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Listen to the never-before-heard and previously unreleased acoustic mix of the Raconteurs’ “Carolina Drama” from JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016 now and get the track instantly with all digital pre-orders of the album, along with previously unreleased White Stripes ballad “City Lights.”
Jack and Third Man Records have also announced a special, limited edition colored vinyl version of JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016. The 180-gram double LP on blue vinyl with black and white wisps will be available exclusively at Third Man Records' Nashville and Cass Corridor, Detroit storefronts (along with brand new Jack White merchandise) on the September 9th release day. This colored pressing will be the only limited edition version of the record that is produced. Plan to join us in person on release day to celebrate this incredible compilation. Additional details will be announced throughout the week.
To commemorate the release of the new album on September 9th, Jack will return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for his first ever solo acoustic TV performance. Be sure to tune in to NBC at 11:35pm ET/PT.
“What Acoustic Recordings best illustrates, though, is a consistency to White’s songwriting that has endured through his myriad of projects, even as his music has swung unpredictably between playfulness and intensity” - Uncut
The reviews are starting to come in in praise of JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016, available for pre-order NOW and officially on sale September 9th. Read one of the first to be published in Uncut Magazine below or at uncut.co.uk:
We at Third Man Records love every turntable, but we'd be lying if we told we loved them all equally. We play favorites, and we can't help it. Throughout the coming weeks, we will be highlighting some of our favorite gear available at thirdmanstore.com. This week? Our Limited Edition Pro-Ject Turntable. It's our first audiophile turntable and it only has with one thing in mind: sonic transcendence. The radical design, shape of the chassis with decoupled motor, inverted main bearing, and newly designed tone-arm guarantee that this turntable is a worthy and sizable upgrade to your listening station. The Limited Lightning features a factory-mounted moving magnet cartridge, an inverted chrome-plated, stainless steel axle that rests on a polished steel bearing in a bronze housing for low wow-and-flutter and speed accuracy, three nylon cone feet to further reduce noise and vibration, and a three point MDF plinth with an isolated motor assembly optimized for low noise and speed stability. Is that Greek to you? Let us translate: this turntable will make your records SING.
Want one? You're in luck... they're available for an EXTRA NICE PRICE this week/weekend only. The deal ends on Monday. Don't delay!
Tickets for all events available NOW at thirdmanstore.com/third-man-live!
As even more are scheduled, more will be added! Check our calendar for listings of all events, including free art shows and more!
*UPDATE: Kelley Stoltz's shows in both Detroit and Nashville have been cancelled, to be rescheduled for a later date. If you have any questions about tickets already purchased, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the stewardship of Sub Pop and Vagrant records, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper is 8 studio albums deep into the a successful career as a modern folk-rock band, led by Eric Earley, dubbed by Paste as the “Tom Petty of the Northwest.” Earley’s songs read like stories you could’ve sworn you’ve heard before, and his band’s straightforward and every-so- slightly anthemic landscapes make for nearly universal likability — a real feat in these days of niche tastes and fragmented genres. Blitzen Trapper brought their (quite welcome!) Pacific Northwestern sensibilities, along with swampy and distinctly Floridian opener Lauris Vidal to wet Third Man’s collective whistle, to the Blue Room Stage on March 16, 2016. The live record that resulted, which was cut direct-to-acetate on Third Man's 1955 Scully lathe, is available for pre-order today and officially in stores on September 2nd. The band has shared the first release from the session today on Paste who called it “lush, pining, and folky.” Stream, grab, share “Lonesome Angel” below...
Pre-order Blitzen Trapper Live at Third Man Records now! Official release date: 9/2/16.
This Saturday night, August 20, Third Man Books presents a book launch party for our newest title MY DINNER WITH RON JEREMY by Kendra DeColo. Admission is FREE!!! Proceeds from sales will be donated to the ACLU.
Sarah Neal McCurry
w/ DJ LG on the decks
"More than anything, DeColo's fearless new poems grapple with the complicated here and now, full of, as she writes, 'a tenderness that wrecks me.’"—Keetje Kuipers, author of The Keys to the Jail
"This often humorous, always provocative book puts a neon backlight on what we have to do, and what we wish we could do." —Adrian Matejka, a 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
"DeColo manages to coax beauty and meaning from the absurd aching morass of human existence. It’s not every writer who can emerge from these corners with anything approaching grace, much less deft and bracing poems such as these."—The Nashville Scene
"Marvelous poetry … poems that would make great feature films.”—Ron Jeremy, Actor
Saturday, August 20, 7pm
Trax (1501 Ensley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37210)
About the Readers:
Kendra DeColo’s first collection, Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014) was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and named “Favorite Nashville Poetry Book of 2014” by the Nashville Scene. Her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Copper Nickel, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Millay Colony, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. She is book editor at Muzzle Magazine and guest teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tiana Clark is the author of the forthcoming chapbook Equilibrium, selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. She is the winner of the 2016Academy of American Poets Prize and 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. Tiana is currently an MFA candidate at Vanderbilt University where she serves as Poetry Editor for Nashville Review. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Rattle, Best New Poets 2015, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, The Adroit Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Thrush Poetry Journal, The Offing, and elsewhere. Additionally, Tiana graduated from Tennessee State University where she studied Africana and Women’s studies. She has received scholarships to The Sewanee Writers' Workshop, The Frost Place Poetry Seminar, and The New Harmony Writers Workshop. Tiana has recently been awarded funding from the Nashville Metropolitan Arts Commission for her community project, Writing as Resistance, which provides creative writing workshops for trans youth at the Oasis Center.
Lisa Dordal, author of Commemoration, teaches in the English Department at Vanderbilt University. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Robert Watson Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals including Best New Poets, Cave Wall, CALYX, The Greensboro Review, Nimrod, and Vinyl Poetry. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Mosaic of the Dark, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press.
Sarah Neal McCurry received her MFA in Poetry Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in: North American Review, Stone Highway Review, The Ilanot Review, Anthem Journal, Muzzle, Almost Five Quarterly, Wilde, Sinister Wisdom, Wicked Alice, Roar and elsewhere. Her chapbook Speak So It Anchors You was published in 2016. She is a poet and photographer and makes home in Columbia, TN with her wife, five dogs and two cats.