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Josh Tillman (a.k.a. Father John Misty) will play to a sold-out crowd at Music City's Mother Church the Ryman Auditorium next Tuesday, September 26, in support of his acclaimed new record Pure Comedy (Sub Pop), but fans without tickets need not despair. A free, lunch-hour b-show, featuring Tillman performing solo and acoustic, has been added to his Nashville schedule in our Blue Room.
We will open doors at noon for a 12:30pm short set, which will be recorded by Third Man engineers on the in-house 1955 Scully Lathe for future release. One lucky, randomly-chosen attendee will walk away that day with a 10" vinyl record, cut to disc on-the-spot during the performance.
Food trucks will be on site for those swinging by on their lunch break, and beer will also be available for purchase for those who don't care that they have to go back to work. Black and blue records will be ready for pre-order following the set for those in attendance.
Nashville's Lightning 100 will give away 25 pairs of guaranteed-entry tickets, and the remainder of the Blue Room's capacity will be filled on a first come, first served basis, as space permits, via the Third Man Records box office when doors open for the show.