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  • Margo Price Takes Saturday Night by Storm

    Posted by Third Man on 11 April 2016

    Being the label home for Margo Price and her new record Midwest Farmer's Daughter has been an absolute pleasure from the get go, because the music is transcendent, the woman behind the music is a true gem, and all the sequined stars on all the nudie suits of the world have aligned to make magic out of this release. In case you missed it, Margo and her band of Nashville all-stars took the Saturday Night Live stage by storm and stunned the country with their impeccable style, authentic music, and a perfectly timed shout out to the late great Merle Haggard. Have a look/listen below, and if you haven't picked up your copy of Margo's incredible release just yet... the time has come. Enjoy!

    Click through to watch Margo's incredible performances on this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live

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  • Today We Lost A Friend

    Posted by Third Man on 8 April 2016

    We're devastated to hear the news of Nashville Scene Editor Jim Ridley passing away today.

    Anyone who lives and works in the arts in Nashville knows this already, but Jim has long been the single most effusive and rigorous supporter of everything culturally important and pure in this town, a spokesman, cheerleader, an ally and a great friend to us all. His passion and humor was infectious and resounds and rebounds throughout this city. His work, and all of the Scene's work, are such an important aspect of what people love about and why people want to move to Nashville. It's rare to see such positivity and support, and Jim encapsulates it all. Nashville truly will never be the same. 

    Our love and condolences go out to Jim's family, his friends, all the staff at The Nashville Scene and all those who knew him or had simply had the great pleasure sitting in a movie theatre with him.

    With love,

    Third Man Records

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  • Heidi Ross Ilk: Similars 2004-2016 Photography Show

    Posted by Third Man on 6 April 2016

    Our Nashville Blue Room is a perfect spot to see a show or catch a film screening, but every once in a while, we like to open it up to show off the type of art for which it was originally intended. Yes, that's right! Before Third Man bought 623 7th Avenue South, the Blue Room was a photography studio, hence the curved walls and dark room hidden behind the back wall. #TheMoreYouKnow. We're pleased to welcome photographer Heidi Ross with her show ILK: Similars 2004-2016, which consists of 27 images, the majority of which were printed for the first time for this very show and none of which have been exhibited before. The photos are presented in pairs and groups that share an unlikely likeness, but were shot without this in mind at different moments and locations over the past 12 years of Heidi's career in Nashville. Sometimes the connection is chromatic, sometimes thematic, and sometimes gestural, but all were chosen with our unique venue in mind as Ross looked back upon her archives, and each has a captivating story to tell.

    Each day of the gallery's duration will feature a new reason to visit, be it DJ sets, bakery treats, caffeinated pick-me-ups, live performances from some of Nashville's best and brightest, or the promise of bookstore goodness without having to battle Green Hills traffic. Check out the full schedule below:

    Opening Night, Thursday April 21, 6pm:

     

    Friday April 22, 10am-6pm:

     

    Saturday April 23, 10am-6pm:

     

    Closing Day Sunday April 24, 12pm:

     

    About Heidi Ross:

    Originally from Montana, Heidi Ross moved to Nashville in 2004 after spending several years in New Orleans. A creative director and photographer, and the co-founder of Studio MRQ: Fine Function, her images have been featured in group shows alongside William Klein, Richard Avedon, and Vivian Maier, as well as on album covers and in branding campaigns. All images in ILK are limited editions of five prints. The exhibition and all events are open to the public.

    Join us for the opening reception, Gospel Brunch send off, or any day in between to view Heidi Ross' photography in the Nashville Blue Room.

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  • Introducing Vault Package 28

    Posted by Third Man on 4 April 2016

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    Sign up for Vault Package 28 HERE.

    About 1 year ago, Jack White embarked on an unusual, acoustic tour. Hitting the only five states in the US in which he had yet to perform — the wild environs of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Alaska — White and his acoustic ensemble of Dominic Davis, Fats Kaplin and Lillie Mae Rische delivered jaw-dropping performances to the previously JW deprived terrritories. Each show was announced only hours before curtains lifted and tickets were only available in the venue box office, 1 per person, for $3. "No tradesies." Rampant online speculation, guesstimation and divining ensued, and those who were lucky and/or cunning enough to secure a seat were admired by all. The shows had several standards and rules set ahead of time by White: no amplifiers, only ribbon microphones used, and no monitors on stage.

    The final performance of that tour was streamed live on TIDAL, but, as you know, we never pass up an opportunity to immortalize great music (it's a complex, really), so, we ran tape and film for the entirety of the tour, and now YOU will reap the benefits of our obsession.

