Posted in music | pictures on June 10, 2011

photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin

Karen -- Bonnaroo 2011
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Jack -- Bonnaroo 2011
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"Later at The Other Tent came a set from Nashville's most high-profile, willowy redhead supermodel-turned-songstress, Karen Elson. While orienting myself in the now-somewhat-spacious media area near the stage-right speaker stack, the crowd erupted in a brief fit. Why? What could it be? What did I miss? Oh, Elson's old man Jack White was visible side-stage for a fleeting moment. Between most of the attendees' visible Jack White boners and all the Third Man Records shirts present, I think it's safe to say a lot of TMR's built-in fan set was in attendance. And yes, Elson's band was made up of the expected cast of Third Man all-stars, among them Greenhornes/Raconteurs "Little" Jack Lawrence and the always-stellar Patrick Keeler. Elson's spooky, gauzy Americana tunes were strong and spacious enough to leave her players room to show off their chops, and her voice was stronger than I anticipated. Plus, "Stolen Roses" sounded like a bit of a nod to "Scarborough Fair."" [Nashville Scene]
That review, like the pictures in this post, refer to Karen Elson's Thursday night set at Bonnaroo 2011. One day later, aka today (6/10), Karen and Jack announced their divorce that they are celebrating in Nashville tonight. More pictures from her Bonnaroo set below...

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Comments (39)

So hes fucking Taylor Swift now?
God I hate pop country with their cute little outfits.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 7:19 PM

It is okay to stop printing anything related to either of the White Stripes.

They were a boring rip off band when they existed, and they are now a boring column fluffer-upper for music journalists.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 7:26 PM

Yes exactly a rip off of Flat Duo Jets, Thee Headcoats a bit, and the usual old original blues a white boy like him blatantly takes from. Boring soul less ego driven crap.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 7:54 PM

And The Spinanes

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:03 PM

Wait, has anyone else not received their third man records club order from like 2 months ago? 'Cause I haven't....

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:16 PM

Boring! Now we can forget about her! Yay!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:56 PM

I've never heard of those bands you mentioned so they must not be very good but I do love the White Stripes

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:29 PM

word on the street is that Colin P Fitz tried to holla and was rebuked...

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:46 PM

anybody who still enjoys the white stripes is either a skinny jean guy, or a gal who wants an apartment CLOSER to Bedford Avenue. Three blocks, is, like, much too far.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:09 PM

>>Yes exactly a rip off of Flat Duo Jets, Thee Headcoats a bit, and the usual old original blues a white boy like him blatantly takes from. Boring soul less ego driven crap.

THANK YOU! while i might not go as far as saying they're a rip-off of said bands, i do think they h-e-a-v-i-l-y borrowed from fdj and th, and i surprisingly find a lack of those bands mentioned as influences on the white stripes.

they weren't near as original as the one and only bv pop-star-queen ... robyn.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 11:48 PM

do some of you even listen to the White Stripes? Blues is really just one of many different components to their music. Black Keys would be a better band to insult if you want to talk about copying music. Most of the WS hits like "My Doorbell, Hardest Button to Button, Fell In Love With A Girl" have nothing to do with blues

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 12:11 AM

^ bug off, mate.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 12:45 AM

I guess that means I'm right

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 1:08 AM

"and i surprisingly find a lack of those bands mentioned as influences on the white stripes."

FDJ, the Stooges, MC5 and early blues artists are the musicians Jack White has constantly said have influenced him the most. So much so for FDJ that TMR had them play a show at their studio and recorded a single of them. How much more do you want him to say that FDJ is an influence of his?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 1:11 AM

The music White makes is adequate. What is weird is how he was married to Meg (said she was his sister) and now has two kids and a broken home. Why can't 'successful' people hold a marriage together?

Posted by Jughead | June 11, 2011 8:56 AM

Who the fuck ISN'T a "rip-off" band? Rock n' roll has been rip-off music from the very beginning. Musicians steal ideas from each other. Big fucking deal. What the White Stripes did they did well.

Y'all sippin Haterade.

Posted by Jack Grey | June 11, 2011 11:02 AM

I wanted to see sexy pics of her, dont care about the white stripes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 12:18 PM

For a couple who went out of their way to keep their marriage private, to turn around and say "look at the way we're breaking up" is weird. And hipster.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 12:30 PM

What happened to her regular band?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 12:31 PM

It is amazing that you fauxhemians actually care about their ripping off musical styles, and their broken marriages.

White Stripes = worst band ever, along with Arcade Fire

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 1:59 PM

1:59= online sex predator

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 2:31 PM

Worst band ever? Nah. That would be Bruce Springsteen since like 1980.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 2:31 PM

i'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 3:51 PM

3:51 - only thing he has ever hit has been his hand

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 4:08 PM

Can't believe they ripped off completely original band Thee Headcoatees.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 7:19 PM

nothing could be more predictable than narcissistic, soulless brooklynvegan commenters now hating the white stripes. yes, of all the bands, clearly they deserve your wrath. give me a break.

Posted by guy who likes music but isn't a dick about it and thinks about what he says | June 11, 2011 9:51 PM

Jack White guy is narcissistic. 9:51 PM you dont sound like you know much about music at all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2011 11:27 PM

indie rock = boring fucking white people

I'd rather go break something

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 1:16 AM

9:51, I do.

I also know who is worth tearing down and who isn't.

Posted by guy who likes music but isn't a dick about it and thinks about what he says | June 12, 2011 2:17 AM

They White Stripes are really not worth tearing down. On the other hand, I did see them some years back play a show in Union Square and they sucked balls.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 5:50 AM

she looks like michael stipe

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 7:55 AM

oh my GAWD that fat, greasy guy in the amish hat is JACK BLACK? oh. my. god.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 4:29 PM

does that bass player just annoy the stuffing out of anyone else? i mean, good lord. how do you fashion yourself in garth glasses, flat-ironed hair, suspenders and a goatee, then look in the mirror before coming out on stage and think "yeahhh. THATS the look."

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2011 4:34 PM

"What is weird is how he was married to Meg (said she was his sister) and now has two kids and a broken home. Why can't 'successful' people hold a marriage together?"

Because they buy into the myth that suffering is soulful. By mistaking manufactured pain and phony drama for "really living," their lives are as authentic in much the same way that a 20th-generation photocopy of a photograph resembles the original. Brought to you by the makers of "born talents," "closure" and "fairness."

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | June 12, 2011 5:16 PM

manufactured pain and phony drama? how the fuck do you feel privileged enough to assume anything like that about anyone else?

note to everyone: stop generalizing everything and everyone. it does no good to anyone and life is far too short. speak only for yourself. you can either learn that now or later.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 7:30 AM

lulz 550am

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 4:36 PM

Jack and Meg are/were great musicians both live and in the studio and made some great and highly original music in their time. I thank Jack for helping Karen establish her career as a talented singer and songwriter.

lol @4:34 am

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:49 PM

BABE

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:52 PM

Buncha candy asses

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 3:01 PM

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