Jack White's new album Lazaretto not only debuted at number one on the Billboard album sales charts, it also sold significant numbers of vinyl. Not since Pearl Jam's Vitalogy has a vinyl LP sold in such high volume. White sold 40,000 copies of his wax platter to music buyers this past week. More info can be found here.
There are tons of great shows happening in the Jackson area this weekend. Tomorrow night, Robert Earl Keen brings the never-ending party to Duling Hall. Friday night, Duling will host Kim Richey with Kevin Gordon. Martin's will have the King of Country & Western Troubadors, Unknown Hinson on stage. Saturday, Young Valley plays at Martin's. Sunday night, Billy Joe Shaver debuts new material from his forthcoming record Long in the Tooth at Duling. In other words, there's no shortage of great music to be seen and heard in Jackson this weekend.
Here's some other shows happening out of town:
6/20 - Counting Crows - Horseshoe Casino, Tunica
6/21 - Chico DeBarge & Lenny Williams - Sams Town, Tunica
6/21 - Little Big Town - Memphis Botanical Gardens, Memphis
6/21 - Toad The Wet Sprocket - House of Blues, New Orleans
Want to know what new music was released this week? Sure you do!
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence (Pop/Rock)
Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers (Country)
Deadmau5 - While(1<2) (Electronic)
Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour (Adult Contemporary)
The Knife - Shaken Up Versions (Rock)
Meridian Brothers - Salvadora Robot (World)
Linkin Park - The Hunting Party (Hard Rock)
Jennifer Lopez - A.K.A. (Pop)
The Soft Pink Truth - Why Do the Heathen Rage? (Techno)
Mary J. Blige - Think Like a Man Too (R&B)
Boris - Noise (Rock)
Big Freedia - Just Be Free (Hip-Hop)
Jacob Young - Forever Young (Jazz)
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters - Good News (Blues)
Brick + Mortar - Social Studies (Punk)