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Devil’s Night 2014 and the official release party for Olivia Jean’s BATHTUB LOVE KILLINGS is upon us. The event is 100% sold out, and if you’re a lucky ticket holder and your blood isn’t yet bubbling in anticipation we have a few ooey-gooey tidbits that help will work you up into an absolutely frenzy…
Firstly, we laid out all the details last week, so please re-familiarize yourself so you don’t find yourself lost or confused on the most dangerous night of the year…
Secondly, we’d like to introduce you to some terrifying new merchandise that will be available exclusively at Devil’s Night…
We have 3 vessels perfect for the consumption of every beverage… a skele-shot glass, a deceptive mug which displays a verrrry different scene when filled with hot coffee, and a souvenir cocktail/ beer cup (available for only $1 extra with a drink purchase at the bar).
Bang Candy Company, the deadliest sweets company this side of the Mason Dixon, has created some of the most sophisticated, tricked-out trick-or-treats you’ve ever laid eyeballs on… Beelzebub’s Bark (cinnamon and cayenne and chocolate, oh my!), as well as three new Bathtub inspired treats: Bathtub Love Simple Syrup flavored with lavender and mint, a soap-inspired bar of white chocolate and raspberries, and Bath Salts which spark, sizzle and scare the tongue in the flavor or lemon, lavender and ginger. Knock knock…
We also have a limited and exclusive trompe l’oeil of a Devil’s Night poster as well as the record we have gathered to celebrate, Olivia Jean’s Bathtub Love Killings, housed in a very special Devil’s-Night-only sleeve you must see to believe. Just one last trick up our sleeves… early access to our baddest 7” container to date: The Born Rotten 45 Box.
Arrive early (starting at 6pm) to have first dibs on photo portraits, freak ogling, magic making, burgers + hotdogs, adult beverages that will delight palettes and destroy brain cells, the ULTIMATE Halloween playlist compiled by “Halloween Song Master” Ben Swank and Dead Lady in Charge Olivia Jean, and gratuitous costume flaunting. Don’t forget to bring cash for snacks and drinks! We don’t have an ATM on site.
Transportation Details: TAKE UBER. Sign up for Uber and use the promo code DEVILSNIGHT for a free ride up to $25. If you’re scared of strangers, you are welcome to find free street parking, though please heed our warning that it is limited these days. If you must, park in the Nashville Rescue Mission’s parking lot on our side of the lot closest to TMR headquarters. Please enter the lot via Lafayette street to avoid charges.
You have just over 24 hours to get your costume in order, and please remember costumes are MANDATORY. Your alter egos’ get-ups will be judged throughout the night, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced at the end of the evening and rewarded with dead sexy prizes ranging from records to merchandise to TMR gift certificates.
Until tomorrow, friends…
The Dead Weather’s two latest tracks “Buzzkill(er)” and “It’s Just Too Bad” will be available for purchase digitally worldwide on November 4th. Listen to a full stream of “Buzzkill(er)” now and be sure to purchase both songs next Tuesday.
Volume One (1917-27) chronicled Paramount's improbable rise from also-ran to jazz-blues juggernaut, launching the recording careers of giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Fats Waller.
But just as it seemed Paramount might be losing steam, it began a second act that threatened to dwarf its first. This astonishing second act is the subject of The Rise & Fall of Paramount, Volume Two (1928-32), the final chapter in our commemoration of America's greatest record label.
In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarked on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues recordings and issuing some of the most coveted records in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Jaydee Short, George "Bullet" Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Louise Johnson, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, The Mississippi Sheiks. and hundreds of other artists.
Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first enterprise of any kind to capture what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, it was profit-minded Paramount - not a preservationist body like the Library of Congress - that inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.
Six LPs, 800 digital tracks, two definitive large-format books. All housed in a polished aluminum case evoking the era's high art deco stylings and America's own Machine Age take on modernist design.
A joint release by Third Man and Revenant, co-produced by leading Paramount scholar Alex van der Tuuk, with all Paramount masters issued under license agreement with GHB Jazz Foundation. The Rise & Fall of Paramount, Volume Two (1928-32) is available for pre-order beginning TODAY. Learn more about the set, and pre-order your copy HERE.
And, if you're in the New Haven area, make sure to spend your evening tonight with Jack White, Greil Marcus, Dean and Scott Blackwood, Adia Victoria, and Daphne Brooks, exploring the history of Paramount Records. 7pm at the Battell Chapel at Yale University.
Jack is set to embark on his November UK and European tour beginning next week on November 7th in Istanbul. Although it is impossible to replace Ikey, the incredibly talented Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather, Queens of the Stone Age) will be joining the band to play piano and keyboard for all of Jack's currently announced tour dates.
Jack is also pleased to announce that Lucius will be joining him on the bill as support for his November shows starting with Vienna on November 11th. Umut Adan will be supporting Jack in Istanbul. For a complete list of tour dates and tickets, visit the tour page.
The GHB Jazz Foundation, Third Man Records, and Revenant Records are proud to announce their new licensing arrangement regarding master recordings originally released on the Paramount Records label, one of the most important record labels in American history.
Paramount, which in the 1920s and 30s released 78 rpm records featuring iconic American artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Jelly Roll Morton, Charley Patton, Ma Rainey and King Oliver, has seen its astonishing recorded legacy highlighted in a number of recent projects, including Third Man-Revenant’s “The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records” Volumes One and Two, and Third Man’s LP-only releases of Charley Patton’s and the Mississippi Sheiks’ early recordings.
The new licensing arrangement, which does not include sales in CD format or digital downloads (rights to which are retained by the GHB foundation), ensures that Paramount’s rich musical legacy can continue to be shared with new generations of listeners.
Founded in 1987 by George H. Buck Jr. (1928-2013), the GHB Jazz Foundation aims to celebrate and preserve these authentic styles of American music.