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Record Store Day

It is that time of year again. Today, April 16th, 2016, is Record Store Day. If you haven’t already made plans, here is a cheat sheet to get you out the door. Check out a full list of the record store day exclusive releases here.

Here are some highlights of local official and unofficial RSD opportunities. Whether you hit one or all, it’s definitely worth getting out to something.

Alison’s Record Shop 
994 Davidson Dr. Nashville TN 37205
615-356-0180

Great place to start your morning with early bird discounts. I’ve yet to check it out, but they seem to specialize in harder to find records. There is an audio shop across the street should you want to upgrade your record player. They also have a record cleaning machine if one of your favorites is snap, crackling, or popping. For $3 they’ll clean it for you.

8-9 a.m.: All vinyl 20% off.
9-11 a.m.: All vinyl 15% off.
11-5 p.m.: All vinyl 10 % off.
All bargain bin records: Buy 1 get 1 free.

Grimey’s 
1604 Eighth Ave S. Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-4801

This is the mothership. Always a great event. (Not always a place to park or room to move around once you’re there. Definitely recommend taking lyft or uber and arriving early).

OPENS: 10:00 a.m. (music begins at noon)
FOOD: Smoke Et Al and Crankees Pizzeria
BEER: Dogfish Head

PERFORMANCES:

  • Adia Victoria
  • Drivin’ N Cryin’
  • HeCTA
  • Los Colognes
  • Blank Range
  • Wray

DJ sets by our own Mayor Megan Barry.

The Groove
1103 Calvin Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
615-227-5760

OPENS: 10:00 a.m.
FOOD: Mas Tacos
BEER: Blackstone Brewing
PROMOTION: Store-wide 15% off sale. Giveaways and raffles throughout the day – including autographed items, vinyl test pressings, concert tickets, and a turntable.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

12:30 – 1:00: Dudette (of Southern Girls Rock Camp)
1:15 – 1:45: Soft Bodies
2:00 – 2:30: Lasso Spells
2:45 – 3:15: Ornament
3:30 – 4:00: Big Surr
4:15 – 4:45: Promised Land Sound
5:00 – 5:30: Sun Seeker
5:45 – 6:15: HeCTA

Fond Object
1313 Mcgavock Pike Nashville, TN 37216
615-499-4498

OPENS: 10:00 a.m. Live music from noon until 9:00 p.m.
FOOD: Two Boots Nashville, the Steaming Goat Food Truck, and King of Pops.
BEER: Wiseacre Brewing Company and Little Harpeth Brewing.
PROMOTIONS: There will be a various vendors as well as the famous Petting Zoo featuring Dottie, a potbellied pig, as well as Lou and Cliff the goats! Definitely the place to bring the kiddos.

SCHEDULE:

12pm-12:30 Lawndry
12:50pm-1:20pm Penicillin Baby
1:40pm-2:10pm Western Medication
2:30pm-3pm Teddy and The Rough Riders
3:20pm-4pm Omni (Atlanta)
4:20pm-5pm Ranch Ghost
5:20pm-6pm Savoy Motel
6:20pm-7pm Faux Ferocious
7pm-7:30pm Nameless Frames(Austin)
8pm-9pm Promised Land Sound + Lavender Country

Various local DJs including one of my favorites, Heath Haynes, will be doing twenty minute sets between bands.

Third Man Records
623 7th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
615-891-4393

FOOD: Patio Breakfast in the morning followed by Patio Grill Out in the afternoon.
BEER: Adult beverages and guest vendors hawking sweet treats.
PROMOTIONS: Corn Hole & Ping Pong Competitions
RELEASES: First official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on two discs, one red, one white. Jack White’s version of Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of my Life” on It’s Not Easy Being Green Colored Vinyl™. This 7″ single includes White’s cover from with the legendary Muppets house band, The Electric Mayhem, on the a-side plus the TV rendition with the rest of the Muppets singing along as the b-side.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

11am – Datenight
12pm – Cat Flaps
1pm – Faux Ferocious

Early Evening Show: ($10 tickets available here for the 18+ up set.)

