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This week's Nice Price Record of the Week hails from our non-musical Green Series, which generally features spoken word, poetry readings, or instructional discussions paired with an interview with Jack White. Jerry's King's Green Series presents one such interview with Jack, where the pair discuss history, cadence, rhythm, and speed of auctioneering. On the double-grooved B side, Jerry King walks the listener through two hypothetical auctions. Depending on where the needle is dropped, listeners are transported to either an automobile auction or a tobacco and chocolate auction. The Green Series also includes contributions from Tempest Storm, Edgar Oliver, Amy Walker, Conan O'Brienand BP Fallon… all of whom could teach us a thing or two.
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As you are most likely very aware, Lollapalooza is happening next weekend in your fair city. And that also means for the second year, Lollashop will be up and running at 332 S Michigan Ave (at Van Buren) selling festival gear, holding contests, serving coffee and what not. And we'll be there too! We've set up a mini shop within Lollashop featuring records, turntables, record cases and all sorts of of color coordinated Third Man novelties and ephemera.
Come down and have a look! The Lollashop will be open starting today July 26th - August 5th.
Monday - Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Lollapalooza Weekend (Aug 2nd -4th) 9am - 11pm
We are so pleased to have Tesla Motors and all their supercharged glory here at TMR today giving test drives of their Model S cars. Come have a look, and please note that drives are by appointment only.
This week's Nice Price Record of the Week comes to us via London's finger-picking, slide-playing purveyors of dreamy, harmony-laden folk/pop, Smoke Fairies.
This early entry into the Third Man catalog features a host of TMR stalwarts backing up Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davis. Not only does Jack White produce and play drums, timpani and guitar, but Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs, Dead Weather, Greenhornes) is on bass, Corey Younts (Buzzards, Old Crow Medicine Show) plays piano and clarinet, and Shelby O'Neal (Black Belles) adds additional drum work.
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.