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Firefly

Firefly Music Festival goes down in Dover, Delaware from July 20-22 (which is only about a three hour drive from NYC). The lineup includes Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, The Black Keys, Polica, Cults, Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, The Felice Brothers, Mariachi El Bronx, Silversun Pickups, Lupe Fiasco, The Head and the Heart, Heartless Bastards, The Killers, John Legend, Bassnectar, Girl Talk, and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now, and camping is available.

No schedule yet, but the full announced lineup is below...

Continue reading "Firefly Music Fest happens in Delaware --- 2012 dates & lineup (Jack White, Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Black Keys, Polica, Cults, Death Cab & more)"

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Jack White/The Roots
Jack White
Jack White

The one galvanizing main-stage performance at the Sasquatch festival this year was Jack White's weapons-grade electric guitar soloing on Saturday. Otherwise, it was by the book in the best possible sense. Thousands of people gathered peacefully and everything was on schedule.

The festival, which ended Monday with a performance by Beck, featured dozens of live rock, rap, electronic music and comedy acts packing five stages for four days over the sunny Memorial Day weekend...

...Oakland's Tune-Yards mesmerized at the Bigfoot Stage Saturday. Leader Merrill Garbus faced the full yellow sun and belted out powerful melodies in her alto voice that seemed beamed in from African radio. She used looping pedals to blend the vocals with drums and modified ukulele, which she also played live. But her bassist and jazz horn players sent the music through the roof, chipping in on junkyard percussion -- dented pieces of metal hit with drum sticks. [Seattle Times]

The Sasquatch Music Festival happened Memorial Day Weekend in Gorge, WA and Day 2 (Saturday, May 26) insanely packed with talent, featuring sets from Jack White, The Roots, tUnE-yArDs, Purity Ring and lots, lots more. It was so overstuffed, we're breaking Saturday's pictures into two parts. See more pics of Jack White and The Roots' Sasquatch set, plus other artists below, with more to come. Check out Day 1 photos HERE.

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2012 in pics - Day 2, Part 1 (Jack White, The Roots, tUnE-yArDs, Purity Ring, Alabama Shakes, Kurt Vile and more)"

photos by David Andrako

Jack White at Roseland Ballroom 5/22/12
Jack White

Jack White played his second of two nights at Roseland Ballroom last night (5/22), again supported by Alabama Shakes. Unlike at his first Roseland show (pictures HERE), which was with his all-male band Los Buzzardos, last night's was with his all-female band, The Peacocks, though he was joined by Los Buzzardos for the encore.

Jack covered similar territory to night 1 with seven White Stripes songs, two Raconteurs tracks ("Carolina Drama" and "Top Yourself"), a Rome cut, and a Dead Weather track ("I Cut Like a Buffalo") in the encore. Like he did the night before, Jack finished off the evening with a pair of White Stripes songs, "Catch Hell Blues" and "Seven Nation Army".

If you missed Jack White live and the flesh, hopefully you caught the set on satellite radio.

More pictures and the setlist from last night's show below...

Continue reading "Jack White hit Roseland Ballroom again (night 2 pics & setlist)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

"Alabama Shakes and Jack White blew the roof off of Roseland." - Afshin Hatami

Jack White at Roseland Ballroom 5/21/12
Jack White

Jack White's tour stopped in NYC last night (5/21) for his first of two sold out Roseland Ballroom shows with Alabama Shakes. Last night's show was with Lox Buzzardos, his all-male band. He played a similar set to his Webster Hall show in April, mixing material off his new album, Blunderbuss, with White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather tracks. He also threw in "Two Against One," one of the songs he contributed to on Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi's Rome album, and a cover of Hank Williams' "You Know That I Know."

Jack will do it again tonight (5/22) and if you can't make it to tonight's show, he'll be streaming the entire thing live on SiriusXMU at 9 PM. In addition, SiriusXMU will also be airing an interview with Jack by SiriusXM host jenny Eliscu at 5 PM.

More pictures, video, and setlist from last night's show below...

Continue reading "Jack White played Roseland Ballroom (night 1 pics, setlist, video); tonight's show streaming live on SiriusXMU"

ACLACL

After teasing us with lineup addictions day by day over the past few days, the full lineup of Austin City Limits 2012 is finally here. Check it out below....

