing time with windblown prairie gems, quirky spoken-word compositions and historically-charged singalongs. Each one is defined by Crowell's famously sharp, vivid storytelling and authentic vernacular, with collaborators like Rogers counting themselves lucky to be along for the ride.

Rodney Crowell will join us for an in-store performance at Grimey's on Tuesday, September 17th, at 6PM to celebrate. Starting now you can purchase a copy of TEXAS on vinyl ($15.99) or CD ($9.99) at the shop or on the Grimey's website to secure your wristband guaranteeing you get in for the in-store and a spot in the post-performance signing line. The web order link is live and right here. Please note - we are not mailing out wristbands. If you order online you have secured your spot and you'll get your wristband and your record or CD when you come to Grimey's anytime! Or you can wait until the day of the event (Sept 17) and get your wristband and records when you arrive for the show.

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Queens of Noise Live at Grimey's
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Queens of Noise Live at Grimey's

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As Randy Fox from the East Nashvillian puts it, "Five girls busy killin' it with attitude to burn" Queens of Noise is "estrogen-powered post punk." Queens Of Noise began in a basement as the best rock bands do, trying to work out how to play the song "Queens of Noise" by the teenaged band's heroes The Runaways. The girls thought that a fitting name for a tribute band and they were on their way. Now the covers just pepper their sets of original material that channel the angst and rage, as well as the hopes and dreams of modern life today. We're super stoked to welcome the Queens of Noise back to Grimey's for an in-store performance in celebration of the reissue on vinyl of the Runaways' first two groundbreaking albums (out July 26) as well as the birthdays of founding Runaways members Lita Ford (born on Sept. 19) and Joan Jett (born Sept. 22)! We'll have free beers for those 21+ and free cherry colas, you know, for kids. Don't miss this one, folks. I'll let our friends at the Nashville Scene convince you why - "There's just something about watching a group of teenagers smiling and ripping through a set of classic covers like The Runaways' 'Dead End Justice' that convinces you there's still good in the world." --The Nashville Scene.

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Lillie Mae Live at Grimey's
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Lillie Mae Live at Grimey's

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We're very excited that Lillie Mae has a new album out this Friday, August 16th. It's called Other Girls and once again it's on Third Man Records. Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb helped Lillie Mae craft and record the album here in Nashville at Historic RCA Studio A along with a small cast of trusted musicians, including siblings Frank Rische (guitar), Scarlett Rische (mandolin), and other long-time family collaborators. The pre-release singles are creating serious buzz and we're super stoked to have Lillie Mae come play a live set at Grimey's this Sunday, August 18th, at 1PM to celebrate the release of her new album! The show is free and all ages. We'll have copies of Other Girls on sale, and if you want to meet Lillie Mae and have her sign your records, just pick up a copy of her new album & we'll hook you up with a wristband. We'll have copies of Other Girls on starting Friday, the 16th, as well as tickets to Lillie Mae's upcoming Lightning 100 show at 3rd & Lindsley on October 13th (tickets are cash only but we do have an ATM).

Here's just some of the great press the new record is getting:

“Lillie Mae is possessed of an amazing facility, grounded in bluegrass, old timey and stringed instrument music, but this project surpasses any expectations. The first single, "You've Got Other Girls for That" soars and rips through one's psyche and takes you to a land of mystery and grace,” says NPR. Brooklyn Vegan describes the track "A Golden Year" as‘[having] hints of anything from the psychedelic folk rock of Fairport Convention to the darker early ’70s Cher songs to the kinds of songs Stevie Nicks was writing in her early Fleetwood Mac years, but it’s all seen through a modern, countrified lens...it’s clear that Lillie is turning into a force of her own and “A Golden Year” strikes a perfect balance between the familiar and something new.’

I hope to see y'all this Sunday at 1PM!

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Special Beer:30 Tribute to David Berman
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Special Beer:30 Tribute to David Berman

We've heard from many of y'all about just how much David Berman's writings and music have influenced your lives and your art. We'd like to spin some of our favorite Silver Jews and Purple Mountains tunes in the shop and commune with all of you. Come on out this Saturday at 5:00 and please bring your records, bring your books, bring your memories. Free beer for 21+ We'll also have the tip jar out with all proceeds going to Music Cares. Check out the remembrances of Berman's friends and bandmates in the Nashville Scene.

