Entries tagged with: Jack White
by Andrew Sacher
SPIN have revealed their list of the top 50 albums of 2012. It continues SPIN's trend of giving love to crossover punk and metal (which they've been pretty consistent with since naming Fucked Up's David Comes to Life their top album of 2011) with the inclusion of Baroness, Torche, Pallbearer, Cloud Nothings, and Japandroids, but rather surprisingly excludes the SPIN Essential'd Ceremony - Zoo and The Men - Open Your Heart, in favor of popular blowouts by Taylor Swift, fun., and Nicki Minaj. The list also shares its #1 and #2 with the two highest Pitchfork-rated albums of the year. And no Grimes.
The list begins with the Kanye-cribbed disclaimer, "Most critics' taste levels ain't at our waist level. Ain't nobody fucking with our clique." Check out SPIN's Top 50 LPs of 2012 list below.
UK music magazine Uncut put out their list of the top 75 albums of 2012. The top ten leans pretty heavy on long-running '60s/'70s survivors who put out new albums this year, but plenty of the list-topping regulars from newer acts are on there too, along with a few interesting surprises (Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & the Congos!). You can check out the full list below.
Alabama Shakes at Central Park Summerstage in June (more by Chris La Putt)
One of the biggest success stories of 2012 was blues rockers Alabama Shakes, who quickly escalated from selling out relatively small shows to much larger ones in a matter of months. They're already showing up on multiple year-end lists, and are sure to end up on more, but we reached out to them to see what their year-end list is.
Alabama Shakes' Best LPs of 2012 list includes some associates like Fly Golden Eagle, who they took on tour with them, and Jack White, who took the Shakes on tour with him. It also includes another supporter of theirs, Patterson Hood, who also took them on tour, and Deer Tick/Los Lobos side project Diamond Rugs, who they played with at Central Park.
Some other great albums are on there too. You can check out the whole list and a performance and interview video of the band filmed in Chicago. below...
Q Magazine put out their Top 50 albums of 2012 list, choosing to do so in no particular order this year, making it more a pile than a list. Check out Q's picks in alphabetical order below.
Long-running UK music weekly NME has just published their Year-End issue and have named Tame Impala's Lonerism as album of the year, with Grimes, Frank Ocean, Crystal Castles and Alt-J rounding out the Top 5. Tame Impala offshoot Pond comes in at #7. Check out the entire Top 50 list below.
NME's Top 50 LPs of 2012 are listed below.
Jack White @ Radio City Music Hall, 9/30/2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
In addition to the Fleetwood Mac cover story (and Rumours cover CD that comes with it), the new issue of MOJO is the 2012 Year-End wrap-up with the best albums list which is topped by Jack White's Blunderbuss. Their list is definitely different than most, but also in line with the mag that puts the Beatles on the cover at least once a year. You can check out MOJO's Top 20 below.
As recently mentioned, Black Friday is also now Record Store Day so music nerds can have fun on the busiest shopping day of the year too. One place you might go, if you're in NYC, is Other Music who write:
For those of you who are spending your holiday in New York City, Other Music will be participating in Record Store Day's second annual Black to Black Friday (Friday, November 23), and this year there will be an even bigger variety of limited RSD-only pressings plus some great advance releases exclusive to independent shops. You can browse a list of all these special titles here on the RSD website, or download a PDF wish list here, and while we can't guarantee that every one of these releases will be available at Other Music, we do have a great assortment of RSD merchandise -- keep in mind, quantities are limited, first come first served, and one per customer, in-store purchases only. We will be closed for Thanksgiving but we'll be back open Friday, regular business hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and we hope to see you!Other Music is also offering free shipping on domestic orders through Monday on regular stuff. Matador Records is offering 15% off stuff with code "BLACKFRIDAY". Saddle Creek has free shipping for orders over $30 and 20% off your entire order using coupon code "blackfriday20".
Some of the RSD exclusives you'll find in record stores on Black Friday are reissues of three different White Stripes singles. One of the record stores guaranteed to be carrying those is Third Man Records in Nashville where they'll also be debuting an expansion...
Third Man Records is inviting you, your family (yes, even those creepy cousins from the kids table) and loved ones to join us the day following Thanksgiving, also known as BLACK FRIDAY, for the Grand Opening of The Third Man Records Novelty Lounge. We've expanded our record shop space and it's now equipped with a dazzling array of coin operated contraptions and attractions guaranteed to pop your peepers and flip your wig. Dig?More about the Novelty Lounge in the video below...
