Nashville 2013 Record Store Day Run-Down

RSD 2013

Nashville isn’t just another city in America.  It’s music city.  It’s a city where you can’t throw a rock, and not hit someone that can play a chord.  So, it’s not at all surprising that we have a ton of record releases from our fair city of Nashville.  We’ve pulled together the full rundown of the day’s highlights.  It’s another chance to celebrate all of the amazing creativity of both the artists and passionate record store folks that work so hard to keep music special for you. 

Nashville has a full slate planned for RSD 2013, and we have the full rundown of what is going over at Grimey’s, The Groove, and Third Man Records on Saturday after the jump.

Grimey’s, 1608 8th Avenue South, 37203

Grimey’s dropped an unexpected bomb on us last week with a slipped announcement that Paramore will be performing as part of their festivities. This will surely draw the crowds after their newest self-titled album debuted at #1 on charts.  The rest of the day will be packed with fun performances from the likes of The Features, Josh Rouse, Alanna Royale, Daniel Bachman, the long-awaited return of Hotpipes! As another little surprise, Poplar Grove Middle School Ensemble performing songs from Beck’s Song Reader album of sheet music (kids playing Beck! how cool is that?). Not to mention you get all the fantastic Record Store Day releases. Also on hand for the day will be the Smoke Et Al food truck and the much-missed Jimmy Carl’s Lunch Box, who will be offering some tasty treats they picked up the knack for over in Thailand. Veggie & vegan options will be in the mix too. And Frothy Monkey will have coffee and breakfast for all you folks in line starting early.

The day’s line up is below:

10:00 – Store opens
11:00 – djb (DJ set)
11:30 – Poplar Grove Middle School Ensemble (performs selections from Beck’s “Song Reader” album of sheet music)
12:00 – Daniel Bachman
12:30 – Pimpdaddysupreme (DJ set)
1:00 – Paramore
1:15 – MINDUB (DJ set)
1:45 – Alanna Royale
2:15 – DJ SRC (DJ set)
2:45 – Josh Rouse
3:15 – DJ Hammelandeggs (DJ set)
3:45 – PUJOL
4:15 – Janet from Out The other (DJ set)
4:45 – Hotpipes
5:15 – D-Funk (DJ set)
5:45 – The Features

The Groove, 1103 Calvin, 37206

Things kick off at The Groove’s backyard stage at 11:30 with an amazing list of performers including DeRobert & The Half-Truths, Tristen, Forget Cassettes, Cooper, Penicillin Baby, Western Medication and more! There will also be a special meet-n-greet with Sam Fogarino (Interpol) and Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk) of EmptyMansions – whose album “Snakes / Vultures / Sulfate” will be available for purchase on RSD!! Sam Fogarino will also be sticking around to spin some records that afternoon… Other guest DJs for the day will include Chris Crofton and Derek Hoke!

Outside, will be a huge side-walk sale with tons of LP’s, 12″s & CD’s- all marked at $1 or less!! In addition, everything in the store is 15% off all day long! (*excluding RSD titles and consignment items)

In the eats department things get started in the morning with Kolach pastries and coffee from the new eastside bakery, Yeast Nashville from 6am – 9am. Mas Tacos will be on site throughout the day — offering breakfast tacos(!!) starting at 10am, with delicious lunch fare to follow, and the neighbors Porter Road Butcher will be grilling out… plus, there will be delicious adult beverages available to wash it all down.

To top things off, local artists from Workforce Rebellion, TM, & AM7 will be there to create another incredible 170-foot wall mural behind the shop!! You can also browse the stacks with pop-up shops from GED Soul Records, Jeffery Drag Records, Tucker & Bloom and more to come too!!

Third Man Records, 623 7th Avenue South, 37203

Jack White, the ambassador of Record Store Day 2013, will be taking Third Man Records bicoastal with their Nashville flag ship store, and a pop up shop out in Palm Springs (right next to the Coachella Music Festival) for the week.  The biggest release coming out of TMR this weekend is the deluxe reissue of their 2003 breakout record Elephant.  This 2-disc bad boy will be fully dressed up for the occasion sporting a red & black vinyl for side A and a white vinyl for side B.  You can catch a sneak peek of what is coming your way from this picture of Sounds cat Ozzie.

As if that isn’t enough, Jack and TMR dropped this little nugget yesterday. It’s a video of fellow Racontuer, Brendan Benson, recording a little ditty on the spot in a 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine that records up to 2 minutes of audio, and dispenses a one-of-a-kind 6″ phonograph disc to the user.  The Third Man Recording Booth is the only machine of its kind in the world that is both operational and open to the public.  If that wasn’t enough to draw lines around the new convention center, there will also be live performances by Karen Elson and Mark Watrous.  Not to mention, the limited edition colored vinyl copies of the White Stripes Elephant that we discussed above.  Have a look at the video, and then you can read the note from the Record Store Day Ambassador below.

In one of my final acts as Record Store Day ambassador, I encourage everyone who comes to the Third Man Record Store in Nashville to be able to hear themselves on a vinyl record, and maybe even mail it to someone they love.

Actively venturing to your local record shop is one of those honors and privileges in this life that we just shouldn’t take for granted. Certain beautiful experiences can only happen in the environment of a record store and I just thought that nothing could drive that point home more than a one-of-a-kind machine that lets you not only record your own vinyl record, but send it to anyone, anywhere in the world to share a song, poem, or private message with. I know those warm, scratchy tones send tingles up (and sometimes down) MY spine. Even if you aren’t instrumentally inclined, you could hold up an iphone playing a song and sing along with the music and combine the best of all worlds tangible, digital, and romantic. And for those still skeptical or not sure if they’re brave enough to do it, think of it this way; it’s almost the same thing as illegally downloading an mp3 and emailing it to someone. Well…, Almost.

Enjoy record store day everyone. i hope that you find that special song and someone makes you smile in the process.

– Jack White III

Below is a rundown of some Nashville releases from the 100’s of national releases.

  • Alanna Royale, Everybody Now!
  • Paramore, The Holiday Sessions
  • Chet Atkins, Black Jack EP
  • Randy Travis, Music From CMT Crossroads
  • Brendan Benson, Diamond
  • The Black Keys/Stooges, Side by Side: No Fun
  • Bombino, Azamane Tiliade/Si Chilan (produced by Dan Auerbach)
  • Elizabeth Cook and Jason Isbell, Tecumseh Valley b/w Pancho & Lefty
  • Coupler, Sunless
  • Justin Townes Earle, Yuma
  • Alejandro Escovedo/Chris Scruggs, 78 rpm 10-inch
  • Willy Mason and Brendan Benson, Upstairs At United, Vol.7 (2/05/2013) [12” EP]
  • Willie Nelson, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die
  • Willie Nelson, Crazy: The Demo Sessions
  • Willie Nelson, Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Waylon Jennings, Old 97s/Waylon Jennings
  • Gram Parsons, Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels-Live 1973
  • PUJOL, Deep Cuts
  • Josh Rouse, Julie (Come Out of the Rain)
  • White Stripes, Elephant (10th Anniversary)

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