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  • MARGO PRICE TO PLAY RYMAN AUDITORIUM MAY 19th

    Posted by on 5 December 2017

    On May 19th, Margo Price will headline Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium for the first time. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 8th, and Tyler Childers will support. Ticket and pre-sale info here. Full tour routing below.

    This announcement caps a historic year for Price, who put out one of 2017's most acclaimed albums - All American Made. So far Price has landed on year-end lists from FADER, American Songwriter, and Rolling Stone - who say "No other country act, and precious few from any genre, went nearly as deep as Price did this year." 'All American Made' also earned profiles with the New York Times, Vice Noisey, Cosmo, an interview with Terry Gross for Fresh Air, a Daily Show segment, American Songwriter cover story, and a #1 spot on the Billboard Americana chart.

    More raves for All American Made:

    "An artist with a voice as big as the Batman Building and a facility for wryly updating old-school country conventions" -Pitchfork

    "Anyone seeking a new country album will lose their minds over powerhouse Margo Price" –Variety

    "One of the best country records of the year" -The Ringer

    "Brings the feisty spirit and independence of Loretta Lynn fully forward into the 21st Century" -LA Times

    Margo Price tour dates:
    Jan 20 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
    Jan 21 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
    Jan 23 – Knucklehead’s – Kansas City, MO
    Jan 24 – ACM@UCO Performance Lab – Oklahoma City, OK
    Jan 26 – Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX
    Jan 28 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
    Jan 30 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
    Jan 31 – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX
    Feb 1 – Manship Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
    Feb 4-11 – Cayamo Cruise – New Orleans, LA
    Feb 18 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
    Feb 20 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
    Feb 21 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
    Feb 23 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb 24 – The Olympic – Boise, ID
    Feb 25 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
    Feb 26 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
    Feb 28 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
    Mar 1 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
    Mar 2 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
    Mar 3 – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
    Mar 9 – C2C Country 2 Country – Glasgow, UK
    Mar 10 – C2C Country 2 Country – Dublin, Ireland
    Mar 11 – C2C Country 2 Country – London, UK
    May 19 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN

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  • NASHVILLE HOLIDAY BAZAAR & JACK WHITE WE'RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS NASHVILLE READING/SIGNING

    Posted by on 29 November 2017

    Join us December 10th from 10-4 as Third Man Records' Nashville headquarters brings everyone together to spread a little holiday cheer and celebrate friendship old and new. We will have free activities for kiddos including a bounce house, Mr. Steve performance, haircuts, face painting, and holiday crafts, a few things to keep kiddos-at-heart happy, like used record bins from your favorite local record shops, holiday cocktails, family photo opps, raffles of exclusive records and merchandise, a charitable giving, and DJ's with the best taste in Nashville will be there to provide holiday cheer, plus plenty of present ideas to help you get through your list with a portion of the day's retail proceeds going to benefit Detroit Goodfellows. Arcade Nashville will also be in the Nashville storefront selling some of their merch.

    The limited, exclusive deluxe edition (includes limited edition 7"single) of the best-selling children's book We're Going To Be Friends will be for sale at our storefront for the first time to the general public. Even more exciting, its author, our own Jack White, will be present for a special reading and book signing that afternoon.

    Here's how to be present for this special appearance:

    In addition to all the free fun, tickets for the signing will be available first come, first served beginning at 10am in the storefront. Tickets are complementary with purchase of We're Going To Be Friends (standard or exclusive edition) or a toy (brand new and unwrapped, please) to donate to Toys for Tots. Half of the available tickets will be reserved for those with children in their party, and space is very limited.

    The reading will begin at 2pm in the Blue Room, followed by a book signing. Only We're Going To Be Friends books, purchased in advance or day-of, are eligible for autographing.

    Full schedule of the day's activities:

    • 10am-4pm - Winter Bazaar open
    • 10am - Tickets for Reading/Signing available in storefront with book purchase or Toys for Tots donation
    • 12pm - Mr. Steve, The Music Man performs in Blue Room (no ticket necessary, free) 
    • 2pm - Jack White We're Going To Be Friends Reading & Signing in Blue Room (ticket required, see above) 
    • 3pm - Woodstation Elementary performs on patio (no ticket necessary, free)

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  • JOHN WATERS ALBUM SIGNING AT THIRD MAN RECORDS, NASHVILLE

    Posted by on 28 November 2017

    King of cult John Waters has long been an idol of the the creative hive of maladjusted artsy types here at Third Man Records. Earlier this year, we released the spoken word accompaniment to "Make Trouble," Waters' subversive commencement speech published earlier this year by Algonquin Books, and read here by Waters himself. Make Trouble, the record, is available digitally and as a 7" of the same name, featuring Waters' reading of his commencement speech at RISD in its entirety. The recordings are produced by Grammy-winner Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Zomba Prison Project).