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Jack White

Jack White is in town and tonight (5/21) plays the first of two sold-out Roseland shows with openers the Alabama Shakes. He's also among the growing list of artists playing the ACL Festival this year, which happens October 12 - 14 in Austin, TX. The line-up was revealed via lottery-style scratch-off tickets that were placed in locations around Austin over the weekend and today. Other confirmed performers include Black Keys, Andrew Bird and Delta Spirit. UPDATE: The full ACL lineup has been announced.

When not touring and releasing highly-collectible vinyl via his Third Man record label (like new 7" single "Freedom at 21," due out June 11), Jack has kept himself busy trying to get into the Guiness Book of World Records by using the most metaphors during a single concert. An attempt was made Saturday night (5/19) in Gulf Shores, Alabama:

At Jack White's headlining performance in Gulf Shores, Alabama last night, Guinness officials were anxiously awaiting the beginning of Mr. White's concert (the start of which is apparently very difficult to determine stated Guinness Records reps, music being played notwithstanding). They were there so that they could begin the exhausting process of counting each and every metaphor that occurred onstage as Mr. White attempted to break the record of most metaphors in a single concert.

They definitely had a task in front of them as in the first song alone, three officials that were flown in from the Guinness world headquarters in the anteroom of the Salt and Muskrat pub in Tipperary, counted no less than twelve hundred and three metaphors in three minutes.

Some metaphors were lyrical and others came from moments such as lighting changes and even the calm weather itself during the chorus which momentarily had the feel of Grandma's house in winter. By the seventh song alone the hard work led two of the Guinness officials to wander to the catering table, leaving the counting to their partner who, new to the grueling scientific process involved, accidentally counted 312 similes and three mere comparisons.

Metaphors were occurring in the thousands by this point, some coming from the clothing the musicians had on, others from the colors used on one of the microphone cables which were easter candy blue, making the task of counting extremely trivial or at the very least hard work.

Then tragedy struck and the record attempt had to be forfeited by Jack White when during the second half of the set Mr. White trivialized a metaphor by saying it too quickly. It was something about the moon being a faucet of light but was uttered too fast to be counted.

Guinness representatives will return to tomorrow night's show to begin the exhaustive, scientific, and absolutely authoritative and factual process all over again.

Maybe Jack will break the record tonight at Roseland or one of the other dates on this tour, all of which are listed below.

In related news, Third Man recording artists The Black Belles have announced a new round of North American tour dates that include a June 14 stop at Knitting Factory as part of the Panache Booking Northside Festival showcase that also includes Grass WidowTurbo Fruits, The Black Belles, Gary War, Gap Dream, and Snack MachineTickets for that show are on sale now. All Black Belles tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Jack White's in town, playing ACL, making Guiness Book record attempts; Black Belles touring, playing Northside"

