• Detroit Rock City Discussion Recap

    Last night, Third Man proudly hosted a panel discussing five decades of Detroit rock 'n' roll. With panelists spanning across all five decades, the topics discussed were wide-reaching, informative, and often times humorous. The night began with a screening of 15 minutes of 16mm footage of the MC5 and the Stooges that had only been shown publicly once previously. The conversation was peppered with unreleased studio recordings by The Chosen Few (featuring a pre-Stooges Ron Asheton and Scott Richardson), The Go (featuring Jack White on guitar), and The White Stripes. Third Man will make a podcast download of the evening's conversation available in the near future. Sorry folks, the recordings were for the live audience only. Copies of Steve Miller's Detroit Rock City are still available for purchase in our Nashville storefront.

  • Pokey LaFarge on David Letterman

    If you missed Pokey LaFarge and his gang straight up killin' it last night on The Late Show With David Letterman, have no fear... watch it here:


  • Rolling Record Store in Chicago this Weekend

    The Rolling Record Store will be chooglin' up to the Windy City this weekend. Music fans traveling to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival will find us parked Friday and Saturday (July 19, 20) at Reckless Records in Wicker Park from 10-5 toting TMR goodies, Rolling Record Store exclusive merch and a handful of covetable limited edition pressings. On Friday, we will be stocked with 25 Rufus Thomas Sun-Ray™ Sun Records reissues ($30), 15 Hell Beach Live 7" Black and Blues ($15), and 15 People's Temple Live 7" Black and Blues $15). On Saturday, we will have 50 of each Document Volume 2 colored vinyl record ($30). Looking forward to seeing you all on the shores of Lake Michigan!

  • Light and Sound Machine Presents... ICE, A Robert Kramer Film

    ICE directed by Robert Kramer, USA, 1970, presented on 16mm film

    Guerrilla filmmaking in every sense, Kramer’s independent/underground, cinéma-vérité/science-fiction boundary-crosser used a budget of only $12,000 to produce an ambitious imagining of America in the throes of armed insurrection. The story is set in a vaguely defined future (which, à la Godard’s ALPHVILLE, looks just like the present) in which an unpopular U.S. war in Mexico provokes a left-wing uprising. Concerned with the nuts-and-bolts of revolutionary action and the debilitating effects of infighting among radical groups, ICE is in many ways the fictional equivalent of Chris Marker’s A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT. 16mm. (MR)

    Purchase tickets here.

  • Jay Z's Magna Carta... Holy Grail

    Third Man Records is pleased to confirm their involvement in the vinyl release of JAY Z's long-anticipated new album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail.

    While the album was released in standard formats this week, Third Man has something very special planned for the vinyl edition which will be made available for purchase in the coming weeks.

    Additionally, we can confirm the song "Open Letter" will be featured as a vinyl exclusive, but stay tuned here for more info coming soon.

  • Detroit Rock City

    Wednesday July 17th Third Man Records will present a panel discussion focused on Detroit and the rock music that's come from the city from the past five decades. The first event of its kind at Third Man, it centers on the new book by Steve Miller titled Detroit Rock City an exhaustive oral history of the past fifty years of rock and roll in the Motor City. Panelists include...

    STEVE MILLER - noted true crime journalist and editor of the recent Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk ZIne '79-'83 and lead singer of early hardcore exemplars the Fix

    SCOTT RICHARDSON - lead singer and namesake of legendary Detroit band SRC

    JERRY VILE - lead singer of cartoon punk band the Boners and editor of a slew of Detroit-area 'zines and proper publications like White Noise, Fun, and Orbit

    BEN BLACKWELL - drummer for the Dirtbombs, head vinyl guy at Third Man Records, official White Stripes archivist

    In addition to the discussion, there will also be a Q&A session as well as the sharing of impossibly-rare and previously unknown audio recordings and film footage from some of the most-loved and well-known bands discussed in the book. While we can't divulge exactly what we'll be sharing, we will have the strictest enforcement of our no photos/videos/recording policy to date.

    Tickets ($5) are available at the door beginning at 6pm the night of the discussion, or online in advance HERE.