Third Man Records is partnering with the Ace Hotel in erecting a poolside Pop-Up shop for their annual 10-day Desert Gold event, to coincide with the two weekend spanning Coachella festival. The pop-up shop will have its grand opening Friday, April 12th and be open for business every day 12-5 p.m.
The Ace Hotel Pop-Up shop will feature all the tangible recorded goodies you've come to expect from Third Man Records as well as a whole slew of new Lost in the Desert Pop Up-specific merchandise, including a Stereoptic Eye, metal belt buckle, switchblade comb, shot glasses, bang gun, pennant, baseball t-shirt, lenticular postcard and more.
Third Man will also be pre-selling a limited edition 7" box set (of 300) housed in a one of a kind snake skin style 45 carrying case featuring 5 Live singles that will be recorded at the Ace Hotel over the course of the second weekend. The pre-sale for this box set is available only at the Ace Pop Up shop and begins when doors open on April 12th. Like all exclusive pop up items, they are first come first served, and when they are gone... they're gone.
The Third Man Rolling Record Store will also be parked in Palm Springs, and will make various appearances on its way across the country as well as in and around the Los Angeles area selling all the new RRS merchandise we told you about a little while back and more. Follow twitter.com/thirdmanrrs to keep track of its location and get your goods. For now, you can count on stops on Wed, April 10th at Amoeba Records (12-3pm) and Rhino Records (4-7pm).
Meanwhile, at the Ace Hotel, The poolside pop-up will have a limited number of exclusive, colored vinyl Elephant reissues for purchase (with a free White Stripes poster, while supplies last), as well as 100 of each of the exclusive, colored vinyl Volume Document Reissues for sale on Saturday, the 20th--all in addition to the above-mentioned Coachella-themed merch available only to the folks who make it to our oasis during Desert Gold.
Free poolside and indoor performances for the weekend of the 20th/21st include Eagles of Death Metal, Redd Kross, White Fence, Dirty Ghosts, White Mystery, Gap Dream, The Dough Rollers, Carly Ritter, and more, with mind bending DJ nights in the Ace Hotel's Amigo Lounge Friday and Saturday late night. Details and times TBA.
Additionally, there are plenty of special happenings at Third Man Records in Nashville. For more information on that visit ThirdManRecords.com.
For those who can't make it, Third Man Records has arranged reciprocal opportunities to peep into the festivities through iPads set up in each shop. Tell them about your RSD plans in Palm Springs OR Nashville using the hashtag #TMRSD.
The following will be DJing at the Ace:
Britt Daniels (Divine Fits)
Blue Jeans & Moon Beams
Travis Holcomb - KCRW
Classic Bar Music
Third Man Music Machine