TONIGHT! THE MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE: PART 1
Kenneth Anger, USA, 1947-1964, 100min, 16mm
Thursday, March 20th, 7pm. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
Kenneth Anger: filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, disputed child star - feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite. It is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America’s dominant counter-cultural figures. For the months of March and April, we proudly present The Magick Lantern Cycle, the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger’s life work. This month’s screening features the films Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D’Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema.

TONIGHT! THE MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE: PART 1

Kenneth Anger, USA, 1947-1964, 100min, 16mm

Thursday, March 20th, 7pm. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Kenneth Anger: filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, disputed child star - feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite. It is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America’s dominant counter-cultural figures. For the months of March and April, we proudly present The Magick Lantern Cycle, the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger’s life work. This month’s screening features the films Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D’Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema.

This month’s Light +Sound Machine (3/20) features The Magick Lantern Cycle, Part 1 of 2, directed by Kenneth Anger, filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, and disputed child star. Feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite, his is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America’s dominant counter-cultural figures. The Magick Lantern Cycle is the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger’s life work. This Thursday will feature: Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D’Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema. Get tickets: http://thirdmanstore.com/tmr-live/tickets/light-sound-machine-magick-langtern-cycle-1

This month’s Light +Sound Machine (3/20) features The Magick Lantern Cycle, Part 1 of 2, directed by Kenneth Anger, filmmaker, author, queer art pioneer, Crowleyan occultist, and disputed child star. Feared and respected in equal measure by swaggering rock icons and the decadent Hollywood elite, his is a name which evokes mystery and grandeur, matched by an unparalleled 75+ year career as one of America’s dominant counter-cultural figures. The Magick Lantern Cycle is the fabled 10-film backbone of Anger’s life work. This Thursday will feature: Fireworks, Puce Moment, Eaux D’Artifice, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Scorpio Rising, all presented on 16mm film prints courtesy of Canyon Cinema. Get tickets: http://thirdmanstore.com/tmr-live/tickets/light-sound-machine-magick-langtern-cycle-1

As we trudge through the final moments of Winter, we present to you two live albums born out of the sweaty and oppressive Tennessee Summer… DIVINE FITS, comprised of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner, Gaunt/New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown and Alex Fischel, recorded an epic set in July of 2013, ending the performance by bringing a fan up on stage to destroy a piñata and litter the blue room with Snickers and Twix…  Rock ‘n’ roll at its sweetest. All-American grunge pioneers MUDHONEY joined us later in the Summer while touring in support of their ninth (ninth!) studio album, bringing a little piece of Seattle to our lathe room, and now to your turntables and earholes. Both Mudhoney and Divine Fits' 12” LP’s are available for pre-order today. Official release date is next Tuesday, March 4th.

Our first Blue Series single of the year is a dark and delirious slice of new American Primitive from the modern master of the form, Frank Fairfield.
For the uninitiated, Frank is a Fresno, California native (and now Los Angeles resident) and a genius on the fiddle, guitar, banjo who possesses a broken soulful voice that perfectly reflects the tragedy and damnation of the subject matter reflected in the timeless American music that he’s made his stock and trade through his albums on Tompkins Square, and through countless tours from coast to coast. 
On side A Frank delivers his unique take on the traditional murder ballad “Duncan & Brady,” which details a barroom shooting of police officer James Brady in St. Louis back in 1890. The song has been interpreted a number of times over the years from a wide range of luminaries, including Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk and Judy Henske. The B side finds Frank switching up from the guitar to the fiddle and being accompanied by Zac Sokolow also on fiddle performing “Devil’s Dream Medley.” “Devil’s Dream Medley” blends the duo fiddles with vocal elements from the song June Apple, popularized by Wade Ward and Doc Watson.
Frank Fairfield’s Blue Series will be released on 7” vinyl and iTunes on January 21st and will be everywhere fine independent records are sold. Available for pre-order NOW.