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Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors Performance and Record Release at Grimey's
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors Performance and Record Release at Grimey's

Over the last decade, Drew Holcomb has established himself as one of Americana's freshest upstarts, building his following and critical appeal with every release, show, and entrepreneurial undertaking (like his curated Moon River Music Festival and Magnolia Record Club). For Holcomb, music is what helps us try to understand our place in a world full of equal parts chaos, confusion, love, and community, and Dragonsis his reminder to all of us to keep fighting the good fight and to never give up. Produced by Cason Cooley (Ingrid Michelson, American Authors) Dragons features collaborations with Lori McKenna, Natalie Hemby, Sean McConnell, and Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow. We're very excited to welcome Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors back for another in-store performance at Grimey's to celebrate the new album. This will be the first performance by them at our new spot! Preorder Dragons at Grimey's on vinyl ($18.99) or CD ($10.99) to receive your wristband for the signing following the performance. You must have a wristband to meet the band and get the new album signed. Preorders are now live on the Grimey's website. Drew & the Neighbors will also play the Ryman on Saturday, September 14th. A few tickets still remain.

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Bon Iver i,i Listening Party
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Bon Iver i,i Listening Party

Stop by the shop to give a first listen to Bon Iver's new record, i,i, due out August 30th on Jagjaguwar Records. We'll be spinning an exclusive test-pressing of the album, that you can enter to win while you're here, and we'll launch our i,i preorder at this event. While supplies last customers who place preorders at our listening event will also receive an exclusive flexidisc! Don't miss out on this cool opportunity to hang with fellow Bon Iver fans and to secure your copy of the new record.

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Ascent of Everest Live at Grimey's
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Ascent of Everest Live at Grimey's

The Ascent of Everest is metaphor for ambitious goals. Partly the synthesis of genre and fusion of musical traditions but also to articulate abstract emotional places and states of being. Some will be quick to pick out bits that could be called post-rock, doom metal, electronic, shoegaze, neoclassical, post-minimalist, etc. but shy from saying what the ultimate result is - this is about the journey into unknown, fiercely new territories. Is Not Defeated, the ascent of Everest's first release in nine years, is an album from a tight-knit community of musicians who assembled, lived together, and wrote music together in non-traditional ways. it's an album of intricate compositions and sincere passion, culminating in an emotional and cathartic zenith. Ascent Of Everest will preview their new album with a free, all ages live performance at Grimey's a couple of weeks before the new album is released. We'll have stock on hand for Is Not Defeated so you'll be able to get the new record early as well as get it signed by the band!

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Penny and Sparrow Performance and Record Release at Grimey's
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Penny and Sparrow Performance and Record Release at Grimey's

Beginning with 2013's Tenboom, the staunchly DIY pair Penny & Sparrow released a series of critically lauded records that garnered comparisons to the hushed intimacy of Iron & Wine and the adventurous beauty of James Blake, building up a devoted fanbase along the way through relentless touring and word-of-mouth buzz. NPR praised the band's songwriting as a delicate dance between heartache and resolve, while The World Café raved that they've steadily built a sound as attentive to detail as Simon & Garfunkel and as open to the present day as Bon Iver. Penny & Sparrow's new album, their sixth, is entitled 'Finch', a nod to Charles Darwin, who developed his theory of evolution in part by studying the changes that manifested over time in groups of birds that moved to different islands across the Galapagos, and it s easy to see the connection. The new album finds the band reckoning with a prolonged period of intense personal transformation, a profound awakening that altered their perceptions of masculinity, sex, religion, divorce, friendship, vanity, purpose, and, perhaps most importantly, self. Deeply vulnerable and boldly cinematic, the resulting songs blur the lines between indie-folk and alt-pop, with dense string arrangements and atmospheric production underpinning soaring melodies and airtight harmonies. It's a revelatory collection, both for the listener and the performers, one that s been a lifetime in the making. Join us for an intimate live in-store performance by Penny & Sparrow on the day their new album is released! They will return to Nashville in September to perform at Americana Fest.

