Bill Demain Sgt Pepper's Book Signing
Jun
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

Bill Demain Sgt Pepper's Book Signing

Bill DeMain is a Grammy-nominated music journalist and writer with over twenty years experience who's contributed to publications such as MOJO, Classic Rock and Entertainment Weekly, and published four books, including the popular humor collection, The Sterling Huck Letters. He is also co-author of Sgt. Pepper at 50 (Omnibus Press, June 2017), a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Beatles' album. 

Widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band celebrates its 50th anniversary in June 2017. Even after half a century, the Beatles' groundbreaking work thrillingly evokes the sights, sounds, and mood of the sixties at their most joyously psychedelic and creative. Featuring contributions from leading authorities on the Beatles' music, Sgt. Pepper at Fifty provides an in-depth critique of the album, by looking at the unique cultural circumstances that led to its creation; examining the rich assemblage of influences that informed its sound; exploring the landmark cover art, which continues to inspire debate and intrigue; and assessing the record's enduring legacy as the pinnacle of British pop.

Bill DeMain will join us at Howlin' Books to read from his Sgt Pepper book, answer your nerdiest Beatles questions and sign your copy of the book, if you like.

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Lol Tolhurst Book Reading & Signing
Dec
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Lol Tolhurst Book Reading & Signing

Join us at Howlin' Books, located inside Grimey's Too, on the evening of Thursday December 8, for a multimedia book signing event with Lol Tolhurst, one of the founding members of legendary British "pop-goth" band The Cure.

For the first time in the bands nearly forty-year history, here is the story of The Cure - virtual inventors of alternative music - from someone who was there at the very beginning: Lol Tolhurst, the band's co-founder, co-songwriter and lifelong friend of lead singer Robert Smith.

Smith prefers to let the band's songs speak for themselves, making Cured the only insider memoir of a group that helped generations navigate their angst-filled teen years.  From Smith and Tolhurst's early childhood to the band's heyday, Cured illuminates and surprises in equal measure.  Tolhurst mines the bands peak years (1976-1989) to produce never before told tales of The Cure, shining a light on the mercurial and fascinating Robert Smith. Revealing the highs and lows in a life long relationship, Cured is a touching odyssey of triumph, despair and ultimately understanding and redemption

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Greg Vandy Book Signing W/ Tim Easton & Birger Olsen
Sep
23
12:30pm12:30pm

Greg Vandy Book Signing W/ Tim Easton & Birger Olsen

Author Greg Vandy will read from his book 26 Songs In 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest and sign copies. Tim Easton & Birger Olsen will perform some of Woody's songs. In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days--including classics like "Roll On Columbia" and "Pastures of Plenty"--when he was hired by the Bonneville Power Administration to promote the benefits of cheap hydroelectric power, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Timed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his employment by the federal government, KEXP DJ Greg Vandy takes readers inside the unusual partnership between one of America's great folk artists and the federal government, and shows how the first American folk revival of the 1930's was a response to hard times.

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Lloyd Sachs Book Signing W/ Joe Henry
Sep
22
12:30pm12:30pm

Lloyd Sachs Book Signing W/ Joe Henry

Join us at Howlin' Books, inside Grimey's Too for a special Americana week book event featuring author Lloyd Sachs. Sachs will discuss his book T Bone Burnett: A Life In Pursuit and sign copies, accompanied by a live musical performance including Joe Henry. Lloyd Sachs, former longtime jazz critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, has written about music for many publications including No Depression, where he was a senior editor; the Washington Post; Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, DownBeat, the Village Voice and JazzTimes. He reviews crime fiction for the Chicago Tribune and a variety of fiction for Kirkus Reviews and is remembered as the voice of Sachs and the Cinema on WXRT.

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Josh Rosenthal Reading W/ Performance By Mac Gayden
Sep
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

Josh Rosenthal Reading W/ Performance By Mac Gayden

Join us at Howlin' Books inside Grimey's Too on Tuesday, September 20 at 5PM as Tompkins Square founder Josh Rosenthal reads and signs his book Record Store Of The Mind while original Nashville Cat Mac Gayden performs a few tunes. 

Never heard of original "Nashville Cat" Mac Gayden ? Well if you've ever heard Bob Dylan's 'Blonde on Blonde,' or the wah-wah on J.J. Cale's "Crazy Mama", you've heard Mac Gayden. And you've probably also heard him on any number of recordings by Linda Ronstadt, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson and Simon & Garfunkel among many others.