Swans at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Trio Hornito @ Barbes
* Jason Collett @ Joe's Pub
* Ben Harper @ Carnegie Hall
* Ches Smith Trio @ The Stone
* Martha Wainwright @ Littlefield
* Secret Chiefs 3: UR @ The Stone
* Alice Cohen, Odo, Lauds @ Zebulon
* Luke Rathborne, Cartright @ Cameo
* Sloan (performing Twice Removed) @ Maxwell's
* Heart, Alejandro Escovedo @ The Paramount
* Swans, A Hawk and a Hacksaw @ Bowery Ballroom
* Fiona Apple, Blake Mills @ The Capitol Theatre
* Heaven, Computer Magic, Rumors @ Mercury Lounge
* Morrissey, Kristeen Young @ Radio City Music Hall
* Grooms, Royal Baths, SISU, Punks On Mars @ Glasslands
* Action Bronson, Jonwayne, Party Supplies @ Public Assembly
* Texas is the Reason, States & Kingdoms @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Blind Shake, Xaddax, Cellular Chaos, Radio Shock @ Cake Shop
* Bomb the Music Industry, The Fifth Street Band, No Way @ Death By Audio
* The Shivers, Alana Amram and The Rough Gems, Jesse Anderson Ainslie @ Union Pool
* John Zorn, Thurston Moore, Gordan Gano, Jesse Harris, TriBeCaStan, Flutterbox @ (le) poisson rouge
* "Special Guest," Gaslamp Killer, Martyn, Dorian Concept, Jeremiah Jae, Taylor McFerrin, The Underachievers @ Villain
* Pusha T, Biz Markie, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Sicky Brett @ Bam Parking Lot (Downtown Brooklyn College Festival)
Twi The Humble Feather play Manhattan Inn four Wednesdays this month including tonight.
Minneapolis' The Blind Shake, who were just terrific opening for Duchess Says last month, are back in town, playing Cake Shop tonight. They'll also play Death by Audio tomorrow (10/11).
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Jack White made a video for "I'm Shakin'." Check it out below.
Sharon Van Etten made a NSFW video for "Magic Chords." Check it out below.
wet fans watching the Shins (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
The sold out 2012 ACL Festival happens October 12-14 in Austin and on YouTube (where you'll find the stream schedule if you scroll down - Jack White, Delta Spirit, A-Trak, Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, Metric, Rufus Wainwright, Alt-J, Garcy Clark Jr., Polica, Kimbra, Steve Earle, The Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the The Shins included).
If you actually will be there in person, you can also catch many of the bands at one of the many official late night shows (including the Shins)
And, speaking of the Shins, they played Conan O'Brien last night. Watch both songs below...
photos by Greg Cristman
bad news for jack white fans tonight - he was just spotted outside the Barclays Center looking for a jay-z ticket. - DFA Records
I don't know who had the rights to Radio City Music Hall but I'm pretty sure Jack White owns it now. #2ndnightsuccess - Carson_Kelly
Jack White played everything at double or triple speed, with a lot of anger, and it was awesome. - BuzzFeed
Jack White's only words about last nights #jackwhitedebacle "Thank You" - Lucien Desar
Lucky for Jack White Sunday night ticket-holders, the above tweet by DFA Records was untrue, and the White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather/Third Man honcho also played a much longer show than he did on Saturday when he strangely played a super short one.
Here are some pictures from the short Saturday NYC show, and the longer setlist from Sunday at Radio City. It all continues below...
"Excitement turns into disbelief as one of my most influential music heroes plays 45 mediocre minutes and leaves. I'm done with Jack White." - Jeremy Current
"FUCK YOU Jack White you have lost me as a fan forever" - Lisa Piccirillo
""We like Meg better anyway!" - Angry mob member at Jack White concert" - Olga Tchoumak
"Thoroughly disappointed in Jack White. No need to be such a fucking diva. Give the radio city crowd their $90 worth...." - @nowthatsclassy
Jack White @ Radio City (via James Milner)
Jack White came to NYC for his first of two Radio City shows last night (9/29), during which he left the stage after about a 40-50 minute set and never returned for an encore...
