Every Single Thing We Did This Year: 2018

31 December 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, Third Man Records is taking a look back at this banner year with an official recap video -- watch HERE. The video details every single thing the label did in 2018, which includes (but certainly is not limited to) the following milestones:

  • Jack White's Boarding House Reach debuts at number 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts
  • 321,623 phones locked into Yondr bags at Jack White shows
  • 321,623 people who watched the show through their actual eyes
  • 99% of said people wound up really liking it
  • 825 rolls of film hand-developed at the newly-opened Third Man Photo Studio
  • Over 600,000 records pressed at Third Man Pressing
  • The Supremes box set - Supreme Rarities: Lost & Found - becomes the first Motown vinyl ever made in Detroit
  • Third Man Books publishes its 25th book
  • Catalog number reached: TMR 573
  • The Raconteurs reunite to record new music


Impressive as the above might be, the hits didn't stop there. Between releasing instant-classic new LPs, cult reissues and newly-beloved 7"s to hosting incredible performances, readings and screenings at their Nashville and Detroit storefronts and so much more, Third Man has a lot to be proud of in 2018. See below for a list of every single thing Third Man Records accomplished this year:

January
2 - Margo Price on The Late Show
4 - Shirt signing/album announced
10 - "Connected by Love" 7" release
11 - Hassles Live at TMRCC (Detroit)
12 - Vault #35 announcement (Boarding House Reach)
13 - Tyvek Live at TMRCC (Detroit)
14 - "We're Going to be Friends" wins the Michigan Notable Book Award
16 - Jack White announces first tour in four years
19 - Brendan Benson "Half a Boy, Half a Man"
19 - Brendan Benson in-store (Nashville)
19 - Pre-party for the Womens' March 2.0
23 - PV Animator (Nashville)
27 - Pokey LaFarge in-store (Nashville)
30 - Rostam Live (Blue Room)

February
1 - Joshua Hedley - "Mr Jukebox" video release
6 - Waxahatchee / Pill / Marching Church Live Records x 3 Release
11 - Shirt "Pure Beauty" release / Kandinsky Effect Live (Cass Corridor)
12 - TMB reading with Nickole Brown for the Re/VERB Podcast
13 - The Magic of We Chidren's Book Release
13 - PV Psychos in Love (Nashville)
14 - Laughing Hyenas Reissues (Merry Go Round, You Can't Pray A Lie)
15 - Margo Price Live (Blue Room)
20 - Margo Price Video - "A Little Pain"
20 - TMB participates in Book'em Read Me Day for the Nashville Elementary School System
23 - Wallows Live at TMRCC (Detroit)
23 - Shirt Video "180 Grams - Climate Change"

March
1 - "Over and Over and Over" single release
1 - 1 year anniversary of Third Man Pressing
2 - Jimbo Easter film screening (Cass Corridor)
3 - Jon Langford in store (Cass Corridor) / Jonathan Wilson Live (Cass Corridor)
8 - Bully Live (Blue Room)
9 - Joshua Hedley "I Never (Shed A Tear)" single release
9 - Third Man Books at the AWP Book Festival in Tampa, FL
10 - Sloppy Jane Live (Blue Room)
15 - Jack White Live (Blue Room)
16 - Jack White Live (Blue Room)
17 - Jack White Live (Blue Room) SPOTIFY Fan's First
21 - "Ice Station Zebra" single release
23 - Boarding House Reach release
23 - Jack White Video Release "Over and Over and Over"
24 - Seasick Steve Live (Blue Room)
26 - Jack White and Ben Blackwell Discogs interview
28 - Handsome Rambler podcast Live (Blue Room)

April
1 - Vault #36 announcement (Trout Mask Replica)
3 - "Destruction of Man" book release
6 - "Destruction of Man" release party (Soft Junk)
6 - Supremes' Supremes Rarities release
6-8 - Anna Sui Pop Up
7 - Paradise Pop Up (Blue Room)
12 - Jack White on The Tonight Show
14 - Jack White on SNL
15 - Poetry Reading (Nashville Storefront)
17 - Joshua Hedley video release "I Never (Shed A Tear)"
18 - Jack White Live (Cass Corridor) check vault
19 - Liza Anne Live (Blue Room)
20 - Joshua Hedley - Grand Ole Opry Debut
20 - Sleep The Sciences album release
20 - Joshua Hedley Mr. Jukebox album release
21 - Record Store Day at TMR Nashville (Soccer Mommy, Teddy & the Rough Riders, Dancers)
21 - Record Store Day at TMR Detroit (Escape-ism, Stef Chura, Disc Jockeys)
21- RSD Rolling Record Store Tour Kick off (@ the Grand Rapids Art Museum/20 Monroe
for Jack White show)
21 - Frank Wilson "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" 7" release (RSD)
21 - Los Lobos vs. The Shins "The Fear" 12" release (RSD)
21 - Joshua Hedley "Broken Man" 7" release (RSD)

May
2 - Power Trip/Sheer Mag Live (Blue Room)
4 - Dinosaur Jr. and No Joy Blue Room Sessions releases
4 - Jack White on The Late Show
7 - Shirt video release "Woman Is God"
16 - Aura Photo Pop-Up (Blue Room)
18 - "Over and Over and Over" black vinyl release
19-20-23 - Margo Price Ryman shows
27 - U2 live in Nashville storefront
31 - Punch Brothers Live (Blue Room)

