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  • 'Luck Reunion and Third Man Records Present: The Luck Mansion Sessions

    Posted by Third Man on 12 October 2016

    Over the week of September 19-24, while AmericanaFest flooded every corner Nashville, Luck Reunion and yours truly holed up in an East Nashville mansion - bringing together Americana's finest for inspired collaborations. Here is a glimpse of what happened at the Luck Mansion. 

    For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" to perform for audiences of no more than 15 covering classics — from Guy Clark to Concrete Blonde — or, in some cases, a brand new song co-written by the pair on-the-spot. (Parker Millsap/Sarah Jarosz, John Paul White/Rodney Crowell, and Langhorne Slim/Lillie Mae Rische all churned out new original tunes!) 

    The tape was rolling for the entire week with Third Man engineers at the helm, capturing these stunning performances to take beyond the walls of the mansion to showcase the soulful collaborations that occurred. Luck Reunion and Third Man Records will be releasing ongoing video of the sessions as well as a collection of 45's, rolling out one-by-one in early 2017. More on that in the coming weeks...

    Have a look at what's went down and what's in store below... and head to NPR for their take on the sessions!

    Over the week of September 19-24, while AmericanaFest flooded every corner Nashville, Luck Reunion and yours truly holed up in an East Nashville mansion - bringing together Americana's finest for inspired collaborations. Here is a glimpse of what happened at the Luck Mansion.

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  • Wax and Haystacks - Third Man and Friends' Fall Bazaar in Nashville

    Posted by Third Man on 11 October 2016

    THIS SATURDAY IN NASHVILLE, 12-5pm

    ALL AGES! FREE! FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

    Third Man Records Nashville invites you to a family-friendly Autumn vinyl bazaar with some of our favorite music neighborly purveyors. Grimey’s, The Groove, Fond Object, Variety Records, Luna Records, and of course yours truly will haul their best record selections to Pie Town this Saturday for your crate digging pleasure.

    Beyond wax, we will have a whole slew of new, desirable merchandise just in time for chillier weather, including a Third Man Records coloring book, leather 7" + LP cases, snow globes, patches, t-shirts, sweatshirts, a covetable satin jacket, mittens, a pocket knife, and a new Jack White acoustic guitar pick set. Have a look below...

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    Make it a family affair by bringing your whole family! Beyond thousands of records to peruse, the day will also feature a pumpkin-patch with polaroid photo-op, face painting, pumpkin decorating, vintage shopping, on-demand, while-you-watch screen printing, fresh and delicious fall treats, and drinks for talls and smalls alike! Enjoy harvest tunes from an old time string band on our back patio, and bring your instrument to join in if you'd like!

    This Saturday!

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  • BEST OF NASHVILLE 2016

    Posted by Third Man on 6 October 2016

    Writer's Choice Wins for Third Man Records & recent releases:

    Best programming expansion - Third Man Records (see our full calendar here!)

    Best Secret Show - Pearl Jam at Third Man Records

    Best Place to Spot Mick Jagger - Death from Above 1979 at Third Man Records

    Best Out Of This World Experience - Third Man Fires a Record in Space

    Best Lemonade Collaboration - Ruby Amanfu & Jack White ("Don't Hurt Yourself")

    Best TV Appearance - Margo Price on Saturday Night Live

    Best New Poetry Book - Kendra DeColo My Dinner with Ron Jeremy

    Best Single - Sunseeker "Georgia Dust

    Best Country Album - Margo Price Midwest Farmer's Daughter

     

    ...and a special congrats to these members of the Third Man extended family for their wins in the Reader's Poll:

    Best Instrumentalist - William Tyler

    Best Local Hip Hop Act - Mike Floss

    Congrats to Kendra DeColo, Sunseeker, Margo Price, William Tyler, and Mike Floss! Oh! And to ourselves!

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  • Introducing... Vault Package #30

    Posted by Third Man on 5 October 2016

    SUBSCRIBE NOW! DEADLINE: October 31st, 2016

    Third Man is happy to announce the contents of our 30th Vault package, our final offering of 2016. This time around we wanted to showcase something special from every one of Jack White's wide berth of musical projects, as well as some really cool extras from a pretty special event that fans were able to catch a glimpse of during Sunday's Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Nashville episode, but weren't able to hear in full. We got so excited putting this package together we decided to break with tradition and offer 2 full LPs for the first time.

    Read on, readers...

    Live at Disgraceland: From Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown LP


    Anthony Bourdain and his team descended on Nashville hungry for culture and knowledge (as well as hot chicken, tasting plates, and tequila); they visited every nook and cranny of this town, hung with the locals, ate like czars, partied like rock stars, and woke up every morning fresh as daisies and ready to do it again. Parts Unknown does not come to your city in order to present a slide show of tourist spots and magazine cover spreads. Bourdain wants to understand what makes a city tick. He has a knack for getting down to the marrow of how a town's denizens think and live, why they do what they do in their community, and how that relates to the country at large in this time and place, Earth 2016. This is a man after our own heart and we were so happy to welcome him into our world for a few, too-short days. Their time here culminated with a rager of party at Disgraceland (location... unknown) where The Dead Weather, The Kills, and William Tyler all played jaw dropping electric live sets, living room style, to a house full of well-fed, newly tattooed, appreciative friends. Wish you could have been there? Wish granted: we present the night's musical entertainment in full for your listening pleasure...

