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:
* Toilet Paper
* Dishwashing Liquid
* Hand Soap
* Disinfecting Wipes
* Liquid Bleach
* Laundry Detergent
* Window Cleaner
* Paper Towels
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
RE/MAX Choice Properties - East Nashville
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
Join us on Thursday, January 31st at 6PM when we spin Mandolin Orange's new record, Tides of a Teardrop, in the record shop. We'll also be giving away awesome M.O. prizes while we sip delicious local brews and feast upon tasty Five Points Pizza and Mandarin Oranges.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, 'Blonde on Blonde,' not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album, but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts never before published, as well as keen insight into the Nashville cats who helped Dylan reach rare artistic heights, it explores the lasting impact of rock's first double album. Based on exhaustive research and in-depth interviews with the producer, the session musicians, studio personnel, management personnel, and others, Daryl Sanders chronicles the road that took Dylan from New York to Nashville in search of "that thin, wild mercury sound." As Dylan told Playboy in 1978, the closest he ever came to capturing that sound was during the 'Blonde on Blonde' sessions, where the voice of a generation was backed by musicians of the highest order. Author Daryl Sanders will join us to discuss his acclaimed book on Dylan, along with a Q&A by Michael Gray, curator of the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit 'Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City'. Also it's BEER:30 so we'll have free cold ones for 21+ attendees, courtesy of Tennessee Brew Works.
Who doesn't love Musicians Corner? This fine organization has been bringing free live performances in the beautiful setting of Centennial Park to Nashville's music lovers since 2010. Now they've got a wonderful new collection of Holiday tunes called 'Season's Greetings from Musicians Corner.' It's a great lineup of Nashville indie acts from across town: Lera Lynn, Sun Seeker, The Sweetheart Deal ( Paul McDonald and Emily Kinney), Tristen, Kyshona, Molly Parden, Becca Mancari, Amber Rubarth, The Daybreaks, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Angel Snow. We've got the CD in stock now at Grimey's and I'm very excited to announce that 3 of the acts on the collection will join us to perform holiday songs live in the shop on Friday, December 14th, at 6PM! Becca Mancari, Sun Seeker (featuring our own Rodrigo), and The Sweetheart Deal will play free, all ages sets filled with holiday cheer. Won't you join us?
We’re excited to welcome psyched-out indie pop band Shy Boys to Grimey’s for a FREE and ALL AGES in-store performance on Saturday, December 8th at 5pm, with complimentary Tennessee Brew Works beer to boot! We’re also giving away a pair of tickets to their December 7th show at the East Room and a vinyl copy of their album Bell House. Swing by the store to enter to win!
Hailed as “The Beach Boys on Robitussin”, Shy Boys (brothers Collin & Kyle Rausch, Konnor Ervin, Kyle Little & Ross Brown) were bred in the dankest basements of Kansas City, MO, as a group of ill-fitting squares in a scene of punks and weirdos. We find these great friends still living in KC, trading instruments and creating melodic, happy-sad tunes to make your heart swell. Shy Boys’ sophomore album Bell House, released on Polyvinyl Records, delivers an abundance of guitar licks, lush and bittersweet vocal harmonies, and complex arrangements that confound and reward on repeated listens.
It's getting to be that holiday season again, and to make your gift purchasing just a bit smoother Grimey's is having a big ole holiday sale on Saturday, December 8th! Come by Grimey's on the 8th to get in on the savings! In particular, our deals will be:
10% off new merchandise*,
15% off preloved merchandise and new box sets,
Add an extra 5% off if you donate a new, unwrapped gift for our Give a Little Christmas Toy Drive!
*excludes consignment items, items already on sale, tickets, and gift certificates
WILDEYES is a Nashville based Americana band made up of Emily Kohavi, Daniel Kohavi, and Max Hoffman. They met as neighbors who got together and started playing music for fun, which led to writing songs. In fact, they became a songwriting machine with the uncanny ability to viscerally connect across generations, ideologies and genres with pure American music wandering South and West. They also work their butts off, touring constantly, and have built quite a strong fanbase. Now it's time for the followthrough, a debut LP called 'Beauty & Sadness'. With deep Nashville roots, a rich Western influence, strong harmonies and timeless songs, WILDEYES is poised to break through. Join us to help them celebrate the album release with a free, all ages live performance at Grimey's!
Whether you are a conventioneer, a vacationer, or a new transplant, 100 Things To Do in Nashville Before You Die delivers a trove of adventures, diversions, tasty meals, and top-notch music. Even natives will have unexpected discoveries. Travel writer and Nashville resident Tom Adkinson shows you special places for live music, introduces you to surprising restaurants, offers quiet places for nature retreats right in the city, and much more. Celebrate and learn more about Music City with author Tom Adkinson on Sauturday, December 1st at 11AM at Grimey's.