Squeeze @ Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Squeeze

today in NYC
* Mocca Fest
* Tribeca Film Fest
* Rammstein @ Nassau Coliseum
* The Weeknd @ Bowery Ballroom
* Anthony Jeselnik @ Caroline's
* Stuyvesant, The 65', Wyldlife @ Maxwell's
* Midnight Magic, JD Samson @ Tribeca Grand
* Bang on a Can: 25 Years @ Alice Tully Hall
* Hanni El Khatib, Sundelles @ Mercury Lounge
* Jeff Mills, Sleepy & Boo @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Ryuichi Sakamoto, Otomo Yoshihide @ The Stone
* Dysrhythmia, Kayo Dot, Vaura @ Death By Audio
* Squeeze, The English Beat @ Roseland Ballroom
* Conspirator, Nerve, KJ Sawka @ Irving Plaza
* Kathleen Edwards, Hannah Georgas @ Webster Hall
* Mattison, Chat Logs, Many Mansions @ The Gutter
* Hey Champ, French Horn Rebellion @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Balthrop, Alabama with The Bandana Splits @ Living Room
* Yann Tiersen, Felix @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Addison Groove, Doc Daneeka, Jubilee @ Glasslands
* Death Cab For Cutie, Youth Lagoon @ Beacon Theatre
* Romans, Francy Trash, Le Mood @ Bowery Electric
* Yarn/Wire, Tristan Perich Chalk @ Issue Project Room
* Black Pyramid, Elder, Alkahest, Sanhhet @ ABC No Rio
* Folklore, Overlord, The Hairs, Pale Lights @ Cake Shop
* Throwing Snow, Grenier aka DJG, Mike Slott @ Littlefield
* Edmund II, Appomattox, Simple Shapes, Jac @ The Rock Shop
* Scott Tuma, Jason Ajemian, Ben Vida, Eli Keszler @ Shea Stadium
* Revocation, Cannabis Corpse, Ramming Speed, Grudges @ Saint Vitus
* The Features, Hollis Brown, Alvin and the 1015 @ Knitting Factory
* Bright Moments, Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality @ 92YTribeca
* Golem, Conspiracy of Beards, Addison Groove, Doc Daneeka, Jubilee @ Glasslands
* Donkey, Lost Boy?, Glen & The Boys, Brown Bread, Von Holt @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Bosco Delrey, Cellular Chaos, Glittering Prizes @ 285 Kent Ave
* WBAR BBQ w/ Dam-Funk, Bush Tetras, Mike Slott, Widowspeak, Pete Swanson, Forma, Archie Pelago, Night Birds, Midtown Dickens @ Barnard College
* John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders w/ Dean & Britta, Eugene Mirman, Rick Moody, A.C. Newman, Megan Reilly, Will Sheff, Colson Whitehead @ City Winery

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Bang on a Can says:

On April 28, Bang on a Can is celebrating 25 years with an extraordinary triple-bill at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars US Premiere of Field Recordings, the Asphalt Orchestra World Premiere collaboration with drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, and MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.

Using film, found sound, and archival audio and video, Field Recordings features nine hot-off-the-press commissioned works for the the unstoppable Bang on a Can All-Stars by: Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix (performing live), Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Christian Marclay (performing live), Julia Wolfe, Nick Zammuto, (performing live), and Evan Ziporyn (performing live).

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Jack White played Webster Hall last night, and Colbert again before that. Watch the Comedy Central TV appearance below...

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Jack White

Did you make it to Webster Hall or watch the Gary Oldman-directed stream? If you missed it, it seems to still be on repeat over on YouTube. Check out the full 2-set Jack White setlist, featuring songs from throughout his career and many bands, below...

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Third Man

"...And now, Jack White will be giving back to the city that's so warmly embraced his debut album, as his Third Man Records Rolling Record Store hits the Big Apple on Thursday the 26th to bestow upon the citizenry free tickets to Jack White's American Express Unstaged concert at Webster Hall on Friday April 27th.

An educational vinyl adventure center on wheels, Third Man Records' Rolling Record Store will be wheeling into locations all over the New York City area, then tweeting (@ThirdManRRS) each location along with instructions on how to claim a pair of free tickets to the show. There are only five pairs of tickets, one pair to be given away at each of five locations.

Jack's American Express Unstaged event, to be directed by Gary Oldman, will be previewed by one new video each day leading up to the actual performance on Friday. The first of these can be seen at youtube.com/jackwhitevevo...
Tickets for the Webster Hall show went on sale and sold out quickly last week. Blunderbuss is out now.

Outside Lands

"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."
Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2012 lineup (Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex...)"

Blunderbuss

Jack White's debut solo album, Blunderbuss, is out April 23rd but streaming on iTunes now.

As mentioned yesterday, "Tickets for the April 27 performance at Webster Hall in New York City are available for American Express Cardmembers during an exclusive presale window beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 12:00 PM ET at www.Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available to the general public beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 3:00 PM ET at www.Ticketmaster.com."

Watch and listen to Jack discuss the new album with Bob Boilen at NPR in the video below...

Continue reading "iTunes streaming new Jack Whites LP 'Blunderbuss'; Webster Hall tickets going on sale"

Jack White

Jack White previously announced a tour that brings him and his band to NYC for two sold out shows at Roseland Ballroom in May. Today it has been announced that Jack will play a show at the much smaller Webster Hall on April 27 (three days after the release of BLUNDERBUSS). The show will be open to the public and will stream online as part of the American Express "UNSTAGED" series that hands over live concert directorial duties to famous filmmakers (like Arcade Fire at MSG was). Jack White's webcast will be directed by Gary Oldman and will stream live at http://www.youtube.com/JackWhiteVEVO (at 9pm EST).

