John Paul White - Acoustic In-Store Performance and Signing
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

John Paul White - Acoustic In-Store Performance and Signing

John Paul White has a new album out April 12th called The Hurting Kind. We're excited to announce that he'll perform an acoustic set at Grimey's on Tuesday, March 26th, at 6PM! To make sure you get in for this intimate live performance, we'll begin taking preorders for the new record starting Thursday, March 7th, at 10AM. With each preorder, you'll receive a wristband guaranteeing you get in for the performance. All customers who preorder The Hurting Kind will also receive a limited edition poster which you'll be able to get signed after the performance on March 26th. You must have a wristband to go through the signing line. We are taking preorders in person at Grimey's through the weekend. If slots are still available we will begin taking preorders over the phone on Monday, March 11th, at 10AM (615-226-3811), as well as via our webstore. Space is limited so preorder today to guarantee you get in & get to meet John Paul White!

The Hurting Kind, White’s third solo record, follows The Long Goodbye and Beulah. His music has drawn audiences deep, with fans of indie rock, folk, and Americana, now able, once again, to get together under one (vaulted) roof here at the record shop to enjoy his songcraft. The Hurting Kind pulls from “the lush, orchestrated” sound prevalent in Nashville’s country music from decades past but still has an urgency in contemplating such matters as “overwhelming love, unraveling relationships, or the fading memory of a loved one.”

Since the album is released in mid-April, we will not have stock available at the in-store on March 26th. You will receive a special, limited edition poster at the in-store to get signed by John Paul White. He will also sign copies of his other solo LPs. Starting April 12th, you can pick up your vinyl and CDs of The Hurting Kind at Grimey's at your convenience. We're very excited to welcome John Paul White back to Grimey's!

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Kyle Hamlett Uno In-Store Performance
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Kyle Hamlett Uno In-Store Performance

Kyle Hamlett has fronted Nashville art-rock band lylas for nearly 15 years. On Nowhere Far, his first proper solo album, he invokes the strange chamber of acoustic textures present in early lylas material, yet charged with his current sense of sonic adventure. Acousti-kraut chugs sidle up to fingerstyle drone poems and half remembered reveries. Throughout, Hamlett keeps one eye on the human experience and one eye deeply inward. Mysterious and inquisitive, questions are answered with even stranger questions. Recorded in tandem with Jeremy Ferguson at Battletapes Studios and Jake Davis at Sweetblood Sound, Nowhere Far suggests that sometimes to get the farthest out, one simply has to look inside. We're excited to welcome Kyle Hamlett back to Grimey's for an in-store performance in celebration of his new solo album. Our old pal and former Grimey's staffer Sam Fuller-Smith aka Whisperer will also be joining Kyle for this performance. Kyle Hamlett Uno will perform at Halcyon Bike shop the following day, Saturday, March 30th.

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The Prescriptions In-Store Performance
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Prescriptions In-Store Performance

Formed in 2015, Nashville based rock band The Prescriptions have quickly become a "must see" act in the southeastern regional music scene. Following the release of their EP 'Either Side' in 2016, they has maintained a healthy performance schedule while continuing to move forward musically. On April 5th, 2019 the band will be releasing their first full length LP "Hollywood Gold" on Single Lock Records.

"Hollywood Gold, which is due out April 5th, 2019, demonstrates a considerable breadth in Hays Ragsdale Ragsdale's writing, ranging from Laurel Canyon folk rock and Americana to echoes of vibey new wave and power pop." --Billboard Magazine.

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Record Store Day 2019
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019 will be held on April 13, 2019!!! There is some confusion with the Google listing for Record Store Day, as it says that it will be held on the 20th, but it will in fact be held on April 13, 2019!!!!!

Stay tuned for more info for Grimey’s RSD 2019 festivities, and until then check out the Record Store Day website for more info!

