Tag Archives: in-store

David Mayfield Parade In-Store at Grimey’s

3 Mar

Do you remember Cadillac Sky? Well, they recently split, but luckily for us their lead guitarist and contributing songwriter David Mayfield is pretty talented himself, enough so that he has fans in the Avett Brothers. He’s been known to tour with the Avetts and even got Scott & Seth to guest on his solo album.  His solo career is a pretty new thing, so you have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a great new act.

He’s playing at Grimey’s tonight for free at 6pm. Oh yes, and later tonight he’ll be at Exit/In with Light Pilot. Don’t miss your chance to see the guy who produced one of the coolest publicity shots of all time. I mean, just look at that picture, it’s amazing. That’s the kind of person I want to know, right there. David Mayfield Parade, if you’re a fan of bluegrass then do yourself a favor and just go.

-Emily

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in-store at Grimey’s

23 Feb

Grimey’s has a great habit of bringing awesome in-store performances to their shop, and tomorrow at noontime the tradition will continue with an exclusive Grace Potter and the Nocturnals set.

You may have heard of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. A lot of people have. They’re also playing (not for free) at the Cannery tomorrow night and that show is SOLD OUT. That means if you didn’t snag tickets to that the only chance you’ll have at seeing this awesome band that’s been described as Tina Turner fronting the Rolling Stones is by taking your lunch break at Grimey’s tomorrow.

Yep, the show is at noon. Yes, in a way that kind of sucks, but it means you won’t have to get there 3 hours early for a spot. Less competition is worth it, trust me. You know you wanted to take a long lunch tomorrow anyway! I mean, come on, it’s Grace Potter. The woman’s got soul, and you have the chance to see her in the most intimate venue in Nashville, for free. Do I have to start chanting “do it, do it” because I swear I will.

No I won’t.

-Emily

Over the Rhine In-Store at Grimey’s

18 Feb

You might be tired of me bringing this up by now, but I’m from Ohio. Specifically I’m from Cincinnati. Cincinnati is an incredibly German city. In Cincinnati (there’s a point to this story, stay with me) there’s an area called Over the Rhine which was named so by the German immigrants. This area used to be incredibly beautiful. The architecture is fantastic; ornate brick buildings that reflect the diverse styles of the late nineteenth century. There were awesome breweries, a still beautiful music hall, a wonderful market – it is an area that used to be so full of grace that it was compared to Greenwich Village in New York.

I say it used to be beautiful because now much of the area is all but in ruins. It’s a shadow of its former self.  There’s violent crime, there are buildings in disrepair, it’s an area that most people avoid, which is such a shame.

This is the place the the band Over the Rhine took their name from.

Like me, the band Over the Rhine is from Cincinnati. In my humble opinion, the name fits them perfectly. Their songs contain the same beauty that used to be present in that now derelict neighborhood, they can hit you with the same dull ache that it is now and makes you feel the same sorrow that you feel thinking about all that beauty and promise that now sits in decay. But they can also write songs so full of hope that echo the unwavering optimism of attempts made to rebuild OTR.

Maybe I’m over-stating things, but I don’t think that I am. I’m just trying to make a point here about Over the Rhine’s music. It’s truly great stuff. I’ve listened to them many a-sleepless nights when I’m homesick for the Queen City. Their music reminds me of home, that’s true, but there’s more to it than that. Their music makes me feel like I’ve been seen, it’s that good and pure. Maybe it makes me think of Cincinnati, but that’s just because I’m from Cincinnati. I imagine that no matter where you’re from, when you hear OTR’s music you get the distinct feeling that they know where you’re coming from, and maybe they do. Hell, maybe you know where they’re coming from, because the tragedy of the neighborhood that is their namesake, and the beauty that it once was is present everywhere. From Nashville to Moscow, Idaho to Luxembourg, every city in the world has its Over the Rhine, and that is why their name is so perfect for their music.

And now, the point of the story: they’re playing a free in-store this Saturday at Grimey’s at 5pm. Don’t miss it. The girl scouts will also be there, selling cookies. It’s sure to be a great show, so do yourselves a favor and don’t miss out on this one.

-Emily

The Greenhornes in-store at Grimey’s

8 Nov

Man, the Greenhornes have been all up in Nashville lately! The Basement, Third Man, and now Grimey’s, these Cincinnatians seem to have taken it upon themselves to make sure Nashville gets more than its recommended dose of awesome rock.

You might know these guys because the bassist and drummer, Lawrence and Keeler, are in the Raconteurs with Jack White and Brendan Benson, but that’s not the only thing they have going for them. The Greenhornes are a great band in their own right and I think it’s incredible that they’ve decided to play a free show to accommodate broke Nashvillians such as ourselves. Well, broke Nashvillians such as myself who couldn’t dish out $14 to see them at Third Man the other weekend…

Their new album, **** (Four Stars) will be getting hitting stores on the day of their performance, so it’s undoubtedly going to be a party.

They’re playing at Grimey’s this Tuesday, November 9th at 6pm. There will probably be free beer.

The Greenhornes in-store at Grimey's

8 Nov

Man, the Greenhornes have been all up in Nashville lately! The Basement, Third Man, and now Grimey’s, these Cincinnatians seem to have taken it upon themselves to make sure Nashville gets more than its recommended dose of awesome rock.

You might know these guys because the bassist and drummer, Lawrence and Keeler, are in the Raconteurs with Jack White and Brendan Benson, but that’s not the only thing they have going for them. The Greenhornes are a great band in their own right and I think it’s incredible that they’ve decided to play a free show to accommodate broke Nashvillians such as ourselves. Well, broke Nashvillians such as myself who couldn’t dish out $14 to see them at Third Man the other weekend…

Their new album, **** (Four Stars) will be getting hitting stores on the day of their performance, so it’s undoubtedly going to be a party.

