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  • Due to Popular Demand... Jack White wsg. Pop Goes Duane

    Posted by Third Man on 23 April 2012

    Thursday, May 24
    Scottish Rite Theater at the Masonic Temple
    All Ages Welcome
    Reserved tickets are $48 each and go on sale at noon on Tuesday, April 24 ONLY AVAILABLE at the following locations:

    UHF
    512 S. Washington Ave. 
    Royal Oak, MI 48067 
    Phone: 248-545-5955

    STREET CORNER MUSIC
    26020 Greenfield 
    Oak Park, MI 48237 
    Phone: 248-967-0777

    There is a two (2) ticket limit on purchases.
    All sales are cash only.
    Patrons will not be allowed to line up on-site before 8 am EST on Tuesday, April 24. 
    Tickets are non-transferable and photo ID is required to purchase tickets. 
    Photo ID of the original ticket purchase will also be required upon entering the show and tickets are non-transferable. 
    All ticket sales are final.

    Thursday, May 24 Scottish Rite Theater at the Masonic Temple All Ages Welcome

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  • Record Store Day 2012 Info

    Posted by Third Man on 19 April 2012

    This Saturday, April 21st, is Record Store Day and we are very excited about it. We wanted to get some information out ahead of time so folks know what to expect when they get to Third Man. We've already told you all about our Record Store Day releases, but if you want a quick refresher course please click here for all exciting info.

    Third Man will be open our regular Saturday hours, 10am to 6pm. Parking will be available in the Mission parking lot across the street from our store. The Bang Candy food truck will be outside serving handmade Marshmallow Delights. and all kinds of delicious confectionary. There may be some other food truck goodness as well...

    We will be splitting the number of exclusive Record Store Day titles equally between the Rolling Record Store and our brick-and-mortar shop. The Rolling Record Store will be parked in front of our new building (next door to our original) at 621 7th Ave S. This building is easily identifiable, it has a Third Man logo sign and will have a Rolling Record Store parked in front of it. Each of these two locations will have the exact same quantity of Third Man-only merchandise.

    Those arriving early in order to queue are advised to pick either our shop or the Rolling Record Store and get in line in front of your preferred spot. Liquid-Filled™, laser-cut lace, etched, and colored vinyl will be one per customer per title and if you buy from the RRS you will not be able to purchase again from the shop and vice-versa. These releases are extremely limited in number and we ask that you respect the other collectors in line. Besides...we'll be watching you.

    We've priced the exclusive items in a way that we think is not only fair, but will help keep the casual flippers away. When considering prices we ask you to bear in mind that NONE of these items are practical or simple to manufacture in any way. Have you ever tried to fill a record with liquid? It's not as easy as it sounds.

    The Liquid-Filled Record™ will be $100 and the laser-cut lace will be $20. The “Sixteen Saltines” 12-inch single will be $10 while the “Hand Springs” and “Milk and Honey” swirl vinyl will be $8 each.

    Good? Great. Let’s do this.

    This Saturday, April 21st, is Record Store Day and we are very excited about it.

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  • The Killer - Live at Third Man Records

    Posted by Third Man on 18 April 2012

    Last year for Record Store Day a living breathing walking Saint visited Third Man Records and threw down the heavy boogie woogie live on stage. Backed by some of the best rock n roll musicians in the business (Steve Cropper?! Jim Keltner?! Little Jack Lawrence??!!), The Killer himself played a raucous set of his classic hits as well as some rock n roll and country standards. I saw grown men weep and children dancing in the streets. It was a beautiful once in a lifetime moment and you can now hear it all on a gorgeous slab of vinyl or CD. Buy it now!

    Last year for Record Store Day a living breathing walking Saint visited Third Man Records and threw down the heavy boogie woogie live on stage.

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  • Karen Elson Milk and Honey Video

    Posted by Third Man on 18 April 2012

    Karen Elson, along with Fats Kaplin, performing her cover of the Jackson C. Frank song "Milk and Honey." Directed by Jo McCaughey. In celebration of Record Store Day (April 21, 2012), we'll will be releasing a special milk and honey swirled 7" featuring this song as well as another cover of the song "Winter's Going." More info here.

    Karen Elson, along with Fats Kaplin, performing her cover of the Jackson C. Frank song "Milk and Honey."

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  • Jack White Balloon Record Breaks Record to Become Highest Priced Flexi Disc of All Time

    Posted by Third Man on 18 April 2012

    On April 17th, an eBay auction for a copy of Third Man’s balloon-launched “Freedom at 21” flexi-disc realized a price of $4238.88. As far as can be discerned, this is the highest price ever paid for a flexi-disc record, topping out usual benchmarks from obscure Japanese hardcore singles of the early 80’s and Beatles fan-club Christmas offerings. Of the 1000 balloons launched, only a handful have been discovered so far. This release will surely continue to rival such rarities as hand-painted Dead Weather singles, 3rpm LPs and Triple-Decker records as yet another in a long-line of collectible, investible, hard-to-find vinyl from the folks at Third Man Records.

    On April 17th, an eBay auction for a copy of Third Man’s balloon-launched “Freedom at 21” flexi-disc realized a price of $4238.88.

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  • All Songs Considered

    Posted by Third Man on 17 April 2012

    NPR has produced an exclusive All Songs Considered featuring Jack in conversation with host Bob Boilen. As mutual fans of music and one another, the two sat down last month at the historical Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX, to discuss the creative process of recording Blunderbuss and the expectations surrounding his new songs. Watch the entire conversation at www.npr.org/music
    thumbnail and photo credit: Loren Wohl for NPR

    NPR has produced an exclusive All Songs Considered featuring Jack in conversation with host Bob Boilen.

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