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Steve Earle In-Store Performance & Signing
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Steve Earle In-Store Performance & Signing

We are over the moon to announce that Steve Earle will perform at Grimey's in celebration of his new album GUY - Earle's tribute to one of his mentors and heroes and one of the greatest songwriters ever - Guy Clark. We've always wanted to have Steve Earle play at Grimey's and it's finally happening! Starting tomorrow, Friday March 8th, when we open at 10AM, stop into Grimey's to preorder GUY on TX To TN clear vinyl ($23.99), Indie Exclusive blue vinyl ($23.99) or CD ($13.99) to get your wristband guaranteeing you'll get in for the live performance on Thursday, April 25th, at 6PM, and get your record or CD signed! The super limited TX To TN pressing is clear vinyl and limited to the first 45 who preorder it. All remaining vinyl will be the blue indie exclusive.

Steve Earle was nineteen and had just hitchhiked from San Antonio to Nashville in 1974. Back then if you wanted to be where the best songwriters were you had to be in there. Guy Clark had moved to Nashville and if you were from Texas, Guy Clark was king. Flash forward more than forty years. In the fall of 2018, Steve and The Dukes went into House Of Blues studio in Nashville and recorded GUY in six days. 'I wanted it to sound live...When you've got a catalog like Guy's and you're only doing sixteen tracks, you know each one is going to be strong.' Earle and his current, perhaps best-ever Dukes lineup, take on these songs with a spirit of reverent glee and invention. But in the end Guy leads the listener back to its beginning, namely Guy Clark, which is what any good 'tribute' should do. Guy is a saga of friendship, its ups and downs, what endures. We are lucky that Earle remembers and honors these things, because like old friends, Guy is a diamond.

Steve Earle will sign copies of GUY after his performance on April 25th. You must have a wristband to go through the signing line. We are taking preorders in person at Grimey's starting March 8th and you will be able to preorder from our website at grimeys.com/preorders beginning this coming Monday, March 11th, at 10AM. One wristband per preorder. This is gonna be awesome so don't delay.

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Lambchop In-Store Performance
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lambchop In-Store Performance

Our old pals Lambchop are back with a brand new album called This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You), out this Friday, March 22nd. They've freshened up the band's lineup and process yet again, yielding a groovy, relaxed and even soothing recording. As with 2012's engrossing Mr. M and 2016's staggering Flotus, Kurt Wagner's openness to unexpected collaborators to give his thoughts and feelings the shape they need was central to the creation of This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You). In the summer of 2017, Wagner re-met Matthew McCaughan, who has spent the last decade drumming for the likes of Bon Iver and Hiss Golden Messenger. McCaughan told Wagner he had been adventuring inside the world of rack-mounted analogue synthesizers and asked if Wagner might send some vocals to which he could compose. They became instant musical pen pals, with Wagner sending him a cappella takes of new song ideas and McCaughan dispatching long-form synthesizer pieces for inspiration. McCaughan eventually headed to Nashville, where, together, they put the band behind the songs, using pedal steel and piano and the harmonica of Nashville legend Charlie McCoy to color in the spaces of these black-and-white sketches. It's an intoxicating brew that's got us all tingling with excitement about the fact that Kurt and the boys will join us this Sunday, March 24th, for an intimate in-store performance at 1PM. You don't want to miss this one, folks.

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David Mead In-Store Performance
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

David Mead In-Store Performance

David Mead just released his first new solo album in 8 years(!) called COBRA PUMPS. Although he's remained busy with projects like Elle Macho, his collaboration with Butterfly Boucher and Lindsay Jamieson, and Davey Ukelele & The Gag Time Gang, a supergroup masquerading as a merry kids band (in addition to Mead, the lineup includes Swan Dive's Bill DeMain, Brother Henry's David Henry and The Mavericks' Paul Deakin), there's nothing like the catchy pop-rock and mature songwriting of his solo records. According to David - "When it came time to figure how to release COBRA PUMPS, I needed money and, out of habit, approached a few different music business people for help. After a few slightly bizarre meetings in which algorithmically-induced metrics and social media compliance were discussed with a ferocity once reserved for killer hooks and Led Zeppelin, I deduced that I simply don't fit into the industry anymore, if I ever did. It now requires very different skill sets than the ones I have spent my life attempting to master. And that is OK with me..." Mead needn't worry. His new album is packed with great lyrics, melodies and hooks. It's vintage David Mead. We're excited to welcome David back to Grimey's to play his new songs on our new stage! It's been too long so I hope you'll join us in welcoming David Mead back.