    Waters will make dreams come true as he joins us in-the-flesh at our Third Man Records Nashville storefront (623 7th Avenue South) on Sunday, December 17th from 6-7pm. Limited, exclusive, red vinyl copies will be available for sale while supplies last. Arrive early to guarantee your place in line, as the signing will end at 7 on-the-dot regardless of line length.

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  • HOLIDAY 2017 BLOOD DRIVES IN NASHVILLE & DETROIT

    Posted by on 27 November 2017

    For the past three Decembers we have collected record units of blood, helping HUNDREDS of patients at the time of year when it matters most. We've consistently exceeded our goal, and our donors are admirably reliable! We are proud hosts. This level of turnout is quite literally unheard of at the American Red Cross, and it's because OF YOU. This year, we're back at it, hosting Blood Drives in Nashville and Detroit — one on Wednesday, December 13th at our Nashville headquarters, one on Wednesday December 20th at our Detroit headquarters — and in doing so, we will SAVE LIVES this Holiday season.

    Like our previous blood drives, space is limited, and we won't let you leave a pound lighter with nothing to show for it. Donors will be granted the choice of one gift from beneath the Third Man Family Christmas Trees, and trust us, there are no ugly sweaters, socks, or vacuum cleaners in there... every wrapped mystery gift will delight and excite! If you are eligible to give blood (i.e. 17+, weighing at least 110 lbs, generally healthy, and weren't turned away for another reason in previous drives), please register with the Red Cross and sign up for a time slot now.

    If you are trying to sign up, but all slots are already filled, please email blood@thirdmanrecords.com with your name, phone number, and which location you would like to donate at. We will put you on our waitlist, and let you know if a time slot becomes available.

    Appointments will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, and we cannot accommodate any walk-ins. Sign up now, and see you in a few weeks! 

    For the past three Decembers we have collected record units of blood, helping HUNDREDS of patients at the time of year when it matters most. We've consistently exceeded our goal, and our donors are admirably reliable! We are proud hosts. This level of turnout is quite literally unheard of at the American Red Cross, and it's because OF YOU. This year, we're back at it, hosting Blood Drives in Nashville and Detroit — one on Wednesday, December 13th at our Nashville headquarters, one on Wednesday December 20th at our Detroit headquarters — and in doing so, we will SAVE LIVES this Holiday season.

    Like our previous blood drives, space is limited, and we won't let you leave a pound lighter with nothing to show for it. Donors will be granted the choice of one gift from beneath the Third Man Family Christmas Trees, and trust us, there are no ugly sweaters, socks, or vacuum cleaners in there... every wrapped mystery gift will delight and excite! If you are eligible to give blood (i.e. 17+, weighing at least 110 lbs, generally healthy, and weren't turned away for another reason in previous drives), please register with the Red Cross and sign up for a time slot now.

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  • ‘WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS’ CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE TODAY

    Posted by on 21 November 2017

    “More than 15 years after the release of the White Stripes’s White Blood Cells, one of the most enduring songs from the album gets a quirky adaptation… Blake includes appealing retro flourishes throughout, including a Tenniel White Rabbit, a Betty Boop pocket watch, and a drawing style that evokes early Disney cartoons.”
    — Publishers Weekly

    “Jack has written a perfect story and Elinor’s art is enchanting.”
    — John Kricfalusi, The Ren and Stimpy Show

    Elinor Blake creates an enchanted vision for Jack White’s gentle story of new friendship.”—Nina Crews, The Neighborhood Mother Goose

    "Possibly the greatest-ever song about childhood BFFs.”
    — Entertainment Weekly

    WATCH RARE WHITE STRIPES ARCHIVE PERFORMANCE OF “WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS” AT FREEMAN’S BAY PRIMARY SCHOOL BELOW:

    Twelve-time Grammy winner and lead singer of multi-platinum selling group The White Stripes, Jack White, released his first children’s book today titled WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS.  Based on lyrics from one of The Whites Stripes’ most enduring and loved songs—and releasing just a few months after the group’s 20th anniversary (July 14, 2017)— the perennial favorite feels right at home on the page as a children's book. Get your copy of the book here

    Beautifully illustrated by Elinor Blake, animator on Ren & Stimpy and Pee-wee’s Playhouse, in the signature colors of The White Stripes—red, white, and black—WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS follows the adventures of the song’s protagonist, Suzy Lee, as she goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend. Fans of The White Stripes will delight in this new way of experiencing the song—and sharing it with their children—while a new generation of music and book lovers will be introduced to the beloved song and its whimsical evocation of the simplicity and nostalgia of childhood, for the first time.

