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We’re very excited to announce a new addition to the Third Man lexicon… A very cool collaboration with Red Digital Cinema Camera Company that we are calling The Blue Room Spotlight Series. The Spotlight Series features visually arresting, intimate performances in our Blue Room venue, shot by in-house film and video guru Brad Holland on RED cameras, and posted in 4K resolution. The Blue Room Spotlight Series will feature a variety of artists either local to Nashville or passing through town... They could be TMR recording stars or just artists we admire and respect. All genres of the musical spectrum will be represented, and artists are encouraged to re-interpret their material in ways that fans previously haven’t heard. Anything goes, and we'll be there to capture it.
Since tomorrow is our Detroit Rock n Roll hero’s 50th birthday, we’re going to go ahead and launch this baby with Danny Kroha's incredible version of Clarence Ashley’s "Walking Boss" on a baritone dulcimer that Danny tells us previously adorned a friends home as a purely ornamental display. A recorded version of "Walking Boss" is featured on Danny’s Third Man release Angels Watching Over Me. Danny, of course, is also one of the main wo/men in The Gories who are currently on tour in Europe, go and check them out if you can, and don’t forget we’ve just released a new single by the band which you can pick up right now, right here.
If you think we don't 100% enjoy seeing "Seven Nation Army" bounce around the Earth, constantly changing and evolving to meet its proclaimer's needs, you are wrong... This week, The Italian football/soccer club Juventus adapted it to "Ce Ne Andiamo Berlin (Off We Go To Berlin)" as the celebratory chant of their advancement into the UEFA Champions League Final vs. Barcelona in Berlin next week. Maybe you'll have as much fun watching these videos as we did?
AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER AT THIRDMANSTORE.COM
Live records. We love them. Why? Maybe it's because our Blue Room is the most magical place we've ever seen a show... Maybe it's because performers come alive and pull out all the stops and feel NERVOUS for the first time since they began touring when they know we're putting it down on tape or acetate. Maybe it's because our engineers capture every click, pop, cheer, idiosyncrasy, audience cheer, and yes, maybe even a mistake or two, and lock it into history — a moment impervious to time, a medium impervious to correction. Maybe it's because we were there, and we cherish every moment we get to spend in the presence of greatness at the place we call home doing what we love.
We've got two such live records coming at you fast and hard from last July and October respectively. The first is from God of the Guitar Peter Walker. He is the last living psychedelic guitar maestro in a long line of greats like John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Sandy Bull. His performance was nothing short of a master class for anyone who’s ever picked up a guitar. For the occasion Walker performed a handful of songs on piano, something he’s never done before or since. Ending with an absolutely haunting and unreal version of “Chandranandan” Peter Walker left doubt in no one’s mind that he is one of the most important guitar players ever. A transcendent evening. A sample clip can be heard below, and the record pre-ordered HERE...
The second is from our dear friends The Dutchess and the Duke, whose self-described “campfire punk” is equal parts beautiful boy/girl harmonies, subdued finger-picked acoustic guitar pairings, and minimal percussive accoutrements. In short… it’s sublimely compelling. After a hiatus of a few years, they’re slowly creeping back into live performances and Third Man was thrilled to host one of the first, recording the set direct-to-acetate in the relaxed, intimate setting of the Blue Room. A sample clip can be heard below, and the record pre-ordered HERE...
Both records are officially available June 9th, but are available for pre-order today! If you're lucky, we might even start shipping them a little early... Pick your copies up at thirdmanstore.com or head to your favorite local, independent record shop to snag them come the 9th.
Sad but true, Sunday will be the final day of our BLUEPRINTS Paramount Records focused pop-up shop in Austin, TX. We have loved our temporary second home in Billy Reid's storefront, and it's been our pleasure to stretch our eagle wings into the Lone Star State. To go out with a bit of a bang, we'll have a handful of limited edition records available each day from tomorrow to Sunday.
- THURSDAY The Dead Weather Live Black & Blue LP (never commercially available outside of the Vault) + The Dough Rollers “Little Lily” tricolor 7"
- FRIDAY Quintron & Miss Pussycat Live Black & Blue LP and The White Stripes “Lord, Send Me An Angel” tricolor 7"
- SATURDAY The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Limited Edition Gold and Platinum Double LP (first commercially available metallized records ever!) and Karen Elson “Milk & Honey” 7" on Honey Yellow vinyl
- SUNDAY Flat Duo Jets split-color Go Go Harlem Baby LP and Jack White “Would You Fight For My Love?” tricolor 7"
We will be doing our drawing for the winner of Volume 1 of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records on Sunday as well, so if you haven't stopped in the store, entering the drawing now adds to the list of reasons why you should.
The rest of the reasons? Well, we don't know... How about Third Man Records vinyl, merchandise and novelties (zippos! shot glasses! guitar straps and picks!)? How about spending time immersing yourself in the catalog of Paramount Records, which boasts one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled under one roof? Maybe even taking one home to explore on your own... you'll be an expert on American music in no time. How about taking a load off and kicking back with a pair of headphones and some of our best releases? We could go on...
Either way, we look forward to seeing you in our final days in Austin. Blueprints is located at 1122 West 6th Street in Billy Reid’s gallery space, and is open from 10 - 7 Thursday through Saturday and 12 - 6 on Sunday.
Light + Sound Machine, along with the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records, present...
d. Nabwana I.G.G. - Uganda - 2010/2015 - 69min - Digital Video
Made for a mere $200, the first Ugandan action film is a riotous amalgamation of 80's Hollywood actioneers and classic Asian Kung-Fu movies, filtered through the gritty no-holds-barred immediacy of Samuel Fuller. Having swept through urban Uganda upon it's 2010 release, the film that announced the arrival of "Wakaliwood" cinema was recently remastered and released for a worldwide audience. Now it's become a worldwide phenomenon, garnering generous praise from Vice Magazine and the BBC World Service.
Arrive early for special Wakaliwood content like trailers, behind the scenes footage, documentaries and more, starting at 7pm!!
Post screening discussion with director Nabwana I.G.G., producer Alan Ssali Hofmanis, and various cast members live via Skype from Kampala, Uganda, PLUS all attendees are invited to become a part of the action. How? Well, we'll be shooting footage of the Light & Sound Machine audience to send to director Nabwana I.G.G. who will then incorporate our explosive demise into an upcoming feature film. WHAAAAAAT?!
Discounted $8 tickets are available for Belcourt members via the Belcourt website.
All member and non-member tickets will be available via will call, day-of-film, at Third Man beginning at 7pm. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
Happy Memorial Day from your buddies at Third Man Records! Special deal for y'all: utter the secret passcode "Harum-Scarum" to the good folks in our Nashville storefront for 15% off your purchase! (Some exclusions apply.) We are open 12-5pm today for your record buyin' music listenin' booth recordin' general perusin' pleasure.