Got this email from Jack White which is pretty good… His new solo release ‘Blunderbuss‘ is awesome, by the way!
In the email there’s a link to see Jack’s interview and performance on The Colbert Report, which is hilarious. I’m not really familiar with the show because I don’t have cable, but the interview is great. As well as all the other links on the email…
Anyway, here it is…
BLUNDERBUSS IS #1
Thanks to the fans for making Blunderbuss the #1 album in the US, UK, Canada. Portugal and Switzerland! If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, pop on over and grab one here.
In case you missed the live stream of Jack’s American Express Unstaged show at Webster Hall in NYC that was directed by Gary Oldman, you can still watch select performances, trailers and short films from the event here.
Jack stopped by the Colbert Report to visit his friend Stephen last week. Watch what happens when Stephen tries to interview Jack, followed by his performance of “Freedom at 21.”
This summer Jack will be performing at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Tickets are currently on sale for this August 8th show.
Don’t miss out on the Third Man Records video curation. Jack and his trusted sidekicks have pulled together a diverse assortment of clips highlighting the current scene in their home of Nashville, choice cuts from their Third Man stable and golden gems from Detroit greats. Dig in.
LIGHTNING BOLT VINYL & TOUR KICK-OFF TAILGATE
We would like to officially announce what we feel is one of the most beautiful and unique limited edition pieces of vinyl we’ve yet produced here at Third Man… The Jack White Blunderbuss Lightning Bolt Vinyl. Perfect in it’s simplicity, a regular black LP with a brilliant flash of blue vinyl running throughout, these LPs are some of the most striking and interesting records we have made due to the variations produced in each individual record. Every single record is, in it’s way, one of a kind.
In our ongoing quest to explore new and innovative distribution techniques, the Lightning Bolt Vinyl will only be available via the Third Man Rolling Record Store at Jack White live dates and other RRS apperances throughout the summer, while supplies last. We will limit the amount of Lightning Bolts sold at each location to 20 in order to more effectively spread these to different territories around the United States. They will remain on sale from the Rolling Record Store as long as supplies last..
Starting with Jack White’s upcoming tour beginning on May 15th, The Rolling Record Store will be at many locations around the States this summer. Here is a look at the next batch of appearances. Many more dates to be announced very soon.
May 12 – Secret Stages Festival, Birmingham Alabama
May 15 & 16 – Third Man Records – Jack White tour launch and summer sale (more on that below!)
May 18 – 20 – Hangout Fest, Gulf Shores Alabama
May 21 – End Of All Music, Oxford Mississippi
May 22 – Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis Missouri
May 24 – Scottish Rite Theatre, Detroit MI
And now, about that sale mentioned above! We’d like to send Jack off in style for his Blunderbuss tour with a little tailgate party here at Third Man Records on the dates of his Ryman shows. And by “party” we mean “sale”. But a FUN sale with lots of great stuff. The Rolling Record Store and some local food trucks will be parked in the lot, while in our Blue Room we’ll have tables upon tables of White Stripes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather merchandise.. all at a great discounted price. Everything from a wide assortment of T Shirts, to tiny red theramins, to buttons, bags and lots lots more. We hope any fans travelling to Nashville for what is sure to be two legendary nights at The Ryman will join us from 3pm to 7pm on May 15th and 16th.
Great to be back at HipsterApproved World Headquarters in scenic Ocean View, Virginia.
Just completed a short visit to the hipster city of Columbus, Ohio. Watch for photos to be posted soon…like this one…
Anyway..my mailbox had some cool stuff in it… For example the new Soundgarden song ‘Live To Rise‘ available as a FREE download on iTunes. All hipsters have iTunes, right? The song is great! It’s off of the Avengers soundtrack.
Speaking of iTunes…Jack White is providing streaming of his entire debut album Blunderbuss – free for a limited time. I’ve been listening to it, and I really look forward to getting a copy of my own on April 24th 2012! It’s some of his best work…And that statement is huge!
Also, speaking of great new music…I’ve been listening to a lot of the new Shins release Port of Morrow. It’s genius. I was lucky enough to get the 4-track acoustic EP because I got it at an independent record store (Birdland in Va Beach). I recommend trying to get it.
I really like the Broken Bells release. I basically like all the James Mercer stuff I can find.
So were you able to watch Saturday Night Live last night to see Jack White perform songs from his forthcoming solo release ‘Blunderbuss’?
I think he was great! The first song he played was ‘Love Interruption’, the single that is currently available on iTunes. The song is an acoustic duet with Ruby Amanfu. Jack’s backing band was all female for this song.
The second song of the night was a rocker called ‘Sixteen Saltines’. This time Jack was on electric guitar with an all male backing band. At times his drummer would rock SO HARD that he had to stand up! You must check it out…
I would post the videos for the songs here, but NBC has some strict rules on copyrights and YouTube, so they are unavailable. I can only show you the hilarious promos for the show (Andy Samberg = comic genius), but you can see the two songs performed here at NBC.com -> nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/jack-white-love-interruption & nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/jack-white-sixteen-saltines.
One more thing…next week, March 10th…musical guest The Shins! With guest host Jonah Hill. Sounds like a good one!
Just got a message from Third Man Records letting me know that ultimate Hipster Jack White will be performing two songs from his new debut solo release called Blunberbuss on Saturday Night Live March 3rd. The first single ‘Love Interruption’ is available on iTunes now. The full release will be April 23rd.
Is there anyone more Hip than Jack White? I don’t think so. From The White Stripes, to The Raconteurs, and also The Dead Weather. Jack is the best.
I have recently watched entire seasons of the reality show called American Pickers on Netflix. Love it. Problem is I don’t have cable so I can’t see recent episodes. Thank God for youtube. Or watch the full episode over at the History Channel.