    Vault Package #28 is a celebration of these unprecedented performances and the end of the era that they signified. Acoustic in Idaho showcases the performance at the Egyptian Theater in Boise and contains a career-spanning set with standards from the White Stripes, Raconteurs and Jack White solo catalog, reinterpreted for performance with no amplifiers. The performance was captured exclusively by ribbon microphones and is dripping with atmosphere. Including a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)” and ending with a rousing rendition of Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene,” what exists here is pure magic. This double LP set will be pressed on Icy Idaho Blue vinyl.  Listen to "Sugar Never Tasted So Good" from Live in Idaho below:

    Jack’s performance from the Wendy Williamson Auditorium in Anchorage, Alaska is a gem in its own right. With the ethereal setting adding to the mystique of the circumstance, the show was one of the most thrilling in White’s twenty-plus-year career, and those who were there to enjoy it (who had waited all day in the snow), bore witness to a once-in-a-lifetime performance. We present that memorable show here, in its entirety, on DVD, with expertly engineered sound and editing by TMR’s in-house film guru Brad Holland. Acoustic in Alaska is truly spectacular.

    From the Third Man Books, we present Pictures From Unknown States, an intimate collection of shots from photographer, close Third Man ally (and occasional clothing designer) David James Swanson. This pictorial travelogue of the tour and the places and people it encountered on its route is a packed-to-the-brim 52 pages of sheer wonder.

    Also borrowed from Swanson’s stunning photo archives and are two elegant Risograph prints, both suitable for framing and evocative of the gilded settings of each one of these performances.

    These items fits together perfectly in a soft-touch, silk-screened box that only further cements the exquisite collection as an item no music fan can deny. It may just be our best Vault package yet.

    Live in Idaho setlist

    Just One Drink
    Temporary Ground
    Hotel Yorba
    You Know That I Know
    Inaccessibly Mystery
    Do
    Alone in My Home
    Carolina Drama
    Love Interruption
    A Martyr For My Love For You
    Sugar Never Tasted So Good
    We’re Going to Be Friends
    The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
    I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
    Blunderbuss
    You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
    Goodnight, Irene

    Live in Alaska setlist

    Just One Drink
    Temporary Ground
    Love Interruption
    Machine Gun Silhouette
    Offend in Every Way
    The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
    Alone in My Home
    You Know That I Know
    We’re Going to Be Friends
    Entitlement
    Carolina Drama
    You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
    A Martyr For My Love For You
    Goodnight, Irene

    SIGN UP FOR VAULT PACKAGE #28 BEFORE THE APRIL 30th DEADLINE HERE

    About 1 year ago, Jack White embarked on an unusual, acoustic tour. Hitting the only five states in the US in which he had yet to perform — the wild environs of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Alaska — White and his acoustic ensemble of Dominic Davis, Fats Kaplin and Lillie Mae Rische delivered jaw-dropping performances to the previously deprived terrritories. Each show was announced only hours before curtains lifted and tickets were only available in the venue box office, 1 per person, for $3. "No tradesies." Rampant online speculation, guesstimation and divining ensued, and those who were lucky and/or cunning enough to secure a seat were admired by all. the shows had several standards and rules set ahead of time by white: no amplifiers, only ribbon microphones used, and no monitors on stage. The final performance of that tour was streamed live on TIDAL, but, as you know, we never pass up an opportunity to immortalize great music (it's a complex, really), so, we ran tape and film for the entirety of the tour, and now YOU will reap the benefits of our obsession...

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  • SQÜRL LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS AVAILABLE APRIL 8th

    Posted by Third Man on 1 April 2016

    Carter Logan, Jim Jarmusch, and Jozef Van Wissem are SQÜRL, An enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums & broken guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop, and imaginary movie scores. We are an enthusiastically genre-free record label who likes to hold good bands hostage in a big blue room with no corners and record their music with no take-backs or do-overs. SQÜRL's experimental stage show and our desire to capture it are a match made in heaven for your ears and your turntable, and we're ready to prove it to you. To date, SQÜRL has released a series of 3 EPs with ATP/Recordings as well as music for the films THE LIMITS OF CONTROL and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, the latter with Jozef Van Wissem who has since joined the band for many live dates, etc... We are glad to add their discography with this brand new live record, recorded direct-to-tape in March of 2015. Pre-order the black vinyl today for the official release date of next Friday, April 8th. Have a listen to the first track "The Taste of Blood" below...

    PRE-ORDER HERE

    VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW HERE

    LEARN MORE ABOUT SQURL HERE

    Pre-order the black vinyl today for the official release date of next Friday, April 8th.