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Mumford & Sons In-Store Performance
Mar
22
3:00 PM15:00

Mumford & Sons In-Store Performance

Mumford & Sons are coming to Nashville on Friday, March 22nd, to play Bridgestone Arena with the most ambitious show they've yet mounted. Do you miss the stripped-down presentation of old? Well you'll get your chance to see Mumford & Sons do their thing on the intimate Grimey's stage earlier in the afternoon on March 22nd, at 3PM! This is the 2nd time the guys have graced us with a live performance for Grimey's customers and we couldn't be more stoked (and grateful). This is a free performance and no purchase is required but space is limited. While supplies last, stop by Grimey's starting tomorrow, Friday, March 1st, at 10AM, to pick up your wristband guaranteeing you entry to the Mumford & Sons in-store.

UPDATE: All wristbands for Mumford & Sons at Grimey’s are GONE. This event is SOLD OUT.

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Jeff Tweedy In-Store Performance
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Jeff Tweedy In-Store Performance

Oh man are we excited to announce that Jeff Tweedy will stop in the shop for a solo performance on the Grimey's stage! He's in town to play the James K. Polk Theater at TPAC on Wednesday, March 20th (some tickets to that show are still available here) and will also perform a solo set at Grimey's earlier that same day, at 12noon. Tweedy is on tour to promote his recent solo album WARM and his book Let's Go (So We Can Get Back). To ensure you get in for this intimate performance, you can buy Jeff's album on vinyl or CD at Grimey's, or pick up a copy of his book here. For each CD, LP or book purchased, you will receive a wristband that guarantees you'll get in for the performance. We will begin giving out wristbands with purchase on Friday, March 15th, at 10AM. Initially, you must come to Grimey's in person to get a wristband. Starting Sunday, March 17th, at Noon, you'll be able to secure a wristband by ordering the album or book online via our web store! Space is limited so don't delay!

As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco, and before that the cofounder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American music's most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers. Since starting Wilco in 1994, Jeff has written original songs for ten Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums full of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series. In 2014, he released Sukierae, a musical collaboration with his son, drummer Spencer Tweedy. He has produced a trio of albums for iconic soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples. And now he has written a compelling memoir that chronicles his (mostly) musical endeavors and lessons learned while capturing his personality so well you can't help but hear the author's warm, familiar voice leaping off the page. Tweedy also recently released his first-ever solo album WARM, containing his most personal songs yet. It's kind of audio companion to the book. WARM was produced and recorded entirely by Jeff at Chicago's now legendary studio, The Loft (with help from some of his usual collaborators - Spencer Tweedy, Glenn Kotche and Tom Schick). Don't miss this chance to see one of America's greatest artists in the intimate environs of Grimey's Records.

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Halfnoise In-Store Performance
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Halfnoise In-Store Performance

Halfnoise is the project of Paramore drummer Zac Farro. He developed the trippy synth/psych-pop sound of Halfnoise after his departure from Paramore in 2010.  Halfnoise mixes dance-ready indie rock with sunny, '60s-style melodies and swirling instrumentals, drawing up a wide array of influences from the Beach Boys to Tame Impala, Sigur Ros, and U2. After releasing two albums and an EP, Farro reconnected with his old pals in Paramore and re-joined the band, releasing a new Halfnoise EP "Flowerss" in 2018. Zac now performs some Halfnoise songs during Paramore's live sets as well as continuing to record and tour as Halfnoise. He's bringing his live show to town to play the Basement East on Friday, March 15th, and will grace us with a free, all ages live set at Grimey's the following day, Saturday, March 16th, at 5PM.

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Glomus In-Store Performance
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Glomus In-Store Performance

Glomus is a Cookeville-based trio that plays what you might call old school math rock. Some would peg them as a post-rock band as well, from those heady days back in the '90s when bands explored experimental textures and timbre rather than traditional song forms, often employing complicated time signatures, lots of effects pedals and minimal or no vocals. Glomus do all this while never losing sight of compositional structure on their debut album 'Circle.' The band manages to make all that complexity sound accessible while rocking like nobody's business. It's a compelling and epic sound and I can't wait to hear them create it live at Grimey's when Glomus celebrates the release of their album with a free, all ages in-store performance. This one's on a Saturday during BEER:30 so expect free beers if you're 21 or over.

