Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day is one of the most wonderful days of the year. Exclusive releases, massive sales at the record stores, free live performances, it’s such a wonderful day. Here’s a low-down of happenings at some of Nashville’s record stores.


RSD at Grimey’s is hard to beat. There will be a massive outdoor parking lot sale with $1 CDs and vinyl, a sale on all new goods in the store, food from Mas Tacos, beer from Yazoo, and tons of live bands. There will even be a few films screening in The Basement! My tip – bring cash for the outdoor sale. It’ll save a ton of time for yourself and everyone around you. and bring a milk or mail crate if you have one.

Here’s the live band schedule: 11:30 – djb (dj set)

12:00 – Langhorne Slim
12:30 – Best of Bread (dj set)
1:00 – The Grenadines
1:30 – Chris Crofton
2:00 – Blouse
2:30 – Pimpdaddysupreme (dj set)
3:00 – JEFF The Brotherhood
3:30 – Geezus (dj set)
4:00 – Caitlin Rose
4:30 – Kelley Anderson of SGRRC (dj set)
5:00 – PUJOL
5:30 – DJ SRC (dj set)
6:00 – Lovedrug
6:30 – Janet from Out the Other (dj set)
7:00 – Kansas Bible Company

And here’s the film schedule:

1:00 – Don’t Follow Me I’m Lost (a film about Bobby Bare Jr.)
2:45 – Andrew Bird FEVER YEAR (a feature length concert documentary film)
4:30 – Brick And Mortar And Love (a documentary film about indie record stores with some footage shot at Grimey’s from last year’s Record Store Day).

The Groove

Like Grimey’s, The Groove will be having a big outdoor blast with bands, a big sale, and more. There will be a bunch of records and CDs priced at $1 or less and everything non-RSD specific will be 15% off all day long.

Also, local artists from Workforce Rebellion, TM, & AM7 will be creating a mural behind the shop and Stickhouse Press will be screen-printing RSD 2012 posters on-site. Porter Road Butcher will be grilling out Fat Bottom Brewery and Yazoo will be there, and that’s just the beginning. Let’s just say it’s going to be a big party.

Here’s the live music schedule:

12:00 – The Electric Hearts
12:45 – Meadownoise
1:30 – Fly Golden Eagle
2:30 – Uncle Skeleton
3:15 – Chris Crofton
3:50 – Denny & the Jets
4:35 – Ranch Ghost
5:20 – Tiger High
6:15 – Linear Downfall

The Great Escape

The Great Escape isn’t just going to celebrate RSD on Saturday – they’re making a weekend of it.

Saturday all locations of The Great Escape will have a big sale! Madison and Charlotte Ave locations will open at 8am and will have free CD samplers, stickers, posters, and more, 20% off all used music, and new vinyl will be on sale too. Plus, they’ll have a bunch of RSD-specific releases.

Then, on Sunday, the Bowling Green location will have a huge 25 cent LP blowout from 8pm-midnight.


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