Mac will perform a special set to kick off AmericanaFest at Howlin' Books, so come down and see a true giant of Americana music !

Also, Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal will read from his new book, 'The Record Store of the Mind.' No stranger to Nashville, having released records by Charlie Louvin, William Tyler and Roland White, Rosenthal's book has been praised by Robert Plant, MOJO, No Depression, Oxford American, and T Bone Burnett, to name a few.

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Free Days With George - Meet and greet with Colin Campbell and his rescue dog George
Jun
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Free Days With George - Meet and greet with Colin Campbell and his rescue dog George

Bestselling celebrity author Colin Campbell and his lovable 140 lb rescue dog George will be arriving in Nashville aboard George's own personal tour bus for the release of the highly anticipated new book by Campbell, Free Days With George (Penguin/Random House).  Free Days With George is the heartwarming true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain--get your tissues ready, animal lovers! Colin and George will be stopping by to meet, greet, and sign books (George signs with his pawprint!) at Howlin' Books / Grimey's Too on Monday, June 6 at 6PM. 

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Illeana Douglas In-store & Signing
May
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Illeana Douglas In-store & Signing

Illeana Douglas is known for playing funny and fearless characters in films such as To Die ForGoodfellas, and Cape Fear, and in television shows like Six Feet Under and Ugly Betty. Illeana will be stopping by Howlin' Books/Grimey's Too on Friday 5/13/16 at 6PM, to read and sign copies of her new book I Blame Dennis Hopper, out now via Flat Iron press. 

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Tompkins Square's Josh Rosenthal Record Store Day DJ Set and Book Signing
Apr
16
3:30pm 3:30pm

Tompkins Square's Josh Rosenthal Record Store Day DJ Set and Book Signing

Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal presents his first book, The Record Store of the Mind. Josh will join us for a DJ set and book signing on Record Store Day, Saturday 4/16, at 3:30PM.

Part memoir, part "music criticism," in Record Store of the Mind the author ruminates over unsung musical heroes, reflects on thirty years of toil and fandom in the music business, and shamelessly lists some of the LPs in his record collection. Crackling with insightful untold stories, The Record Store of the Mind will surely delight and inspire passionate music lovers ... especially those who have spent way too many hours in record stores.


Celebrating ten years in 2015, Rosenthal's San Francisco-based independent record label Tompkins Square has received seven Grammy nominations and wide acclaim for its diverse catalog of new and archival recordings.

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Replacements Book Signing W/ Bob Mehr
Apr
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Replacements Book Signing W/ Bob Mehr

Memphis music critic and massive 'Mats fan Bob Mehr has written the definitive history of one of rock's greatest and most influential bands - The Replacements. As well-known for their boozy antics and refusal to play the major label game as for their primal, poetic, punk-infused pop music, The Replacements developed one of the most loyal, devoted fan bases of any indie scene but were never able to break through to that ever-elusive mainstream audience, arguably due to self-sabotage. Based on decades of research & hundreds of all-new interviews (including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson, as well as the Stinson family, record execs and Twin/Tone founder and original band manager Peter Jesperson), Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements is a fascinating read and far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Author Bob Mehr will join us at Howlin' Books inside Grimey's Too on Saturday, April 2nd, at 5PM for a Q&A sesh and reading/signing of his book. Joining us will be some local musicians with one-degree-of-separation connections to The Replacements - Tommy Womack, who wrote the definitive musical tribute to the 'Mats with his song "The Replacements", and Tom Littlefield and Jonathan Bright, who released a wonderful ukulele tribute to the band as Bright Littlefield - who will perform some Replacements songs! If you're a fan of this incredible band, you do not want to miss this event.

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Socks, Cicadas & Other Frustrations: Book Release & Signing W/ Moriah Claud
Feb
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Socks, Cicadas & Other Frustrations: Book Release & Signing W/ Moriah Claud

April Gloaming Publishing presents a new book of poetry and art: Socks, Cicadas, & Other Frustrations, featuring poetry by Moriah Claud, illustrations by Anna Thompson, and photography by Mikaela Hamilton. Moriah Claud will be reading at Howlin' Books, located inside Grimey's Too, on Saturday, February 27, beginning at 4PM. Also reading will be Ericka Suhl and Meg Wade, along with a photo booth provided by Savannah Weaver and music by Jesse A. Strauss. 

