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The Third Man Rolling Record Store in Polish Hill

Photos and article by Randy Jarosz

With Kelley Stoltz’s new album “Double Exposure,” cranking from a large speaker embedded at the top of the passenger side door, fans lined up along Dobson Street in front of Mind Cure Records in the Polish Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA to get first crack at limited edition albums, t-shirts, tote bags, and even a custom flip down record player. Already having a 2013 menu in hand, shoppers could browse the catalog and have their purchases ready when the window flipped open, similar to a food vending truck. Some fans were waiting as early as 8 am in the morning and traveling as far as Indianapolis, IN and Wilmington, DE to get there very own rare item. The way the line kept growing you would have thought Jack White himself was going to hop out of the school bus yellow step van, converted to a record store, at any point.

Mary Page and her son Nick Lynch of Indianapolis, IN have been following the music store on it’s fall tour calling the Pittsburgh crowd the largest all year. Page purchased a tote bag and some t-shirts while Lynch snatched up a Special Edition Kelley Stoltz clear vinyl album. Price now calls her self a Jack White fan. The pair says there is a lot of networking that goes on, waiting in line for an event like this. They are on their way to Detroit next.

Daniel Kitching made the trek from Wilmington, DE stopping in Philadelphia on the 9th to visit the Rolling Record Store there. This time he walked away with a Seasick Steve Live album. Kitching and bandmate Marty Brown will be performing as Chopper Pilot at the Fallout Shelter in Aliquippa on Saturday, October 12 and at the Smiling Moose this Sunday, October 13th.

The Third Man Rolling Record Store will be rolling to Detroit, MI and then wrapping up in Louisville, KY on Sunday, October 13th. This was definitely a rare appearance and may not happen again, hopefully it’s a sign that Jack White has not forgotten about Pittsburgh.

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