Stop by Grimey's to listen to The 1975's new album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. We'll be hanging out while the album plays and will have posters for attendees, plus one lucky fan will have the chance to win a copy of the band's Manifesto. We're also going to give away a copy of the band's self-titled LP, 1975, that they signed when they performed in our old parking lot back in 2014 (purchase the new record in the shop for your chance to win this cool prize).
Tommy Womack has seen it all. As a fixture of the Nashville music scene since back in his days in Government Cheese, he's experienced everything a local musician can go through and he did write that book with 1995's Cheese Chronicles. Dust Bunnies, Womack's first non-fiction work since then is a rollicking, hair-raising, and damned funny, journey through the center of Tommy Womack's battle-scarred mind. Zipping back and forth in time, from childhood to trying to find the gig in Boston to waking up in jail to memories of dad and high school, dust bunnies is about ADD, alcohol, Jesus, rehab, small-town Kentucky, depression, Tourette's, masturbation, rock and roll, life on the road, and life off the road. As Marshall Chapman has put it so sweetly, "I laughed, I cried, I nearly gagged once or twice."
You know how much we love John Prine! In addition to his considerable gifts as a songwriter, his beautiful mug is plastered on the side of our building, his wonderful new album is one of our very best-sellers of this year and he already played an exclusive free show for 600 lucky, astute fans who preordered 'The Tree Of Forgiveness' at Grimey's. One thing we didn't get to do with that Basement East show was offer you a chance to meet the man himself. I'm very pleased to be able to do that now!
John Prine will meet fans and answer your questions at Grimey's on Monday, November 26th, at 5:30. To submit a question for John, stop by Grimey's starting today through Saturday, November 24th. We'll provide an index card for your use, you'll just need to write out your question and note your first name, last initial and your email address. John will answer questions before signing albums in the shop. Grimey's Staffer Tyler Glaser will serve as interviewer, reading the customer questions to John on stage.
Following the Q&A, Prine will sign one item per customer. So bring your favorite John Prine record or artifact or pick one up at Grimey's. We'll have extra stock on his catalog and his book for you. Also there will be no time for photos with John but fans are welcome to take pictures (no flash) throughout the Q&A and signing.
There's a killer new series of books called the RPM Series on the history of classic record labels and the first two to be released are books on Sub Pop Records and Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story, a history of the Nashville-based label that released the electrifying sounds of groovin' jump blues, Southern-fried rock & roll, fervent black gospel and simmering Louisiana swamp blues straight outta Music City USA in the '50s & '60s. Operating out of Ernie's Record Mart, Excello forged a partnership with 50,000 watt radio station WLAC which broadcast a clear-channel signal from dusk till dawn, captivating millions of teenagers and crossing racial boundary lines. Some of the artists who released records on Excello include Slim Harpo, Arthur Gunther, Lightnin' Slim and Lazy Lester. Some of the artists who covered their songs include Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton and more.
Through extensive research and interviews, author Randy Fox chronicles the tale of one of the most unusual record labels to emerge from the 1950s, while shedding new light on Nashville's rich history as much more than a country music town. Randy Fox will regale us with tales from his book about this inimitable label and Ron Wynn will conduct a Q & A, followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Local DJ and avid record collector Paul Glavin (host of Eargasm on WXNA) will spin some of his copies of the original Excello records being discussed. This will be fun as all get-out and a wonderful opportunity to find out so much more about our great Music City. Don't miss. Oh yeah, we'll have #FreeBeer for those 21 and over.
Small Business Saturday, Nov 24, is almost here! It's the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses. Because when they thrive, we all thrive. Read more about Small Business Saturday here!
Will Hoge didn't really need to release a new album in 2018. His most recent, Anchors, came out last August, reaching No. 6 on Billboard Heatseekers and the Top 20 on the Indie Chart. He'd toured the United States and Europe, and could've settled in from there. But there was something he couldn't stop thinking about: his children. Border police. Political corruption. Anti-intellectualism. Poverty. Gun control. A broken education system. Indifference to others' suffering. Each of these things weighed on Hoge, and he confronts them all head-on in My American Dream, a focused and angry protest album for our current times. Will Hoge will join us to celebrate his new release with a free, live set on the Grimey's stage. He'll meet fans and sign records after. And this event is also a charity drive for Give A Little Christmas. We encourage you to bring a new toy or stocking stuffer to donate to kids, from infants to high schoolers.
