What's Happening This Week
GRIMEY’S WILL BE OPEN AT 9AM ON BLACK FRIDAY!!!
We've got some more improvements for you at the new Grimey's, this time benefiting our customers who may not live so nearby. We freshened up the Grimey’s website just after opening the new location on Trinity Lane and now, FINALLY, we have added a web store! Check it out! Now you can order your Grimey's swag and gift certificates on your phone (or at home) just like you're used to. Keep checking back too (and I'll remind you here of course) as we add more items, like a sweet Grimey's hoodie that'll be coming soon. Big thanks to Grimey's staffer Jacob for helping us get the ball rolling.
I want to make sure you're in the loop about two in-stores we confirmed at the last-minute. We've put them out on the socials but not here yet. I cannot recommend enough that you find a way to get over to Grimey's this Friday, November 16th, at 3PM to catch Butcher Brown. They're a funky soul jazz combo who are in town to open for Kamasi Washington Friday night at Marathon Music Works. And MewithoutYou will stop in to rock the shop on Monday, November 19th, at Noon, before their show that night at Mercy Lounge. Both of these shows are earlier than usual so please make note. And, of course, they are free and all ages. Will Hoge plays next Tuesday, November 20th, at 6PM and we kick off our holiday toy drive for Give A Little Christmas at Will's in-store. Bring a toy or stocking stuffer for kids from infancy to high school and brighten someone's holiday. The toy drive will continue at Grimey's though December 19th. See details about all upcoming in-store events on our events page.
Alright Record Store Day enthusiasts, next Friday, November 23rd, is Black Friday and we'll have all of the RSD exclusive releases. Check out the list here and make plans to drop by on the big day. Please note, we'll be opening one hour earlier than usual, at 9AM, on Black Friday. Hope to see you then!
Speaking of operating hours, Grimey's will be CLOSED next Thursday, November 22nd, for the Thanksgiving holiday. And we'll close early, at 5PM, on Wednesday, November 21st (Thanksgiving Eve) so our staff can be with families and friends.
Did you see that the Big Ears Festival announced their 2019 lineup? The Knoxville-based fest has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most interesting and progressively-curated festivals in the country. Next year's lineup is stacked with some of the most creative artists in music today. Check out all the info here. There's a growing Nashville connection with the festival - this year with Nashville Ballet, Rhiannon Giddens, Coupler, Bela Fleck, Punch Brothers, Uncle Earl, Hawktail, Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert among them. The dates are March 21-24, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tickets on sale now.
Alright, let's do new releases. We've got fresh ones tomorrow from Mumford & Sons, The Smashing Pumpkins, Mark Knopfler, Anderson Paak (CD now, vinyl in 2019), The Good The Bad & The Queen, Ryley Walker, Old 97's, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and more. The expanded reissue game remains strong with new ones from The Rolling Stones, Rush & The Posies. We've got new collections from Chris Cornell, Fleetwood Mac & John Coltrane, and vinyl from Kate Bush, Brian Eno, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Drake, Travis Scott, Mandy Barnett, Luke Combs and tons more, all detailed on our new releases page.
Grimey's staffer Tyler is up next at The Cut, our weekly DJ night at the L.A. Jackson rooftop bar at the Thompson Hotel on 12th Avenue South in the Gulch. Come on out this Monday, November 19th from 11-8pm and enjoy the tunes and the vibe.
Thanks for reading and for supporting your local record store. We're here for you.