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The final show of Jack’s acoustic tour will be at the Fargo Theatre in Fargo, ND tonight. Tickets for the final show go on sale at 12pm CDT at the venue box office for $3 each, cash only and one per person. Doors are at 7pm, show at 8:30pm.
To commemorate the final show of Jack’s acoustic tour of states he has never played, the end of the Lazaretto world tour, and his final live performance of any sort for the foreseeable future, Jack’s performance at the Fargo Theatre tonight will be live streamed on TIDAL. The TIDAL X Jack White livestream will begin at 8:30pm CT/9:30pm ET and will be replayed in its entirety immediately following the initial live broadcast. An on-demand archive of the full performance will be available on TIDAL at a later date.
Additionally, TIDAL is giving away 50 tickets to the Fargo show to TIDAL subscribers in North Dakota who are registered for an account by 12pm CT today. Winners will be randomly selected and notified via email with more information by 1pm CT. Visit TIDAL.com to sign up and watch the livestream at 8:30pm CT tonight.
Thursday, May 7th: Doors 7pm / Show at 8pm
18+ / $7
One of the finest curated labels on the scene is Mississippi Records out of Portland, Oregon. Their work in bringing under-acknowledged blues, gospel, soul, punk and all kinds of roots based music from around the world is second to none. All of our record collections are greatly enriched by their efforts. Let us be clear, we are big fans.
Well, Mississippi Records has a new concoction called A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records. This live presentation from Mississippi main man Eric Isaacson, is a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates an entire history of recorded music (focusing on Eric’s patch, North America!), from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980′s. We’ll be hosting Eric and the Cosmic History here at Third Man in our Blue Room on Thursday May 7th.
The ultimate intention of this travelling exhibition is to give the audience a sense of wonder; that anything is possible and art is worth doing. Tonally, the presentation navigates into the outer reaches, bypassing academic stuffiness in favour of entertainment value and immediacy. All materials will be from Mississippi Records vast and seldom seen archive of film, music and art.
This whirlwind 90 minute sound and visual representation will attempt to sum up as many important points in the evolution of recorded music that can be done in such a short amount of time. Subjects hit upon include:
- The cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying.
- The musical patterns in the natural world that work on the same principals as music.
- The untold early history of recording technology (including tales of Archeoacoustic technology that allows us to hear recordings from 2,000 years or more ago, cat pianos, the phonautogram which reproduces sounds from dust and much more)
- The rise of the blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be
- Hopeful messages about the future
- 45 minutes of incredibly vibrant archival footage of some some the greatest musicians on Earth (as well as some novelties) including Bo Diddley, Rosetta Tharpe, The Collins Kids, Gary Davis, and the Staple Singers.
We are still all smiles after one of the most wonderful, magical and historical Record Store Days in the history of TMR, and we have YOU to thank for making it such a wonderful celebration. We were beside ourselves with happiness to see everyone enjoying Elvis' 1st ever recording on display next to the Rek-O-Kut lathe that made it. What a reunion! We were drowning in tears of joy getting to record nearly 50 of you direct-to-disc in the Blue Room for Third Man Recording Service. We were jumping with glee watching you guys test out our new, ridiculously addictive instrument and amplifier from Critter & Guitari, and we were bursting with excitement as we all watched SHADRAQ, Anwar Sadat, and Pujol tear it up in front of the warehouse.
And, of course, getting to share Elvis' "My Happiness" facsimile and Get Behind Me Satan (FINALLY!) with the world was a big thrill as well. We hope you got to pick up some of our fantastic new merchandise, eat a hot dog or a sno cone, and play some cornhole on our astroturf patio.
If you were only there in spirit, our genius video department has cooked up a recap video for you, so you can enjoy the day if you were there. Vault members can check out a full photo set here, and everyone else can view a limited set below and here.
Enjoy, and until next year....
The Rek-O-Kut direct-to-disc recorder that cut Elvis Presley's first ever recording is typically on display right here in Nashville at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in their current exhibit re-creation of Sun Studios. For one day only, this historic piece of machinery will be reunited with the original disc of 'My Happiness' for the first time since the record was cut, and will be on display at Third Man Records tomorrow for Record Store Day. These two items are arguably the most important pieces of rock and roll history in the world, and having them back in the same room together is pure magic. Many thanks to the Musicians Hall of Fame for affording us the opportunity to reintroduce this record to its maker.
The Musicians Hall of Fame exhibit includes Scotty Moore’s Gibson Super 400 guitar that he used on sessions with Carl Perkins, a copy of Elvis's first contract, signed by his mother and father and Scotty Moore, and Marshall Grant’s 1950s Epiphone Upright Bass he played with Johnny Cash.
From April 23-25 2015, The Center for the Humanities will present The Rise and Fall and Rise of Paramount Records, a three-day program exploring the music, history and artists of Wisconsin’s own Paramount Records. The events, workshops, and listening sessions will take place at UW-Madison, The Wisconsin Historical Museum, and the Bubbler at the Madison Central Public Library. Special guests include Dean Blackwood owner of Revenant Records and Executive Producer of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, and Amanda Petrusich, author of Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 RPM Records (2014).
Join us on April 23-25 to hear selections from Paramount collection, learn about the musicians who recorded there, and learn about the history of the company. We’ll discuss the culture of collecting, the history of recording technology, and highlight Wisconsin’s unexpected place in the history of American blues and folk music, with special attention to the richness of the archival holdings of the UW-Madison libraries.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://humanities.wisc.edu/events/special-events/calendar#the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-paramount-records.