Man or Astro-man? The original lineup of Birdstuff, Coco and Star Crunch, reformed to play a series of shows and will play tonight in the Blue Room.

Soulshine Pizza
1907 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203

Crawfish Boil with Drivin n’ Cryin concert.

Live Music:

1:00 p.m. – Jerry on the Moon
3:00 p.m. – Spacetrain
6:00 p.m. – Stolen Rhodes
9:00 p.m. – Drivin N Cryin

Tonight Aaron Lee Tasjan will be setting the stage for Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear for the weekly Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night show. Madisen and Ruth Ward are a modern, soulful folk duo from Independence, Missouri.

I just spoke with Aaron. He is still on the road. Nashville-bound after several weeks of shows in Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Barring any traffic peculiarities, the band anticipates pulling into town with a little over half an hour to spare before sound check.

For anyone unfamiliar with this particular concert series, you’re in luck . This show will be simulcast live on the radio on Lighting 100 or you can stream it live here. If you are in town, you may purchase advance tickets here.

Aaron will be accompanied by his full band including fellow East Nashville guitar slinger Brian Wright. Aaron’s lyrics eloquently and succinctly capture unvarnished, often acerbic observations about anything or anyone he encounters. These are accompanied by incredibly technically proficient guitar licks, that still have a lot of soul. (I’ve found you typically get one or the other and it is a rare treat to enjoy both.) If you like what you hear, Aaron has some exciting announcements coming soon.

3rd & Lindsley | 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN, 37210 | 8:30 p.m. | $15 | 21+

Our first Featured Show of the Week occurrs tomorrow at the Basement.

Darrin was one of the first artist I had the pleasure to write about for another publication and I have been fortunate to call him a friend ever since. I find Darrin’s songs to be uplifting and humorous. They are uplifting in the sense that they describe life as I know it: complete with all the dirt, grime, and grit that you normally don’t hear about in popular music. After decades of borderline transience, Darrin has recently settled into his own house just outside of town. Can’t vouch for the picket fence, but it does come complete with a cat and dog and a human partner-in-crime. This is a major improvement from his first Nashville residence: sharing the back of a Ford Focus with his bass player, Cameron Carrus, for months in a Walmart parking lot.

I have yet to hear Joey, but he comes highly recommended and am looking forward to it.

Austin Lucas is headlining the evening. Austin hails from and currently hangs his hat in Indiana. He’s done the Nashville thing off and on for a while now. This show is a celebration of the upcoming release of his album Between the Moon and the Midwest, due May 27. Last time I heard Austin, it was a mostly solo set with some vocal accompaniment from his dog, Sally. He was able to get a tremendous amount of sound out of his guitar by himself. Tomorrow will be a special treat with the full band. His sound definitely fits within the Americana catchall genre blending traditional country sounds with harder rocking with just the right proportions. Can’t wait.

Advance tickets can be bought for $5.00 here.

Here’s a glimpse of what you have to look forward to tomorrow:

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

 

The Basement Nashville | 1604 8th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37203 | 8:30 p.m. | 21+ | $5 Advance, $7 Door

Emily Nenni

For anyone who has yet to go to the American Legion on Gallatin in general, or for one of their Tuesday shows in particular—I can say with confidence, you are missing out on something special.

Dim light. Wisps of smoke hanging in the air. American flags galore. There is a bi-modal distribution of age in the crowd with Korea/Vietnam veterans and quarter-life hipsters in western attire being roughly evenly represented. You enter into a lounge area with a bar. Laid back and quiet enough to have a conversation. The real action is in the ballroom in the back. On Tuesdays there is always a great country band or two. Plenty of space to sit as well as a large dance floor. So, don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!

Come on out tonight. Say hello. I guarantee you’ll be back for another show.

Once more: April 5, 2016 – 8:00 p.m. American Legion Post 82. 3204 Gallatin Pike. 37216.