Our first Blue Series single of the year is a dark and delirious slice of new American Primitive from the modern master of the form, Frank Fairfield.

For the uninitiated, Frank is a Fresno, California native (and now Los Angeles resident) and a genius on the fiddle, guitar, banjo who possesses a broken soulful voice that perfectly reflects the tragedy and damnation of the subject matter reflected in the timeless American music that he’s made his stock and trade through his albums on Tompkins Square, and through countless tours from coast to coast. 

On side A Frank delivers his unique take on the traditional murder ballad “Duncan & Brady,” which details a barroom shooting of police officer James Brady in St. Louis back in 1890. The song has been interpreted a number of times over the years from a wide range of luminaries, including Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk and Judy Henske. The B side finds Frank switching up from the guitar to the fiddle and being accompanied by Zac Sokolow also on fiddle performing “Devil’s Dream Medley.” “Devil’s Dream Medley” blends the duo fiddles with vocal elements from the song June Apple, popularized by Wade Ward and Doc Watson.

Frank Fairfield’s Blue Series will be released on 7” vinyl and iTunes on January 21st and will be everywhere fine independent records are sold. Available for pre-order NOW.

RORY SCOVEL - LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS

A few months back we hosted one of our favorite comedians in the Third Man Blue Room, hand selected by Jack White to appear. Rory Scovel came, saw and destroyed any and all bad vibes within a 5 mile radius with an improv set of some of the best live stand up we’ve seen in years. Seriously, the man far exceeded even our lofty expectations for hilarity. Since then Rory has had a bumper few months, appearing on Conan O’ Brien in a tuxedo performing uber-classy comedy with live LIberace-style piano accompaniment, co-starring on new TBS comedy Ground Floor and generally ruling the school and jettisoning jocularity into the universe in every town and festival he visits on tour.

Well if you missed his now legendary Third Man live show, fear not and save your tears, it is now available for pre-order on LP and will be available in finer record retailers everywhere December 17th (just in time for the Stand Up fan in your life for Christmas).

Oh, and one last thing for our UNUSUAL FORMAT collectors and fans… The sleeves and labels feature the track list all in braille. That’s right. Braille. Trust us, it’ll all make sense when you hear the album. It’s another meta-comedy first from Third Man Records and Rory Scovel!

Pre-order HERE.

Exclusive Holiday Paramount Bundle!

The Holiday spirit has us feeling like spreading the love here at Third Man Records… Spreading the love in the form of extra Paramount goodies! We are offering an Exclusive Holiday Paramount Bundle, which includes a few coveted extras for those whose wonder extends even beyond the Cabinet-of-Wonder!

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Beyond The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1, the first bundle extra comes in the form of Third Man’s first 78 RPM record, TMR237 “Battle Royale,” a duel of sermons between Sister Ernia Mae Cunningham and Reverend H. C. Gatewood, D.D.I.M.R.A. Packaged in vintage, of-the-era card stock sleeves and achieving that proper dull luster that a record in the 1920’s would have had, this 78 leaves us unable to decide which fiery “sermon with singing” tips the scale to win the battle, but we look forward to hearing your opinion.  

We are also pleased to include Swan Keepsakes from the New York Public Library Paramount Records event held in November, hand-letterpressed by Bryce McCloud at Isle of Printing in Nashville (also responsible for the gorgeous white birch LP folio within the Cabinet-of-Wonder), and a Paramount T-Shirt of your choice (out of the 4 available options). 

The first 20 bundles ordered will arrive with a very special extra addition: aParamount Records Shadowbox. This laser cut standing card is a non-distributed promotional item for the Paramount stem, and will look fantastic in anyone’s parlor or record room.

This bundle is available now only while supplies last…

For those of you who haven’t yet tumbled into the Paramount rabbit hole, here’s some great information coming from Time Magazine and from David Fricke’s 5 star review in Mojo Magazine, both available in print now.

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