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Hometown hero Mike Floss (previously known as Openmic) will grace our Blue Room next week for a performance/live taping for our live series. Tickets are FREE, so availability is first come, first served starting at 7pm. Fellow Nashvillian Shmuck the Loyal will open, and the first round of drinks (for those over 21, of course) is on US, so come on by, start your Friday night off right with good music and a cold one courtesy of your friendly, neighborhood record label.
As you may already know, June's Light + Sound Machine is special for a few reasons. First and foremost, though screenings generally happen on the third Thursday of each month, June's screening will take place on TUESDAY, JUNE 30th, a one-month disruption to our regular schedule.
Secondly, not only will our Light + Sound Machine audience be viewers this month, they will also be actors! More on that later...
Made for a mere $200, Who Killed Captain Alex?, the first Ugandan action film, is a riotous amalgamation of 80's Hollywood actioneers and classic Asian Kung-Fu movies, filtered through the gritty no-holds-barred immediacy of Samuel Fuller. Having swept through urban Uganda upon it's 2010 release, the film that announced the arrival of "Wakaliwood" cinema was recently remastered and released for a worldwide audience. Now it's become a worldwide phenomenon, garnering generous praise from Vice Magazine and the BBC World Service.
After the film, we will have a skype Q&A with director Nabwana I.G.G., producer Alan Ssali Hofmanis, and the cast, followed by a Light + Sound Machine first: we're becoming part of the action! We'll be shooting footage of our screening audience getting blown up to send back to Uganda for Nabwana to use in a future Wakaliwood production! Also, before the screening begins, 5 lucky pre-sale ticket-holders will be chosen at random to make their international film debut by being "killed on camera" against our Blue room "green screen." To be eligible, purchase a ticket either from Third Man or from the Belcourt Theatre (w/ a discount for Belcourt members) by Friday. June 26th. You will be notified via e-mail if you have been chosen with details as to where/when to show up for your taping.
Who Killed Captain Alex
d. Nabwana I.G.G. - Uganda - 2010/2015 - 69min - Digital Video
TUESDAY, June 30th
Doors at 7:00, Screening at 8pm
“The big event in poetry for 2015 will likely be the long-awaited resurrection of Frank Stanford, a legendary badass from Arkansas, much of whose poetry has been unavailable since his suicide at the age of 29 in 1978… Stanford was a hell of a metaphor-maker and simile-slinger, and could cast a spell of extreme intensity with a flick of his wrist.”—NPR.org
Third Man Books will be co-hosting with Copper Canyon Press a performance celebrating the life and work of poet Frank Stanford. Performers such as poets C.D. Wright (National Book Critics Circle Award, MacArthur Fellowship winner, and herself a legendary Arkansas bad ass), Ed Skoog (Bread Loaf winner and expert yodeler), Zachary Schomburg (Octopus Books, Ford van driver), and musician Gabi Page-Fort (of Seattle band Stickers) will be reading selections of Stanford's writing from TMB's Hidden Water and Copper Canyon's What About This.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Bonnaroo is upon us, and every year we are pleasantly surprised by the amount of Festival-goers who take a momentary pitstop from their Summertime pilgrimage to stop in and see us in downtown Nashville... This year, on the main Bonnaroo travel day, Thursday, June 11th, we've decided to do a little more for those swinging through Pie Town. Listen up!
1: FOOD + FACILITIES!!! We'll be grilling hot dogs and beer on our back patio! We've got the Stone Fox on deck as our trusty grill masters and bartenders, and they'll be serving up their "Bonnaroo Dog" — an all beef (or all veggie!) hot dog topped with refried beans, white queso cheese, pickled jalepenos, and cilantro lime sour cream! We'll also have PBR tallboys and local Fat Bottom brews to wash it down. All costing between $4 and $6, these may be the last wallet friendly treats you taste all weekend... The patio will be open and serving up the goods from 11am until 5pm!
2: THIRD MAN RECORDING SERVICE!!! We'll be re-opening the Third Man Recording Service for business! Debuting on Record Store Day this year, Third Man Recording Service opens up our Blue Room music venue (the only space in the world where live shows can be recorded direct-to-acetate) for YOU to make a recording via our 1955 Scully lathe. It's a one mic / one take operation accommodating 1-3 people, and acoustic instruments are preferred, though we will have 1 amp on hand for those who simply must plug in. We supply a guitar — any other instruments are up to the performer to supply. Space is limited and recordings are by appointment only.
3: DEALS & STEALS!!! We'll be having a massive lemonade stand t-shirt sale both Wednesday and Thursday from 10-3 outside the shop. T-shirts will be going for a VERY nice price... as low as $5! Anyone wearing a Bonnaroo wristband will get 10% off their in-store purchase (some exclusions apply), and we'll have a few limited wax goodies! Oh! And because it's festival season, and we like to keep it fresh, we'll be debuting a few new merch items just in time for Summer sunshine...
4. FUN!!! Just trust us on this one... our patio is outfitted with a primo cornhole court, astroturf for lounging around, and, of course, we will pump some good music out there as well. Also, we recently expanded our storefront, so even if you just came through last year for Bonnaroo, your experience is out of date! Re-up your Third Man connection... We might even have a fun surprise or two in store!
If you are planning your trip, we are only 11 minutes away from the Nashville Airport, and 1 hour from the farm, located at 623 7th Avenue South. The store is open from 10-6 M-Sat, and 12-5pm on Sundays. Stop by! Say hi! Tell us who you're most excited to see play! Let's. hang. out.
HELLO, DETROIT! If you haven't yet seen the news, we've got Motor City not only in our rearview mirror, but, as of Monday, we've also got it plugged into our GPS as our next stop! Maybe that's why when we contemplated what album to serve up to you at a nice price this week, it wasn't difficult to land on the one, the only, The Gories. This trio was born out of the cultural vacuum that was Detroit in 1986. Rooted in the primal, primitive underpinnings of 50's rhythm and blues and unhinged 60s garage punk, the sound they came to was wholly their own, and The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88 which was recorded at a house party in a converted store front), is the live recording that best captures the band's heavy, scuzzy, inimitable sound at the height of its powers. Beyond this live record, we also recently released the first new recorded material from the Gories in over 20 years in the form of the 7" single "Be Nice" b/w "On The Run." Might as well pick that up while you're at it, because if you don't know the Gories, you don't know Detroit, and if you don't know Detroit, you can't begin to fully understand Third Man Records. It's as simple as that.