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Third Man recording artists and traveling stars of the American country and folk scene, John Reilly & Friends are hitting the road and coming to a town near you! Don't delay, shilly shally nor dilly dally on this folks because tickets are moving fast and you do not want to miss this show! Check the links for tix and we'll see ya there!
Washington DC Jan. 27th--Sixth and I
Sellersville PA Jan. 28th--Sellersville Theatre
Philadelphia PA Jan. 29th--World Cafe
New York NY Jan. 30th--Lincoln Center Appel Room
Norfolk CT Jan. 31th--Infinity Hall
Pittsburgh PA Feb. 2nd--Club Cafe
Anapolis MD Feb.3rd--Ram's Head Onstage
Wilmington DE Feb. 4th--Baby Grand
Somerville MA Feb. 6th--Somerville Armory
Providence RI Feb. 7th--Columbus Theater
The Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records is proud to present February's Light + Sound Machine screening: Josephine Decker's THOU WAST MILD & LOVELY preceded by Decker's short film ME THE TERRIBLE. The films will be shown Thursday February 19th at 8pm with doors at 7pm. Purchase tickets here.
Director Josephine Decker’s highly-acclaimed second feature unfolds with the lyricism and inexorable sense of tragedy of an ancient Appalachian murder ballad. Indie icon Joe Swanberg (director of HAPPY CHRISTMAS and DRINKING BUDDIES) delivers a beautifully understated performance as Akin, a soft-spoken farmworker who takes a summer job working for the belligerent, domineering Jeremiah (Robert Longstreet), who lives in incestuous isolation with his daughter. Sophie Traub’s performance as the daughter, Sarah, has the sun-dappled quality of one of Andrew Wyeth’s Helga paintings: hers is a completely innocent and destructive sexuality, overripe to the point of bursting. Decker’s vision of Paradise Lost – dew clinging to a spider’s web, the insistent hum of insects, a young girl writhing on the grass – is unforgettably poetic and erotic, and seems to echo down from ages past.
photo by Angelina Castillo
Visit Rolling Stone this morning to hear Benjamin Booker and his band let loose on "Chippewa" during his Live at Third Man Records set last September, then head on over to thirdmanstore.com and pre-order the LP, because you just can't get enough.
Here's what Booker has to say about the record...
"This record is the result of a year on the road. Its the best nights of my life and nights I would give anything to take back. It's sleeping in parking lots and sleeping with people for beds. It's eating bad food with good folks. It's makeups and breakups. It's missing home and never wanting to go back.
Somehow I'm still here. Somehow the boys and I managed to keep things going. We learned from each other. We grew tighter as a band. The songs changed and on the night of September 24th we stepped into that building in Nashville to capture that.
Thank you Mr. White and everyone at Third Man Records for welcoming me into your home and giving me a chance to share something I'm proud of, the live show." — Benjamin Booker
We're proud too.
Third Man Records is excited to announce the March 3rd release of Parquet Courts: Live At Third Man Records--the latest addition to the Live At Third Man series.
Parquet Courts brought a sweltering performance to the hallowed grounds of Third Man’s Blue Room on June 5th of last year--and very fortunately, TMR was able to lovingly capture it with their one-of-a-kind, direct-to-acetate recording process. The set included a dynamic selection of songs from last year’s critically acclaimed album Sunbathing Animal, as well as the 2013 EP, Tally All The Things That You Broke. The end result? A record that will have your feet stompin’ and body rockin’ as soon as the needle hits. Track listing included below for your perusal.
1. Duckin & Dodgin
3. Black & White
4. Vienna II
5. Always Back In Town
6. Dear Ramona
8. Instant Disassembly
9. Raw Milk
10. Into the Garden
11. Sunbathing Animal
For a tasty sample, check out clips of “Sunbathing Animal” and “Vienna II”below:
This past Saturday Shabazz Palaces performed to a sold out crowd at Third Man and committed to acetate what might be one of the best shows our Blue Room has seen to date. Coupler opened with their "deliberately ambient" magic, working the audience into the perfect trance for Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire to bust wide open with their introductory number "Cake." Check out the Spin's recap here, and view our full photo set on our Past Events page. We can't WAIT to get this record in your hands and on your turntables.
Very few records from last year got us as excited about the current state and hopeful for the future state of music as Shabazz Palaces’ Lese Majesty. Easily the most oft-spun record on the Third Man office turntable in the second half of 2014, it was imperative that we bless the beginning of 2015 with a live direct-to-acetate recording from these psychedelic warriors from the Pacific Northwest. Shabazz Palaces' obstinately original oeuvre emanates from a fully formed higher conscious, they plant their flag in the outermost realms of the hip hop global soundscape where vibrations throb into beat-heavy explorations, chrome covered constellations of higher reveries each offering it’s own sonic boom. We couldn’t be more excited to host Shabazz Palaces in our Blue Room transcribing their astral suites direct-to-acetate for a live audience, on Saturday January 17th we all blast off together.
Getting us all in the mood on opening slot duties will be Nashville’s own veterans of the heavy heavy super Kosmische techno-groove, Coupler. And no party in the blue room would be complete without Noah from The Rap Castle on the decks.
Per usual for Blue Room recordings, there will pre-sales for the limited edition Black and Blue split color vinyl available after the show in the Third Man Record Shop for ticket holders.