Third Man Records Partners with for Live Archive Project

Twelve performances from Jack White's various bands are already available to stream
Third Man Records Partners with for Live Archive Project
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Third Man Records has struck a deal with live streaming specialist domain As a part of the partnership, the Raconteurs have announced that they'll be live streaming their upcoming sold-out show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 12 with the help of Nugs.

As of today, a ton of exclusive live recordings from various Jack White projects have been uploaded to Nugs as well. Courtesy of Third Man Records' archives, 12 shows ranging from 1999 to 2012 are now available, including performances the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, the White Stripes and Jack White's solo gigs.

More live recordings will be added to every third Thursday of the month for a new event aptly named Third Man Thursdays.

The events should continue with apparently no end in sight considering the immensity of Third Man's extensive archives. "With literally thousands of live recordings dating as far back as 1997, the Third Man vault is filled with more shows than we could ever reasonably attempt to release in three lifetimes," Third Man Records archivist Ben Blackwell said in a statement.

If you're already a subscriber, you can listen to the newly uploaded archives here. If not, new subscribers can sign up for a three-month introductory fee of $3.33 a month. CEO Brad Serling had this to say in a statement about the partnership:

We had a meeting of the minds the first time I walked into Third Man Records in Nashville and took a gander at the archives dating back 20 years to the very first White Stripes album. Launching the archive series with live streams from the Ryman is a perfect way to honor Jack White's 20 year history as a recording artist and tap into the raw energy of the current Raconteurs tour.

Serling started the streaming platform in 1993 as a way to connect audiophiles with quality live recordings — starting naturally with the Grateful Dead and Phish. He has since expanded the Nugs catalogue to include live recordings of Metallica, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and now the Third Man Records archives.

The website is host to roughly 15,000 live concerts and 250,000 live songs.

The Raconteurs are currently on tour in support of their latest album Help Us Stranger. None of White's other bands are currently touring. However, White has been fairly active at Third Man Records, most recently playing host to his namesake brotherJack Black