From April Gloaming: Socks, Cicadas, & Other Frustrations is much more than a collection of poetry dealing with inward human emotion longing for something more.  This ostensible coffee-table read encompasses three individual artists’ perceptions of what it’s like to want to be loved, accepted, and understood, and also what it’s like when these things do not pan out the way we intend, all based around the idea that a queer woman is conflicted with her Southern Church of Christ’s upbringing

 

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Rock Toons Art Exhibit
Dec
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Rock Toons Art Exhibit

New works by Brad Talbot, the man who brought us the fantastic Music City Mashup poster series!  His new works feature classic cartoon characters mashed up with classic rock icons!  Stop by Howlin Books & Grimey's Too on Saturday, December 5th to meet the artist and enjoy some tasty snacks and beverages.  Rock Toons posters, postcards and limited edition 2016 wall calendars will be available for purchase, while supplies last.

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS: THE MAKING OF SMASHVILLE BOOK SIGNING - MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH @ 6PM
Oct
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

NASHVILLE PREDATORS: THE MAKING OF SMASHVILLE BOOK SIGNING - MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH @ 6PM

NASHVILLE PREDATORS: THE MAKING OF SMASHVILLE BOOK SIGNING AT HOWLIN' BOOKS - MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH @ 6PM

Join us on Monday, October 26th to Howlin Books (inside Grimey's Too) where you can pick up your copy of Nashville Predators: The Making Of Smashville on release day. But that's not all, hockey fans. You'll be able to meet author Justin Bradford as well as Pete Weber, the play-by-play voice of the Nashville Predators, who wrote the introduction to the book.

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Howlin' After Dark (Guest Leesa Cross-Smith)
Mar
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Howlin' After Dark (Guest Leesa Cross-Smith)

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Come hear local authors read from their works in an evening of poetry and prose featuring members of the writing circle. This March our theme is “Searching the Shadows for New Light.” Special Howlin’ Books guest Leesa Cross-Smith will read from her book Every Kiss a War. Book browsing begins at 7:00 pm, readings begin at 7:30 pm. Frothy Monkey open for coffee and treats and guests are welcome to BYOB.

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Chris Gantry Author Reading and Signing
Mar
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Chris Gantry Author Reading and Signing

Legendary songwriter/singer Chris Gantry, artist and prolific writer who has won MMI awards, the Nashville Songwriter Award, and the Tennessee Williams Playwriting contest, has written successful songs, a play, a series of short stories, children's books, and a memoir. Gantry brings to all his work a depth of emotion and honesty. Now he brings these qualities to his poetry as well. At times his poetry may be lyrical, pensive, satirical, or inspirational, or seems to scream and reach out to the audience or reader to force a response, but it never leaves a reader or a listener unaffected. It reveals all aspects of his personality and character-and he does not disappoint. Chris will be reading excerpts from his latest book of poetry Gypsy Dreams, which will be on sale.

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Author Reading and Performance with Stephen Kellogg and Hunter Sharpless
Dec
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

Author Reading and Performance with Stephen Kellogg and Hunter Sharpless

Join Howlin’ Books as we welcome musician Stephen Kellogg and writer Hunter Sharpless, author of the forthcoming book Song of the Fool: On the Road with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, a memoir that chronicles his time touring America in 2009.  Stephen will perform a few songs and Hunter will do a reading from his book.

Hunter Sharpless is an essayist from the state of Texas.  His recent essays on travel, religion, and sports have appeared in Ethika Politika, Hobart, and Good Letters. A graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA in English-Literature, he is now in the process of earning his MFA in nonfiction writing at the University of Minnesota. Hunter is hard at work on what will eventually be his second book, Sodom and Madonna, a collection of linked essays conflating travel literature and historical preoccupation, spiritual growth and crippling doubt.

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers is an American rock band formed in Western Massachusetts in 2003. They have recorded albums for Universal RecordsEverfine Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records) and Vanguard Records. Their album Glassjaw Boxer, recorded for Everfine Records, was named one of the top five albums of 2007 by USA Today critic Brian Mansfield.  

Stephen’s current tour is called the “Every Night’s a Little Different Tour” and is in support of Stephen Kellogg LIVE—the release of 20 live shows recorded over the past two years. 

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Howlin' After Dark Emerging Voices Series
Nov
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Howlin' After Dark Emerging Voices Series

Come hear local authors read from their works in an evening of poetry and prose featuring members of the Writing Circle.

November’s themes are Into the Deep, Family Secrets, Going Underground, and Pumpkin Pie.

Howlin’ Books is excited to announce special guests David Olney and Tommy Womack.

BYOB, coffee and treats are available from Frothy Monkey.

For more information, visit David Onley's website and Tommy Womack's website!

