Third Man Records is set to open their pressing plant, Third Man Pressing, to the public on Saturday, Feb. 25. Located in the heart of the Cass Corridor, Third Man Pressing brings a day filled with live music, freshly pressed all Detroit-centric limited edition vinyl and tours. The event will be free and open to the public.
Headlining will be the Mummies, hosted by Third Man for the band’s first-ever Detroit appearance. The grand opening event will also have Memphis punk rock n roll bass-less band the Oblivians preceded by the Mid-West Country stylings of Detroit and Third Man's one and own, Craig Brown Band. Third Man Pressing will open at 10 a.m., with live music starting at 2:30 p.m.
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One interesting aspects of the Third Man Pressing plant will be fans’ ability to watch records being pressed from the viewing platform within the TMR's Cass Corridor record shop. Opening day will offer not only the chance to see records being pressed, but also the ability to purchase those records being pressed in front of them. Third Man has lined up an assortment of freshly pressed Detroit-centric LP’s and 7"s that will be press in limited numbers / colors / packaging available for purchase on at the pressing plant grand opening on Feb. 25:
The White Stripes - The White Stripes LP
The White Stripes - De Stijl LP
The Stooges - The Stooges DELUXE 2 x LP
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams LP
Destroy All Monsters / Xanadu - The Black Hole LP
The Johnson Family Singers - Don't Let the Devil Ride LP
Derrick May 7"
Carl Craig 7"
Other items that will be available on opening day will be Limited Edition copies of Third Man Books' Total Choas: The Story of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop. Rob Jones has designed a limited-edition opening day poster. Third Man will also have a variety of other exclusive merchandise, available for purchase only at Third Man Records Cass Corridor.
Tours of Third Man Pressing will be available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (CST) on opening day. Trained guides will be educating those touring about the state-of-the-art pressing facility and the intricacies of creating vinyl records. Goodie bags are included with the cost of the tour.
For more information and tickets, visit thirdmanstore.com.