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Holy Mountain Top Removers Live at Grimey's
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Holy Mountain Top Removers Live at Grimey's

Imagine Jodorowsky and Morricone meet up in rural Tennessee. What you'd get is Holy Mountain Top Removers - an eclectic mix of delicate melodies, spacious interludes, and crushing devastation. The Nashville band is set to release its 2nd album, Tonight The Machete Dreams, on local indie label Centripetal Force, run by WXNA DJ and host of Psych Out!, Mike Mannix. Together since their days in Hellbender, the trio of Mikey Allred (keys/bass/trombone), Edmond Villa (drums) and Anthony Ford (guitar/vocals) have developed into a band that defies categorization. Their strength is the ability to combine elements of style from a variety of genres, ranging from soundtrack-like interludes to thundering outbursts and even moments of meditative ambience. The new album also sees Holy Mountain Top Removers retire their all-instrumental approach and incorporate vocals on two tracks. Come out for a free, all ages in-store performance to celebrate the new album! Holy Mountain Top Removers will also play at Drkmttr on August 3rd.

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Baroness Acoustic Performance at Grimey's
Jul
30
4:00 PM16:00

Baroness Acoustic Performance at Grimey's

We're super stoked to announce that Baroness will perform an acoustic set at Grimey's on Tuesday, July 30th, at 4PM. We just hosted a sweet listening party for the new album Gold & Grey and we couldn't be more pleased to now have the band come in for a live acoustic set! Please note the earlier than usual start time - 4PM. Entry for the show is free but if you'd like to meet the band and get a record signed you'll need a wristband to go through the signing line. You can get a wristband by purchasing Gold & Grey at Grimey's on vinyl or CD. If you already bought the record here, just come in and see us and we'll hook you up. We also have tickets to for sale to their performance that night at The Cannery Ballroom with Pallbearer. And when you're in the shop next, why not enter to win a pair of tickets we're giving away?

Gold & Grey is the fifth studio album release from the Grammy-nominated, Philadelphia-based band. As with previous releases, the album's artwork was designed by frontman and lead singer John Dyer Baizley. It is the band's first to feature new guitarist Gina Gleason and was mastered by frequent Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann.

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Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Garry Tallent Live at Grimey's

As a founding member of The E Street Band, Garry Tallent has spent a considerable portion of his life touring the world and playing for legions of fans. But in between working with the Boss, Tallent makes music inspired by the music he grew up listening to. "I learned how to play music by ear, and just haven't learned how to read music since," says Tallent. "I would listen to the popular music of the day back then. My favorite was Buddy Holly. And I would mimic what he played on my cheap guitar." Step forward a few years and Garry becomes a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. It wasn't until 2016 that Tallent decided to step out of his comfort zone and finally become his own boss with the release of his first solo album, Break Time, at age 65. Since that release in 2016, Garry has been working on his second solo album, More Like Me. The new album is Garry's homage to the sound of the mid-60s - the sounds he grew up and learned by ear on his cheap guitar. He hopes you like it. And I know you will. Don't miss this chance to see a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer take the Grimey's stage and play his new songs for us all. More Like Me is officially out August 2nd, but we'll have copies on hand for this preview event - a live performance by Garry Tallent and his crack band a week before the album release. You'll be able to get the new record early and get it signed by Garry!

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Ian Ferguson Live at Grimey's
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Ian Ferguson Live at Grimey's

Ian Ferguson can do it all. No, really - the Nashville musician played all the instruments and did all the engineering for his debut album State Of Gold, due out July 26th. According to Paste magazine, "Ferguson is part of a troupe of retro raconteurs with a taste for the strange sonics of the '70s, young punks who grew up digging Bowie, Wire and Bolan in equal measure. Artists like The Lemon Twigs, The Nude Party, and Ferguson's tour-mate Ron Gallo are amongst Ferguson's contemporaries, and 'State of Gold' is proof of that." Ian Ferguson will celebrate his album with a free, all ages, in-store performance at Grimey's on the day it's released!