"Tickets for the April 27 performance at Webster Hall in New York City are available for American Express Cardmembers during an exclusive presale window beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 12:00 PM ET at www.Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available to the general public beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 3:00 PM ET at www.Ticketmaster.com."

The NYC dated is one of a few new ones announced for Jack who was also recently announced as a Lollapalooza headliner. Other new dates are in London, Paris, and LA. All shows are listed below...

Continue reading "Jack White adds dates, playing Webster Hall; Gary Oldman will direct 'Unstaged' YouTube stream "

Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)
Lolla

Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2012 lineup (Jack White, At The Drive-In, Sigur Ros, Black Keys, RHCP, Afghan Whigs, M83, Weeknd, SBTRKT, Black Sabbath & more)"

Alambama Shakes @ SXSW 2012 (photo by hools)
Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes, who like Jack White were down at SXSW last week, will be opening for him at both of the just-announced Roseland Ballroom shows, and four other shows too. The band writes:

"We are beyond ecstatic to announce that we will be opening 6 shows for Jack White. May 15/16 in Nashville at the Ryman, May 19 in Asheville at the Orange Peel, May 21/22 in New York City at the Roseland Ballroom and May 24th in Detroit at the Scottish Rite Theater. Tickets go on sale on Friday. So fired up for these dates."
Tickets to the shows are now on Ticketmaster and go on general sale Friday, 3/23, at 1pm.

Jack White @ SXSW 2012 (photo by manotaur)
Jack White

"Exactly twelve hours later, my ears are still screaming, my head still pounding from Jack White's incinerating double-band set at the Third Man Records showcase at SXSW on Friday night. Running the track gamut through his various bands and projects after fantastic opening sets from White Rabbits, Reggie Watts, John Reilly and Karen Elson, White unleashed a nearly two-dozen song show at the Stage on Sixth - packed with new songs and old favorites - which concretely affirmed that the demise of The White Stripes is under no circumstance a signaled retreat from the days of Jack's blazing blues-rock lashings and furious guitar-solo spaz-outs." [antiquiet]
Check out most of the setlist from Jack White's SXSW show, White Stripes songs included, below.

Like on SNL, he played first with a female band, and then with an all male one. As antiquiet points out, Bill Murray was among those rocking out in the audience. Many people were also listening from the street as you can see in the video below.

And... Jack White has announced a tour that will bring him to Roseland Ballroom in NYC for two shows in May...

On Wednesday, March 21st a limited amount of tickets for all dates will be available for pre-sale to Vault members starting at 9 am local time and if stock permits, pre-sale tickets for European dates only will then be available to the general public starting at 1 pm local time here. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 23rd at 9 am local time in Europe and 10 am PT/12 pm CT/1 pm ET for the US dates.
All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Jack White played SXSW, announces tour (dates & setlist)"

Jack White
Jack White
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Jack White, no longer in the White Stripes, has a solo album on the way. Jack played two of the new songs live last night on Saturday Night Live, a show that recently featured performances by Sleigh Bells, Bon Iver, Justin Timberlake as Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, and Kristen Wiig as Lana Del Rey. First he performed "Love Interruption" with an all girl band, and then "Sixteen Saltines" with all guys. Watch both SNL videos, intros by host Lindsay Lohan included, below. Bonus points if you can name some of his band members...

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Jack White

As mentioned, Jack White will release his first solo album, Blunderbuss, on April 24 via Third Man/Columbia. You've already heard the first single, "Love Interruption," which is out now digitally. You can watch the video for that track below. Its b-side, "Machine Gun Silhouette," allegedly surfaced on soundcloud earlier this month and has since been removed but you can try your luck with some of the streams on tumblr.

Jack White has a few tour dates coming up (none in NYC) but he will be here as the musical guest on SNL on March 3. That episode is being hosted by Lindsay Lohan. Sleigh Bells were the last SNL guest, and The Shins play the week after Jack White (with host Jonah Hill).

