The Gories' Danny Kroha to perform tracks from latest solo record 'Detroit Blues' on Bandcamp livestream
click to enlarge Roe PeterhansIf you've got a case of the blues, Detroit, you're in good company —you've got some new tunes to be blue to.Earlier this month, garage rocker Danny Kroha (The Gories, Demolition Doll Rods) released his sophomore solo record via Third Man Records titledThe foot-stomping collection of interpretive traditional folk, blues, and gospel tracks that was, as he says, made alone “in a room playing acoustic instruments” will get the livestream treatment at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 in a livestream hosted by Bandcamp.For $10, folks can tune into the livestream, which includes unlimited streaming ofas well as downloadable tracks.Kroha, who says he searched for the perfect work boot for the record's frequent foot-stomping from his own collection, turned to DIY instruments, like a one-string washtub bass, as well as jug bass, washboards, tambourines, and went as far as to mix and match lyrics and music from various songs to create a raw reimagining of early '60s music.“I listen to both genres, for sure,” Kroha said of classic country and blues. “I just wasn’tto make a record that sounds like that. It just came out more like a field recording than a studio recording.”To purchase access to Friday's livestream, visit DannyKroha.bandcamp.com. You can watch Kroha perform “Poor Howard” frombelow.metrotimes.com
This is not a drill Detroit's cult-status punk band of the 80s, the Pathetx, will release its only record at UFO Factory
Fact: If you havent heard of elusive and short-lived Detroit punk band the Pathetx, youre, well, pathetic. OK, maybe were being aunfair.Formed in 1980 by singer Mark Leavitt and guitarist Greg Kutcher, the Pathetx only had one record and it was shelved. The bands 1981 18-minute self-titled record never saw the light of day, despite bringing their West Coast-inspired punk sound to every legendary Detroit club. Detroits Third Man Records which has been on one hell of a cult record-release streak as of late is righting a major wrong thats been decades in the making. In addition to a digital release, TMR will offer a limited-edition colored vinyl of the Pathetx at the bands first-ever release show, which also marks the bands first show in four decades.metrotimes.com
Third Man Records reissued 3 records by French pop star France Gall and it's throwing a party at Detroit's UFO Factory
click to enlarge Sarah Stawski/Third Man RecordsDetroit or should we say, is about to get a lot more French (again).Jack Whites Third Man Records has reissued three classic LPs by 60s French pop star France Gall , and Poupe de Cire, Poupe de Son that represent some of the best of the genre, and the first time the records have been pressed in North America. Gall originally burst onto the scene at just 16, and soon became known as a Lolita, thanks to the sneaky double entendres songwriter Serge Gainsbourg penned for her like Les sucettes (Lollipops); other hits included Laisse tomber les filles (later translated as Chick Habit by April March and featured in Quentin Tarantinos), and the extremely self-referential and self-aware Poupe de cire, poupe de son (about a singing doll) that went on to win Eurovision (and was later covered by Arcade Fire ). The Gall records get what is sure to be a groovy release party in Detroit, where DJs will spin y-y, French pop, and other groovy international tracks. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com
Ann Arbor Blues Festival celebrates 50th anniversary with Third Man Records LPs, recently revived festival
click to enlarge Courtesy of Third Man RecordsFifty years ago, a group U-M students and blues fans threw the inaugural Ann Arbor Blues Festival, featuring the likes of blues legends like Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Son House, Big Mama Thornton, and more. A version of the track by Son House himself appears on the anthology.To celebrate the release, Third Man Records Cass Corridor (441 W. Canfield St., Detroit) will throw a record release party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday with music from Erich Goebel & the Flying Crowbars and Eliza Neals & the Narcotics. Admission is free, and copies of the new records will be available for purchase.Additionally, a 50th anniversary edition of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival which was revived in 2017 is set for Aug. 16-18 on the Washtenaw Farm Council Fair Grounds in Ann Arbor, featuring the Allman Betts Band, Benny Turner, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Bernard Allison, Laith Al-Saadi, and others. Tickets start at $40 and are available at a2bluesfestival.com In the meantime, you can stream Muddy Waters' "Long Distance Call" from the anthology below.metrotimes.com
Jack White, Brendan Benson play surprise show at Third Man Records in Detroit
DETROIT - A few hundred lucky fans got to see Jack White and his Raconteurs' bandmate Brendan Benson played a surprise acoustic set at Third Man Records. Watch the report from Local 4 News at 11 above. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Jack White to play acoustic show at Third Man Records in Detroit's Midtown on Tuesday
Detroit's Jack White will play an intimate acoustic show with Brendan Benson at Third Man Records in Detroit's Midtown on Tuesday night. Here's the info from Third Man Records:Tuesday, July 9th, 8pm Jack White & Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs will play an intimate acoustic show at Third Man Records Cass Corridor. These extremely limited tickets will cost $3 for Vault members and $40 for general public each and are available beginning at 12pm EST TODAY (7/8) via the Detroit ticketing page on our website. A special allotment of tickets at a special price will be set aside for Vault members and will be available for purchase on the Vault Novelties online store. Customers are eligible to purchase a maximum of two tickets to this show, while supplies last.
Jack White and Brendan Benson will play an intimate acoustic show at Detroit's Third Man Records
click to enlarge Courtesy photoJuly 9th, 8pm Jack White & Brendan Benson will play an intimate acoustic show at TMR Cass Corridor. These extremely limited tickets will cost $3 for Vault members (available in Vault novelties) and $40 for general public each and are now available at https://t.co/FnH66WJL5N pic.twitter.com/71K6K5QU70 TMR Cass Corridor (@TMRCassCorridor) July 8, 2019For Third Man Records heads who just can't get enough, Raconteurs frontdudes Jack White and Brendan Benson have announced an intimate acoustic gig at Third Man Records Cass Corridor.The show is at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at TMR. Tickets are $3 for Vault members and $40 for the general public each, and are now available at thirdmanstore.com The show comes just ahead of the band's back-to-back gigs at Detroit's Masonic Temple this weekend. While Friday's show is sold out, there are still tickets for Saturday's show starting at $45 . The Hentchmen, who White had previously recorded with, will warm up the show.metrotimes.com
Unleash your inner heathen for a night of art punk with Timmy's Organism at UFO Factory
click to enlarge Third Man RecordsTimmy Vulgar of Timmy's Organism. There are rare moments when life just so happens to imitate art, and other times art imitates life. Well, hes back, once again joined by his cohorts Jeff Giant on bass and drummer Blake Hill for a theatrical stage spectacle. Joining the blessed mess are Nadine Chronopoulos and Kely Markleys rock project, Milk Bath, and Cleveland proto-punks X__X . There will also be a special performance by Detroit artist Jimbo EasterGet our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning.metrotimes.com