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Anne McCue & the Cubists Live at Grimey's
Jul
20
5:00 PM17:00

Anne McCue & the Cubists Live at Grimey's

Anne McCue is an Aquarian. The Cubists are Gemini. Anne is a guitar slinger from Sydney, Australia who has called Nashville home for many years now. She has produced other artists such as Emma Swift, Ellen Starski and Scott Miller and has played guitar on albums by such artists as Robyn Hitchcock and Michelle Shocked. She has a new album coming later this year, inspired by the Bowie song "The Man Who Sold The World", but first there's a new 7" single - "Sister Of The Mainline" b/w "Remembory." Join us for a free, all ages in-store performance by Anne McCue & The Cubists in celebration of the new single, on Saturday, July 20th, at 5PM. We'll have the records for sale and free beer for all 21+ peeps. You can also catch her at the Basement on Friday, August 2nd. Check out Anne's show on WXNA - Songs on the Wire, which airs Tuesdays 10-noon.

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Jim Hoke Live at Grimey's
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Jim Hoke Live at Grimey's

If you've listened to an album recorded in Nashville any time in the last 30 years, there's a good chance you've heard the work of Jim Hoke. Known best for his saxophone chops, Hoke is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist who has played sessions for artists like Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle, among many, many others. Hoke released his solo album The Floating Zone. The collection of original material is built on melodies, lyrics and arrangements Hoke conceived while dreaming, hence the phantasmagoric title. Dreaminess aside, the songs are sturdy and thoughtful, showcasing longtime sideman Hoke as a vocalist for the first time in recorded form. It's worth noting, too, that Hoke plays every instrument on the album with the exception of strings and some guest contributions: Duane Eddy and John Oates also lend their talents to The Floating Zone. But it's ultimately Hoke's own vision and influences, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Eddy himself, that make for an intriguing album from a musical voice we're fortunate to finally hear so much more directly. The Floating Zone is a delicious concoction of psychedelic folk and omnipop by an ubiquitous studio wiz & arranger. We're psyched to welcome Jim Hoke to Grimey's for a free, all ages in-store performance. I hope you can join us. We'll have free beer for all 21+ attendees as well!

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Nameless Fest
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Nameless Fest

We're honored to host the Saturday, day show for Nameless Fest V, which kicks off tonight at DRKMTTR. With almost 20 bands participating, this year's Nameless Fest primarily takes place at DRKMTTR, the all-ages DIY show space that recently re-opened in their new home at 1111 Dickerson Pike. Nameless Fest sees punk rock, hardcore, thrash and indie rock bands co-mingled on each night's bills. Performing here Saturday afternoon are Sallow--a Nashville based three-piece, Bulging--post-rockers from Birmingham, AL, Nectar--Champaign, Illinois' poppy four-piece that played our 2018 Record Store Day celebration & released their album, Knocking at the Door, via Infinity Cat Recordings / Rat King Records, and Shell of a Shell--a local group that began as the bedroom project of Chappy Hull, of Gnarwhal and Pile, that now includes Nick Swafford (Teddy and the Rough Riders), Noel Richards (Watcher), & Dylan Liverman.

Her are the set times for this Saturday's free show at Grimey's.

1:00 - Sallow

1:45 - Bulging (AL)

2:30 - Nectar (IL)

3:15 - Shell of a Shell

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Jakob Dylan, Jade Castrinos, and the Echo in the Canyon Band Live at Grimey's
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Jakob Dylan, Jade Castrinos, and the Echo in the Canyon Band Live at Grimey's

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Join Us for the Echo in the Canyon Documentary Film Soundtrack CD Release Party at Grimey's! Jakob Dylan, Jade Castrinos & The Echo In The Canyon band will be performing the music of The Mamas and The Papas, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield. The performance will be followed by a CD signing with Jakob and Jade. The signing is reserved for fans who purchase the soundtrack CD at Grimey's. You can preorder the CD from the Grimey's website ($14.99) or place a preorder in person to receive a wristband to go through the signing line and be sure that you get in for the performance. The show is at 7PM on Wednesday, June 26th.

