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  • GOLDEN PELICANS Live at Third Man Records

    Posted by Katie Studley on 10 March 2016

    Golden Pelicans 
    w/ Nots
    + Watcher & Cat Flaps
    MARCH 25th in Nashville
    EARLY SHOW! In-store 5:30 / Doors 6pm / Show 7pm 
    All Ages
    $5

    Our story begins in the palm treed hamlet of Colonialtown, Florida in 2011, where a nameless band spent their lazy evenings playing Derry Weaver songs for a gang of weed dealers called the Golden Pelicans, who, at the time enjoyed a monopoly in this Orlando suburb. When the Pelicans surrendered in a turf war with rival dealers The Earls, they lost their moniker, and their house musicians (why yes, the anonymous Gamblers cover band!) lifted it as their very own and ditched their surfer stylings for full on musical vengeance on behalf of their namesake — minimally theatrical, maximally impactful, self-described "hard punk."

    One might get the impression from this tale that the gents of Golden Pelicans are lazy... opportunistic even! One would be dead WRONG. Besides their 100% success rate in making every girl and boy who listens to their classics like "Jump in a Lake" or "Pissing in a Puddle of Puke" feel positively despised, the band also runs its own label, Total Punk Records, and they also have poured their (dead) hearts and (doomed) souls into the TOTAL FUCK OFF Festival for three years running. Rumor has it this year will be the last, but we doubt that means they'll be back to Moon Dawgin' anytime soon.

    Golden Pelicans will take over TMR (and we won't get in their way) March 25th, alongside three equally ill-tempered openers, most notably Goner Records darkling darlings and one of Memphis' most necessary, NOTS. NOTS are unrelenting bass lines, stormy apocalyptic guitar, nagging feedback, ever-present synths, and a top-of-their-lungs, pay-the-hell-attention, baseball-bat-to-your-windshield sort of vox that's as progressive as it is primitive. Heaps of praise point to DNA or The Petticoats and, sure, but that belies one point: they're a force to be SEEN just not through a SCREEN.

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    Two local bands will start the evening... Watcher at 7pm in the Blue Room with a special pre-show in-store performance by Cat Flaps at 5:30 in the storefront. Tickets available now.

     

    March 25th. With Nots, Watcher, and Cat Flaps. Tickets available now.

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  • AUTOLUX Live at Third Man Records

    Posted by Third Man on 3 March 2016

    Saturday, March 26th
    Doors/Patio Grill Out 7pm, Show 8pm
    $15: Tickets available NOW

    We have a theory: It's impossible not to like Autolux. Because Carla Azar. Because of the soundtrack-of-the-otts symphony of their first two records. Because of their upcoming release PUSSY'S DEAD, which, judging by what we've heard, sounds more like the future than the score of TRON. Because two of the band's members met while composing the music for a Nobel-prize winner's play. Because Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records is their new label home (and we love us some Danger Mouse.) Because this. And this. And this.

    Check out "Soft Scene," the first single off Autolux's new record, out April 1st, and get your tickets for their Blue Room performance, scheduled for Saturday March 26th and set to be recorded direct-to-acetate and released as — what's sure to be — one of our best live records to date as fast as humanly possible.

    get your tickets for their Blue Room performance, scheduled for Saturday March 26th and set to be recorded direct-to-acetate and released as — what's sure to be — one of our best live records to date as fast as humanly possible.

