THE SHINS LIVE AT OCTOBER 6 GRAND RE-OPENING WITH SPECIAL GUEST LOW CUT CONNIE
THE KILLS LIVE OCTOBER 10 WITH TWO TEARS
FILMS OF OLIVIA WYATT OCTOBER 23
SEASICK STEVE OCTOBER 26 WITH PROMISED LAND
All Shows To Be Recorded, Mixed & Mastered LIVE to Acetate IN FULL VIEW on Third Man’s Newly Installed Record Cutting Lathe & Vinyl Mastering Suite
Third Man Records is proud and excited as all hell to announce the completion of the expansion and enhancements of its Nashville HQ, which will be unveiled with this week’s re-opening of the Third Man live venue for the most extreme Rocktober schedule in the label’s storied history, beginning with…
Grand Re-Opening with The Shins and Low Cut Connie–plus Public Nuisance Reissue
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The Shins will take a detour from a headlining theater and festival tour in support of the critically acclaimed Port of Morrow (Aural Apothecary/Columbia) that has taken them everywhere from tonight’s show at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheater to Colorado’s Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Saturday Night Live and more… to play an extremely rare and close-up intimate show at Third Man Records’ Blue Room. Support will come from Low Cut Connie, whose new album Sylvia is already eliciting rave reviews from Rolling Stone.
The public unveiling of the new Third Man Records complex will also feature the debut of the new patio, with hot dogs and burgers (and veggie options) available during the day – but more about the patio in a minute. The occasion will also be commemorated with a limited edition Public Nuisance re-issue available in the shop that morning from opening hours (11am). The limited edition Public Nuisance reissue is the second ever Triple Decker Vinyl ever made a/k/a The White Wall Triple Decker. 100 of these will be made available on October 6th (50 from the shop and 50 from The Third Man Rolling Record Store). Additionally, another 100 will be available via the Rolling Record Store later in the month when it hits Richmond, Northampton, Philadelphia and New York City. More information on that later.
The Kills with Two Tears
Third Man has been itching to present this show since day Numero Uno. Jamie and Alison are two of the most talented and creative people in the extended Third Man Records family. Come October 10, they’ll finally rock the Blue Room stage and commit the show to wax for the first ever TMR release by the one and only KILLS. If that isn’t exciting enough, word on the street is that they’re bringing the Black Rooster Drum Corp along with them. Opening the show will be two piece rock n rollers, Two Tears.
Films of Olivia Wyatt
Staring Into The Sun and The Pierced Heart & The Machete
On the 23rd, Third Man will showcase Rockaway Beach NY based filmmaker and photographer Olivia Wyatt, who will be in attendance for the only Nashville screening of two of her modern day ethno-folk cinema classics released by the fantastic record label and collective, Sublime Frequencies. Staring Into The Sun Olivia explores 13 different tribes throughout Ethiopia and takes in Zar spirit possession, Hamer tribal wedding ceremonies, wild hyena feedings and more in a blend of ethereal images, landscapes and sounds from the horn of Africa. The Pierced Heart And The Machete is a film exploring two Haitian Vodou religious pilgrimages that take place each year in mid-July. Both of these culturally and musically rich films are exactly the sort of front line and important sort of presentations that mean so much to the folks at Third Man.
Seasick Steve with Promised Land
The dog Hisself joins us at Third Man for a rare Stateside live appearance. Third Man is beyond pleased to have old pal Seasick Steve–whose Third Man discography includes the You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks album and “Write Me A Few Lines”/”Levee Camp Blues” single–back to Nashville to play a live show. Nobody, but nobody, rocks a Diddley Bow like Seasick Steve. This is a must-see rare live appearance from one of the greatest showmen working today.
Promised Land is a new-ish band from Nashville that mines the best from the Flying Burrito Brothers and The Band and we know everyone is gonna love em.
The Shins, The Kills and Seasick Steve performances will all be recorded for Live At Third Man LPs, and Promised Land will be recorded for a live 45. Limited Edition Black & Blue split color vinyl Pre-Sales will be available for attendees only after each individual show.
As for those upgrades…
The October 6 Shins show will unveil TMR’s newly installed record cutting lathe and vinyl mastering suite, which fans will be able to view from inside the Blue Room. The live experience will be enhanced as fans will not only be able to watch the live show but will also be able to see the show being recorded, mixed and mastered LIVE to an acetate disc via the viewing window and a two camera monitor system. This makes Third Man this the ONLY live to acetate venue in the world.
Additionally, Third Man Records’ lathe was once in residence at King Records in Cincinnati, meaning records by the likes of James Brown, Hank Ballard, Charlie Feathers or any number of incredible artists could have been cut on this machine back in its heyday. Possibly even the original ‘I’m Shakin'” by Little Willie John. All TMR headline acts in October will be recorded using this new system.
TMR’s expansion into a third building next door also means that public restrooms will be available for attendees of these events in the Blue Room. To find the new restrooms, you just cross right over the new covered wooden patio.
In addition, The Rolling Record Store now has its very own Batcave, and while not all can be revealed at this time (or ever–there have to be some things kept secret), the attached photos are evidence that no detail has been spared in the creation on this aesthetically sublime yellow tinted wonderland.