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Dee White In-Store Performance
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dee White In-Store Performance

Who is Dee White? He's a Nashville newcomer who impressed Dan Auerbach enough to sign to Easy Eye Sound and he didn't stop there. White's debut album Southern Gentleman (out this Friday, March 1st) features, among others, Allison Krauss, who sings on four songs. A world-class vocalist, she found a kindred spirit in the 19 year-old Dee, whose unforced vibrato and effortless tone floored her. During one recording session, she pointed to Dee in the vocal booth and announced, "From now on, you only sing with me." Not bad for a Nashville newcomer. The guest list doesn't stop there. Fellow Nashville newcomer Ashley McBryde duets with Dee on "Road That Goes Both Ways," their voices backed by sweeping strings and steel guitar. Auerbach himself plays guitar throughout the album, while first-class sideman like Bobby Wood (keyboardist for Elvis Presley and Garth Brooks), Bubba Chrisman (drummer on Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man"), and Billy Sanford (the man behind Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" guitar riff) all appear on multiple tracks. On an album filled with all-star musicians, however, it's Dee White who shines the brightest, filling Southern Gentleman with a mix of youthful energy, rich lyrical metaphors and swooning melodies."We were just trying to write standards," says Dee. Stripped free of pitch correction and studio trickery, Southern Gentleman is an honest portrayal of a 19 year-old natural. Dee White's songs are classics-in-the-making, inspired by traditional sounds but happily rooted in the 21st century. This isn't a throwback record. Instead, it's a contemporary, ageless album — one that packs just as strong a punch today as it would've 50 years ago. Dee White will celebrate his album release with a free, all ages in-store performance at Grimey's on Thursday, March 7th, at 6PM!

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Ttotals - In-Store Performance
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Ttotals - In-Store Performance

Nashville's Ttotals have been rocking Nashville and beyond for near a decade now. The outer blues brothers create dynamic psychedelia that seeps through minimal grooves and expands as revelatory croons. Last year they released their latest 'Skyview Drive' and The Vinyl District raves, "Don't think blooze or Jon Spencer-esque Bah-Luuze, think of neo-psych with a dark thrust and a non-toxic Morrison-esque vibe. Their best one yet." The trio is headed out on tour and down to SXSW and want to kick off their road trip with an in-store set at Grimey's. Join us for this free, all ages live performance and help send Ttotals out on the road with a big Nashville bang! We'll also have free beer for all you 21+ rockers.

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SUSTO - Instore Performance
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

SUSTO - Instore Performance

We're very excited to welcome SUSTO back to Grimey's for the release of their third album and debut for Rounder Records - Ever Since I Lost My Mind. The new album is the creative musical persona of charismatic frontman Justin Osborne. It's is a resounding triumph: a mix of new partnerships and collaborations with old friends, all anchored by Osborne's perceptive songs that explore connection, loss, and transience--and the pain and joy each brings. With their rock-rooted sound, SUSTO keeps listeners engaged by refusing to occupy an easily defined space. Produced by Ian Fitchuck (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly) and featuring key input from Osborne's longtime creative sounding board Wolfgang Zimmerman, Ever Since I Lost My Mind defiantly experiments with synth embellishments, Latin heart, guileless folk, and more. The new album is out February 22nd and we've got SUSTO rockin' the Grimey's stage the following Tuesday, February 26th, at 6PM for a free, all ages in-store performance in celebration of its release. Be sure to catch SUSTO when they return to Nashville on April 12th, to rock the Basement East stage. Tickets for that show are available here.