For eighteen years, the Philadelphia band Mewithoutyou has been a banner name for fans across genres because of their kinetic and truly original style. On their latest [Untitled] Album, the band continues to create the same intensity that has captivated fans for almost two decades. The album was produced by Will Yip at nearby Studio 4, the same place where 2015's epic Pale Horses was tracked. The intense two year writing process included a stay at a 150 year old barn in Western Pennsylvania. This process has proven to create some of the band's finest work to date - while elements of the band's signature sound still remain, there are new aspects at work. Lead single "Julia (or, 'Holy To the LORD' on the Bells of Horses)" is an explosive slow-burner. Marked by a soaring guitar refrain that echoes throughout the first verse, vocalist Aaron Weiss' other-worldly lyrics are sung rather than shouted through his renown spoken-word style. As a whole the record moves like seasons - songs shift between chaos and intimacy, frailty and strength, cacophony and harmony with expert navigation. MewithoutYou is in town to play at Mercy Lounge and will rock the record shop earlier in the day, at noon. Come rock with us!
t's been a treat to host such a wide variety of live music so far at the new Grimey's. We've had full-on rock bands, soul music, electronica, hip hop, Americana and bluegrass just in our first 6 weeks on Trinity. Now I'm super stoked to announce that our first jazz act will grace the Grimey's stage this Friday, November 16th, at 3PM! Marcus Tenney, Morgan Burrs, Corey Fonville, Andrew Randazzo, and DJ Harrison are Butcher Brown. Pulsing from the nerve center of Jellowstone Studios in Richmond VA, Butcher Brown takes careful note of the history and legacy of jazz and throws caution to the wind with wanton abandon. Garage punk jazz funk on the low end of the dial gives way to delicate and elegant compositions as the band shows off without trying. These are not just players, these are musicians. The band settles into nuanced grooves with an innate respect for the past, a reverence for the Headhunters, Stevie Wonder, the Meters and the voodoo of the tape machine on their new direct-to-disc album, 'Camden Session.' Recorded at Mark Ronson's Zelig Studios and cut live to disc at Gearbox Records in London using their legendary all-analogue signal path. This in-store is a little earlier in the day than usual, due to the band's load-in at Marathon Music Works, where they will open for Kamasi Washington later that night. Don't miss this one, folks.
Austin-based singer/songwriter Darden Smith has released fifteen critically-acclaimed albums across a career that spans thirty years. His latest project is The Habit of Noticing: Using Creativity to Make a Life (and a Living), a book that serves as a personal manifesto on the value and art of creativity. A collection of short stories looking at the mindset of working artists, The Habit Of Noticing is also a useful guidebook for those seeking to bring more creativity into their daily life. Darden Smith will be on hand to read and perform at Grimey's on Wednesday, November 14 at 6PM.
We're very excited to welcome Maggie Rose to perform at Grimey's in celebration of her recent release Change The Whole Thing. Rose is a versatile singer/songwriter and a powerhouse vocalist. The new album is a blend of American music encompassing Rock, Soul, R&B, Country and Gospel. It was recorded with a 13-piece band of ringers and all tracks were laid down live in one take, like they used to do down in Muscle Shoals. Rolling Stone raves, "Maggie Rose has come into her own with this current earth-conscious, trippy country-soul stage of her ever-evolving musical persona… Rose's performances [CMA Fest & Bonnaroo] showed her embracing her inner soul diva, belting with fire on 'It's You' and the pulverizing 'Pull You Through.' Just to drive the point home, Rose and her band even stretched out on a swinging cover of 'The Letter,' doing a more-than-respectable impression of the funky Mad Dogs & Englishmen arrangement originally sung by Joe Cocker." Join us for this sure-to-be-exciting free live performance by Maggie Rose and her crack band!
The Gibson Brothers, a bluegrass duo comprised of siblings Eric and Leigh Gibson, have received numerous awards throughout their long career, including International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Album of the Year. But nothing has prepared us for their exciting new album Mockingbird, an effortless blend of classic 70’s-infused rock and timeless country, a modern twist on their traditional bluegrass sound, and harmonies that will keep you wishing for more. The new album was co-produced by Dan Auerbach and David Ferguson for Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label. Check out their reimagining of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" and join us for a free, all ages in-store performance by The Gibson Brothers on the day their new album is released - Friday, November 9th, at 6PM!
Crease Reader is Kyle Buckner (vocals/guitar/engineer), Gerilyn Lemons (bass), Mike Ford (guitar/keys), Brent Lafever (drums) and Alex Hatcher (guitar/lap steel). All previous residents of Cookeville, TN, the members of Crease Reader trickled into Nashville in 2013 and 2014. Originally a fun, casual project for the first couple of years, Kyle, Mike, Gerilyn and Brent gradually began jamming less and switching their focus to songwriting. Alex later joined them in 2016 on slide guitar after moving back to Nashville from Cincinnati. As the played shows around Nashville, they developed their sound, a blend of psych-pop, western, indie rock and soul. Enough songs were coming together that they decided it was time to record an album. The band began recording in Kyle's home studio, Big Beige, in Fall of 2016. The group chose to record to an 8-track tape machine in order to get as close as they could to the sonic qualities of their favorite records of the 60's and 70's. This method proved to be a challenge, however, as the tape machine malfunctioned and had to be in the shop for over six months. Instead of getting down, Crease Reader decided to use the time to further refine their sound and arrange new songs so they could be ready when the time came to press "record" again. After the tape machine was back in the studio they immediately began recording what would become their first full-length album, "Lush Button." Opting for a DIY approach, the album was written, recorded, and produced by the band. The first run of LPs was pressed at Palomino Records in Shepardsville, KY, a small family-owned pressing facility. Join us to help Crease Reader celebrate the release of their debut album 'Lush Button' with a free, all ages live performance at Grimey's!