Echo In The Canyon is the illuminating new documentary film directed by Andrew Slater that explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene (1965-1967) through the stories of those who lived it, and the artists who carry its influence to this day. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack celebrating the music of that era. The soundtrack features new studio recordings of timeless songs by The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas and more, as interpreted by Jakob Dylan along with artists from the film including Fiona Apple, Beck, Jade Castrinos, Cat Power, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young. The Belcourt Theatre is hosting two special screenings of the film on Thursday, June 27th including post-screening discussions with Slater and Dylan and performances by Dylan, Castrinos & the Echo In The Canyon Band (a few tickets still remain for the 10:15 showing). The documentary will open at the Belcourt in July for a regular run and opening date will be announced soon. More info here.

Please note when attending events at Grimey's that limited parking is available on site, so please consider carpooling, walking, biking or ride sharing. Additional parking is available in the inexpensive pay lot behind Walden Bar and Mickey's Tavern and on nearby streets, though please use your best judgement as not to block the somewhat narrow city streets found in our neighborhood.

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The Shootouts Live at Grimey's
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Shootouts Live at Grimey's

The Shootouts debut album "Quick Draw" is an effortless blend of high-energy honky-tonk and traditional country music mixed with touches of Americana and western swing. The band marries a blend of Roy Orbison and Bob Wills with the barn-burning sounds of Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Dwight Yoakam. The combination offers a welcome throwback to sounds that flowed out of Nashville, Texas and California in country music's golden years. Quick Draw was recorded and produced in Brooklyn with guitarist Jim Campilongo (Norah Jones, Little Willies, Zephaniah Ohora). The album is out now and The Shootouts will be in Nashville for the week to play Dee's Country Lounge, $2 Tuesday at the Five Spot and 3rd and Lindsley for WMOT. They will stop in at Grimey's on Monday, June 24th, for a free set in the shop at 6PM! "Getting Western swing and Bakersfield twang mixed together properly takes dedication, musicianship, and spark. The Shootouts do it right. Tight harmonies with tight guitar and steel all on the same record? Count me in, folks." -Radney Foster

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Chuck Mead Live at Grimey's
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Chuck Mead Live at Grimey's

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Neo-traditional honky tonker Chuck Mead has a new album, a Memphis-spiced hardcore country platter called Close to Home, out June 21st. The 11-track collection was recorded at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Studios in Memphis & was produced by Grammy-winning Memphis engineer and producer Matt Toss-Spang (John Prine, Jason Isbell, Margo Price). Mead has been upending expectations and walking the line between hardcore country music and raucous rock'n'roll for the better part of 25 years. As a member of the authentic country music quintet BR5-49 in the 1990s, Mead fused rock'n'roll excitement with the soul of the Music City's honky tonk heritage, sparking the rebirth of Nashville's Lower Broadway music scene. Over the course of the late 90's and the early 21st century, he recorded seven albums with BR5-49 and spread the gospel of neo-traditional country music around the world, garnering the band a CMA Award for Best International Touring Act and three Grammy nominations. He currently serves as the Musical Director/Supervisor/Producer of the hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, as well as the companion CMT dramatic series, Sun Records. We couldn't be more excited to welcome Chuck Mead to Grimey's for a free, all ages in-store performance as part of his Nashville honky tonk tour in celebration of his new album!

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Jim Lauderdale Live at Grimey's
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Jim Lauderdale Live at Grimey's

Two-time Grammy winning Americana icon Jim Lauderdale returns with his 32nd studio album From Another World, a twelve-song collection of empathy, love, forgiveness and humility, an antidote to the anger and divisiveness of todays world. The album includes collaborations with such like-minded co-writers as country legend Melba Montgomery, award-winning producer-songwriter Buddy Cannon, and emerging Americana star Logan Ledger. McCartney-esque melodies, Dylan-esque lyrics, bluegrass, and twangy psychedelia collide on From Another World. Jim has once again opened his heart wide and delivered a beautiful record where country music still cries with the sound of pedal steel guitar and beautiful lyrics flow through aching indelible melodies. Join us for a free, all ages in-store performance by Jim Lauderdale on the Grimey's stage on the day after his new album is released!