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Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles In-Store Performance
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles In-Store Performance

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In music as in love, one + one can add up to not two but a new and greater one. On Heart Songs two of the world's greatest guitarists, Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles, make this clear. Both are masters of their instrument, honored by the iconic Chet Atkins with the rare designation of CGP (Certified Guitar Player). Their early journeys were dissimilar. Emmanuel began his in Australia, grew up on the road with his family's band, settled as a teenager in Sydney and left his rock band to launch a spectacular solo career. Knowles followed a more academic path, eventually earning a PH.D. in physics from Texas Christian University but then electing to pursue his true love of music. Inevitably they would cross paths, become friends and perform on stages and clinics around the world. Their styles are distinctive but for that very reason they mesh seamlessly, with Knowles generally creating sophisticated but compelling foundations over which Emmanuel's guitar soars in astonishing yet always musical flights. Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles will honor us with what's sure to be a stunning live performance in celebration of their new collaboration! Heart Songs is released on January 11th and the free, all ages live performance is Saturday, February 23rd, at 1PM. Please note the earlier-than-usual in-store time and join us!

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Yola In-Store Performance
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Yola In-Store Performance

The British singer-songwriter - born Yolanda Quartey, then known as Yola Carter, and now simply as Yola - grew up in Bristol, performed with Massive Attack and played with a band of her own called Phantom Limb, before releasing an EP as Yola in 2016. She is now poised to release her debut album, Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach. "The moment I met Yola I was impressed," says Auerbach. "Her spirit fills the room, just like her voice ... she has the ability to sing in a full roar or barely a whisper and that is a true gift. She made everyone in the studio an instant believer." The album was recorded at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound in Nashville and features appearances by Vince Gill and Johnny Cash's bassist Dave Roe, plus Gene Chrisman, Bobby Wood, and Molly Tuttle (the Easy Eye 'wrecking crew'). Walk Through Fire establishes Yola as the queen of country soul from the first note. The album is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. Yola previously performed with Massive Attack, and also played with a band of her own, Phantom Limb, but WalkThroughFire is a career-defining and genre-bending release from one of the most exciting emerging British artists in music today.

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Jonathan Wilson - Instore Performance
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Jonathan Wilson - Instore Performance

Jonathan Wilson is a musician's musician. He's an in-demand producer (Father John Misty, Dawes, Conor Oberst) and accompanist, playing lead guitar in Roger Waters' touring band as well as lending his talents to records by Jenny Lewis, Bonnie Prince Billy, Erykah Badu, Roy Harper, Chris Robinson and more. Wilson is also an astounding artist with three terrific solo albums that evoke classic rock touchstones from Neil Young and Pink Floyd to the Grateful Dead and the halcyon days of the Laurel Canyon scene. Even with all the well-placed sonic references, Wilson's music is not derivative. His latest album, 2018's 'Rare Birds', features a lush sound that recalls The War On Drugs or Wilco but "uses familiar sounds to take you on a totally new journey - and it's an album in the classic sense, where the songs add up to more than the sum of their parts" according to Variety. I'm such a big fan myself that I begged him to play at Grimey's several years back (which he did!) so I'm very excited to announce that Jonathan Wilson will return to Grimey's this coming Monday, February 18th, at 6pm for a free in-store performance. He's playing 3rd & Lindsley the evening prior, for the Lightning 100 Sunday night live broadcast. This is a very last-minute booking so please help us spread the word and join us for this special, intimate show.

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Boo Ray - Instore Performance
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Boo Ray - Instore Performance

His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his new album Tennessee Alabama Fireworks on Friday, February 15th. We're stoked to host him for a free, all ages live performance at Grimey's on the day his new album is released!

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Abigail - Instore Performance
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Abigail - Instore Performance

Abigail is a singer-songwriter who fronted the hard rock band City Asleep several years back. After an EP release the group disbanded. Abigail released an EP called 'Avalanche' in 2017 and followed that up with a full-length titled 'Jackal Fever.' The new album is a dark and introspective album full of heavy riffs, sweeping ballads and deep musings on life, sanity, personal identity and our ever-changing place in the universe. 

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale!!!!!!
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Girl Scout Cookie Sale!!!!!!

It's hard to express how excited we are for this event. We, as wards of the record store, are unaccustomed to perishable goods, but nonetheless look forward to these baked treats in our shop every year. Somehow these cookies seem to improve upon the typical combination of sugar, flour, milk, and butter, the exotic and sought-after chocolate or coconut. Are they more precise in measuring these mystical elements? Is there a sorcery us commoners have yet to learn or achieve in our everyday baking? When their scarcity in the free market is briefly abated, it can sometimes feel like a magic trick, a dopamine rush in the brain. Then again, it could be the sugar. Come find out for yourself!