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  • Light + Sound Machine Presents... Light + Sound Machine Presents... HANS RICHTER: DREAMS THAT MONEY CAN BUY

    Posted by Third Man on 3 March 2016

    Thurs, March. 17th - The Blue Room
    Doors 7pm, Film 8pm
    TICKETS $10 / $8 Belcourt Members

    As a central figure of the bustling European modern art movement of the early 20th century, German-born Hans Richter left an enduring legacy in the realms of graphic design, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. And yet - despite being among the first to apply these techniques to the discipline of filmmaking - to the casual cineaste, his name may not reverberate with the gravity of many of his contemporaries (think Maya Deren, Jean Cocteau, Luis Buñuel.) Nevertheless, after emigrating to the US in the early 1940's, Richter directed a landmark of surrealist narrative cinema, DREAMS THAT MONEY CAN BUY - finally, a worthy American counterpart to tentpoles of the European avant-garde like UN CHIEN ANDELOU and BLOOD OF A POET. The hallucinatory narrative, concerning a man who sells dreams to meet the demands of a hastily signed lease, is the product of collaboration among a veritable honor-role of early-century creative minds: Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, John Cage to name a few...it was even produced by Peggy Guggenheim. As a testament to the film's enduring impact, look no further than to David Lynch, who often cites DREAMS THAT MONEY CAN BUY as one of the most acute influences on his work. Hip hop figurehead Drake even name-checked the film in 2011, lifting the title for a track promoting his Take Care album.

    Join us in the Third Man Records Blue Room on March 17th, as The Light And Sound Machine presents a mini-retrospective of Richter's films on rarely-exhibited 16mm prints. In addition to DREAMS THAT MONEY CAN BUY, the night will begin with a suite of Richter's early silent shorts, accompanied by a live score performed by Nashville's pre-eminant psychedelic ensemble, The Paperhead.

    TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

    Thursday, March 17th. Tickets available now.

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  • Third Man Records SXSW Show at BEERLAND

    Posted by Third Man on 2 March 2016

    Now that AUDIO SOCIAL DISSENT 2016 TOUR is in full swing it seems only right and natural to bookend such a savage offering with a crown jewel, a last hurrah and a splash champagne. The champagne of BEERS that is...at good ol' BEERLAND in sweet sweet Austin, TX. If you're not followin' what I'm layin' down, do me a favor, get the off the internet or--better yet--do yourself a favor. It's high time you Do SXSW Right. So, please, join us on Thursday, March 17th, for our finest showcase yet on the carmine banks of the Red River and get prepped for a baptism in farewell tears and rocker puke while some corporate bigwig in the background 3D prints your mood and turns it into a SXSW keychain. Event specifics are below.

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    THURSDAY, MARCH 17th @ BEERLAND

    711 1/2 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

    7:45pm GUERILLA TOSS

    8:30pm PROTOMARTYR

    9:15pm VIDEO

    10pm TIMMY'S ORGANISM

    10:45pm SPRAY PAINT

    11:45pm WOLF EYES

    12:45pm THE SPITS

     

    Margo Price appearances and a Rolling Record Store schedule to follow in the coming days! Stay tuned!

    Thursday, March 17th. Beerland. Austin, TX.

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  • Jack White On The Muppets Season Finale!

    Posted by Third Man on 1 March 2016

    Jack White had some important business to tend to with his friend Kermit involving matters of the heart on The Muppets season finale TONIGHTJack's performance of Stevie Wonder's “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” is now available for pre-order on vinyl 7” from Third Man Records, as well as digitally from iTunes and TIDAL! Watch the performance below and pre-order your copy of the single at thirdmanstore.com.

    Jack White has some important business to tend to with his friend Kermit involving matters of the heart. Tune into The Muppets season finale next Tuesday, March 1st and see if his efforts pay off!

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  • Ennio Morricone wins Oscar for Best Original Score

    Posted by Third Man on 29 February 2016

    After a nearly 60-year career, Ennio Morricone took home the Oscar for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Morricone was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2007, after his five previous nominations for “Days of Heaven,” “The Mission,” “The Untouchables,” “Bugsy” and “Malena.” We are so proud to have been a part of getting this officially Academy-approved soundtrack onto turntable's around the nation. If you don't already own The Hateful Eight Soundtrack on vinyl, pick it up on Double LP at thirdmanstore.com.

    Congrats, Ennio and everyone involved!

    After a nearly 60-year career, Ennio Morricone took home the Oscar for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Pick it up on Double LP at thirdmanstore.com.

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