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  • RECORD STORE DAY 2016

    Posted by Third Man on 29 March 2016

    April 16th, 2016. Both retail locations open from 10am - 6pm

    It's time again for the most beautiful time of the year... Record Store Day! Every year we here at Third Man Records Vinyl & Electrical Concern do our best to keep our fans and the populace at-large on their toes with a bevy of surprise releases and a TMR compound-wide event that is always sure to dazzle and delight. Well folks, this year will be no exception. However, Record Store Day is about nothing if not RECORDS, so let start by talking about the wax you'll want to weigh down your record shelf this April 16th...

    The White Stripes - Peel Sessions Double LP


    At both our Nashville and Detroit locations as well as a record store near you, we present the first-ever official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on 2 stuffed-to-the-brim discs, one red, one white. Capturing Jack and Meg at the precipice of international renown in the hubbub of “White Blood Cells," their two live sessions with famed BBC DJ John Peel are arguably the best document of the White Stripes at that time. Having been widely bootlegged since their initial broadcast in 2001, these recordings are enjoying their first authorized release in celebration of their 15 year anniversary. The standard black vinyl version of this release will be available later this year.

    Jack White - "You are the Sunshine of my Life" Limited Edition 7"

    Again, only available at Third Man Nashville and Third Man Cass Corridor it's Jack White's version of Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of my Life" on It's Not Easy Being Green Colored Vinyl™. This exclusive 7" single includes White's cover from his appearance on their show earlier this Spring with the legendary Muppets house band, The Electric Mayhem, on the a-side, plus the special TV rendition, featuring the rest of the Muppets singing along, as the b-side.

    Kate Pierson - "Venus" b/w "Radio in Bed" Blue Series 7"

    Available on black vinyl in fine record stores EVERYWHERE, the Kween Goddess from The B52's herself performing two Jack White-produced tracks as the latest edition in our stellar Blue Series. Check out the Brad Holland directed video for "Venus" right here, right now, and put this on your "must have" list for the high holiday of music lovers everywhere.

    LOCATION DETAILS & PERFORMANCES:

    >>> Nashville 

    ***Patio Breakfast followed by Patio Grill Out in the afternoon with adult beverages and guest vendors hawking sweet treats.

    ***Corn Hole & Ping Pong Competitions

    *** All-day punk serenade by Nashville's brightest up-and-comers!

     

    ***Early Evening Show: Man or Astro-man?
    The aliens have returned to Earth after years of deep space hibernation. Always known as an unstoppably powerful live band, in 2010, the original lineup of Birdstuff, Coco and Star Crunch reformed to play a series of shows, and since then, they have been putting on some of the best performances of their career... Man or Astro-man? is here — and here with imminent purpose. Please join us in the Blue Room in Nashville on Record Store Day when one of the greatest and wildest bands since the dawn of time rock us like a space hurricane. $10 tickets available here for the 18+ up set.

    >>> Detroit 

    ***The Rolling Record Store in all her glory will be parked out front offering up all the merch you've come to expect (and you can't get anywhere else!)

    ***Hot dogs & cold drinks!

    ***DJ's and Bands and John Olson readings ALL DAY!

    • 10am - Resident DJ's 
    • 12pm - Tommy Spaghetti & Coconut
    • 1:30- Jenny Junior and Jackie Rainsticks /// A Jen David and Jeffery Thomas collaboration, pumping out experimental dub-wave, drum machine, pop loops.
    • 2:30- Casual Sweetheart // Detroit Indie-rock at its best - clever, thought-provoking lyrics, happily distorted guitars, and slick bass lines. A boundary-pushing blend of psychedelic punk and avant-garde garage rock.
    • 3:30- Birdcloud (backed by Liquor Store) /// Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green, a pair who met in a place called Murfreesboro, TN and who, since 2009, have used things like booze and sacrilege to make very modern, edgy country music.
    • 4:30- Liquor Store /// To list this New Jersey band’s credentials is simply giving you a rundown of some of the finest acts of the past decade’s rock underground – Home Blitz, VCR, Livefastdie, Terrible Twos, Titus Andronicus. LS may very well be the only REAL rock'n'roll band in existence today, or at least the only one with enough balls and attitude to be as true to the form as they are.
    • 5:15- DJ Jordan Bronk till close

     

    Stand by for additional announcements including exclusive merchandise and we might have an out-of-this-world surprise for you too... who knows? See you April 16th!

     

    It's time again for the most beautiful time of the year... Record Store Day! Every year we here at Third Man Records Vinyl & Electrical Concern do our best to keep our fans and the populace at-large on their toes with a bevy of surprise releases and a TMR compound-wide event that is always sure to dazzle and delight. Well folks, this year will be no exception. However, Record Store Day is about nothing if not RECORDS, so let start by talking about the wax you'll want to weigh down your record shelf this April 16th...

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