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Drivin N Cryin Live at Grimey's
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Drivin N Cryin Live at Grimey's

More than 30 years after the 1986 release of their debut album, Scarred but Smarter, Drivin N Cryin are gearing up to release their ninth studio album, Live the Love Beautiful, on Friday, June 21st. In its current form, Drivin N Cryin is a four-piece that includes founding members Kevn Kinney on guitar and vocals and Tim Nielsen on bass, plus Dave Johnson on drums, and Laur Joamets on lead guitar. Joamets played in Sturgill Simpson's band back when the breakout Metamodern Sounds in Country Music was released, and he joined Drivin N Cryin shortly after parting ways with Sturgill back in 2017. Live The Love Beautiful was produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan - who played guitar for the group for two years before launching his own successful solo career - the 11-track album highlights the quality mix of Southern rock, country and folk that Drivin N Cryin have been perfecting since forming in the mid-Eighties. We're stoked to welcome Drivin N Cryin to Grimey's for an in-store performance in celebration of their new album on the day it's released! See you at 4PM, June 21st. Please note, this in-store is earlier than usual for a Friday due to Drivin N Cryin needing to get to the Exit/In for load-in for the show later in the evening. If you don't have tickets for their Exit/In show on June 21st, you can enter to win a pair right now at Grimey's!

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Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts Live at Grimey's
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts Live at Grimey's

Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic '60s soul. Claiming influences as diverse as Otis Redding's classic soul and Jellyfish's cult power pop recordings. His new EP "In the Meantime", once again recorded with his band the Rusted Hearts, is a collection of songs recorded at various studios on days off between the band's extensive tour dates. Sessions were hosted at Electrical Audio in Chicago with Steve Albini, Shangri La in Lexington, KY with Duane Lundy, and The Midwest Sound in Rockford, IL. Following the release of 2016's Heavy Metal, and with a full-length album on the way later this year, the band figured "in the meantime" they should release some new music. We're stoked to welcome Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts to Grimey's to celebrate their new release with a free, all ages live performance!

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Baroness Listening Party
Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Baroness Listening Party

Stop by on Friday, June 14th at 11:00 to listen to the new Baroness record, Gold & Grey, out that day on Abraxan Hymns. Not only will we be spinning the album in shop but we'll also be giving away some cool Baroness swag and one lucky attendee will win a signed drum head! Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter to win a pair of tickets to see Baroness when they perform on July 30th at Cannery Ballroom.

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Steve Poltz Live at Grimey's
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Steve Poltz Live at Grimey's

A true musical iconoclast, Steve Poltz has done it all. He was born in Nova Scotia but first made his mark during his years in San Diego with cowpunk cult faves The Rugburns. Poltz co-wrote an iconic, multiplatinum single ('You Were Meant For Me' with then girlfriend Jewel), signed to a major label (he chafed under the restrictions) and created a career as a songwriter, humorist and and collaborator with a fervid following. Now based in Nashville; Poltz has, for the first time in two decades, decided to partner with a label, Compass Records. Bookended by songs inspired as a response to a mass shooting, Shine On, produced by Will Kimbrough, is Poltz at his most searching and insightful, with the wry, slightly skewed world-view that has endeared him to so many.

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Ida Mae Live at Grimey's
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Ida Mae Live at Grimey's

Ida Mae is a British duo with elements of blue-eyed soul, acoustic Americana and a modern, minimalist approach. Ida Mae's magic lies in the sensuous dovetailing of two voices and the intimacy of their songs. Their chemistry on stage isn't just a dramatic pose and is a truly captivating sight to behold. Hailing from Norwich and born out of Kill It Kid, who established their credentials in the British Music indie Rock world, Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean present themselves as a sensual version of White Stripes meets Civil Wars meets the XX. Singing together, the couple have an unusual which-is-which? dynamic, blurring gender lines in the process. Their new album Chasing Lights was produced by (Laura Marling, Paul McCartney, Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams) who also plays drums on the record. It's out June 7th and Ida Mae will join us for a free, all ages in-store performance on June 10th, at 6PM, to celebrate.