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Cass McCombs Tip of the Sphere listening party
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Cass McCombs Tip of the Sphere listening party

Drop by at noon to check out Cass McCombs' new album, Tip of the Sphere, on ANTI Records. We'll be giving away a pair of tickets to see McCombs when he returns to Nashville to play Exit/In on March 14th. We also have a sweet limited edition deluxe LP pressing of the new record that one lucky attendee will win. This special version features 3 bonus tracks, a lyric sheet, a castle topper ("Castillo de la Esfera") , and a double sided laser-cut alternate cover that enables you to see right through it.

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International Clash Day w/ Tommy Gun & WXNA
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

International Clash Day w/ Tommy Gun & WXNA

This is anti-racist, and anti-fear. This is pro-solidarity, pro-unity, and pro-inclusion. This is a public service announcement with GUITARS! Join us as we celebrate the only band that matters - The Clash. February 7th is International Clash Day and we've cooked up a worthy tribute for you. We'll have Tommy Womack's kick-ass tribute band Tommy Gun rocking the Grimey's stage. We'll have Leanne and Ed from WXNA dropping science and rocking the DJ booth with Clash classics and inspirational jams. And it's all free.

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Frances Cone - Instore Performance
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Frances Cone - Instore Performance

Frances Cone is a soulful indie band based in Nashville. For someone with deep familial roots in opera and classical music, founder Christina Cone seems preternaturally capable of writing songs focused on capturing the insane, unthinking fireworks of the human heart. The band consists of Christina and Andrew Doherty and is named after Christina's father and great-grandfather, both musicians themselves in South Carolina. After releasing their full-length debut in 2013, followed by an EP, Paste magazine featured them in their "Best of What's Next" series stating, "You'll hear everything from folk inspired harmonies, to driving bass drums, to grungy synths, all culminating in an arena anthem, where Cone's roof-lifting vocals shine." Frances Cone has just released their latest album 'Late Riser' and will perform a free, all ages live set at Grimey's in celebration on Tuesday, February 5th, at 6PM.

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The Mute Group In-Store Performance
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

The Mute Group In-Store Performance

The Mute Group perform songs composed in the spirit of Laurie Anderson, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Dirty Projectors, Black Moses-era Isaac Hayes, and the haunted, medieval folk songs unearthed by Thomas Ravenscroft. This is theater music for strange, unwritten operas; chants for undiscovered liturgies; ballads for forgotten minstrels. This is music that skews less vintage than ancient, medieval, geologic. These are songs that might just as easily ward off the Evil Eye as entertain. The Mute Group met and live in Nashville, Tennessee. The band is a collaborative project between a Byzantine chanter, a classical organist, a NOLA-trained jazz drummer, and a utility man of hitherto inexhaustible potential. Their debut album Sinister Hand is officially out January 31st. Join us on Saturday, January 26th, at 5PM, for a free and all ages live performance by The Mute Group in celebration of their new album! You'll be able to get the record a few days early and we'll have #FREEBEER courtesy of Tennessee Brew Works for all 21+ attendees.

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Bring Me The Horizon Signing
Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

Bring Me The Horizon Signing

Sheffield, England based rockers Bring Me The Horizon are releasing their long-awaited new album amo on Friday, January 25th. It just so happens that they're in town to play Municipal Auditorium on January 23rd and we got 'em for a meet & greet/signing the day after their gig - Thursday, January 24th, at 5PM! Starting tomorrow, Friday, January 18th, when Grimey's opens at 10am, come on in and preorder amo on vinyl ($25.99) or CD (13.99) for your wristband to go through the signing line and meet Bring Me The Horizon and get your copy of amo signed! You'll also get the new record a day early. Preorders are only available in person at Grimey's initially. We will begin taking preorders over the phone (615-226-3811) on Monday, January 21st, at 10AM.

amo is the band's sixth studio album. They spent time writing and recording in Los Angeles, with members Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish handling production. What has transpired is one of their most exhilarating, genre crossing albums to date. Says Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes, "amo is a love album that explores every aspect of that most powerful emotion. It deals with the good the bad and the ugly, and as a result we've created an album that's more experimental, more varied, weird, and wonderful than anything we've done before." While amo has some surprises, it very much sticks to the band's successful style of massive stadium-bouncing rock songs with huge singalong choruses. Bring Me The Horizon have been on a rocket of a journey over the last few years, selling over 4 Million albums globally to date, playing sell out shows in over 40 countries.