    Every copy of WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS also includes a download of the original White Stripes song and new versions by singer/songwriter, April March (also known as Elinor Blake), and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers.

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  • RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2017 RELEASES

    Posted by on 20 November 2017

    U2'S EXTREMELY LIMITED "THE BLACKOUT" 12" SINGLE, SUN RECORDS REISSUES BY CARL PERKINS, EARL PETERSON AND JOHNNY POWERS, AND LIVE RECORDS BY PILE, BORIS, AND EARTH

    NEW HOLIDAY MERCHANDISE DEBUTING IN STORES AND ONLINE

    STORE HOURS: NASHVILLE 10-7CST / CASS CORRIDOR 10-8EST

    Third Man Records is excited to share their slate of vinyl releases for Record Store Day Black Friday, which takes place this Friday, November 24. These releases include U2's limited edition "The Blackout" 12" single, Sun Records reissues from Carl Perkins ("Blue Suede Shoes" b/w "Honey, Don't!"), Johnny Powers ("With Your Love, With Your Kiss" b/w "Be Mine, All Mine") and Earl Peterson ("Boogie Blues" b/w "In The Dark"), and three live recordings from the label's famed Blue Room (featuring sets from Pile, Boris, and Earth).

    U2's "The Blackout" 12" single will be available on colored vinyl at Third Man storefronts (as well as two TBA retailers in the UK and Ireland) and black vinyl elsewhere. The Sun Records reissues will be available on "sun ray" vinyl at Third Man storefronts and black vinyl elsewhere, while the three live records will be available in black vinyl. More information on these releases can be found below.

    Third Man Records will also debut their Beats Solo3 Wireless Third Man Records Limited Edition Headphones, a collaboration announced last week, on Record Store Day Black Friday, as well as new holiday merchandise, available both online and at their Nashville and Detroit storefronts.

    U2's "The Blackout" 12" single
    "The Blackout" marks the first physical release from U2's eagerly awaited new album, SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, due later this year. The 12" includes both the original album version backed by an exclusive remix by the band's longtime collaborator, Jacknife Lee. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a dynamic new track," "The Blackout" was revealed this summer via a surprise live video, filmed during U2's blockbuster Joshua Tree Tour 2017.

    TMR's "The Blackout" 12" had just one extremely limited pressing at Third Man Pressing, the label's state-of-the-art vinyl production facility in Detroit. Black vinyl editions will be available at all participating Record Store Day shops, with 750 colored vinyl editions on offer exclusively at Third Man Records' Nashville and Detroit storefronts, as well as two TBA retailers in the UK and Ireland.

    Sun Records reissues:
    In 1952 a record label started in a bustling Tennessee town. They were fond of acoustic tile, storefronts, the color yellow, the owner producing recording sessions and music that generally moved people. Their output couldn't be pigeonholed to any one genre. They released everything... country, rock and roll, gospel, bluegrass, rockabilly, blues. Sixty-one years later, Third Man Records, in a similarly-bustling Tennessee town and believing in many of the same ideas mentioned above, entered into partnership with the legendary Sun Records to reissue titles from their catalog on the format they were best known... 45rpm 7" singles.

    For Record Store Day Black Friday, Third Man has the distinct pleasure of reissuing three classic singles from the Sun catalog -- Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" b/w "Honey, Don't!"; Johnny Powers' "With Your Love, With Your Kiss" b/w "Be Mine, All Mine"; and Earl Peterson's "Boogie Blues" b/w "In The Dark." While most Sun Records artists were from from the South, both Johnny Powers and Earl Peterson fittingly hailed from Michigan. These singles bring Third Man's Sun Records reissue catalog, which also includes hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis, to a total of thirteen. Black vinyl will be available at record stores everywhere, and Third Man's signature "Sun Ray" limited edition colored vinyl will be for sale only at Third Man Records Nashville and Detroit storefronts. See other releases from the series here.

    Pile: Live At Third Man Records
    Prominent members of the Boston music scene and post-rock specialists, Pile began as the brainchild (and solo project) of Rick Maguire in 2007. This live LP was recorded on April 16, 2017, right after the release of their acclaimed new LP A Hairshirt Of Purpose, capturing them at a distinctly creative peak and unparalleled energy. This record is somehow chilling and explosive - to say nothing of a surprise Blonde Redhead cover. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the rest of their catalog and will no doubt remain a shining example of Third Man's live series for years to come.

    Boris & Earth: Live At Third Man Records
    Japanese experimental metal greats Boris and Washingtonian drone metal stalwarts Earth shared a bill in the Blue Room on August 1, 2016, and each band's set will get its own vinyl release for Record Store Day Black Friday. These two bone-rattling sets, recorded live to tape, exemplify the magic that only the Blue Room can provide.

     

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