* We told you about how esteemed thespian Gary Oldman would be directing Jack White's American Express Unstaged concert event live from New York City, which broadcast last Friday, April 27. You can watch that whole performance right here. But in advance of the Unstaged broadcast, Oldman stopped by White's Third Man Records HQ here in Nashville to chat with White about why he has his two gender-segregated live bands, why he chose Oldman to direct (hint: It's like having your drummer produce your record) and more. Also, to start the video (which you can see above), you'll see that JWIII decided to ambush and tackle Commissioner Gordon. Bold move. Real blood.
* And since we're on the topic of Third Man — because they just can't seem to stay out of the news, thanks very much — TMR co-Bens and co-proprietors Blackwell and Swank recently curated a playlist of YouTube videos. The playlist features Jack White's Nashville-shot video for "Sixteen Saltines," not to mention videos from local artists PUJOL, JEFF the Brotherhood, Turbo Fruits, Karen Elson and more. See the full playlist here, and check the Bens' intro after the jump. All right, last Third Man news bits for the day, I promise ... unless, of course, White suddenly decides to release a single by dropping gilded, parachute-outfitted cigar boxes from a helicopter or something. Who knows, really.
* Proud East Nashville repper and acclaimed singer-songwriter Todd Snider recently blessed our pals over at American Songwriter with a performance of his tune "Too Soon To Tell," and you can see that after the jump. Snider is currently touring in support of his new Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables — he's also recently released a tribute to outlaw troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker titled Time as We Know It — and he'll co-headline The Ryman June 2 alongside fellow rootsy crooner Justin Townes Earle. The performance was shot and edited by Ian Maravalli, with audio by local sound dude (not the iconic comic, obviously) Steve Martin.
* We already gave you some deets regarding coed garage-punk quartet Heavy Cream's forthcoming Super Treatment (out May 8 via Infinity Cat). In the ramp-up to said release, HC recorded a Daytrotter session that debuted last week and features four tracks — plus the customary "Welcome to Daytrotter" intro. The gals and guy will celebrate Treatment's release May 11 at The Zombie Shop with a show and a crawfish boil (sweet!). Nashville's Dead has some further details on that, and there's a Facebook event page, too. And just because, hear HC's single "John Johnny" one more time after the jump.