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The Vegabonds In-Store Performance
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Vegabonds In-Store Performance

With four full-length albums under their belt and three European tours, The Vegabonds are ready for prime time with their fifth release appropriately titled 'V'. The Alabama-born, Nashville-bred quintet are forging into their second decade spreading the gospel of pure New South Rock. Known for sensational live performances, powerhouse guitar riffs and impactful songwriting, The Vegabonds are a rock band with tinges of Country and Americana. The new album was produced by Tom Tapley (Blackberry Smoke, Surgarland, Mastodon) and The Vegabonds will hit the stage at Grimey's for a free, live performance in celebration of its release on Tuesday, January 22nd, at 6PM.

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Neyla Pekarek In-Store Performance
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Neyla Pekarek In-Store Performance

For the past 8 years, Neyla Pekarek was one of the distinctive voices of The Lumineers. Now the cellist and classically trained vocalist has struck out on her own with a solo album inspired by a legendary frontierswoman named Rattlesnake Kate, who singlehandedly killed 140 snakes as they encroached on her and her son and then made a flapper-style dress, necklace and shoes out of their skins. Pretty badass, eh?! “It was one of the weirdest things I’d ever heard,” says Neyla, admiringly. Still beguiled by the legend, the musician turned to Kate as muse for her solo debut, 'Rattlesnake' (out January 11 on S-Curve Records/BMG). “She lived outside from what women were expected to be,” Neyla says. The album is at turns rollicking and moving, journeying from Americana to blues and even doo-wop, the latter an extension of her previous stints in award-winning barbershop quartets. Produced by M. Ward (She & Him, Monsters of Folk), 'Rattlesnake' is, in her words, “a song cycle with storytelling.” Neyla Pekarek will join us for an intimate in-store performance on Sunday, January 20th, at 2PM. She will sign copies of 'Rattlesnake' following the performance.

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Bill Lloyd In-Store Performance
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Bill Lloyd In-Store Performance

Many know Bill Lloyd from his hit-making days as half of country duo Foster & Lloyd. Many know him as one of the founders of The Long Players, one of the greatest tribute bands on the planet. But to really know Bill Lloyd is to know he is one of the icons of classic power pop. His new album 'Working the Long Game' is Bill Lloyd's ninth full-length solo album and his second for the Texas-based Spyderpop Records label. It's chock full of catchy, tuneful, guitar-based songs sure to satisfy fans with a desire for melodic rock and roll with intelligent lyrics and includes co-writes with Freedy Johnston, Graham Gouldman, Tom Petersson and more. "Working the Long Game has it all. Pleasing harmonies. Guitar jangle to spare. And most of all, great melodies." --Power Pop News. Bill Lloyd will make his debut on the new Grimey's stage on Saturday, January 19th, at 5PM, to celebrate his new album. That's during BEER:30 so free beer for all 21+ attendees!

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Danny Burns In-Store Performance
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Danny Burns In-Store Performance

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Two decades before releasing his 2018 debut 'North Country', a collaborative album filled with appearances by icons like Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, and Tift Merritt, Danny Burns kicked off his career as a traveling folksinger, logging shows on both sides of the Atlantic. He's been on the road ever since, sharpening a sound that mixes the folk traditions of his native Ireland with diverse American influences. In America for 19 years -- first in New York City, where he cut his teeth with a string of bar gigs, followed by stints in New Orleans, Chicago, and the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC -- Burns has shared shows with a number of acclaimed musicians who, like him, breathe new life into older sounds. 'North Country' nods to that diverse group of friends, shining a light not only Burns himself, but also on the community he inhabits. Holly Williams, Mindy Smith, Dan Tyminski, Cara Dillon, Tim O'Brien, ChessBoxer, and Old Crow Medicine Show's Critter Fuqua all make appearances. The result is a transatlantic folk album that's both diverse and driving, filled with swooning melodies, evocative storytelling, and an elevated level of musicianship. 'North Country' is officially out January 18th. Danny Burns will stop in Grimey's for a live in-store performance 2 days before, on Wednesday, January 16th, at 6PM. We will have the album for sale at the in-store.

