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It's no sleep 'til California, and then no sleep again all the way back to Tennessee. The little, yellow engine that could and its conductor and secondman are choo choo chooglin' allllllll the way out to Coachella, because the party calls and the TMR crew always abides. We will be at the festival for the second weekend of desert madness: April 17th through 19th.
We'll also be hitting the Mission Creek Book Fair in Iowa City, as well as Minneapolis during the AWP Writers and Writing Programs Conference, along the way makin' sure our publishing arm Third Man Books and its upcoming release The Truth Is We Are Perfect by Janaka Stucky are well represented. More on our presence at the fair in the next week or two, but fellow book worms take note now!
What are we bringing? Well, records of course! But also all your festival needs: bottle openers, travel mugs, sunglasses, water bottles, coozies, shot glasses, frisbees, bandanas, guitar picks, post cards, tote bags, t-shirts, shop rags, patches, stickers, pins, and, and, and, the list goes on!
If you live in one of the following cities along the way, better clear your schedule now and get out your piggy bank. Who knows when we'll be back again?
Louisville — Indianapolis — Iowa City — Milwaukee — Chicago — Minneapolis — Des Moines — Denver — Salt Lake City — Las Vegas — COACHELLA — Los Angeles — Albuquerque — Oklahoma City — Little Rock — Memphis
SQÜRL is: Carter Logan, Jim Jarmusch, and Jozef Van Wissem
TUESDAY, March 31st Live at Third Man Records
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
An enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums & broken guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop, and imaginary movie scores.
To date, SQÜRL has released a series of 3 EPs with ATP/Recordings as well as music for the films THE LIMITS OF CONTROL and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, the latter with Jozef Van Wissem who has since joined the band for many live dates, etc..
Purchase tickets here.
Less than 24 hours until our big store expansion reveal! Here is an additional little sneak peak of what we've been working on... We're most excited about our new digital and analog listening booths, where you can preview all our records before taking them home!
Also, we will have fantastic new and exclusive merchandise, as well as limited edition Jay Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail 7" Record Sets. Check out the new wares below...
We live in a state of constant evolution here at Third Man. Our building, our staff, our mission, and our aesthetic are living organisms. It’s not just change we seek, it’s growth, and sometimes growth happens without permission. So, when the walls of our store started to creak and groan, it was easy to figure that these were the sounds of growing pains. So, once again, we’ve unlocked the toolshed, grabbed our sledgehammers, and made way for our dear, rebellious, multiplying cells and EXPANDED!
Today we find ourselves approximately 33.3% bigger, 33.3% happier, and at least 33.3% more able to accommodate YOU! To celebrate our growth spurt, we invite you to stop by our store on Friday for a gander at our new merchandise, a glass of celebratory champagne (for those of age, of course), a food truck picnic lunch with Riddim N Spice, and, last but not least, the moment fans of HOVA and vinyl have waited for… but more about that later.
We’ll have a limited-run Sledgehammer Enamel Pin as well as a Jack the Expander Patch to commemorate. We’ll also have a handful of new, non-limited items: A new Nashville Logo T-Shirt, a Nashville Logo Kids T-Shirt, a Third Man Books Tote Bag, and a Tennessee Enamel Pin.
The store will also feature new display systems so you can explore posters and t-shirts with ease, as well as the ability to hold quite a lot more vinyl. Change... It’s good. Growth? It’s better.
The limited edition of Jay Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail will be available for the taking as well on Friday! Now YOU'RE 33.3% happier, right? Everybody’s cup runneth over.
Playing on the theme of redacted government documents and expanding it into a full, clothbound binder with the entirety of the Magna Carta…Holy Grail album spread across eight 7” 45rpm records, this piece conceived by Grammy-nominated designer Brian Roettinger is cryptographically breathtaking. It is limited to 1000 numbered sets (though not all will be released and sold on Friday) and released in conjunction with Roc Nation.
Come toast with us on Friday! We can’t wait to show you our expansion! Sneak peak of our new digital and vinyl listening booth below, and plenty more photos to follow come Friday...
For the Spring Equinox, how about some good live music, a DJ, having your tarot cards read, and some POETRY! Come join Third Man Books in New York to celebrate the launch of our first single-author book: THE TRUTH IS WE ARE PERFECT by poet Janaka Stucky. To top it off, Restless Books will also be there to launch their new title WHERE THE BIRD SINGS BEST by filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky!
Featuring performances by:
and musical guest Songs for the Spirits
With palmistry from Darcey Leonard of Tarot Society
and DJ KVN (House of Screwball) spinning a psychic dance party
Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Catland, Brooklyn's premier metaphysical boutique
Show 7-9p. No Cover!
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway, New York, NY 11211 (in Williamsburg)
In honor of her performance at our Austin showcase next week, the Third Man Records / Billy Reid Shindig, we thought what better time than now to bring attention to Laura Marling's masterpiece of a Blue Series contribution "Blues Run the Game." She's the crown princess of folk hailing from Hampshire, England. Her words are chewy, her subjects dense, and her voice... well, her voice is a voice to love. We couldn't be happier to be seeing Marling live again at South by Southwest, and we hope if you're in Austin that you'll join us at the Shindig to kiss her feet. Click here to RSVP, if you haven't already.
Purchase HERE for a NICE PRICE!