Third Man Records is set to open their highly anticipated pressing plant, Third Man Pressing to the public onSaturday, February 25th. 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.
Let’s stage-dive straight into the live entertainment… Headlining will be none other than The Kings of Budget Rock… The Mummies! Writhe, thrive, twist and jive with the only band worthy to wear the tattered toilet paper they wrap themselves in… yes folks, Third Man is damn proud to host The Mummies in their first-ever Detroit appearance. But that is not all by a long shot — they’ll also have Memphis punk rock n roll bass-less legends 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 10am, with live music starting at 2:30pm.
One of the most 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 right in front of their eyes. Third Man has lined up a great assortment of freshly pressed Detroit-centric LPs and 7″s that will be press in limited numbers / colors / packaging available for purchase ONLY at the pressing plant Grand Opening on Feb. 25th.
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 12pm to 3pm (CST) on opening day. Our 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. Tickets and more information are available HERE.