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Jason Ringenberg Live at Grimey's
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Jason Ringenberg Live at Grimey's

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Jason Ringenberg is a bonafide Nashville legend and we couldn't be more excited to welcome him for his first-ever in-store performance at Grimey's! Born and raised on an Illinois hog farm, Ringenberg made his way to Nashville in 1981 and immediately formed cow-punk pioneers Jason & The Nashville Scorchers. Throughout the '80s and '90s the Scorchers (forced to drop 'Nashville' from their name by the suits at their major label) tore up venues across the planet and became known as one of the most exciting live bands of their era. Their instinctive ability to combine traditional country music with high-energy punk rock has not been surpassed to this day. In 2008 they were awarded the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. Never one to rest on his laurels, in 1999 the "Godfather of Americana" (Mojo) went solo. To date, he has released five Jason Ringenberg solo albums, with everyone from the BBC to USA Today lauding his songwriting. In 2002 he created a children's music character called Farmer Jason, winning numerous awards including an Emmy for his PBS program. His latest album Stand Tall was written whilst participating in the Artist in Residence Program for the National Park Service at Sequoia National Park. It is not hard to imagine him writing songs whilst climbing a 10000 foot Sierra Nevada mountain! That restless spirit will not be stilled. Don't miss this chance to see Jason Ringenberg play a free, all ages set on the Grimey's stage!

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Dylan Leblanc Live at Grimey's
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dylan Leblanc Live at Grimey's

We're excited about Dylan LeBlanc's new album Renegade, produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson). It's out Friday, June 7th, and LeBlanc will celebrate with a free, all ages performance at Grimey's on release day, at 6PM! Recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville, the 10-song album feature LeBlanc and his longtime band, The Pollies. Of the album, LeBlanc shares, "I wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live. So, I started with 'Renegade,' which was fitting since I felt myself going in a new, more intense direction with this record. In the studio, I let go almost absolutely and let Dave Cobb do his work. It was a different experience for me-how focused Cobb was and how quickly we would get live takes down. Mostly in one or two takes. Never more than three. It left me spinning at how quickly it all came together. Over the course of ten days Renegade was complete and ready for mastering. And I couldn't be more excited to share it with you." We couldn't be more excited to welcome Dylan LeBlanc back to Grimey's. We'll also have a sweet exclusive poster for you with purchase!

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As Cities Burn Live at Grimey's
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

As Cities Burn Live at Grimey's

Since their inception in 2002, As Cities Burn have garnered tremendous respect for their progressive take on the post-hardcore genre. Upon the release of their 2005 full-length debut, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, fans and critics alike fell in love with the balanced dynamic of TJ Bonnette's visceral screams and the clean vocals of his brother, Cody, who also serves as the primary songwriter in the band. In 2006, TJ's new marriage saw him leave As Cities Burn for a new life in Mississippi. The remaining members forged ahead, undergoing several lineup and stylistic changes over the next three years and releasing two more acclaimed full lengths - Come Now Sleep (2007) and Hell or High Water (2009) - before disbanding in 2009.This, however, is not where their story ends.In the time since, As Cities Burn would occasionally play one-off shows, but no plans for a proper reunion were discussed until a few years ago when TJ moved to Nashville where his brother and the rest of the band were living. Casual jam sessions commenced and, before long, a concrete plan fo a new record began to take shape. Two years later, As Cities Burn are ready to unveil Scream Through The Walls - their first album in ten years and the first with the Bonnette brothers collaborating since the band's seminal debut. Recorded with producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, Meg & Dia, The Chariot), Scream Through The Walls is out June 7th. As Cities Burn will celebrate with a free, all ages live performance on the Grimey's stage 2 days before release day - Wednesday, June 5th, at 6PM. You will be able to get the album early, at the in-store. The band will meet fans and sign records following the performance.

