The Third Men Podcast


Jack's Opening Acts: Solo (feat. Isaiah Radke)

Ep. 106

Break out those Yondr pouches, because the show's about to start! Ladies and gentlemen and everyone in-between, the Third Men podcast is proud to present: Jack's Opening Acts! In this first edition of a new on-going series, your humble co-hosts will take you on a tour of Jack White's solo tours, through the lens of his various opening acts - some famous, some up-and-coming, but all memorable in their own ways. For the Blunderbuss, Lazaretto and Boarding House Reach tours, Third Man set about showcasing a wide range of talent, including but not limited to artists in its very own roster. While the expected openers may have been more mainstream rocker acts like Alabama Shakes and Cold War Kids, Jack's solo tours also carried with them a wide range of genre and style - such as hip hop (Run The Jewels, Shirt), country (Joshua Hedley, Loretta Lynn), zone-out instrumental (William Tyler) and many more. In this episode we cover them all, including a very special guest this week in Isaiah Radke, whose band Radkey opened for Jack on the Boarding House Reach tour in 2018! We were thrilled to have Isaiah on the show, and we hope you all enjoy the interview as much as we enjoyed conducting it! So get those tickets ready, there's a rock show coming at you!

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The Racs at Electric Lady: Analysis & Review

Ep. 125
Do you belong to the Jack generation? Then chances are you have been enjoying The Raconteurs: Live at Electric Lady EP & documentary that was released this past May of 2020 in conjunction with Spotify and Youtube. In September of 2019, as The Raconteurs continued to barrel through their massive Help Us Stranger world tour, the band stopped by New York City's famed Electric Lady Studios (founded by Jimi Hendrix and John Storyk in 1970) to help celebrate the studio's impending 50th anniversary with the recording of a new cover song and an intimate concert that evening.Jack, Brendan, LJ and Patrick were joined by longtime friend, director Jim Jarmusch, to document the occasion and to sit down with the band for the type of candid interview only five old friends could truly have. Along with the electric (pun!) performance at the end of the night, The Raconteurs recorded a studio rendition of Richard Hell and the Voidoid's punk anthem Blank Generation, originally put down at Electric Lady for release in September of 1977. In this episode, we'll discuss the project and try something a little different in the form of a running fan-commentary of the documentary. We're excited as hell to have some new Racs music to sink our teeth into this year, and what better way to celebrate our penultimate episode of the season than with a journey into the blank generation? We know the Voidoids could take it or leave it each time - but we hope you'll take it and join us for the ride!