We love records. We love record stores. We love old smelly vinyl sleeves. We love Nashville. So, duh, we love being here for Record Store Day. There’s a whole boatload of free shows and parties and stuff going on this Saturday [April 17th] So here’s a quick rundown of what’s going on where, who’s playing when, where you can pick up specific releases, and who’s gonna have some Jimmy Carl’s.
GRIMEY’S NEW & PRE-LOVED RECORDS
1604 8TH AVE SOUTH | OPEN AT 10AM
If you were here last year, you know that Grimey’s has kind of set the bar for record stores on RSD. This year features a ton of great stuff, including special RSD releases from Fucked Up, Dum Dum Girls, Happy Birthday, Magnetic Fields, Pavement, blah blah blah. They’ll also have new releases from your favorite local acts PUJOL, Bows & Arrows, Coolin’ System, and American Bang. We should mention that all those locals are also playing sets during the day. Along with lots of DJs —- like US! What else? Killer barbecue from Jimmy Carl’s Lunch Box, Grand Palace will screenprint tote bags for you, Yazoo will get you sloppy, The Basement will be screening the new Mountain Goats movie, oh and bins among bins of $1 LPs and $2 CDs and sale prices on stuff inside the store. Seriously, this is not to be missed. Check the Grimey’s site for all the full information.
:: American Bang
:::: Daniel Pujol
:::::: John Cowan
:::::::: Alex Chilton Tribute
:::::::::: The Coolin’ System
:::::::::::: Bows & Arrows
:::::::::::::: How Cozy!
Sale starts at 10AM – Music starts at Noon
THE GROOVE NEW & USED VINYL & CDS
103 SOUTH 11TH STREET
The Groove is really blowing us away with their lineup for this year’s RSD. We haven’t gotten firm details on set times and all that, but we’ll keep you posted and we can go ahead and tell you that these people are playing: Emmylou Harris, Tristen, Hans Condor, Daniel Pujol, The Tallest Trees, Outlaw Lovers, Distribution, The Grayces, Danger & The Steel Cut Oats, Illnana, and Chris Crofton: The Alcoholic Stuntman. Yes, Daniel Pujol will be playing at the Groove and at Grimey’s on RSD. What a dude. Anyways, The Groove will be offering sale prices in the store [15% off new, 25% off used] as well as $1 LPs outside. They’re also gonna be giving away a bunch of shwag [like an autographed Emmylou guitar, Bongo Java treats, goodies in general] Mas Tacos will be there slinging out tacos. Get on it!
||| THIRD MAN RECORDS |||
623 7TH AVE SOUTH
Oh, Third Man, you always know how to take a day and turn it into some crazy weird experience that elicits mass “wtf”s from people all over the world. This year they’re jumping in on the festivities by re-releasing the first Racontuers LP on copper vinyl [out 0f 300] Plus Brendan Benson and Patrick Keeler will be there “with friends” to perform some Raconteurs songs. Since it’s just the two of them – they’re going by The Racontwoers. Real clever babes. They’re also going to be raffling off two of the three go-karts from the “Steady As She Goes” music video [Brendan’s and Baby Jack’s] The third go-kart [Mr. Jack White’s] will be auctioned off with all the money going towards the Nashville Homeless Mission. Go by and get crazy and spend lots of money on special exclusive records and buy some Paletas and BBQ!
:: 12pm – 2pm :: Shop is open to buy vinyls
:::: 2:15 – 2:45 :::: Raffle and auction of go-karts
:::::: 3:00pm :::::: Racontwoers perform