All Jack White dates (which do not include SXSW, though there is a rumor) and video below...

Continue reading "Jack White playing SNL next week (this week is a repeat), touring (dates & new video)"

Sasquatch

"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2012 lineup announced (Bon Iver, Jack White, Beck, Tenacious D, Shins, Portlandia, Spiritualized & more) "

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Jack White

Let's be honest, some may claim The White Stripes were basically the Jack White show in disguise (despite shared song credits). With the band in the rearview, Jack White has made it official. He'll release a solo LP via Third Man Records/Columbia on April 24.

Produced by White and recorded at his own Third Man Studio in Nashville, Blunderbuss has been described by White as "an album I couldn't have released until now. I've put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas."
But first comes a preview in the form of a 7" from the Raconteurs/Dead Weather member which is on sale digitally TONIGHT (1/30) at midnight EST (technically 1/31 unless you're out west). The actual record is out on 2/7. The song, "Love Interruption" 7" (which will be accompanied by a non-LP B-Side of "Machine Gun Silhouette"), can also be streamed NOW, below...

Continue reading "Jack White now a solo artist, new LP coming (listen to a song)"

American Pickers

Jack White, who just put a new "vault package" up for sale, will release new 7"s by Tom Jones and Duane The Teenage Weirdo on his Third Man imprint this year. End-of-2011 releases included John C. Reily and Jerry Lee Lewis.

White will also appear on TV show American Pickers tonight (January 9th):

Jack White welcomes the crew from The History Channel's American Pickers for a rare visit to his Nashville-based Third Man Records this Monday, January 9th at 9 pm / 8pm Central (Check local listings).

Jack drives a hard bargain with the American Pickers guys, offering personal artifacts including the actual photo booth used in The Dead Weather "Hang You From The Heavens" video in exchange for one of the most "memorable" treasures ever to appear on the show.
Set your DVRs. Watch the TV commercial, and a new video featuring Jack White from the Danger Mouse-Daniele Luppi album Rome, below.

Catch Third Man group The Black Belles on tour and in NYC in February.

Continue reading "Jack White/Third Man on American Pickers tonight, releasing Tom Jones & other stuff"

Austra @ Pier 54 in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Austra

today in NYC
* Bebel Gilberto @ City Winery
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Carla Rhodes @ Bowery Poetry Club
* The Soft Moon @ Home Sweet Home
* Doron Sadja @ Issue Project Room
* James Blake, Chairlift @ Webster Hall
* Elvis Costello @ Wellmont Theater (NJ)
* Deadmau5, Excision @ Roseland Ballroom
* Thomas Dolby lecture & show @ 92YTribeca
* Petty Fest @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Ramblin' Jack Elliot @ Highline Ballroom
* Styles P, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch @ BB King's
* Useless Eaters, Liquor Store @ Cake Shop
* Ted Leo (solo), Friends @ Knitting Factory
* Austra, Light Asylum, Lydia @ Bowery Ballroom
* Yvette, Ivez, LUSHES, Buddy Bag @ Shea Stadium
* Young Magic, Love Connection @ Mercury Lounge
* Kayo Dot, Ergo, So Is The Tongue @ Littlefield
* Portishead, Thought Forms @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Brass Castle, Dead Stars, Fountains @ Union Pool
* Travis Laplante, Trevor Dunn, Ches Smith @ Zebulon
* Fang Island, People Get Ready, Fort Lean @ Glasslands
* Ha Ha Tonka, Tall Tall Trees, Hoots & Hellmouth @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Night Manager, Alan Watts, Guardian Alien, Gospels @ Bruar Falls
* The Selfsame, Spacecamp, Pretty Good Dance Moves, Momo Swift @ Pianos
* Toubab Krewe, Zongo Junction, Superhuman Happiness @ Le Poisson Rouge
* She Keeps Bees, Ivana XL, Last Good Tooth, Abraham King @ Death By Audio

Black Star at Irving Plaza is cancelled.

Portishead at Hammerstein Ballroom and on Fallon tonight.

Jeff the Brotherhood are on Fallon tomorrow!

New Jeff the Brotherhood video for the Jack White-produced "Whatever I Want", below...

