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Peter Walker is the last living psychedelic guitar maestro in a long line of greats like John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Sandy Bull. His prowess is almost indescribable. His comprehension of a vast number of musical styles…Spanish flamenco, Indian Raga, etc, will be on display in full-force for his appearance at Third Man. This may be the best guitar performance you will ever see.
with William Tyler
July 18th at Third Man Records
Recording direct-to-tape for upcoming LP release
Last night at midnight in Central London, Jack White played a secret show in the basement of a disused office block, to fans clad entirely in powder blue medical gowns.
The event was a collaboration between Jack and the Punchdrunk Theatre Group who had temporarily transformed the space into the Vescovo & Co Clinic for contagious diseases, and had staffed this fake medical facility with dozens of their actors playing the roles of doctors, nurses and orderlies at the time of a disease outbreak.
Drawing on the themes of Jack White's current album, 'Lazaretto', a term used to describe a quarantine island, the experience began with an elaborate online treasure hunt. A spoof medical infomercial from 1949 appeared in the archives of online medical resource The Wellcome Trust, which contained various obtuse clues that led Jack's superfans to a website belonging to the fake medical company, Vescovo & Company. Thousands of fans submitted their details to this website as part of an online screening for a contagious disease. A lucky few progressed through the screening process that lead to them receiving a telephone call from Punchdrunk actors inviting them to an out-of-hours appointment at the Vescovo Clinic. The clinic had been created for this one occasion by Punchdrunk Theatre across multiple floors of a disused building owned by The Vinyl Factory.
On arrival, fans were asked to change in to blue medical gowns before being subjected to a variety of treatments testing in a maze of medical rooms staffed by Punchdrunk actors. Chaos descended as an outbreak alarm was raised and terrified fans were herded into a smoke filled quarantine chamber. Finally a screen was dropped to reveal Jack and band in full medical uniform who proceeded to belt out a thirty minute set before Jack himself succumbed to the mysterious disease. The rock star fell to the ground in a fit of convulsions before being strapped to a stretcher and wheeled off to a waiting ambulance.
The Fourth of July is upon us and it's time to break out your American flag parachute pants and your red, white, and blue face paint! Wear your most patriotic attire on the 4th of July and receive 15% off your entire order* in our Nashville storefront. Not only that, but we're going to photograph everyone in their festive outfits, put them on display, and the top 3 people voted most patriotic by TMR staff will win a limited edition 7"!
1st place: World's Fastest Record 7"
2nd place: High Ball Stepper 7"
3rd place: Stephen Colbert red, white and blue TRICOLOR
We live in the land of the free people... let's see your red, white, and blue!
*Exclusions apply. Ask the store attendant for details.
STORE HOURS 12-5pm
CHICK STRAND: WISH YOU WERE HERE
Dir. Chick Strand, USA, 1966-1986, 120 min., NR, 16mm, at Third Man Records
Thu, Jul 17 at 7:00 pm at Third Man Records
Following Light and Sound’s recent tributes to Bruce Baillie and Canyon Cinema, the obvious next stop is to highlight the sublime work of Chick Strand, Baillie's co-conspirator in the formation of Canyon. Strand's films infuse avant-garde techniques into the documentary form, often reshaping the tendencies of traditional ethnographic cinema and challenging the way First World documentaries approach their exoticised subjects. This career-spanning program sheds light on three decades of rarely-screened work, celebrating her monumental contribution to the American underground.
Click here for more information on the films, and to purchase tickets.
Jack is excited to announce additional US tour dates this Summer & Fall. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available to Vault members today at 11am PT/1pm CT/2pm ET, with tickets going on-sale to the public at 10am local time on June 27th for all shows except Atlanta. Tickets for the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta will be available on June 28th at 10am ET.
Jack's MOJO cover story will be on newsstands in the UK next Tuesday, June 24th, and will be available around the world later in the week. The issue also includes a free Best Of Third Man Records CD featuring 14 tracks selected by Jack exclusively for MOJO. Check out the track listing below and pick up a copy of the magazine next week.
Black Milk - "Brain" John & Tom - "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar"
The Gories - "Train Kept a Rolling"
Pokey Lafarge - "Central Time"
Michael Kiwanuka - "You've Got Nothing Left to Lose"
The Raconteurs - "Broken Boy Soldier"
The White Stripes - "The Hardest Button to Button"
Rock Fire Funk Express - "People Save the World"
The Dead Weather - "Blue Blood Blues"
Gibby Haynes - "You Don't Have to Be Smart"
Kelley Stoltz - "Are You My Love?"
Duane - "Postcard From Hell"
Haden Triplets - "Slowly"
Frank Fairfield - "Duncan & Brady"
Jack would also like to clarify that these are not necessarily the "best of" Third Man Records, but that Mojo needed a title for the CD!