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  • DETROIT TIGERS VINYL RECORD TICKET PACKAGE

    Posted by on 10 August 2017

    The Detroit Tigers are teaming up with Third Man Records to offer an exclusive ticket package that includes a ticket to see the Tigers face the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, September 24 at 1:10 p.m., plus a limited-edition vinyl record.

    The double A-side 7” vinyl record, pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, features the Tigers colors of blue and orange, and includes the Dominic Davis-produced song “Strikeout,” by The Brush-Offs, which consists of Detroit artists Brendan Benson, Ben Blackwell, Dominic Davis and Olivia Jean on one side. On the flip side, Third Man Records founder Jack White interviews 1984 World Series Champion Kirk Gibson. Additionally, the record sleeve photos were taken by Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris.

    The limited-edition, Tigers-colored vinyl version of this record will ONLY be available as part of this ticket package and is available exclusively for purchase at tigers.com/vinyl. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Kirk Gibson Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

    For additional information regarding the ticket package and to hear a 30 second clip of the song, “Strikeout”, please visit tigers.com/vinyl.

    The Detroit Tigers are teaming up with Third Man Records to offer an exclusive ticket package that includes a ticket to see the Tigers face the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, September 24 at 1:10 p.m., plus a limited-edition vinyl record!

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  • ADAM SAVAGE VISITS TMR CASS CORRIDOR

    Posted by on 7 August 2017

    Watch as Adam Savage stops by Third Man Records Cass Corridor and Third Man Pressing! In a truly immersive tour, Adam records a song and then follows his record's eventual process from lathe to cellophane. Bonus: Adam also chats with Jack White about how recording this way impacts the creative process! Watch below...

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  • OCCULTING THE SUNN WITH QUINTRON'S WEATHER WARLOCK: AUGUST 21st SOLAR ECLIPSE

    Posted by on 3 August 2017

    On August 21st, 2017 Nashville will gaze upward and fall awestruck as the Sun is obscured by the Moon. Day will turn to evening, temperatures will drop dramatically, light will stream across the sky around the silhouette of the moon and we insignificant humans with our small feet planted on planet earth will be overwhelmed with an understanding of the vastness of the cosmos and how we are but small spectators in the great cosmic ballet.

    Third Man will be celebrating this incredible natural event with a live soundtrack that is created and controlled by the eclipse itself.

    We present to you Weather Warlock created by New Orleans musician and inventor Quintron. The instrument is a large analog synthesizer which is controlled completely by the weather and employs sun, rain, wind, temperature, moon, and lightning to affect an E major drone chord with special sonic events occurring at sunrise and sunset. Quintron predicts the effects of the totality of the eclipse on the Weather Warlock's sensors will produce a very dramatic effect indeed. The performance will last through the partial eclipse (beginning and end) as well as the totality.

    Weather Warlock will be conducted by Quintron on the roof of Third Man Records, we'll have a special PA set up outdoors w/ speakers both projecting from the roof and ground to pipe the hypnotic soundtrack throughout our area in the PieTown neighborhood, creating a completely immersive experience for spectators eyes, ears and souls. Of course we will be running mics from the roof down to our mastering studio and cutting the totality portion of the eclipse soundtrack direct to acetate for future release as well (more details on that below).

    The event will open with an invocation from poet Janaka Stucky at 12:30pm.

    *** ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE FIRST 200 ATTENDEES ***
    (ONE PER PERSON)

    Other important info:

    We will be selling a limited edition, colored vinyl 12" record in our Nashville store only of Weather Warlock performing "Microburst Hail Storm: 6-27-2017 - Las Vegas New Mexico", this will be a one sided album with a unique hand-done manipulation from Quintron on each and every copy.

    The 'Microburst Hail Storm' track will be available again at a later date as a completed standard, and widely available, LP wherein the B-Side will be comprised of the best 18 minutes from the August 21st Eclipse show (which as you'll remember, we are recording Direct-to-Acetate). Making this a complete set of music created by two separate but extraordinary celestial / meteorological occurrences.

    On-site will be a refreshments ('adult' and 'all ages'). We'll also be selling screen printed posters for the performance, Eclipse T-Shirts and stickers in our store as well any and all other space themed items from our past we can dig out of the archives..

    We'll open at our usual time at 10am. And here's a handy schedule below for the day's events:

    • Monday, August 21, 2017
    • Third Man Storefront opens: 10 am CT
    • Partial eclipse// Weather Warlock performance begins: 11:58 
    • Janaka Stucky reads Invocation: 12:30 pm CT
    • Start of totality: 1:27 pm CT
    • Total eclipse duration: 1 minute 55 seconds
    • End of totality: 1:29 pm CT
    • Partial eclipse ends: 2:54 pm pm CT

     

    On August 21st, 2017 Nashville will gaze upward and fall awestruck as the Sun is obscured by the Moon. Day will turn to evening, temperatures will drop dramatically, light will stream across the sky around the silhouette of the moon and we insignificant humans with our small feet planted on planet earth will be overwhelmed with an understanding of the vastness of the cosmos and how we are but small spectators in the great cosmic ballet.

    Third Man will be celebrating this incredible natural event with a live soundtrack that is created and controlled by the eclipse itself.

    We present to you Weather Warlock created by New Orleans musician and inventor Quintron. The instrument is a large analog synthesizer which is controlled completely by the weather and employs sun, rain, wind, temperature, moon, and lightning to affect an E major drone chord with special sonic events occurring at sunrise and sunset. Quintron predicts the effects of the totality of the eclipse on the Weather Warlock's sensors will produce a very dramatic effect indeed. The performance will last through the partial eclipse (beginning and end) as well as the totality.