    The Dead Weather
    1. Hang You From The Heavens
    2. Gasoline
    3. I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)

    The Kills
    1. Heart of a Dog
    2. Impossible Tracks
    3. Whirling Eye

    William Tyler
    1.We Can't Go Home Again
    2. I'm Gonna Liver Forever (If it Kills Me)
    3. Area Code 601

    Listen to a clip of "Gasoline" from the Dead Weather's set below...

    The Raconteurs - Live at Irving Plaza NYC April 7th 2006 LP


    It's been just over ten years since the first Raconteurs show on American soil. This release celebrates that momentous occasion with another hard slab of wax from the infamous Third Man Records tape vaults. Featuring cover art inspired by the original concert poster by long time visual collaborator Rob Jones, and featuring a set of songs that would prove to be classics, this album is a solid testament to the early fury and energy of those nascent and exciting times when The Raconteurs were first introduced to the world on the live stage.

    Full set list:

    Level
    Intimate Secretary
    Hands
    Steady, As She Goes
    Together
    House
    Store Bought Bones
    Call It A Day
    Yellow Sun
    Broken Boy Soldier
    Five on the Five

    Jack White / The White Stripes Double A-Side split 7" "Love is the Truth (acoustic mix)" b/w "City Lights"


    Two previously unheard, beautiful, and haunting Jack White compositions recently released on the Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 compilation paired together for this Vault only blue and red splatter 7" vinyl in a heavy paper stock sleeve. This will be the only physical version of this 7" available... ever.

    Third Man Records Silk Screened Pennant


    Show you're a part of our family. Fly it with pride.

    SUBSCRIBE NOW! DEADLINE: October 31st, 2016

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  • WHEN THE WORLD WOUNDS, A NEW COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KIINI IBURA SALAAM

    Posted by Third Man Books on 4 October 2016

    INTRODUCING THIRD MAN BOOKS' FIRST BOOK OF FICTION!

    "Transformative, wise and vivid with the quality of fantasy and fable."
    —Sheree Renée Thomas, editor Dark Matter

    "Kiini Ibura Salaam’s short stories (and the characters who inhabit them) are vital, fantastic in all senses of the word, audacious and tender."
    —Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen

    Excited is not the right word, maybe it's ecstatic, or maybe it's an otherworldly word that we have yet to experience, but might discover while exploring all the worlds and beings in Kiini Ibura Salaam's new collection of speculative fiction short stories, When the World Wounds. In this eagerly-awaited collection, Kiini Ibura Salaam continues her exploration of the dark, the sensual, and the mysterious with fiction that disturbs, delights, and dazzles. The five stories and one novella collected in When the World Wounds examine the tumultuous nature of the human condition through such wild imaginings as sensual encounters with deer, escapism in a dystopia prison, and volcano women. In “The Taming,” a lupine creature is trapped by beasts whose nefarious nature is beyond their prey’s understanding. In “Hemmie’s Calenture,” a woman escaping enslavement is thrust into a war between gods. “The Pull of the Wing” is the prequel to Salaam’s wildly popular "Of Wings, Nectar, and Ancestors" trilogy. “Because of the Bone Man” transports readers to the desolate landscape of post-Katrina New Orleans and the struggle of the city’s culture bearers to carry on. A welcome follow-up to Salaam’s award-winning Ancient, Ancient, When the World Wounds is perceptive and engaging as it examines our world’s callous and perilous landscapes while tickling the imagination and startling the senses.

    Street Date November 1 // AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALES NOW!

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  • Neil Michael Hagerty Show - FRIDAY!

    Posted by Third Man on 20 September 2016

    NEIL HAGERTY AND THE HOWLIN HEX, POWER, DELUXIN' LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDSSEPTEMBER 23RD 
    Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
    A battering ram of mangled glamor is on its way.
    We at Third Man are proud to host the dementia-inducing, kintsugi circus gazerock of Neil Hagerty & The Howling Hex (members of Royal Trux, Pussy Galore, Dan'l Boone). Hagerty was, and still continues to be, a force of nature in underground music. Not to mention, we've got this let's-try-it-for-a-lark Australian GLITTER_BOOGIE PUB_ROQ outfit called POWER doing all they can to harness the dead moods of Rocket from the Tombs meets Dead Moon, while huffing the smoke from a smoldering pile of Slade wax in a Ran-style epic battle for your soul over your brain. The only real local freaks Deluxin' open the show to your visual and audio delights. Bring acid. Buy your tickets in advance HERE. 
    Tickets available NOW!

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