They’re playing at Grimey’s this Tuesday, November 9th at 6pm. There will probably be free beer.

Useless Eaters In-Store at Grimey’s

21 Sep

I’m not going to even try to play it cool. I love me some Memphis punk. Jay Reatard, Reigning Sound, those are the bands whose CDs are tearing up my car speakers right now. It’s raw, bluesy, angry, it has a sense for melody and ugh, it makes me feel so good.

That’s exactly why I’m so excited about the Useless Eaters in-store at Grimey’s tonight. If like your music raw  then you’re sure to dig this.

Here’s what Grimey’s has to say about the in-store:

Useless Eaters is not just a cruel philosophy of social Darwinism, it’s also a Memphis-based punky new wave garage band! Recommended to us by one of the Bens from Third Man, we’ve just added them at the last minute to our in-store calendar for a free, all-ages performance this next Tuesday. Fans of the Goner Records aesthetic should really come check this band out as they’re playing here on their way to playing Gonerfest next weekend in Memphis. We’ll have cold PBRs ready to go for those 21+ and together we shall RAWK!

That’s RAWK in all caps and with a W. This is gonna get real. I’ll see you there!

Again, it’s at Grimey’s tonight at 6pm.

-Emily

Scene Report: Magic Kids at Grimey’s

31 Aug

this was as close as I could get

Apparently I completely underestimated the size of Magic Kids’ fan base.

I haven’t been to a Grimey’s in-store in awhile, but I certainly don’t think I’ve ever been to one where they store was filled to capacity, but that was the situation with Magic Kids.

I rolled into Grimey’s at exactly 6 o’clock worried that I’d miss the first part of their set, but was pretty confident that I’d at least get a decent spot. I was wrong on both counts. First of all my spot wasn’t great at all. I could barely even see the band! Also, they didn’t get started until about 6:30, at which point I was a little grumpy, a little tired, and feeling really hot.

All those nasty feelings (except maybe the overheating) melted away when Magic Kids started playing. God, those are some awesome pop songs. Their main influence is obviously 1960s pop like the Beach Boys (how many times have you heard that this year) but they feel less like imitators and more like the real deal. I’ll be damned if I didn’t feel like getting my groove on right there in the middle of the store. Sadly, I didn’t really have that much space to move around.

The band played for about 30 minutes, which is about the same as when they opened for Girls last fall, but I enjoyed them way more this time around (despite not being able to see them at all). It makes me wish I’d gone down to Memphis the other week to see them play a real show with the Memphis Youth Orchestra last week. Next time, next time.

Man, hopefully the next time will be soon. I hear they’ll be at The End in November!

-Emily

Karen Elson In-Store at Grimey’s this Wednesday

23 May

I would venture to say that most of the people in the world know Karen Elson as little more than Jack White’s wife. Unless you live around Belmont, in which case you know her as the person who owns Venus and Mars.

Well I’m about to turn your one dimensional view of Karen Elson on its head. She’s also a singer-songwriter, and a freaking good one at that.

Elson was recently signed to XL Recordings, which is one of my favorite record labels for a number of reasons. They have a great history of releasing awesome music, and this is no different. Her album, The Ghost Who Walks is being released this Tuesday and was produced by Jack White (who else?).

I’ve listened to the few songs that are streaming on her MySpace and I really dig it. By now you know that I’m not good at describing music, but her stuff just sounds cool. I much prefer it to anything Jack White has done. It reminds me a little of Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey. This isn’t just a musician’s wife milking her husband’s fame for what it’s worth. Karen Elson has the talent to back it up.

She’ll be playing a free in-store at Grimey’s this Wednesday, May 26th at 6pm. Go there.

Karen Elson In-Store at Grimey's this Wednesday

23 May

I would venture to say that most of the people in the world know Karen Elson as little more than Jack White’s wife. Unless you live around Belmont, in which case you know her as the person who owns Venus and Mars.

Well I’m about to turn your one dimensional view of Karen Elson on its head. She’s also a singer-songwriter, and a freaking good one at that.

Elson was recently signed to XL Recordings, which is one of my favorite record labels for a number of reasons. They have a great history of releasing awesome music, and this is no different. Her album, The Ghost Who Walks is being released this Tuesday and was produced by Jack White (who else?).

I’ve listened to the few songs that are streaming on her MySpace and I really dig it. By now you know that I’m not good at describing music, but her stuff just sounds cool. I much prefer it to anything Jack White has done. It reminds me a little of Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey. This isn’t just a musician’s wife milking her husband’s fame for what it’s worth. Karen Elson has the talent to back it up.

She’ll be playing a free in-store at Grimey’s this Wednesday, May 26th at 6pm. Go there.

Devon Sproule with Young Republic – In-Store at Grimey’s

22 Apr

Photo: Judith Burrows

After a very successful Record Store Day (it was their best sales day ever), Grimey’s is back in the in-store game already with Devon Sproule. She sounds like a really cool lady, just read what Grimey’s had to say about her:

Virginian by way of Canada singer-songwriter Devon Sproule was born and raised on a commune in Ontario, home-schooled and independent from a very young age, she recorded her first record and began touring internationally before the age of 18… Devon has been favorably compared to Joanna Newsom and Paste magazine called her last album “The sexiest, sultriest southern album since Lucinda’s ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.'”

Wow, those are some pretty big words. A comparison to Lucinda means that this girl HAS to be good, at least worth checking out. Oh yeah, NPR likes her too.

Young Republic, a local favorite of Grimey’s, will also be playing.

The in-store is Friday, April 23rd at 6pm

-Emily