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  • FINAL RELEASES OF 2017: LIVE RECORDS BY VIVA L'AMERICAN DEATH RAY MUSIC, CHAIN & THE GANG, & Ó

    Posted by on 15 December 2017

    Today, we are excited to release three new live albums, its last releases of 2017: 7" records by Viva L'American Death Ray Music and Ó, and a 12" record by Chain and the Gang. Each of these was recorded live in Third Man's famed Blue Room, and a bundle containing all three titles is available for purchase HERE.

    Viva L'American Death Ray Music Live at Third Man Records 7"

    V.L.A.D.R.M. began in 1999 as "American Death Ray," the brainchild of Memphis garage scene stalwart Nicholas Ray. Since then, the project has twisted, turned and head-tripped nominally, to its current moniker, and sonically, from Velvets-influenced jams into an amalgam of truly exploratory punk, no wave, electronic and psychedelic rock music. This live 7" will be their first music since their 2013 single, a 7" split released by Memphis big wigs Goner Records. The tracks featured are "The Painter" and "Falling", both previously unreleased!

    Chain and the Gang Live at Third Man Records 12"

    The latest from the world's greatest frontman, Ian Svenonius, is the excellent live document of Chain and the Gang! Having put out full-lengths with K Records, In the Red Records and Dischord Records, Third Man is proud to join the ranks of Chain disciples in presenting their first ever live recording. This LP captures the raucous yet sagacious social commentary of Svenonius perfectly supplemented by the shaken soulful punk stylings of The Gang. This ain't 3am party dulled garage rock; this is sharp, socio-political and intelligent critique, as many DC artists have had a rich history of representing. This also must be Chain & the Gang's decidedly lo-fi sound at its most crystal.

    Ó (formerly Eskimeaux) is the bedroom indie recording project of Brooklyn songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. She and her band's live 7" features two intimate yet momentous songs, "Alone at the Party" and "Broken Necks", both from 2015's O.K, the indie pop tour de force released on Double Double Whammy Records. "Broken Necks" is notably arresting as the first 40 seconds is a finger-picked invitation to the audience to join in singing the chorus, only to explode into full band ferocity with Smith's saccharine, solid vocals uniting naturally with her backing band.

     

     

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  • MARGO PRICE TO PLAY RYMAN AUDITORIUM MAY 19th

    Posted by on 5 December 2017

    On May 19th, Margo Price will headline Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium for the first time. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 8th, and Tyler Childers will support. Ticket and pre-sale info here. Full tour routing below.

    This announcement caps a historic year for Price, who put out one of 2017's most acclaimed albums - All American Made. So far Price has landed on year-end lists from FADER, American Songwriter, and Rolling Stone - who say "No other country act, and precious few from any genre, went nearly as deep as Price did this year." 'All American Made' also earned profiles with the New York Times, Vice Noisey, Cosmo, an interview with Terry Gross for Fresh Air, a Daily Show segment, American Songwriter cover story, and a #1 spot on the Billboard Americana chart.

    More raves for All American Made:

    "An artist with a voice as big as the Batman Building and a facility for wryly updating old-school country conventions" -Pitchfork

    "Anyone seeking a new country album will lose their minds over powerhouse Margo Price" –Variety

    "One of the best country records of the year" -The Ringer

    "Brings the feisty spirit and independence of Loretta Lynn fully forward into the 21st Century" -LA Times

    Margo Price tour dates:
    Jan 20 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
    Jan 21 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
    Jan 23 – Knucklehead’s – Kansas City, MO
    Jan 24 – ACM@UCO Performance Lab – Oklahoma City, OK
    Jan 26 – Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX
    Jan 28 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
    Jan 30 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
    Jan 31 – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX
    Feb 1 – Manship Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
    Feb 4-11 – Cayamo Cruise – New Orleans, LA
    Feb 18 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
    Feb 20 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
    Feb 21 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
    Feb 23 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb 24 – The Olympic – Boise, ID
    Feb 25 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
    Feb 26 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
    Feb 28 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
    Mar 1 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
    Mar 2 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
    Mar 3 – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
    Mar 9 – C2C Country 2 Country – Glasgow, UK
    Mar 10 – C2C Country 2 Country – Dublin, Ireland
    Mar 11 – C2C Country 2 Country – London, UK
    May 19 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN

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  • NASHVILLE HOLIDAY BAZAAR & JACK WHITE WE'RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS NASHVILLE READING/SIGNING

    Posted by on 29 November 2017

    Join us December 10th from 10-4 as Third Man Records' Nashville headquarters brings everyone together to spread a little holiday cheer and celebrate friendship old and new. We will have free activities for kiddos including a bounce house, Mr. Steve performance, haircuts, face painting, and holiday crafts, a few things to keep kiddos-at-heart happy, like used record bins from your favorite local record shops, holiday cocktails, family photo opps, raffles of exclusive records and merchandise, a charitable giving, and DJ's with the best taste in Nashville will be there to provide holiday cheer, plus plenty of present ideas to help you get through your list with a portion of the day's retail proceeds going to benefit Detroit Goodfellows. Arcade Nashville will also be in the Nashville storefront selling some of their merch.

