What do The Dirtbombs and Jack White have in Common? Ben Blackwell!
Ben Blackwell is the nephew of Jack White and one of two drummers for The Dirtbombs. He also is in charge of vinyl production for Third Man Records. Furthermore, Ben is as an accomplished writer and creator of Cass Records. Check out these two videos of Ben discussing some of the creative items Third Man Records is releasing for Record Store Day. The liquid record=WOW! A few recent photo I took of Ben at the Metro Times Blowout during his performance with The Dirtbombs
D-PAN Creates a Unique Video for The White Stripe’s Song “We’re Going To Be Friends”
D-PAN, the Deaf Professional Arts Network created this video set to The White Stripe’s song “We’re Going To Be Friends.” I love the ‘lil boy in the glasses! Also, this is my favorite White Stripes song. Very heartwarming! www.d-pan.org White Stripes “We’re Going To Be Friends” www.thirdmanrecords.com Produced by D-PAN, the Deaf Professional Arts Network American Sign Language Direction by Ronald Dans Directed by Nicholas Hill of Lucky Airlines
A Closer Look at Jack White’s Third Man Records (Photos of Orlando Calling, Commentary, and Recommendations)
Jack White III grew up in Southwest Detroit as one of ten children. He flirted with the idea of life careers in priesthood and upholstery, but instead became the frontman for The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. He has also created the most innovative record label that is doing great things for music. Third Man Records was originally created in Detroit in 2001, but didn’t have a physical location until 2009 in Nashville, TN. The location offers a record store, a record label, photo studio, dark room. recording booth, production office, distribution center and a performance space. When talented artists are passing through Nashville, Jack White invites…
The Raconteurs at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans (Photos, Setlist & Concert Review)
Members: Jack White, Jack Lawrence,Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler http://theraconteursfans.com http://www.theraconteurs.com Voodoo Fest was wise to have The Raconteurs close out the main stage, because their performance was the best of the weekend. During the show, Jack White remarked that he had been in Detroit the day before and that his hometown, New Orleans, and Memphis all had the same kind of vibe. After “Rich Kid Blues” Jack silenced the crowd with a dark, dirty, ever-so-slow guitar solo preceding “Blue Veins” that showed the mesmerized crowd that he was indeed a true original. During his solo, his head tilted slightly and a small smile crept across his face as if he was thinking…
The Raconteurs @ MI Fest 9/17/2011 (Photos)
To put it simply, The Raconteurs shined on the night of the first MI Fest. What a lucky crowd of people we were that night to witness the re-awakening of a band of paramount importance. Enjoy the pictures! Setlist Consoler of the Lonely Salute Your Solution You Don’t Understand Me Top Yourself Old Enough Level Many Shades of Black Intimate Secretary The Switch and the Spur Broken Boy Soldier Blue Veins Steady, As She Goes Hands Carolina Drama Shooting Notes: (For the photography lovers!) I used a 24-70mm f/2.8. The challenging part of this shoot was that the stage was pretty high up so we were shooting at tricky angles.…
Photos of the Moment: The Third Man Rolling Record Store!
It’s been a week since MI fest and I’m still reflecting on the great mix of music that I heard. The Third Man Records Rolling Record Store was another great part of the MI Fest experience. It’s hard to imagine that one little ‘ol truck can bring about such excitement but it was the first thing I looked for upon entering the MI Fest grounds. One of the cool things that Third Man Records is doing is inviting selected artists that are traveling through Nashville to stop at Third Man Studio and record a single which is then made available on 7″ vinyl. All of these singles and more were…
Black Milk @ MI Fest (Photos and Interview)
Detroit native Black Milk lives for music. As a producer and an emcee he has worked with such names as: J Dilla, Lloyd Banks, Jack White, Canibus, Pharoahe Monch, Royce da 5’9″, Danny Brown, Slum Village’s Elzi and Bisthop Lamont. His previous albums and most recent endeavor, Album of the Year, have allowed him to tour extensively around the globe. Everybody was talking about Black Milk’s performance at MI Fest. He killed it! In preparation for MI Fest, Noize got the chance to interview Black Milk. In case you missed it, here is a copy of that interview and pictures from MI Fest. What are you listening to now? The Brown EP I did with Danny…
Pujol @ MI Fest (Photos)
Puhol, another one to watch from Third Man Records, describes his music as “Southern Gothic Rock.” The label’s site has an amusing bio well worth sharing… “Pujol was raised in Tullahoma, TN where he lived in a haunted house which sat one block away from the wrong side of the tracks. He spent his formative years scribbling on walls, shredding behind closed doors, and riding around in cars with older kids. He took his first communion at 13 and secretly drank his first beer shortly thereafter in St. Cecilia’s bathroom, emerging an identity-inclusive Peter Panentheist. When asked at the tender age of 4 what he wanted to be when he…