We are so pleased to have Tesla Motors and all their supercharged glory here at TMR today giving test drives of their Model S cars. Come have a look, and please note that drives are by appointment only.
As you are most likely very aware, Lollapalooza is happening next weekend in your fair city. And that also means for the second year, Lollashop will be up and running at 332 S Michigan Ave (at Van Buren) selling festival gear, holding contests, serving coffee and what not. And we'll be there too! We've set up a mini shop within Lollashop featuring records, turntables, record cases and all sorts of of color coordinated Third Man novelties and ephemera.
Come down and have a look! The Lollashop will be open starting today July 26th - August 5th.
Monday - Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Lollapalooza Weekend (Aug 2nd -4th) 9am - 11pm
This week's Nice Price Record of the Week comes to us via London's finger-picking, slide-playing purveyors of dreamy, harmony-laden folk/pop, Smoke Fairies.
This early entry into the Third Man catalog features a host of TMR stalwarts backing up Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davis. Not only does Jack White produce and play drums, timpani and guitar, but Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs, Dead Weather, Greenhornes) is on bass, Corey Younts (Buzzards, Old Crow Medicine Show) plays piano and clarinet, and Shelby O'Neal (Black Belles) adds additional drum work.
Last night, Third Man proudly hosted a panel discussing five decades of Detroit rock 'n' roll. With panelists spanning across all five decades, the topics discussed were wide-reaching, informative, and often times humorous. The night began with a screening of 15 minutes of 16mm footage of the MC5 and the Stooges that had only been shown publicly once previously. The conversation was peppered with unreleased studio recordings by The Chosen Few (featuring a pre-Stooges Ron Asheton and Scott Richardson), The Go (featuring Jack White on guitar), and The White Stripes. Third Man will make a podcast download of the evening's conversation available in the near future. Sorry folks, the recordings were for the live audience only. Copies of Steve Miller's Detroit Rock City are still available for purchase in our Nashville storefront.
If you missed Pokey LaFarge and his gang straight up killin' it last night on The Late Show With David Letterman, have no fear... watch it here:
The Rolling Record Store will be chooglin' up to the Windy City this weekend. Music fans traveling to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival will find us parked Friday and Saturday (July 19, 20) at Reckless Records in Wicker Park from 10-5 toting TMR goodies, Rolling Record Store exclusive merch and a handful of covetable limited edition pressings. On Friday, we will be stocked with 25 Rufus Thomas Sun-Ray™ Sun Records reissues ($30), 15 Hell Beach Live 7" Black and Blues ($15), and 15 People's Temple Live 7" Black and Blues $15). On Saturday, we will have 50 of each Document Volume 2 colored vinyl record ($30). Looking forward to seeing you all on the shores of Lake Michigan!