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We know it's short notice, and we also know y'all don't mind. Why? Because Benjamin Booker is bad to the bone, and if you haven't fallen in love with him yet (either through his tour dates with our patron saint Jack White, or through his Letterman performance, or through all the NPR love he's been getting, or just because you have damn good taste), you're about to. Booker and his band hail from New Orleans, and while we could try to sum up their style into a tidy multi-hyphenated genre, we think it's high time we all cut it out with that nonsense, and frankly, you don't need the hand holding. Check out his video of "Violent Shiver" below, and pick yourself up a couple of tickets to the show - WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 24th at 8pm - at thirdmanstore.com. Tickets are $10, 18+, and doors open at 7.
Scion Audio Visual is offering an exclusive preview of music from Olivia Jean and her debut album, Bathtub Love Killings, with a digital single titled “Reminisce” which can be downloaded for free (!) here.
The single features an A-side of the same name, which is also the lead single from the Oct. 14 release. Exclusive to Scion AV is the B-side: “Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo’ Bye),” a non-album track that can also be downloaded via the link above. A limited run of 500 seven-inch vinyl and a video for “Reminisce” are forthcoming, followed by a standard 7" vinyl release.
A Twitter-based ticket giveaway for Olivia Jean’s upcoming tour dates with Jack White, which runs through Sept. 24, is currently ongoing. Entries should be submitted through Twitter.com/ScionAV with complete rules available at scionav.com.
Olivia Jean tour dates and more information regarding Bathtub Love Killings can be found at oliviajeanmusic.com. Stay tuned for the video for "Reminisce" coming soon!
On Nov 18th, Jack White's Third Man Records, in partnership with John Fahey's Revenant Records, will unlock the second and final chapter chronicling the curious tale of America's most important record label with 'The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932).’
A stunning omnibus of words, music, art and design, 'Volume 2' picks up where the "spectacular" (New York Times) and "unprecedented" (Rolling Stone) 'Volume 1' left off. It documents the label’s final 5 year period between 1928-32, a stunning second act in which Paramount birthed the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issued some of the most coveted recordings in the history of the medium: Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Geeshie Wiley, The Mississippi Sheiks, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, and hundreds of others.
‘Volume 2’ contains six LPs, a sculpted metal USB drive with 800 songs and 90+ original hand-drawn ads from the Chicago Defender, a large-format hardcover book telling the label's story via new writing and original images, and an illustrated Field Guide with biographies and recording information for each artist represented in the set. It is all housed in a streamline case of polished aluminum modeled after a portable phonograph in 1930s American “Machine Age” Art Deco style.
Like ‘Volume 1’, the collection was co-produced by leading Paramount authority Alex van der Tuuk.
Paramount Records’ open-door recording policy led it to the very bedrock of America’s untamed blues, jazz, gospel and folk sounds. In the process the label provided the earliest and most representative snapshot of America's sonic landscape.
‘Volume 2’ offers a magnificent conclusion to this story of how a Wisconsin chair company, despite producing records on the cheap, changed how America thought of itself by allowing this young country to hear what it really sounded like, in all its stripes, for the very first time.
'Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932)’ contains:
Nashville Comic Con is right around the corner, and we are excited for a few reasons... 1) the Rolling Record Store will be open on the showroom floor on Friday, September 26th stocked with limited edition records (bringing a little sunshine inside, if you catch our drift) as well as all the RRS-exclusive merchandise, and 2) we are using this wizardy gathering as an excuse to host another COSTUME CONTEST!
Dress up cosplay-style as your favorite hero, villain, henchman/lady, sidekick, etc, visit our storefront during business hours sometime between this Wednesday, September 17th and Monday the 21st, and be entered to win the 1st place prize of a pair of VIP PASSES (provided by Wizard World) good for entry to Nashville Comic Con for the entire weekend with VIP privileges. (Approx. $500 value!)
The 2nd place winner will receive a set of colored Volume 4 Document Reissue LP's, while 3rd place will win a limited edition orange version of the Mississippi Sheiks Document Reissue Volume 5.
Every well-costumed customer will have their polaroid taken for our Wall-of-Fame, and we will decide on winners September 22nd.