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Howlin' After Dark Emerging Voice Series
Oct
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Howlin' After Dark Emerging Voice Series

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Howlin’ After Dark - Emerging Voices Series
Come hear local authors read from their works in an evening of poetry and prose
Featuring members of The Writing Circle

October Road: Changing Light, Shades of RED, Strange Brews

BYOB, Coffee and treats available from Frothy Monkey, book browsing begins at 7:00 pm and the writers begin their readings at 7:30 pm.

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Jim Rooney Author Signing
Sep
19
12:30pm12:30pm

Jim Rooney Author Signing

As part of the 2014 Americana Music Association conference, author Jim Rooney will be discussing and  signing his book, In It For The Long Run, A Musical Odyssey. Inspired by the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as a teenager growing up outside of Boston, Jim Rooney began a musical journey that intersected with some of the biggest names in American music including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Bill Monroe, Muddy Waters, and Alison Krauss. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is Rooney's kaleidoscopic first-hand account of more than five decades of success as a performer, concert promoter, songwriter, music publisher, engineer, and record producer. Complimentary Yazoo beer will be available to those over 21. 

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Holly George-Warren Author Signing
Sep
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Holly George-Warren Author Signing

Author Holly George-Warren’s A Man Called Destruction, is  the first biography of the influential musician and forebear of the indie-rock scene, Alex Chilton. After Holly’s discussion and reading she will be joined by musicians Jody Stephens (original member of Big Star), William Tyler and Will Kimbrough performing Big Star songs. Complimentary Yazoo beer will be available to those over 21. This event is brought to us in part of the 2014 Americana Music Association conference.

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Author Signing with Galadrielle Allman
Sep
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Author Signing with Galadrielle Allman

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As part of the 2014 Americana Music Association Conference, Galadrielle Allman will be joining us for a books signing Wednesday, September 17th at noon, here at Howlin' Books.

Please Be With Me, is a deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter.

Praise for Please Be with Me
“Duane Allman was my big brother, my partner, my best friend. I thought I knew everything there was to know about him, but Galadrielle’s deep and insightful book came as a revelation to me, as it will to everyone who reads it.”—Gregg Allman

Poignant and illuminating . . . brings Duane Allman to life in a way that no other biography will ever be able to do.”BookPage

“Galadrielle Allman offers a moving and poetic portrait of her late father.”Rolling Stone

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Howlin' After Dark - Emerging Voices Series
Sep
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Howlin' After Dark - Emerging Voices Series

Howlin’ After Dark - Emerging Voices Series
Come hear local authors read from their works in an evening of poetry and prose
Featuring members of The Writing Circle
September 5 - Sunstruck, Golden Wings, Glorious Flights, Spectacular Meltdowns
Hosted by Jessica Kimbrough and Merrill Farnsworth


For more information, visit www.howlinbooks.com or www.writingcircle.org
BYOB - Book browsing starts at 7
Frothy Monkey serving coffee and snacks
Location: Howlin’ Books
1702 8th Avenue South
7-9pm
Every First Friday

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Abby White Book Signing
Aug
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Abby White Book Signing

Nashville Scene staff editor   Abby White will be joining us at Howlin’ Books and Grimey’s Too on Wednesday, August 27th for a book signing and chat about her book 100 Things to Do in Nashville Before you Die. 

The following is a peek at Abby’s book.

Nashville has been called many things: "Music City," the "Athens of the South," or even "It City." (Thanks for that last one, New York Times.) But many of us just call it home, and while we're grateful that a bunch of travel and food magazines think we're awesome, we still have a few tricks up our sleeves. Whether you reside in the 615 or just like to visit, there is a lot to eat, drink and experience here. Perhaps you were a karaoke star at Santa's Pub way before Jimmy Buffet and Toby Keith filmed a music video there, but have you washed down a Donkey Leg with a Donkey Punch at Donks? Meat and three at Arnold's is indisputably fantastic, but what about the Italian meat and three at Savarino's? Everyone knows that you can get a superb cocktail at Patterson House or City House, but do you know which bar has the best Bushwacker? Maybe it's been a while since you hit the honky tonks on Lower Broad, so you might want to know which one is the best one for dancing with a stranger, and which one is filled with frat boys. Whatever you're looking for-hiking trails, arthouse theaters, record stores, shopping malls, hot chicken-this city has it, and this book will help you find it.

Join us at 6:00 pm on Wednesday the 27th, refreshments will be served!  And not to be a spoiler but Grimey’s is one of the 100 Things to do!

Check out Abby White on Twitter

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