Third Man Releases First Live-to-Acetate Records; Bonnaroo Posts Videos; Spin Loves Nashvillians [Newsy Bits]



* As you'll all recall, back in October, Jack White's Third Man Records installed a vinyl mastering suite and record-cutting lathe in order to mix and master performances in their Blue Room live to acetate. Well, the first fruits of those labors have now fully blossomed, and they're ripe for the pickin': Seasick Steve, The Shins and The Kills all played in the Blue Room, and their live LPs will be available beginning June 25 as a bundle or individually (1, 2, 3). See a behind-the-scenes Seasick Steve vid above.

* So, you're certainly not sick of Bonnaroo coverage, right? Good! Bonnaroo 365 has posted some videos on their YouTube channel, and among them is a clip of Paul McCartney and his band improvising a Bonnaroo-themed jam during their Thursday night sound-check (the one The Spin watched tearfully from a catering tent). While we're on the subject, I heard that Sir Paul was singing the Monkees theme backstage; at least, that's the scuttlebutt. How hilarious is that. Classic Macca.

* And oh hey, more about Bonnaroo. Spin was there, and they compiled a list of the 50 best things they saw. On the list were Nashvillians JEFF the Brotherhood (No. 49), William Tyler (No. 46) and Kacey Musgraves (No. 30). They also put this guy at No. 32, though, so I'd take a grain of salt with the whole list, I suppose.

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