It's another Grimey's listening party for a new release! You know the drill, we open at 10AM, we'll start banging our heads to this new reissue of Metallica's classic 'And Justice For All' LP as soon as we open. Did they boost the bass this time? Find that out, plus we'll have free coffee and treats, the usual array of swag with purchase and a cool prize for a lucky winner!
Saves The Day have been putting out records and rocking crowds since the late '90s, injecting power pop and post-punk into the emo scene. They really broke through in 2001 with their album 'Stay What You Are'. The band will release '9', their first new album since 2013, on October 26th and will perform at Grimey's on the same day, at 6PM.
"This album is the story of Saves The Day and my own personal journey through life, which all unfolded as my relationship with music progressed," frontman Chris Conley said in a statement. That sentiment is apparent in the album's lead single, "Rendezvous", which finds Conley juxtaposing the "basements and backyards" of the band's earliest shows with their international exploits. "By 'Rendezvous', I've gone through all the reflecting and growing and come to a place where I'm so grateful and so satisfied and living the life I want to live," Conley explained. "I was just a kid that got lucky and I got pulled into this amazing dream. And it's still going."
We're very excited to welcome Saves The Day to the new Grimey's to play a free, all ages live set on the day '9' is released - Friday, October 26th, at 6PM, followed by a Q&A and signing with fans.
Bill Eberle has just released a gem of an album called Soft Light. It serves as a balm, a salve for the state of the world today. Not your typical protest songs, these tunes attempt to find solace in the fragility of the world and assert the healing power of music during darker times. Lightning 100 has added 2 of the songs to their rotation and Rolling Stone highlights the track "Groceries" thusly, "A modern-day, first-rate folkie on his 2016 debut, Matter and Time, Bill Eberle gets weird, woozy and topical with this off-kilter pop song about the violence of the 21st century. "I can't get used to this," he insists during the song's chorus, refusing to grow nonchalant. Behind him, psychedelic surf-rockers the Beech Benders serve as his backup musicians, layering the song with Beatles-worthy harmonies and pillowy keyboards. Like the rest of Eberle's upcoming LP, Soft Light, "Groceries" contrasts the simple pleasures of everyday life - including a trip to the market alongside your partner - with a modern age punctuated by xenophobia, a gun epidemic and other byproducts of Trump's America. Call it repurposed protest music." Join us on Saturday, October 20th, when we host Bill Eberle for an afternoon in-store performance during BEER:30 at 5PM!
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In conjunction with the theatrical release of Halloween (2018) Sacred Bones Records is releasing John Carpenter's score to the film, which he composed with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. Join us for a special Halloween listening party with in-store trick-or-treating for candy & other Halloween goodies, plus your chance to win a limited edition colored vinyl copy of the album as well as a copy of the upcoming limited edition "Halloween" theme 12" single by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (due out 10/26).
Join us for a Q&A with music journalists Jessica Hopper and Ann Powers, as they discuss Hopper's new book Night Moves, "an edgy, exhilarating tribute to Chicago, friendship, and the music that ultimately formed her voice," with a signing to follow.
* Preorder new album for wristband *
Man are we stoked to have John Hiatt break in our new performance space as our first marquee in-store artist! He's got a new album out on October 12th called The Eclipse Sessions and will perform a live set at the new Grimey's at 6PM on that day. Starting on the day we open on Trinity Lane - Friday, September 28th - stop in the new Grimey's and preorder the new John Hiatt album on vinyl or CD and you'll receive a wristband guaranteeing you get in for this special event. We can fit a lot more people inside the new place but space is still limited. We will take preorders in person only from Friday, Sept 28th until Monday morning, October 1st, when we'll open up the phones. You can reach us at (615) 226-3811.
The Eclipse Sessions offers up John Hiatt's strongest set of songs in years. Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life's twists and turns, Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase. The 11 tracks presented in The Eclipse Sessions demonstrate that the singer-songwriter, now 66, is only getting better with age, his guitar playing more rugged and rootsy, his words wiser and more wry. Hiatt goes all in with The Eclipse Sessions. There's a grit to these songs' a craggy, perfectly-imperfect quality that colors every aspect of the performances, right down to Hiatt's vocals, which are quite possibly his most raw and expressive to date.