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Jack White’s Third Man Rolling Record Store stops at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 28

Jack White’s Third Man Rolling Record Store stops at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 28
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From a press release:

If you’re a vinyl collector who can’t make it to Third Man Records in Detroit or Nashville, its bright yellow mobile version will roll into the parking lot of the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, May 28 from noon until 2 p.m.

This highway-loving record store on wheels hit the road starting last month to roughly follow the path of its creator – Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum musician Jack White – on his first set of tour dates supporting his new album, “Boarding House Reach.” The truck will be stocked with limited edition vinyl, Rolling Record Store-exclusive merchandise, and Jack White wares for sale.

Those who make a $10 purchase at the Gallery of Sound (186 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre) that same day will get 10 percent off at the Rolling Record Store. The Gallery of Sound will be putting out some fresh stock that day, including albums from a 9,000-piece collection the store recently acquired. The event will also feature live music by Wilkes-Barre blues rocker Dustin Douglas of Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen and food trucks. For more details, see the Facebook event page.

Third Man Records was originally founded by White in Detroit, Michigan in 2001. In March of 2009, a physical location was established in Nashville, Tennessee. Third Man returned to Detroit’s Cass Corridor with its second retail location with a record store, novelties lounge, in-store performance stage, record booth, and vinyl record pressing plant in November of 2015.

Almost all of its records are recorded, printed, and pressed in Nashville and produced by Jack White, known for his acclaimed solo material as well as his work as one half of The White Stripes. In this fashion, TMR strives to bring a spontaneous and tangible aesthetic back into the record business. The Rolling Record Store debuted in 2011 and has since traveled the country.