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The Medium - In-Store Performance
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

The Medium - In-Store Performance

Start grooving and drooling over a casserole of jangle pop and high jinks made by some of  Nashville’s finest - Michael Brudi, Jared Hicks, Shane Perry and Sam Silva. The Medium entertains and endears with an audible, suspicious grin and shoulder-shaking melodies. The four have been playing shows together since 2016. This past October, the Nashville Scene debuted the band’s first single “Good ol’ Days” which Aquarium Drunkard deemed a “bonafide earworm." Catch them live at Grimey's on Tuesday, January 15th, at 6PM, as they celebrate the release of their new 7-inch. They play The Basement the next evening, on January 16th. The new 7-inch will be available at Grimey's starting Wednesday, January 9th.

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Rock Eupora In-Store Performance
Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

Rock Eupora In-Store Performance

With his 3rd album, Clayton Waller, the Nashville-via-Mississippi fuzz pop artist known as Rock Eupora, has concocted the perfect blend of punchy guitars and unforgettable melodies. The album is self-titled and finds Waller contending with the challenges of a 20-something searching for his place in the world. Written, performed, and produced by Waller himself, 'Rock Eupora' is his most cohesive and sonically adventurous album to date. Recorded in a professional studio as opposed to his typical DIY home recording approach, the change in setting allows the depth of detail in each track to be fully appreciated. Seamless transitions weave the songs together in what resembles a stream of creative consciousness - yet, every song tells a story strong enough to stand on its own. With a tinge of '80s influence and what Waller describes as "psychedelic tendencies", 'Rock Eupora' makes for a well-developed follow up to 2016's Soon the Sun Will Come. Join us as we welcome Rock Eupora back for an in-store performance at Grimey's to celebrate! Free beer for everyone 21 and over as well.

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Grimey's Welcome to 2019 Sale
Jan
5
to Jan 6

Grimey's Welcome to 2019 Sale

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We started a new tradition last year and were very pleased with how it went so here we go again! Grimey's is having a Welcome to 2019 SALE this Saturday and Sunday, January 5th & 6th. Discounts on everything in the shop! Save 15% off new merchandise and 20% off of our preloved inventory, plus deep discounts on vinyl box sets, 2-for-1 dollar LPs and more! Help us thin out our stock before the dreaded inventory. Don't worry, we've restocked many of the year's best-sellers and choice catalog titles and we're putting out fresh preloved records, CDs, books, DVDs and tapes. Sale excludes concert tickets, gift certificates and consignment items but includes everything else!

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Hygiene Drive - Poverty Awareness Month
Jan
2
to Jan 31

Hygiene Drive - Poverty Awareness Month

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January is Poverty Awareness Month and we've partnered with the Martha O'Bryan Center to host a Hygiene Drive. We're collecting the following to donate to MOC, who will then put these items in the hands of those that truly need them:

Urgent Needs:
* Toilet Paper
* Dishwashing Liquid
* Hand Soap
* Disinfecting Wipes
* Liquid Bleach
* Laundry Detergent
* Window Cleaner
* Paper Towels 
* Tissues

Some other rad local businesses are participating as well (contact them for details on how the drive is being conducted at each location):

Art and Invention Gallery
Asphalt Beach Skateshop
Calypso Cafe (East location)
Cumberland Hardware Co
Harlan Ruby
Look East
Nashville Sweets
RE/MAX Choice Properties - East Nashville
SALON MOGULZ
Vroom Vroom Balloon

To find out more about poverty in the US, Poverty Awareness Month, and the Martha O'Bryan Center, check out these links:

https://www.povertyusa.org/facts
https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2018/demo/p60-263.html
http://www.marthaobryan.org/

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