Jack White is playing a pair of shows at Radio City Music Hall this weekend and last night's sold out concert was short on songs and long on drama. The former White Stripes frontman abruptly left the stage after an hour prompting a crowd of irate fans to take to the streets.No real answer has been given as to why he ended the set so quickly, but audience members have speculated it may have been due to Jack's discontent with the audience and the sound. During the show, Jack criticized the crowd, asking, "Jesus Christ, is this an NPR convention?" and another person in attendance tweeted, "Mystery solved: Security guy @ Radio City said Jack White "wasn't happy with the sound I don't know why he pulled that" #JackWhiteDebacle." It's also been speculated that it had something to do with Jack being angry at the amount of scalpers who bought tickets. After the show, angry fans gathered in the lobby and outside the venue chanting things like "Fuck Jack White!" and causing security to put up barricades and contain the crowds.
Mr. White's show began with a rollicking set featuring songs from his recent solo album, Blunderbuss, and tracks from his bands; The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. From our seat in the nosebleeds, it seemed as though Mr. White's music was enthusiastically received by the crowd. However, after about forty-five minutes, Mr. White suddenly left the stage.
Thinking this was the standard concert tease that often occurs prior to an encore, the vast majority of the audience remained, clapping and cheering in an effort to encourage Mr. White to retake the stage. After over twenty minutes, all of the house lights were turned on and ushers began to make their way through the crowd informing them the show was finished.
"The show is over. We don't know why. You'll probably find out on a blog, MediaTakeOut or some other source," one said. [Observer]
Hopefully things go over better at his second show at the venue tonight (9/30).
UPDATE: Things did go better.
Like last night's show, tonight's is sold out. To see what Jack did play before leaving, his 12-song setlist from last night is below.
Bon Iver @ Radio City Music Hall, 9/20/2012 (via @itsvman)
We are on night three of Bon Iver's four-night stand at Radio City and you can still get tickets. If you're stuck at home (or don't live in the NYC area) but want to watch, tonight's show is part of Free Music Week at Fuse who, in partnership with Bowery Presents, are streaming it live via the Bowery Presents YouTube page. The setlists from Bon Iver's first two nights with Anais Mitchell (9/19 and 9/20) are below. Tonight's show is with Doug Paisley and Saturday's (9/22) is with Polica.
Radio City is especially busy this week. In addition to the shows mentioned above, there's Goyte on Tuesday (9/25) (he also plays Williamsburg Park on Thursday [9/27]), AVICII on Wednesday and Thursday (9/26-27) and Jack White next weekend (9/29-30).
In other streaming news, Bowery Presents will be streaming Thursday's Two Door Cinema Club show (9/27) at Music Hall of Williamsburg through their YouTube Page.
Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
As revealed in a video with Carrie the Dancing Merengue Dog, which you can watch below, the 12th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will go down in Manchester, TN from June 13-16, 2013. A limited ticket pre-sale will be announced in November. Stay tuned for more details.
Though you'll have to wait until next June for Bonnaroo to actually happen, you can now experience Bonnaroo virtually all year round at their new Bonnaroo 365 YouTube channel, which hosts archived videos of backstage performances at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, interviews and more. Some Bonnaroo 365 videos, including ones from Jack White, Big Boi, and Tom Morello, can be watched below. Check back this October for Bonnaroo 365 to upload a video of D'Angelo at his comeback show from this past Bonnaroo.
photos by Amoreena Lucero
Franz Ferdinand / Jack White / Bloc Party, Outside Lands 8/12/2012
Outside Lands might be the only major festival where 93 percent of the musical acts on the bill could walk the grounds without getting recognized.San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival wrapped up another successful year on Sunday (8/12) with performances with performances from Stevie Wonder, Jack White Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, fun., Bloc Party and loads more.
The headliners certainly had their fans - particularly the Vermont jam band Phish, which played nearly 3 1/2 hours of droopy guitar licks to twirling dancers on Friday. But the rest of the acts on the three-day bill drew less discriminating crowds.
On Sunday, the kids waiting for the Swedish electro-pop troupe Little Dragon to take the stage in Lindley Meadow sang along to the sounds of John Fogerty floating through the trees from the Polo Field. The 66-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival filled his hour-long set with classic rock staples such as "Bad Moon Rising" and "Up Around the Bend."
But turntables were as prevalent as guitars. One of the biggest draws of the weekend was Girl Talk, the 30-year-old Pittsburgh DJ Greg Gillis, who on Saturday in Speedway Meadow did nothing more than stitch together hundreds of familiar riffs and beats from other peoples' songs in rapid-fire bursts.
