Tag Archives: In-Stores

Blitzen Trapper in-store at Grimey’s

11 Jun

Remember how I told you that Grimey’s was hosting four in-stores in a row this week? Well, this is the recently added fourth one, and it’s going to be freaking great. Blitzen Trapper are stopping by Nashville on their from Bonnaroo (opposite of Conan), and they were kind enough to decide to play a free show for us. Here’s what Grimey’s has to say about it:

Not content to rest on their previously-made reputation for experimental psych pop and rootsy Band/Young rave-ups, Portland Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper have added a little British folk and heady prog to the mix on their latest, Destroyer Of The Void, which is out this week.  That’s reason enough to be excited but allow me to amp up the volume and invite you to see an exclusive live in-store performance by the band here at Grimey’s.   The ‘Trapper are on their way back from Bonnaroo and asked if they could kick up a bit of ruckus in our store.

The in-store is tonight, Friday June 11th at 5:30PM. Note the earlier time please, and DO NOT start lining up five hours early.

-Emily

Blitzen Trapper in-store at Grimey's

11 Jun

Remember how I told you that Grimey’s was hosting four in-stores in a row this week? Well, this is the recently added fourth one, and it’s going to be freaking great. Blitzen Trapper are stopping by Nashville on their from Bonnaroo (opposite of Conan), and they were kind enough to decide to play a free show for us. Here’s what Grimey’s has to say about it:

Not content to rest on their previously-made reputation for experimental psych pop and rootsy Band/Young rave-ups, Portland Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper have added a little British folk and heady prog to the mix on their latest, Destroyer Of The Void, which is out this week.  That’s reason enough to be excited but allow me to amp up the volume and invite you to see an exclusive live in-store performance by the band here at Grimey’s.   The ‘Trapper are on their way back from Bonnaroo and asked if they could kick up a bit of ruckus in our store.

The in-store is tonight, Friday June 11th at 5:30PM. Note the earlier time please, and DO NOT start lining up five hours early.

-Emily

Free Energy In-Store at Grimey’s!

9 Jun

If you read this blog with any frequency you’ve probably come to the conclusion that we are in love with Grimey’s. Independent record stores are fading away, but Grimey’s is still going strong, probably with a little help from events like the one tonight.

Free Energy. I first heard them this past fall and I really dug it (how could I not love a band that has “free” in their name?), but I sort of folded them away and didn’t think about them too much, but since SXSW they’ve freaking blown way up!

The best way to describe them is probably arena glam rock. The Grimey’s website compares them to T. Rex and Thin Lizzy, so if that strikes your fancy then you should come on down. The in-store is tonight at 6pm, and it’s the second in a series of four in-stores Grimey’s is holding this week.

This set will be acoustic, so if you also want to see them rock the hell out you should check out their show at Exit/In later tonight.

Also, if you check out their MySpace you’ll see some links to get some of their tunes for free. I love these guys!

-Emily

Free Energy In-Store at Grimey's!

9 Jun

If you read this blog with any frequency you’ve probably come to the conclusion that we are in love with Grimey’s. Independent record stores are fading away, but Grimey’s is still going strong, probably with a little help from events like the one tonight.

Free Energy. I first heard them this past fall and I really dug it (how could I not love a band that has “free” in their name?), but I sort of folded them away and didn’t think about them too much, but since SXSW they’ve freaking blown way up!

The best way to describe them is probably arena glam rock. The Grimey’s website compares them to T. Rex and Thin Lizzy, so if that strikes your fancy then you should come on down. The in-store is tonight at 6pm, and it’s the second in a series of four in-stores Grimey’s is holding this week.

This set will be acoustic, so if you also want to see them rock the hell out you should check out their show at Exit/In later tonight.

Also, if you check out their MySpace you’ll see some links to get some of their tunes for free. I love these guys!

-Emily

Harlem In-Store + Flood Benefit at Grimey’s

11 May

Alright, so, this is the most exciting event I’ve written about in awhile. Super awesome buzztastic Pitchfork favs HARLEM are coming to Nashville to play a free show for YOU! They’ll be at Grimey’s before their show at The End later that night doin’ their rock thing for free.

If you guy’s don’t know Harlem then that’s okay! Let me tell you a little about them. They’re a 3-piece band from Austin. They have a fantastic Twitter account and their newest album (and first for Matador Records) is called “Hippies” and is one of my favorite records of the year. It got something like an 8.1 on Pitchfork, if Pitchfork reviews are important to you. I’m bad at comparing them to other bands, but they’re dirty garage rock and if you like good music you might like them.

See, I’m bad at this whole reviewing music thing.

If that little description wasn’t enough to get your body down to Grimey’s Thursday, then this might. The boys in Harlem heard about all the recent troubles we’ve been having, and they wanted to help us out (or help us help ourselves), so they’ll be accepting donations of all kinds at Grimey’s. Bring whatever you have left over, money, food, clothes, anything.

You can RSVP to the event on Facebook, which I recommend doing if for no other reason than to remind you that you’re supposed to go see Harlem at Grimey’s because it’s going to be completely bad ass.

This will take place at 6pm on Thursday May 13th. If you dig the in-store then head on down to The End later that night.

Harlem In-Store + Flood Benefit at Grimey's

11 May

Alright, so, this is the most exciting event I’ve written about in awhile. Super awesome buzztastic Pitchfork favs HARLEM are coming to Nashville to play a free show for YOU! They’ll be at Grimey’s before their show at The End later that night doin’ their rock thing for free.

