News Roundup: Third Man Records, Get Up Kids, Matt & Kim, Michael Jackson


Jack White’s Nashville-based Third Man Records is opening a store for two days next week in the East Village. Visit 131 Chrystie Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 16th and Friday the 17th — the same days as White’s Dead Weather play Terminal 5. The Third Man store will carry the Dead Weather’s new disc, Horehound, which comes out Tuesday, along with  other releases and merchandise. This is a good opportunity to include this White-related Onion story regarding an interesting new side project.

The Get Up Kids breakup in 2005 didn’t last long. The band has announced a massive tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of ’90s emo staple Something to Write Home About. The band will play three shows in New York: October 30th at Gramercy, Halloween at Irving Plaza, and November 1st at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

If you like free shows, Brooklyn synth/drums duo Matt & Kim headline the Hudson River Rocks festival tonight at Hudson Park’s Pier 54 at 6:30 p.m. Opening are Team Robespierre and Flosstradamus.

Merch from Michael Jackson’s would-be O2 Arena residency in London is on sale. In other Jackson news, Paul McCartney isn’t surprised Jackson didn’t leave him the rights to any of his Beatles songs. CNN reports Janet Jackson tried to stage an intervention for Michael Jackson in 2007 with assistance from her other brothers. Michael didn’t like the idea. He reportedly ordered his security guards not to let the family members in and refused to take calls from his mother, Katherine (yes, we’re in full tabloid mode). Also, all-Jackson-all-the-time TV host Larry King tried on Jackson’s hat the other night.