East Nashville News: Record Store Day celebrations, a Graze birthday, Rock Out East Nashville and more


For this week’s news we’ve got a lot going on in celebration of Record Store Day, a plant-based birthday, news from Rock Out East Nashville and more.

On to it:

Record Store Day spins on April 22 at The Groove, Fond Object, and Vinyl Tap

Eastsiders, you can have your Record Store Day anyway you want it. East Nashville has big plans going down for the vinyl celebration on Saturday, April 22. The Groove (1103 Calvin Ave.), Vinyl Tap (2038 Greenwood Ave.), and both Fond Object’s locations (1313 McGavock Pike, 535 4th Ave. S) are all hosting their own festivities. We're giving you a quick rundown here:

The Groove

This year they’re promising the most “epic” Record Store Day (RSD) yet. The Groove teamed up with Acme Radio to broadcast live music from the lawn all day.  They've been keeping the afternoon’s surprise  a secret, but we’ve gotten our parent’s permission to tell everyone. Special guests The Weeks will be performing a set on the lawn around 4 p.m. before heading over to their headlining show at Cannery Ballroom. You’ll also be able to purchase their new album, “Easy,” while you catch the set. Want to double down on The Weeks? Cannery show tickets here.

You can see a performance from Robyn Hitchcock who graced the cover of our Sept/Oct issue last fall  and buy his new album while you’re at it. Hitchcock’s latest self-titled record is out today, buy it here  Another one for the bill: heady thunder-rockers All Them Witches. You can be on the lookout for them on the cover of our May/June issue. On the shopping side of things, they’ll be offering special RSD releases and 15% off storewide. As per usual for the RSD festivities, they’ll have a huge sidewalk sale of bargain CD’s, LP’s and 45’s. There will also be drinks flowing from Good People Brewing Company and Blue Chair Bay Rum, plus eats from Mas Tacos and Porter Road Butcher.

Fond Object (both of ‘em)

Fond Object has been working on opening it’s second location for a few months now and they’re finally ready to show it off to everyone. What better day to have a grand opening than on RSD? We can’t think of one. The official grand opening of the new 4th Avenue Fond Object will coincide with their celebration of the vinyl-holic holiday. You can pick your poison for the day, be it the downtown or Riverside Village location. Between the two spots there will be 20 bands, with acts like Alanna Royale, Gunther Doug, and Reality Something. Both stores will open at 10 a.m., with music kicking off around noon. Lots of local food and booze will be on deck to keep record-goers satisfied. They’ll have some on-site vendors and special surprises throughout the day—and of course, records. Lots of records.

Vinyl Tap

The folks over at Vinyl Tap are ready to celebrate their inaugural RSD. They will have music indoors and outdoors throughout the afternoon with things kicking off around 1 p.m. with a performance by Liz Cooper and the Stampede (who you can catch opening for The Weeks at their Cannery Ballroom show later that Saturday night)   They will also be pouring a special, limited edition brew from their neighbors at Southern Grist. Shotgun Willies will be slanging their BBQ to curb your appetite. Plus, Vinyl Tap’s entire store will be offering 15% off records. Local psychedelic punk label Cold Lunch Recordings will have their merch for sale, too.

It shouldn’t be a surprise there is so much happening in Music City on Record Store Day. And in case all of these options weren’t enough for you, here is one more. Check out the big celebration over at Grimey’s (1604 8th Ave. S.). They’re promising special releases, food, booze and lots of live music all day. Raging Fire, who we featured in our Nov/Dec issue, will perform at the Grimey’s celebration. You won’t want to miss these old-school Nashville vets of punk rock. 


Graze Nashville Celebrates One Year Anniverary


My how the time flies. It’s already been a year since plant-based restaurant Graze (1888 Eastland Ave.) opened its doors. The owners of popular vegetarian spot The Wild Cow took over the former Silly Goose space (lots of animal references on this corner, y’all) after the restaurant unexpectedly closed their doors last September.

This sister restaurant to The Wild Cow does things a little differently than its sibling, offering weekend brunch and a full cocktail menu. The veg-friendly spot has all the makings of any restaurant, hold the meat. In honor of their one year, they will be offering a half-off happy hour drink menu all day and $5 plate specials, so come hungry. They will also be giving away a Graze gift card to keep you grazing back for years to come. Happy birthday, Grazers.

Rock Out East Nashville announces lineup, tickets on sale now


As if you didn’t have enough live music to catch here in Nashville, here is another day to add to your calendar; we are in Music City, after all. Rock Out East Nashville is the newest addition to our musical carousel, scheduled for May 6 in East Park (700 Woodland St.). Dubbed as the “unofficial start to summer,” this bill is packed with local artists, including Los Colognes who we featured in the magazine. 

Other artists taking the stage include J Marco, Forest Fire Gospel Choir, Diamond Carter and plenty more. The one-day, inaugural fest will kick off at 1 p.m. As with any good festival, there will be oodles of local brews, cocktails, and food vendors at the park to keep the crowd happy. This newbie festival will benefit Operation Stand Down. Non-profit Operation Stand Down supports veterans and their families through a variety of services. The tickets are on sale now, $15 for general admission and $55 for VIP. VIP includes unlimited beer, catered food, access to the private backstage viewing area and private bathroom access (looking at you, port-a-potty-phobes). We here at the East Nashvillian have SEVEN sets of tickets to giveaway to Rock Out. Over the next few weeks we will shuck out five pairs of general admission tickets and two sets of VIP tickets. You can enter here.

Quick Bits:

Pour one out for long-time Eastside meat-and-three homies Charlie Bob’s (1330 Dickerson Pike). After 65 years worth of service, the staple is closing it’s doors on April 30. Stop by to say farewell.

Apparently, Nashville has more apartment complexes under construction than any other U.S. city. No surprise there.

Music City-centric clothiers Project 615 (1006 Fatherland St.) are heading to The Nations. No worries shoppers, they’re keeping their Eastside location, too. More to come on the timeline for the second location opening. 

Former East Nashville store Hey Rooster (1711 21st Ave) is having a grand reopening and four-year anniversary celebration in their new Hillsboro Village location (former BookmanBookwoman) on Saturday, April 22.

Hey Nashville makers, Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler (Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope, if you prefer) want to see what you can do with your hands. The celebrities have created a new show, “The Handmade Project.” Casting directors are recruiting crafters for a chance to be on the program on Saturday, April 22nd at The Clay Lady’s Studios (1416 Lebanon Pike). Learn more and apply here.

That's a wrap for this week. Tips?  Email Emma.


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