If you didn't know where to head at any given time, all you had to do was jump into the nearest stream of young people. It was almost impossible to go wrong with more than 70 acts on the bill, including the Black Keys, Foster the People, Best Coast, the Arctic Monkeys and the Roots. - [SF Gate]
The Virgin Mobile FreeFest returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on October 6 with a lineup that includes Jack White, Skrillex, M83, Nas, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, The Dismemberment Plan, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands and Justin Jones. There is also a "Dance Forest" that will feature Above & Beyond, Porter & Zedd (Back to Back), Thomas Gold, Nervo, Alvin Risk and Penguin Prison, with others to be announced.
As the name of the show implies tickets to the FreeFest are free and will be available via ticketfly.com on Friday, August 24 at noon. A presale on August 23 will be announced via their Twitter. There are also some not-free "freemium" packages to buy that include early admission to the festival grounds, a donation to charity and other incentives. Details on that are here.
Speaking of The Dismemberment Plan, the indie rock vets began playing shows again in 2011 and at their Baltimore show on Friday (8/10), they played multiple new songs! Hopefully this means we'll be getting a new D-Plan album (it'd be the first since 2001's Change). Check out videos of the new songs played at the Baltimore show below.
photos by James Richards IV
At the Drive-In/Sigur Ros at Lollapalooza - 8/5/12
Jack White was one of the headliners on Saturday., We weren't able to get pictures this time (see Firefly instead), but you can check out his Lolla setlist HERE and pictures and video of a surprise in-store that took place at Chicago's Reckless Records earlier in the day HERE. Other bands on Sunday included the reunited At the Drive-In, Sigur Ros, The Walkmen, Justice, Polica, Toro y Moi, The Gaslight Anthem (setlist and a video of their entire set HERE) and many more.
Jack White in his Third Man rolling record store in 2011 (more by Ryan Muir)
Tickets just went on sale and sold immmediately for Jack White's Radio City show (9/29) and he just added a second show at the venue which will happen the next night (9/30). Tickets for the new show
will be live momentarily. Keep an eye on ticketmaster ARE ON SALE.
Jack White at Firefly Music Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
UPDATE: SECOND SHOW ADDED
Lollapalooza starts today. If you're in Chicago, where Jack White is playing, look for the The Third Man Records rolling record store.
Jack White at Firefly Music Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Jack White just announced he's playing Radio City Music Hall on September 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 3 at 10 AM with a presale starting Wednesday (8/1) at 10 AM. (Password is "JACK") Additionally, if you're a Third Man Records Vault member, a limited number of presale tickets will be available there (also at 10 AM on 8/1).
Updated Jack White tour dates are below.
Beach House at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Daniel Higgs @ Zebulon
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room
* The Killers @ Webster Hall
* Dave Hill @ The Half King
* Grouplove @ The Studio @ Webster
* Sepalcure, Francois K @ Deep Space
* Frank Fairfield @ Living Room
* Rain Machine, SORNE @ Mercury Lounge
* Father Figures, Visuals @ Glasslands
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Surfer Blood, Grand Rapids @ Maxwell's
* Matisyahu, Dirty Heads @ The Paramount
* Swaai Boys, Sweet Soubrette @ Cake Shop
* Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen @ Littlefield
* Milk Music, Nude Beach, Zulus @ 285 Kent Ave
* Hugo, Thunder and Lightning @ Mercury Lounge
* Beach House, Lower Dens @ Central Park Summerstage
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Patterson Hood & The Downtown Rumblers @ The Bell House
* Wilco, Lee Fields & The Expressions @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* These Days, Maica Mia, Big Brave, Verses Narrow @ Death By Audio
* Corporal (feat. Michael Shannon), Defibulators, Mesiko @ Fontana's
* Hammers of Misfortune, The Gates of Slumber, Occultation @ Saint Vitus
* King of Calypso The Mighty Sparrow @ MLK Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field
* Icarus, Torrential Downpour, Family, For Sleeping or Jumping @ Lit Lounge
* Male Nurses, Goosebumps, Dopestroke, Savage Sex Boys, Munchausen @ Acheron
* Nekromantix, The Casualties, Down By Law, Lower Class Brats, Flatfoot 56, The Sheds @ Gramercy Theatre
Passion Pit were supposed to play the Apollo tonight, but were forced to cancel that show and a handful of other dates to give frontman Michael Angelakos time to improve his mental health. Read more about that in Pitchfork's excellent feature on Michael from last week.