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  • WATCH NEW ZGTO VIDEO " UNFOLD" + LIVE TOMORROW AT TMR CASS CORRIDOR

    Posted by on 3 August 2017

    In a city famed for its disparate and varied musical excellence, the Detroit-based alignment of feted electronic artist and producer Shigeto aka Zach Saginaw and rapidly rising Bruiser Brigade member ZelooperZ is an entirely natural thing. Introduced by mutual friends in the city, an instant bond was formed, and ZGTO was born. Over a two-year period, ZelooperZ and Shigeto would collaborate and experiment, honing their sound without any preconceived notions of its final form or an eventual release. Eventually and inevitably though, a full length record transpired. A Piece Of the Geto is out this TOMORROW August 4th on Ghostly International, with a limited edition vinyl pressing by yours truly! 

    For Shigeto, it is the first time he’s musically stepped out of the box of a solo artist and exclusively worked with a vocalist on a project. Following the bugged-out video for the track "Off Dat" and the stand out album cut "Band Man", today ZGTO sees the video for the album closer "Unfold" hit via Pigeons & Planes. The video, directed by Shane Ford of The Work out of Detroit, adds another layer to the roots of collaboration that lead back to the motor city.

    If you're in or around Detroit, join us Friday at 4pm ET at Third Man Records Cass Corridor for an exclusive release-day performance by ZGTO. The limited edition smoke-marbled debut LP will be for sale, but for those who can’t attend, be sure to tune into our Facebook for a special livestream. Share the livestream to your Facebook friends for a chance to win a limited edition copy of  A Piece of the Geto!

    Watch the video below, tune in tomorrow, and pre-order the record NOW

    In a city famed for its disparate and varied musical excellence, the Detroit-based alignment of feted electronic artist and producer Shigeto aka Zach Saginaw and rapidly rising Bruiser Brigade member ZelooperZ is an entirely natural thing. Introduced by mutual friends in the city, an instant bond was formed, and ZGTO was born. Over a two-year period, ZelooperZ and Shigeto would collaborate and experiment, honing their sound without any preconceived notions of its final form or an eventual release. Eventually and inevitably though, a full length record transpired. A Piece Of the Geto is out this TOMORROW August 4th on Ghostly International, with a limited edition vinyl pressing by yours truly! 

    For Shigeto, it is the first time he’s musically stepped out of the box of a solo artist and exclusively worked with a vocalist on a project. Following the bugged-out video for the track "Off Dat" and the stand out album cut "Band Man", today ZGTO sees the video for the album closer "Unfold" hit via Pigeons & Planes. The video, directed by Shane Ford of The Work out of Detroit, adds another layer to the roots of collaboration that lead back to the motor city.

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  • SUN SEEKER FALL TOUR DATES

    Posted by on 2 August 2017

    Sun Seeker has announced fall tour dates behind their stunning debut EP Biddeford (out now via Third Man Records). These dates kick off on September 12 at the Caledonia Lounge in Athens, GA before taking the group through New OrleansAustinChicagoPhiladelphiaBostonBrooklyn and more, culminating on October 16 at The Open Chord in Knoxville, TN. Tickets are on sale this FridayAugust 4, and the full list of tour dates can be found below.

    Watch Sun Seeker's recent music video for "Won't Keep Me Up at Night" below... 

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  • Light + Sound Machine Presents... ECLIPSE CINEMA and FLAMING CREATURES

    Posted by on 1 August 2017

    August 17th, 2017

    Third Man Records' Blue Room
    Doors 7pm, Films 8pm
    $10 / $8 Belcourt Members

    A Special L&SM Double-Bill! Tickets Available Now!

    FLAMING CREATURES
    (Jack Smith | 1962-63 | 43 minutes | B&W | 16mm)
    accompanied by
    YELLOW SEQUENCE
    (Jack Smith | 1963-1965 | 15 minutes | Color | 16mm)
    NEWLY RESTORED PRINTS COURTESY OF THE GLADSTONE GALLERY

    Jack Smith minted his legendary status as a figurehead of underground cinema and cultural provocateur with FLAMING CREATURES, a writhing, esoteric montage of hedonistic expression that attacked standards of decency, both in the realm of artistic practice and social acceptability. Shot on stolen & expired military film stock with a budget of only $300, the film garnered a degree of attention that many multi-million dollar studio productions could only wish for...for better and for worse. Police seized the film at its 1963 New York premiere and lodged obscenity charges against screening organizers Jonas Mekas, Ken Jacobs, and Florence Karpf. Subsequently, it would be banned in 22 other states. To this day it remains arguably the most heavily persecuted artwork in American history.

    It will be preceded by YELLOW SEQUENCE, a sort of addendum to Smith's second feature, NORMAL LOVE, but which stands on it's own as an anarchic ode to (and explosion of) pop culture, featuring none other than Tiny Tim.

    "I genuflect before Jack Smith, the only true 'underground' filmmaker." –John Waters

    PRECEDED BY....

    ECLIPSE CINEMA
    (various artists, digital & 16mm, aprox running time 45min)

    A special collection of cinematic explorations and invocations of the celestial ballet, in celebration of August 21st total solar eclipse. Featuring work by Georges Méliès, Chris Marker, Ed Emshwiller, and more.

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