If you guy’s don’t know Harlem then that’s okay! Let me tell you a little about them. They’re a 3-piece band from Austin. They have a fantastic Twitter account and their newest album (and first for Matador Records) is called “Hippies” and is one of my favorite records of the year. It got something like an 8.1 on Pitchfork, if Pitchfork reviews are important to you. I’m bad at comparing them to other bands, but they’re dirty garage rock and if you like good music you might like them.

See, I’m bad at this whole reviewing music thing.

If that little description wasn’t enough to get your body down to Grimey’s Thursday, then this might. The boys in Harlem heard about all the recent troubles we’ve been having, and they wanted to help us out (or help us help ourselves), so they’ll be accepting donations of all kinds at Grimey’s. Bring whatever you have left over, money, food, clothes, anything.

You can RSVP to the event on Facebook, which I recommend doing if for no other reason than to remind you that you’re supposed to go see Harlem at Grimey’s because it’s going to be completely bad ass.

This will take place at 6pm on Thursday May 13th. If you dig the in-store then head on down to The End later that night.

Civil Wars In-Store at Grimey’s

26 Mar

What: Civil Wars In-Store
Where: Grimey’s New and Preloved Music
When: Friday, March 26, 6pm

Amazingly, this is the third awesome in-store Grimey’s has had this week. They’ve really been giving us the rock, and they deserve a huge gold star for their efforts. You go, Grimey’s!

Anyway, back to the in-store. Here’s what the Grimeys.com has to say about tonight’s band, Civil Wars:

Civil Wars are an Americana duo comprised of the lovely Joy Williams and fantastic John Paul White (self-described by the way). They recently released their debut EP Poison & Wine, produced by Grammy-winner Charlie Peacock. Both artists are acclaimed singer-songwriters with devoted followings and lately their music has been gracing bigtime TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy. Hey it’s the new radio, right? Their EP has been a consistently strong seller for us here at the Grimey’s so we know their fans are coming. Why don’t you join us?

If you know me then you know that I have a weakness in my heart for Americana, which is why I’m super excited about this performance (even though I can’t be there because of work). It sounds like this is a pretty great way to start your weekend off right, and I’m sure that there will be free beer, so that’s something. Enjoy the free tunes, and THANK YOU GRIMEY’S!

Civil Wars In-Store at Grimey's

26 Mar

What: Civil Wars In-Store
Where: Grimey’s New and Preloved Music
When: Friday, March 26, 6pm

Amazingly, this is the third awesome in-store Grimey’s has had this week. They’ve really been giving us the rock, and they deserve a huge gold star for their efforts. You go, Grimey’s!

Anyway, back to the in-store. Here’s what the Grimeys.com has to say about tonight’s band, Civil Wars:

Civil Wars are an Americana duo comprised of the lovely Joy Williams and fantastic John Paul White (self-described by the way). They recently released their debut EP Poison & Wine, produced by Grammy-winner Charlie Peacock. Both artists are acclaimed singer-songwriters with devoted followings and lately their music has been gracing bigtime TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy. Hey it’s the new radio, right? Their EP has been a consistently strong seller for us here at the Grimey’s so we know their fans are coming. Why don’t you join us?

If you know me then you know that I have a weakness in my heart for Americana, which is why I’m super excited about this performance (even though I can’t be there because of work). It sounds like this is a pretty great way to start your weekend off right, and I’m sure that there will be free beer, so that’s something. Enjoy the free tunes, and THANK YOU GRIMEY’S!

Essra Mohawk In-Store

11 Mar

What: Essra Mohawk In-Store
Where: Grimey’s Records
When: Friday, March 12th 6pm

You might not have heard of Essra Mohawk, but there’s a good chance you’ve heard some of her songs. She’s been on the scene since 1964 and has written hit songs for people like Cyndi Lauper (“Change of Heart”) and Tina Turner (“Stronger than the Wind”).

Though she began her career as a songwriter for acts like the Shangri-Las, in 1967 she was discovered by Frank Zappa. She started releasing her own albums including Primordial Lovers, which was at one point one of Rolling Stone’s 25 Greatest Albums of All Time. Not bad, eh?

Anyway, apparently she’s lived in Nashville for a decade but hasn’t gotten much attention. Collector’s Choice is re-releasing 3 of her earlier albums, Sandy’s Album Is Here at Last, Primordial Lovers, and Essra Mohawk. She’s pretty awesome and you can catch her at Grimey’s this Friday at 6pm. There will probably be beer, and she probably will play some awesome songs and tell some awesome stories, so don’t miss it. End your work-week right!

Here some of her toonz here.

-Emily

Weekly Highlights March 8th-14th

7 Mar

Monday

Rock’n'Roll Trivia and 8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 7 & 9pm
Test your crazy rock knowledge with others and compete for prizes from the bar and the Groove Record Shop. If you have a Twitter follow @rocknrolltrivia for clues. After that stick around for an 8 off 8th featuring David Olney, Jonell Mosser, Tommy Womack, Peter Cooper & Eric Brace, Rachel Loy, Sweet Eastern Saint, Jacob Jones, and Derek Hoke. Both are 21+ events.

Best Selling Author Jason Wright signs and discusses The Cross Gardener at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
Jason Wright is a NYT Bestselling author and he’s in Nashville with his new book which is about hope or some crap like that. I don’t know, I don’t read fiction.

Clean Drips: An Urban Art Experience at Rocketown – 6pm
WorkForce is bringing in a lot of their friends in to show work for the Clean Drips show. 20 Clean Drips prints will be given out to the first 20 people who ask about them, so first come first serve. DJ KidsMeal (really? that’s really the DJ name he picked?) will be providing the musical atmosphere.

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