What's Happening This Week
Thanks to everyone who came out this past Saturday for Record Store Day! It was our first time celebrating the big day in our new spot and hopefully things worked out well for you. We learned a lot and we'll be working on ways to improve the experience going forward, but overall I'm pleased with how great the day was. Anderson East, Alanna Royale and SUSTO all played kick-ass sets in the store, the place was packed, the beer flowed and people were buying records left and right all day. What's not to like?!! We truly appreciate all the effort many of you went to, waiting in line & camping out(!) to get your RSD goodies. Thanks also to all our friends who partnered up with us - WXNA, Headcount, Americana Music Association, Smoke Et Al, Nicolletto's, Living Waters, Tennessee Brew Works, East Nashville Beer Works, Wiseacre and Dogfish Head. Can't wait to do it again next year.
OK, onward! We just announced a signing and meet & greet with Cage The Elephant, going down this Saturday, April 20th, at 5PM. All you have to do is buy the new Cage album Social Cues at Grimey's, on vinyl or CD, and you'll get a wristband allowing you to go through the signing line. The album is out on Friday, April 29th. I hope I didn't confuse you with my typo in the subject line of our announcement email yesterday. This is a signing, not a singing. Sorry 'bout that.
As if that isn't enough rock action at the record store, I have 3 more new in-stores to lay on you - Steve Gunn will join us Monday, April 29th, for a live performance at 6PM. Jo Schornikow, from Phosphorescent, will play a set in the store on Thursday, May 9th, at 6PM. And Jimbo Mathus, once and future Squirrel Nut Zipper and blues shaman, will grace us with a live performance on Wednesday, May 22nd, at 6PM. Peep the deets on these and all upcoming in-stores on our events page.
In addition to the new Cage The Elephant release tomorrow, we've also got fresh ones from Will Kimbrough, Johnnyswim, Jade Bird, Heather Woods Broderick, Wand, Drugdealer, Fat White Family, Motorpsycho, Angelique Kidjo, Wynton Marsalis and more. We've got new comps from the Stones & Stevie Nicks, plus vinyl from Quelle Chris, Brooks & Dunn, Merle Haggard and plenty more, all detailed on our new releases page.
Thanks for reading and for supporting your local record store. We're here for you.