News /// Octoberfesting with Kopecky Family Band and Third Man Records

Kopecky Family Band has a new album, Kids Raising Kids, out this month, and a coverstory in the new culture magazine Native (full disclosure: I wrote the piece). To celebrate, Native, ASCAP and the Family are hosting “Docktober” at Jackalope Brewery from 7-11, featuring giveaways, beer and, of course, music from Kopecky Family Band and Evan P. Donohue. Pre-order Kids Raising Kids here, watch the new video for the Kopecky’s song “Heartbeat” here and see you Friday.

– As first reported by the Nashville Cream, Third Man Records is expanding into a new three-building compound with a slew of shows in October to celebrate. Performances will include The Shins on 10.6, the Kills on 10.10 and Seasick Steve on 10.26.

According to a press release, “the October 6 Shins show (tickets here) 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.” Pretty rad. Here’s the full October schedule in detail ::: 

Grand Re-Opening with The Shins and Low Cut Connie–plus Public Nuisance Reissue
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.

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