June
1 - Kitsos Harisiadis Lament In A Deep Style 1929-1931 album release
7 - 10 - TMB poets Abraham Smith and Dan Hoy tour the Northwest including a performance at world famous City Lights Bookstore in SF, CA
7-10 - Third Man at Bonnaroo
11 - Broken Social Scene Live (Blue Room)
15 - (Sandy) Alex G's Live at Third Man Records album release
17 - Russell Brakefield Poetry Reading (Nashville Storefront)
26 - Happy Hour Fiction Reading (Nashville Storefront)
29 - TMR Takeover at the Social London

July
2 - Vault #37 announcement (JW Live in Nashville + Detroit)
3 - Summer Blood Drive (Nashville)
8 - Janelle Monae "Dirty Computer" screening (Detroit)
10 - PV Threads
12 - Janelle Monae "Dirty Computer" screening (Blue Room)
13 - Give Me My Flowers album release
14 - Southern Girls Rock Camp Showcase live in Blue Room
15 - Third Man Books at the Detroit Festival of Books
16 - Jack White video release "Corporation"
17 - Third Man Photo Studio announced
20 - Brad Wenzel Sweet Nothings album release
21 - Poetry Convoy 1
22 - Poetry Convoy (Nashville Storefront)
25 - Summer Blood Drive (Detroit)

August
6 - Lil Ugly Mane & Tommy Wright III live in the Blue Room
10 - Serration Pulse EP Release
15 - Franz Ferdinand live in Blue Room
16 - A Giant Dog w/ Country Westerns live in the Blue Room
17 - Joshua Hedley - "Weird Thought Thinker" video debut
18 - Jack White "Ice Station Zebra" & "Corporation" tri-color 7" release
21 - Quintron's Weather Warlock "Path to Complete Totality" 12" release
on anniversary of solar eclipse
24 - Sleep's "Leagues Beneath" 12" single release
31 - Joshua Hedley "Broken Man" 7" black vinyl single release

September
7 - Liza Anne & Kevin Morby Live at TMR 7" release
13 - Margo Price Americana performance on the rooftop of TMR/ Americana Fest Showcase
13 - Chris Gantry, Birds of Chicago, Erin Rae, Cedric Burnside, The Nude Party
live in the Blue Room
15 - Joshua Hedley live at Third Man Records Cass Corridor (Detroit)
21 - Jack White: Kneeling at the Anthem D.C. / Live concert film premiere on Amazon Prime Video
21 - A-Moms = Algebra Mothers compilation record release
21 - TMB poet Abraham Smith performs at the TMB sponsored FRANK STANFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL in Fayetteville, Arkansas
22 - Third Man Presents: Craig Brown Band at 5 Spot Nashville
25 - The Terraformers top three finalist for the Elgin Award
from the Science Fiction Poetry Association
28 - Father John Misty Live record release / Billy Idol live in the Blue Room

October
1 - Sons of Kemet live in the Blue Room
2 - TMB poet Abraham Smith opens for TMR recording artist Margo Price at FRYE in Nashville, TN
7 - Wax and Haystacks Fall Record Fair
8 - Vault #38 announcement - first new Raconteurs music in 10 years!
9 - Margo Price "Leftovers" music video
12 - Tanzania Albinism Collective "White African Power (We Live In Danger) b/w Stigma Everywhere" single release
13 - Cassette Store Day: Sleep and White Stripes cassette releases
13 - TMB poets and fiction writers Dan Hoy, Betsy Phillips, Ciona Rouse, Sheree Renee Thomas, and Caroline Randall Williams perform at The Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN
25 - Mikaela Davis Live at TMRCC
26 - Jonathan Richman ft. Tommy Larkins Live at TMRCC
26 - Escape-ism Live at the Blue Room
28 - Betsy Phillips, Kat Marsh, Sara Harvey and Samantha Edmunds reading
at Nashville Storefront
28 - "Jesus Crawdad Death" by Betsy Phillips TMB release
30 - MC50th Zenta New Year at TMRCC
30-31 Aura pop up Nashville

November
5 - Turkey Drive Nashville
5 - Clean Water Vote TMRCC
7 - The Dodos Live at TMRCC
8 - David Nance Group Live at TMRCC
9 - Bill Callahan, Why? Live releases
13 - Screening Film Daydream Nation TMRCC
13 - Margo Price "All American Made" video debut
15 - Death From Above 1979 signing Nashville
16 - Craig Brown Band "Big City Small Town" 7" release
23 - Black Friday Releases
27 - Next Of Kin Screening - Nashville, Peripheral Visions

December
1 - Noel Night TMRCC
6 - Adia Victoria - A Delta Blue Christmas Nashville
7 - Laughing Hyenas reissues - Life Of Crime, Hard Times, Crawl Covers
7 - Margo Price nominated for "Best New Artist" Grammy
12 - Janaka Stucky in-store
12 - Sleep Live in Nashville
12 - Blood Drive TMRCC
14 - Blood Drive Nashville
14 - Detroit Cobras - "What More?" 7" release
19 - Raconteurs video releases - "Since You've Been Gone" and "Sunday Driver"
27 - Comedy In The Corridor Show TMRCC