This week we're doing something really special in our Blue Room at Third Man. We'll be presenting the first of what we hope to be many visual arts shows. Our inaugural presentation will feature works from a real hero and lifetime doer in the punk rock / rock n roll underground / overground world of everything that is positive and cool.. Mr Tim Kerr. Tim's works celebrate unity, self expression, progressive ideals and revolution of the spirit. His subject matter ranges from blues soul and jazz musicians, counter culture icons, civil rights activists and much more. We find his artwork very inspiring and are really looking forward to sharing Tim's world with you.

The show opens this Wed the 3rd and will run through July 10th. On Sunday July 7th we'll host a reception matinee event for Tim with local purveyors of the written word and visual & aural arts a go-go, Poetry Sucks! featuring Tim, Holly Golightly & Lawyer Dave performing their first ever show as The 3 Way Tie (which we'll of course be recording for a live album), The Glory Fires playing an acoustic set, and poets Sampson Starkweather, Larry O. Dean, and Paige Taggart. Hours and lots more information below… Looking forward to seeing y'all down here this week.

July 3rd - July 10th w/ reception and Poetry Sucks! live event July 7th

July 3-6th 12pm to 4pm
July 7th - Reception & Poetry Sucks 5pm - 7pm (patio opens at 4pm for bbq & beer) show is FREE
July 8th - 10th 12pm to 4pm


Tim Kerr will exhibit his paintings at TMR July 3rd-10th, climaxing with a reception on July 7 featuring poetry by Sampson Starkweather, Larry O. Dean, and Paige Taggart. All three poets come to Nashville in support of new books. The reception will also feature sets of music by both Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires and Tim Kerr with Holly Golighty and Lawyer Dave under the all new moniker The 3 Way Tie. The TMR patio will be open from 4pm for drinks and dogs and doors open for Poetry Sucks! at 5pm. Here's some details on the performers for July 7th:

TIM KERR was a founding member of  The Big Boys, Poison 13, Bad Mutha Goose, Lord High Fixers, and Monkey Wrench;  all groups who have played an important role in what is known as the US indie scene today. Not only has he been inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame, but Tim also earned a degree in painting and photography at the University of Texas in Austin and studied the latter with Garry Winogrand. His artwork has shown in the US and abroad in galleries such as PS1 in New York, 96 Gillespie in London, Slowboy Gallery in Germany, and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Tim may even join in the music making on the 7th!

SAMPSON STARKWEATHER was born in Pittsboro, NC. He is the author of the First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather and 5 chapbooks from dangerous small presses. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC and works for The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

PAIGE TAGGART lives in Brooklyn and is the author of 3 chapbooks. Trembling Pillow Press will publish her first full-length collection Want For Lion in late 2013/early 2014. She's an avid jeweler (mactaggartjewelry.com) and co-founded the tumblr Poets Touching Trees.

LARRY O. DEAN was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. His most recent books include Brief Nudity (Salmon Poetry, 2013), and Basic Cable Couplets (Silkworms Ink, 2012).  Also a critically-acclaimed songwriter, Dean has numerous CD releases, including Fun with a Purpose (2009) with The Injured Parties. He was a 2004 recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Award.

LEE BAINS III and the Glory Fires’ debut album There is a Bomb in Gilead was released on Alive Records. Now, LBIII and The Glory Fires re-unite with Tim Kerr to record their next album in Nashville, TN with the legendary Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes Recording Studio. Could there be a bigger bang?

HOLLY GOLIGHTLY kicked off her musical career in Thee Headcoatees, the legendary all-girl garage band, closely affiliated with U.K. cult legend Billy Childish. She released her first solo record, The Good Things, in 1995. Holly has also recorded with Rocket from the Crypt, White Stripes, Mudhoney, and on the title track for the Jim Jarmusch movie “Broken Flowers” with The Greenhornes. Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs  music is a lo-fi stew of blues, country and rockabilly, at once avant-garde and old-timey.