Tag Archives: Jack White

Jack White Listening Party at Grimey’s

19 Apr

After years of various bands Jack White is finally releasing a solo album. It’s called Blunderbuss, and everything I’ve heard from it is really good. But duh, it’s Jack White. Like him or not, you have to admit the guy is talented.

The record isn’t out yet, but tonight at 6pm you can swing by Grimey’s and listen to the whole thing! It’s free, there will be free beer, and one lucky fan will win a test pressing of the album. And you thought those 45s tied to balloons were hard to get!

Just to be clear, if you’re expecting Jack White to actually be there you’re probably going to be disappointed. He will not be performing.

-Emily

Loco for Coco: A Third Man Success Story

12 Jun

Via TeamCoco

Note: though I didn’t get into the show at Third Man I new a few friends who did. This report is by Jessica Bush, a senior at Belmont University.

On Wednesday, word spread about the surprise Conan show at Third Man Records. It seemed elusive and exclusive as anything Jack White is and I brushed it off as another Nashville event I wouldn’t make it too. Later that night, during a game of darts at the Villager, a few friends and I decided to go for it. We were three people who’d never camped out for an event and as lovers of anything Coco or Jack White, we wanted into that show, and we wanted in badly.

We arrived on the scene of an already well formed line around 2:30pm. Taking a seat, we began to wait it out. Hours passed, we made some friends with our line neighbors, found some brews, and sent friends out on a food run. The arrival of Conan and Jack White’s appearance on the roof of Third Man to throw waters out into the line kept us going.

At seven, the line shifted, all were getting antsy. We were hot, tired and a bit sweaty. The guest line started to move and we started to move and before we knew it our hands were stamped and we were in. Giddy and a little slap happy, I looked up at the stage set for a full band. What on earth were we in store for?

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Conan Rocks, but Cutters Suck

11 Jun

People lined up outside of Third Man Records

If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I tried to get into the free Conan show today but failed. When I say “tried” I mean I got someone to cover my shift at work and got there at 3:30 and waited to see some Conan + Jack White awesomeness. When I say “tried” I also mean I failed.

When I got to Third Man Records I was probably about 150-200 people back. People of course saved spots for their friends, who came later, and by 4:30-5 a guy came by, counting people, and told me that I was in the early 200s, and though he couldn’t promise anything the chance of me getting in seemed high.

This was before people started crowding around in the parking lot that people in line were wrapped around. It seemed innocent enough, but it did make me nervous. What could I say, though? They were just chilling out, drinking beer out of the back of an SUV and I wasn’t even sure that they weren’t there before me.

Then, at about 7pm the line made a mad, sudden shift, and in the confusion I was apparently cut by about 100 people who just crammed themselves into the fattening line. You know, people who I watched park their car across the street where they stood just looking at the line before rushing in (I’m talking to you, dude in ugly dark green polo). I was still hopeful, but nervous.

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Conan at Third Man Records

9 Jun

Ah, I’m so glad I follow so many people on Twitter, otherwise I never would have found out about this event.

And it’s totally free.

Tomorrow night, Thursday June 10th, Conan is coming to Nashville. To be more specific, he’s coming to Third Man Records. All the details I have are on this poster. It’s at 8pm, 21+ and it’s first come first serve. In other words, get there EARLY. And save me a spot in line.

I’m serious about that last part.

Update: I just heard that the venue holds about 300 people and as of noon today there were about 30 people in line. 

Third Man Records is located at:
623 7th Avenue South

Karen Elson In-Store at Grimey's this Wednesday

23 May

I would venture to say that most of the people in the world know Karen Elson as little more than Jack White’s wife. Unless you live around Belmont, in which case you know her as the person who owns Venus and Mars.

Well I’m about to turn your one dimensional view of Karen Elson on its head. She’s also a singer-songwriter, and a freaking good one at that.

Elson was recently signed to XL Recordings, which is one of my favorite record labels for a number of reasons. They have a great history of releasing awesome music, and this is no different. Her album, The Ghost Who Walks is being released this Tuesday and was produced by Jack White (who else?).

I’ve listened to the few songs that are streaming on her MySpace and I really dig it. By now you know that I’m not good at describing music, but her stuff just sounds cool. I much prefer it to anything Jack White has done. It reminds me a little of Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey. This isn’t just a musician’s wife milking her husband’s fame for what it’s worth. Karen Elson has the talent to back it up.

She’ll be playing a free in-store at Grimey’s this Wednesday, May 26th at 6pm. Go there.

Karen Elson In-Store at Grimey’s this Wednesday

23 May

I would venture to say that most of the people in the world know Karen Elson as little more than Jack White’s wife. Unless you live around Belmont, in which case you know her as the person who owns Venus and Mars.

Well I’m about to turn your one dimensional view of Karen Elson on its head. She’s also a singer-songwriter, and a freaking good one at that.

Elson was recently signed to XL Recordings, which is one of my favorite record labels for a number of reasons. They have a great history of releasing awesome music, and this is no different. Her album, The Ghost Who Walks is being released this Tuesday and was produced by Jack White (who else?).

I’ve listened to the few songs that are streaming on her MySpace and I really dig it. By now you know that I’m not good at describing music, but her stuff just sounds cool. I much prefer it to anything Jack White has done. It reminds me a little of Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey. This isn’t just a musician’s wife milking her husband’s fame for what it’s worth. Karen Elson has the talent to back it up.

She’ll be playing a free in-store at Grimey’s this Wednesday, May 26th at 6pm. Go there.

Record Store Day – This Saturday

14 Apr

I’m pretty sure that I say that every holiday is my favorite holiday, but I’m serious about this one. It’s not exactly a “real” holiday, but it’s way better than Veterans Day, freal.

Record Store Day started in 2008 as a celebration of the independent record stores in the world, as they seem to be turning into an endangered species. It’s held on the 3rd Saturday of every April, which is the 17th this year. This is how it works, your favorite indie bands release special 7″s and whatnot, your favorite record stores bring in awesome bands for in-store performances, and record stores slash the hell out of their prices with epic sales. That’s the deal, record stores bring you awesome stuff and you show up. So many of you showed up to Grimey’s last year that they had their best day ever. That’s right, best day EVER.

Nashville is blessed with some awesome indie records stores who are participating in this year’s Record Store Day. Grimey’s, The Groove, and Third Man Records have all announced big sales and performances. Let me tell you what’s up behind the cut…

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