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Rod Picott In-Store Performance & Reading
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Rod Picott In-Store Performance & Reading

Former construction worker turned singer-songwriter Rod Picott has released nine albums since his debut Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues in 2000. Born in New Hampshire and raised in South Berwick, Maine, Picott has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 1994. His poetry debut, God in His Slippers, was published by Mezcalita Press in 2017. Bestselling author Nicholson Baker praised the collection as "Life-loving poems that tell you what you need to know." Out Past the Wires is Rod Picott's first work of fiction. It accompanies the album of the same title and expands on the characters in that album's songs in finer detail. Fans of Picott’s music know the craft and the beauty in his vignettes of working-class life and love. They will hear a similar voice in this collection of twelve short stories, the insight and honesty of which will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. Rod Picott will be on hand for a performance and reading on Thursday, May 30, at 6PM. 

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Olden Yolk Live at Grimey's
May
28
12:00 PM12:00

Olden Yolk Live at Grimey's

The musical duo of Shane Butler & Caity Shaffer released their debut album as Olden Yolk last year, an alluring concoction of hypnotic folk & kosmiche rhythms, expanding & refining Butler's work in his former band Quilt toward a more focused direction. The songs on new album Living Theatre (out May 17th) were written & recorded during a heavy time of transition & upheaval for the duo, with personal tragedies and a big move from their NYC home to a warmer climate in Los Angeles coloring the album's inception. Musically, the duo's songwriting has gelled into a unified front, relying more on the subtle shifts of melody & rhythm than a barrage of chord changes; Living Theatre's hooks lap at your feet like a babbling brook, rather than bowl you over like violent waves, pointing to a new frontier for the group; soaring skyward toward the emotionally textural plateaus of trailblazers like The Go-Betweens or Yo La Tengo. We're very excited to welcome Olden Yolk to Grimey's for a free, all ages in-store performance on Tuesday, May 28th, at 12 noon. Please note the earlier than usual time for this event. Olden Yolk will also perform at Soft Junk the previous evening, Monday, May 27th, with Rainsticks, Ry Jennings and Lawndry.

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Jimbo Mathus In-Store Performance
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Jimbo Mathus In-Store Performance

Jimbo Mathus has blazed a singular path as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and shaman for 40 years, recording and releasing more than 300 songs that are a testament to his hoodoo craftsmanship and to the sounds, sights and spirits of his inspirations in the deep South. His new album, Incinerator, out April 5 via Mississippi's Big Legal Mess Records, is the epitome of that art - an incendiary reflection of his world in music. The new album was recorded in a burst of inspiration, with all but overdubs cut in just two days in Water Valley, Mississippi's Dial Back Sound. Surprisingly, Mathus, who has produced dozens of albums, decided to hand the controls to Bronson Tew and Drive-By Truckers bassist Matt Patterson, who co-own Dial Back, and opted to play piano instead of his trademark guitar. Rising Americana star Lilly Hiatt guests on the album, as does violinist Andrew Bird, who also plays in Squirrel Nut Zippers with Mathus. We're stoked to welcome Jimbo Mathus back to Grimey's for an in-store performance on May 22nd, at 6PM.

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Patrick Damphier Live at Grimey's
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Patrick Damphier Live at Grimey's

Patrick Damphier's debut album, Say I'm Pretty, has been described as "dreamy and gorgeous", harkening to "peak era Rough Trade Records" guitar pop, perfect for fans of Real Estate, Beach Fossils, and the like. The ten intricately layered songs feature appearances from the likes of Richard Swift, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Molly Parden and Nicole Atkins. Damphier is proud to present selections from the release at a special Grimey's in-store live performance, bringing a full band which features members of Sun Seeker, Lambchop, Okey Dokey, Rayland Baxter, Jenny Lewis and The Features to recreate the intricately layered affair. We'll have the limited edition red vinyl on hand for purchase.

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Amanda Palmer Live at Grimey's
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Amanda Palmer Live at Grimey's

Amanda Palmer is known for announcing last-minute pop-up shows by messaging directly to her fans on social media. Well she's in town this weekend for a show at the Ryman this Saturday, May 18th, and she's popping up at Grimey's earlier in the afternoon at 2PM! Palmer will meet fans and sign records. She's on tour behind There Will Be No Intermission, the 3rd solo album proper from the uncompromising Dresden Dolls frontwoman, her most powerful & personal collection to date. We'll have plenty of copies of the new record on vinyl & CD on hand so don't miss this chance to meet Amanda Palmer! Tickets for her Ryman show are still available here.

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