Lower Dens, who headlined Bowery Ballroom the other night, open for Beach House at Central Park Summerstage.
Australia's Husky, who are Beach House's Sub Pop labelmate and touring soon, posted an acoustic version of "Tidal Wave" to YouTube which you can watch below...
Speaking of beaches, Nude Beach open for Milk Music at 285 Kent.
Wilco play their first of two shows in Prospect Park tonight, with their first of two Lees.
"The Muppets" screens in Coney Island.
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Jack White, who we caught at the Firefly Music Festival over the weekend, recently released a video for "Freedom At 21" which you can watch below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Jack White / Bassnectar fans
Mallory Bolyard, 25, of Townsend, was planning to go to Firefly Music Festival whether her friends were going or not. And although she has some friends here, a lot of them are only interested in concerts with big names that they like. They're not as interested in discovering new music. Her mom is, though, so the two hit the three-day festival together. Mallory was excited to see the festival come to her home state. "It's the first major concert in Delaware besides the State Fair, which is basically country," she said. [DelawareOnline.com]The Firefly Music Festival is going on this weekend in Dover, DE, a city and state not used to such musical excitement. Day one, Friday, 7/20, gave us sets from Jack White, Silversun Pickups, The Wallflowers, John Legend, Bassnectar, OK Go, Blind Pilot, and more. The rain was on and off all day and by Jack White's headlining set, it turned into a downpour.
Here are some pictures from that day (with Saturday and Sunday on the way soon). More below..
by Tim Griffin
Eddie Vedder & Beth Ditto @ Rock Werchter 2012 - 6/29/2012
"Rock Werchter is a Belgian annual music festival held in the village of Werchter, near Leuven, since 1973. It is one of the five biggest annual rock music festivals in Europe (the other four being Exit, Sziget Festival, the Glastonbury Festival and Roskilde Festival). The 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 festivals received the Arthur award for best festival in the world at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). It can host 85,000 guests daily, of which 67,000 combine all four days, to add up to a total maximum of 139,000 different attendees." [Wikipedia]You saw pictures from day one. Here we go with day two..
Day two of Belgium festival Rock Werchter kicked off for me with the still-reunited, classic California punk band X playing on the main stage. I stayed for their entire, great set which means I missed Belgium band School is Cool who were playing on the other side of the park. Judging by the bubbles seen on several attendees leaving that stage though, it looked like missed a fun time. Other bands on the second day, of this festival that featured so many big names, included Pearl Jam, Lana Del Rey, Jack White, Deadmau5, The Gossip, Beirut and many others
I couldn't make it to every band on all three stages each day, obviously, but I at least have a good excuse for missing Mastodon: I was getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the fest (many thanks to FIAF and Rock Werchter for the hospitality - and WAFFLES!). They took me behind the fences and gateways, to get a glimpse all that goes on to keep things moving. The scale and logistics were pretty mind-expanding. Some bullets:
- Rock Werchter goes for 4 days at the end on June, but initial setup begins in early May.
- More than 8000 are directly employed by the festival, with thousands more as subcontractors.
- More than 25% of the staff are directly engaged in security and safety of the venue and audience.
- Most staff are sourced locally to ensure direct local benefits from the festival.
- Rock Werchter is practically a small town, with everything but a school system on site (medical services, residences, offices, supply depots, repair stations, food services (including storage and preparation), and even on site garbage sorting and recycling.
- Thousands of large steel road plates are used throughout the facilities to protect the ground from vehicle traffic, and thousands of square meters of field and audience areas are also similarly protected using plastic and wood flooring.
No pictures from backstage, but more from who was playing on the stages, along with Pearl Jam's setlist, below...
The 14th annual Voodoo Music & Arts Experience happens from October 26 - 28 at City Park in New Orleans. Among the 70+ acts at this year's fest are Jack White, Green Day, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Skrillex, Justice, Silversun Pickups, Thomas Dolby, Die Antwoord, The Dirty Dozen Brass, and Bootsy Collins. Tickets are on sale with a variety of options as is the usual with festivals these days.
Full Voodoo Experience line-up is below.
We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.
Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are
on sale now sold out.
The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.