    The limited, exclusive deluxe edition (includes limited edition 7"single) of the best-selling children's book We're Going To Be Friends will be for sale at our storefront for the first time to the general public. Even more exciting, its author, our own Jack White, will be present for a special reading and book signing that afternoon.

    Here's how to be present for this special appearance:

    In addition to all the free fun, tickets for the signing will be available first come, first served beginning at 10am in the storefront. Tickets are complementary with purchase of We're Going To Be Friends (standard or exclusive edition) or a toy (brand new and unwrapped, please) to donate to Toys for Tots. Half of the available tickets will be reserved for those with children in their party, and space is very limited.

    The reading will begin at 2pm in the Blue Room, followed by a book signing. Only We're Going To Be Friends books, purchased in advance or day-of, are eligible for autographing.

    Full schedule of the day's activities:

    • 10am-4pm - Winter Bazaar open
    • 10am - Tickets for Reading/Signing available in storefront with book purchase or Toys for Tots donation
    • 12pm - Mr. Steve, The Music Man performs in Blue Room (no ticket necessary, free) 
    • 2pm - Jack White We're Going To Be Friends Reading & Signing in Blue Room (ticket required, see above) 
    • 3pm - Woodstation Elementary performs on patio (no ticket necessary, free)

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  • JOHN WATERS ALBUM SIGNING AT THIRD MAN RECORDS, NASHVILLE

    Posted by on 28 November 2017

    King of cult John Waters has long been an idol of the the creative hive of maladjusted artsy types here at Third Man Records. Earlier this year, we released the spoken word accompaniment to "Make Trouble," Waters' subversive commencement speech published earlier this year by Algonquin Books, and read here by Waters himself. Make Trouble, the record, is available digitally and as a 7" of the same name, featuring Waters' reading of his commencement speech at RISD in its entirety. The recordings are produced by Grammy-winner Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Zomba Prison Project).

    Waters will make dreams come true as he joins us in-the-flesh at our Third Man Records Nashville storefront (623 7th Avenue South) on Sunday, December 17th from 6-7pm. Limited, exclusive, red vinyl copies will be available for sale while supplies last. Arrive early to guarantee your place in line, as the signing will end at 7 on-the-dot regardless of line length.

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  • HOLIDAY 2017 BLOOD DRIVES IN NASHVILLE & DETROIT

    Posted by on 27 November 2017

    For the past three Decembers we have collected record units of blood, helping HUNDREDS of patients at the time of year when it matters most. We've consistently exceeded our goal, and our donors are admirably reliable! We are proud hosts. This level of turnout is quite literally unheard of at the American Red Cross, and it's because OF YOU. This year, we're back at it, hosting Blood Drives in Nashville and Detroit — one on Wednesday, December 13th at our Nashville headquarters, one on Wednesday December 20th at our Detroit headquarters — and in doing so, we will SAVE LIVES this Holiday season.

    Like our previous blood drives, space is limited, and we won't let you leave a pound lighter with nothing to show for it. Donors will be granted the choice of one gift from beneath the Third Man Family Christmas Trees, and trust us, there are no ugly sweaters, socks, or vacuum cleaners in there... every wrapped mystery gift will delight and excite! If you are eligible to give blood (i.e. 17+, weighing at least 110 lbs, generally healthy, and weren't turned away for another reason in previous drives), please register with the Red Cross and sign up for a time slot now.

    If you are trying to sign up, but all slots are already filled, please email blood@thirdmanrecords.com with your name, phone number, and which location you would like to donate at. We will put you on our waitlist, and let you know if a time slot becomes available.

    Appointments will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, and we cannot accommodate any walk-ins. Sign up now, and see you in a few weeks! 

    For the past three Decembers we have collected record units of blood, helping HUNDREDS of patients at the time of year when it matters most. We've consistently exceeded our goal, and our donors are admirably reliable! We are proud hosts. This level of turnout is quite literally unheard of at the American Red Cross, and it's because OF YOU. This year, we're back at it, hosting Blood Drives in Nashville and Detroit — one on Wednesday, December 13th at our Nashville headquarters, one on Wednesday December 20th at our Detroit headquarters — and in doing so, we will SAVE LIVES this Holiday season.

    Like our previous blood drives, space is limited, and we won't let you leave a pound lighter with nothing to show for it. Donors will be granted the choice of one gift from beneath the Third Man Family Christmas Trees, and trust us, there are no ugly sweaters, socks, or vacuum cleaners in there... every wrapped mystery gift will delight and excite! If you are eligible to give blood (i.e. 17+, weighing at least 110 lbs, generally healthy, and weren't turned away for another reason in previous drives), please register with the Red Cross and sign up for a time slot now.

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