What to do on Record Store Day
Saturday's Record Store Day will be a cornucopia of exclusive record releases, free concerts and just overall music nerdery.
What's happening: Nashville's own Taylor Swift is the global ambassador of Record Store Day, which is commemorated with her mural on the side of Grimey's New and Preloved Music and Books.
- Grimey's is celebrating Record Store Day with a slate of exclusive releases. Fans often line up in the early morning hours to get their hands on favorite vinyls.
- Brooklyn Bowl is hosting the Grimey's after-party, headlined with a performance of "Emo Night'' by Ryan Key of Yellowcard. Doors open at 4pm, and the party is free to attend.
Of note: Grimey's is adamant that Swift will not be appearing at its store on Saturday. So if you're hoping for a surprise drop-in, stand down.
- That means you, Adam.
Meanwhile, The Groove in East Nashville also has a Record Store Day celebration planned, including a day of free live music. Doors open at 9am, and bands begin playing at 11am.
- The Great Escape is also offering exclusive releases, plus everyone can snag five free CDs or records from the store's 99-cent bin.
Yes, but: If crowds, parking and loud noises are not your thing, we still have you covered.
- A new podcast telling the oral history of the dearly departed Lucy's Record Shop, which was the epicenter of the city's indie and DIY music scene in the 1990s, drops Saturday.
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