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This past weekend, friends, family and colleagues of Ikey Owens gathered at Third Man Records to celebrate a life well lived. We toasted to Ikey with his cocktail-of-choice (fernet and ginger ale) and swapped stories about Ikey's talent, sense of humor, and misadventures from the road, all while listening to Ikey absolutely destroy the ivories in his recordings with the Mars Volta and the Free Moral Agents. It was hard not to smile being so surrounded by Ikey's musical genius and photos of him enjoying his every moment. We are all so grateful that we were able to make cameos in such a beautiful man's life, and will always cherish the memory of Ikey Owens.
The Ikey Owens Memorial Wall in Long Beach:
A few photos from Ikey's repass at Third Man:
Olivia Jean, one of the recently announced Scion Collaboration artists, will be putting together a show/pop-up shop called “Bathtub Love Killings” at the Scion AV Installation in Los Angeles that will go up on November 15, 2014. Olivia will kick things off with a live performance at the opening reception, which is a free event. The opening reception will take place at the Scion AV Installation space in Los Angeles on 11/15 starting at 7pm. The Scion AV Installation is located at 7667 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Just RSVP to attend! The show and pop-up shop will run from 11/15 to 12/6.
Oh, what we have in store for you! We've drained you of your blood, we've put out the gathering call for all the freaks and criminals and hasbeens in the Middle Tennessee area, we've hired performers to delight your all 5 senses, and we are now officially ready to cordially invite you to Miss Olivia Jean's Bathtub Love Killings release party... Devil's Night 2014.
The night will feature magic, mischief, and mystery, hosted by UNKNOWN HINSON. JP5, Weekend Babes, Breast Massage, and the main attraction Olivia Jean will wake the dead with their malevolent musical stylings. At 6pm, we will invite you into our lair of deception, offer you a devilishly delicious grill out, and afford you the time to enjoy some of the surprises we have in store for you. On your way in, we urge you to take pause at our staged photo shoot area where, for $20, we will snap your portrait, rush the negatives back to our Third Man Photo Studio, and present you with your one-of-a-kind print later in the evening. We can only produce a limited number of these, so arrive early if you want to get framed... At 7:30, the most badass Halloween line-up in Nashville begins, with all sorts of eye opening entertainment to capture and captivate you in between sets.
Costumes are REQUIRED. We mean it. You will be turned away at the door, ticket or no ticket, if you aren't holding up your end of the bargain. There will be a costume contest with some highly covetable prizes, so you'll want to be dressed to the nines. This show is 18+. No exceptions. In order to fully enjoy the horrors we plan to present to you, you simply must be of age. Please also note that parking is limited in our neighborhood these days, and your best bet is to park on our side of the Mission parking lot (enter via Lafayette). We also highly encourage you to take a cab or Uber to and from. If you've never used Uber, Devil's Night is the night to start. They've offered new customers a ride for FREE (up top $25) that night. Just sign up and use the code DEVILSNIGHT.
Jack is pleased to announce that he will be participating in a special roundtable discussion exploring volumes 1 & 2 of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932 at Yale University’s Battell Chapel in New Haven, CT on October 28th at 6pm. Dean Blackwood, Scott Blackwood, Adia Victoria, Greil Marcus and Daphne Brooks will also be joining the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Visit yale.edu for more information.
The Raconteurs song "Salute Your Solution" off their album Consolers of the Lonely has been featured in the new trailer for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Check it out below:
The coroner has determined that Ikey Owens died from a heart attack the morning of October 14th at approximately 4 am. The only drugs found in his room were a small amount of marijuana.
Ikey, born Isaiah Randolph Owens was a GRAMMY award winning artist best known for his work with Jack White, the Mars Volta, De Facto and Free Moral Agents, among others. He was a beloved member of the music community as well as his hometown of Long Beach, CA.