• The Black Lips Live at Third Man

    This is a day we've been waiting for for some time now and a show we've always wanted to have here at Third Man... The Black Lips will be playing a post Bonnaroo show at Third Man this coming Monday June 11th. SEE The Black Lips like you never have before... live and IN COLOR. Per the standard Third Man practice, the show will be recorded live to analog tape and released as a Live LP. Copies of the limited edition Black & Blue colored vinyl will be available for purchase after the show for those in attendance only. Will there be posters for sale? There WILL be posters for sale and you can check out that Julian Baker designed artwork right here. Pretty great huh? Kind of like Desert Death Trip vibes... oh yeah.

    Black Lips Poster

    There's some important info for this show.. first, due to ongoing construction in and around our buildings, specifically our ally/usual venue entrance, you will need to enter the Venue through our good neighbors, Room In The Inn's, parking lot. That entrance is on Drexel around the corner from Third Man, and it will be signposted very clearly and a friendly Third Man employee will be on hand to shepherd you into the venue. But just so you're prepared, here's a picture from google map that shows you where TMR, Drexel and Room In The Inn are located. PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT ROOM IN THE INN. Sorry for the all caps there, but it's very important. Plenty of parking is available in the parking lot across the street from TMR, and we ask that you please park there.

    click above to go to Google Maps

    We also ask please (And I'm looking at you Bonnarooers) that you do not "Pre-game" in the parking lot. Our neighbors have been very kind to lend it to us and all they ask is that fans don't loiter out there and get up to things they shouldn't. The show is 18+ and there will be a bar available for those of legal age, so plenty of drinking can be done inside the venue. In fact, we encourage it.

    Nashville let's get excited, Black Lips are bringing the party to Third Man. Cheap Time is opening the night up and we'll have the cool kids from Nashville's Dead on the 1's and 2's. Gonna be great. Tickets are available online now and in our shop from 10am tomorrow (Thursday). They'll move fast, so don't sleep on this one.

    The Black Lips w/Cheap Time and Nashville's Dead DJ
    Doors at 7pm, show starts shortly thereafter
    Entrance via Room In The Inn on Drexel

    Ticket holders can bring their ticket in for proof of entry in order to purchase a Black & Blue limited edition LP of the show, which will be pressed in the next coming weeks. Our storefront will be open immediately following the show and we will accept the orders up to 3 days after in our shop.

  • The Black Belles Black Cab Session

    While The Black Belles were six handedly taking over the whole United Kingdom last month, they took a short break to ride around in a black cab and record a seldom heard acoustic version of 'What Can I Do?'.

    Check it out. Change your life. Start a band.

    Our pals over at Black Cab Sessions have it posted now on their site. Check it out. Change your life. Start a band.

  • Beck Blue Series Single

    We here at Third Man are all long time fans and admirers of Beck. We couldn't be happier to announce that he will make his Third Man Records Blue Series debut on May 28/29, releasing the one-off single "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" b/w "Blue Randy". The record will be available day of release from our online store, iTunes, our storefront in Nashville and other finer retailers nationwide. There will be no pre-orders for this single.

    Both tracks were recorded in 2011 while Beck was in Nashville working on new material for his long awaited next album. The songs spontaneously came together at the Third Man studio on Beck's final day in town.

    Inspired by the title of "Blue Randy," an extremely limited run of 100 Tri Color 7-inches will be available beginning 10am on Saturday June 2nd at Randy’s Records at 157 East 900 South in Salt Lake City. An even scarcer scattering of 50 Tri Colors will be randomly inserted in mail orders for the single placed through our online store.


  • Tour Nashville w/ The Black Belles

    The Black Belles take you on a tour of their favorite spots in their hometown of Nashville, TN. Video directed and edited by Jeff Venable for JD Roots.

  • Jack White "Freedom at 21" 7 inch vinyl, SiriusXM Radio live broadcast

    The 7" vinyl version of "Freedom at 21," featuring the exclusive non-album b-side "Inaccessible Mystery," is now available to pre-order, with official on sale being June 11th.

    Tune into SiriusXM Radio's SiriusXMU (channel 35) at 5 pm ET tomorrow to hear an interview with Jack, followed by a live broadcast of his show at Roseland Ballroom in NYC at 9 pm ET. The concert will be rebroadcast on several SiriusXM music channels throughout the week, including Alt-Nation (channel 36), The Spectrum (channel 28) and SiriusXMU (channel 35). If you aren't already a SiriusXM subscriber, you can get a free 7-day online trial here.

    You can still check out select performances from the American Express Unstaged live stream of Jack's show at Webster Hall in NYC, directed by Gary Oldman. The original live stream of the full concert was seen by over 5 million people, thanks to everyone for tuning in!

  • Jack White’s First Attempt at Metaphor Record Proves Uncountable

    At Jack White's headlining performance in Gulf Shores, Alabama last night, Guinness officials were anxiously awaiting the beginning of Mr. White’s concert (the start of which is apparently very difficult to determine stated Guinness Records reps, music being played notwithstanding). They were there so that they could begin the exhausting process of counting each and every metaphor that occurred onstage as Mr. White attempted to break the record of most metaphors in a single concert.

    They definitely had a task in front of them as in the first song alone, three officials that were flown in from the Guinness world headquarters in the anteroom of the Salt and Muskrat pub in Tipperary, counted no less than twelve hundred and three metaphors in three minutes.

    Some metaphors were lyrical and others came from moments such as lighting changes and even the calm weather itself during the chorus which momentarily had the feel of Grandma's house in winter. By the seventh song alone the hard work led two of the Guinness officials to wander to the catering table, leaving the counting to their partner who, new to the grueling scientific process involved, accidentally counted 312 similes and three mere comparisons.

    Metaphors were occurring in the thousands by this point, some coming from the clothing the musicians had on, others from the colors used on one of the microphone cables which were easter candy blue, making the task of counting extremely trivial or at the very least hard work.

    Then tragedy struck and the record attempt had to be forfeited by Jack White when during the second half of the set Mr. White trivialized a metaphor by saying it too quickly. It was something about the moon being a faucet of light but was uttered too fast to be counted.

    Guinness representatives will return to tomorrow night's show to begin the exhaustive, scientific, and absolutely authoritative and factual process all over again.