Bob Dylan, Civil Wars, Jack Johnson At Third Man Lead Record Store Day Black Friday Highlights

When Legacy Recordings' massive 47-CD Bob Dylan box set was announced months ago, one "non-album" collection collected two discs worth of Dylan material that was named Side Tracks." While the collection in and of itself has been only available to this point to those willing to shell out $200, the set has been freed to the masses (or at least those who have a turntable at their disposal) to the tune of $40 across a lovely 200g vinyl set.  None of the 30 tracks on the set are all that rare, merely scattered among a bevy of other compilations (primarily the beloved Biograph box set), bet it studio, live, or soundtrack recordings. Hardcore Dylan fans likely own the material anyway, but for someone looking to go beyond the standard hits to dig a bit deeper, Side Tracks is an excellent place to start.

The Civil Wars Between The Bars EP (Sensibility) Joy Williams and John Paul White are no strangers to performing cover songs. What’s been so exciting about the songs they’ve chosen throughout their short career is the range of artists they’ve opted to embrace that don’t  fit into their rootsy image. Who could have imagined that […]

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The Black Faces And The Black Belles Live At Third Man Records, Nashville (11/11/11)

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The Black Belles’ Album Release show at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville.

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Feist At Third Man Records, Nashville (11/5/2011)

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Feist and her backing band came to Nashville and played a surprise show at Jack White’s Third Man Records.

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Hip-Hop And Americana At Friday’s SoundLand

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With Wednesday and Thursday already fading memories from this year’s SoundLand, Friday promised to kickstart the midpoint of the fest with headlining sets by Justin Townes Earle at The Cannery and Yelawolf at the 12th Avenue Block Party. The scenes at each hub showed an interesting cross-section of the folk and Americana contingent and Nashville’s […]

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Jack White Produces Insane Clown Posse Single

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Rock Me Amadeus! We’re always interested in what Jack White is up to. He graced our cover in 2009, and his Third Man Records label is only a couple of miles from our offices. But we’re scratching our heads at the latest news out of the Third Man camp: White will release a single by […]

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Cold War Kids Rock Third Man Records

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Cold War Kids showed off their gritty storytelling at an intimate set at Jack White’s Third Man Records last night. Following a brief introduction from White, the band tore into new song “Royal Blue” and went non-stop from there–until it was time to change the tape. (The show was recorded for a special-edition Third Man […]

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Jack White vs. Record Flippers

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Jack White has turned the tables on eBay resellers of limited-edition records. On Tuesday, White’s Third Man Records put up its own auctions for five copies of the split-colored reissue of the White Stripes’ first album. Not only was it a compelling experiment on the economy of scarcity, but it served as a challenge to […]

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Laura Marling Covers Neil Young For Jack White

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One of the latest artists to be taken under Jack White’s color-coordinated wing is Laura Marling. For Third Man Records’s Blue Series, she has recorded covers of Jackson C. Frank’s “Blues Run The Game” and Neil Young’s “The Needle And The Damage Done,” both produced by White. A 7” containing the songs will be released […]

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Outside Third Man Records: The Debut Of The Triple Decker Single!

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Third Man Records: The Triple Decker from American Songwriter on Vimeo. Who do you love more: Jack White or mommy? Jamie Younger and myself, Joseph LeMay, took a ride down to Third Man Records Friday to get a look at the crowd gathered at the red and yellow doors for the release of The Dead […]

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