What else?

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Jack White

I'd expect a press release like this on April 1st, but alas, it did in fact come today (August 31). Here it is, in its entirety...

In the grand tradition of peanut butter meeting Iggy's chest or Bing Crosby getting down with David Bowie, Third Man Records is ecstatic to present the latest in a long-line of unexpected musical pairings...Insane Clown Posse and Mozart.

Back in '82, ahem, 1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a piece that's been left out of the spotlight ever since. The title of the piece is "Leck Mich Im Arsch" or literally translated to English as "Lick me in the arse." Understandably this piece has figuratively been swept under the rug. So who better to give this piece it's due respect than the wildly successful, much misunderstood, and divisive Southwest Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse?

With fellow Southwest Detroit-born Jack White at the production helm and musical backing by Nashville's very own Jeff the Brotherhood, this 2011 version of "Leck Mich Im Arsch" marries Mozart's melody (and lyrics sung in operatic German) with ICP's poignant lyrical addition in English and Jeff the B's monster-riffs, letting the whole thing tie together in the most beautiful of ways.

The b-side "Mountain Girl" finds Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope telling tall tales about a shotgun wedding, meth problems and moonshine...all pretty common-fare for a twangy country song birthed in Nashville.

The 7" single and iTunes digital download of "Leck Mich Im Arsch" will be available for sale on September 13th. One-hundred Tri-color versions of the single will be available from the Third Man Rolling Record Store at the MI Fest in Brooklyn, Michigan on September 17th and another 50 Tri-colors will be randomly inserted into mail orders dispatched by Third Man Records.
Weird but true. Video preview and full "song" stream below...

Continue reading "Jack White produced Insane Clown Posse (and Mozart) backed by Jeff The Brotherhood for Third Man Records"

Smoke Fairies at iTunes Festival (via iTunes UK)
Smoke Fairies

Smoke Fairies kick off a tour with Rasputina later this month. As mentioned, the tour does not include any NYC dates, but Smoke Fairies will return to NYC on August 22 at Rockwood Music Hall (one of the two NYC venues they played last time they were here).

Smoke Fairies recently played iTunes Festival in London with Seasick Steve. Seasick Steve records on Jack White's Third Man Records, the same label that released Smoke Fairies' "Gastown/Riversong" 7" in 2009. Jack played with Seasick Steve at the festival, along with his Dead Weather bandmate Alison Mosshart and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. If you missed the show, you can watch the whole thing at iTunes along with performances by Beady Eye, Cat's Eyes, Paul Simon, Arctic Monkeys and others. The iTunes Fest presents a new show every day in July. Upcoming shows include Mogwai, Coldplay and Moby.

Jack White's old band The White Stripes uncovered two unreleased tracks via the Third Man Vault. Listen to "Signed D.C." and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" below.

Jack also recently collaborated with underground hip hop mainstay Black Milk. You can read Black Milk's account of the experience at his blog and stream the songs. The 7" is available at Black Milk's webstore.

Updated Smoke Fairies dates and videos below...

Continue reading "Smoke Fairies add a show, watch iTunes Fest online, listen to unearthed White Stripes & Black Milk too"

The Kills' Jamie Hince w/ bride Kate Moss
Kate Moss

"I'm just absolutely concentrated on The Kills and I don't really care what people think or say about it, even our fans. I think you're in trouble if you start only doing what your fans expect of you. So when people write about our success in relation to Jack White or The White Stripes, it doesn't torture me too much. I think it's hard to expect journalists to pin down your sound, anyway. Especially since the heyday of rock journalism, it's just easiest to describe bands by comparing them to other bands."
[Jamie Hince]
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Eventful week for The Kills. Jamie married Katie Moss on Friday...
Village roads were shut by police as Kate and The Kills rocker Jamie married at their local church on ­Friday. They are celebrating with a three-day mini festival for guests ­including Sir Paul ­McCartney, Bob Geldof, Naomi Campbell and pal Sadie Frost.

Veteran ­crooner Bryan Ferry performed during a reception that went on until 5am. It also featured trapeze artists, burlesque ­performers and more bands. [Mirror]

Alison Mosshart then took some time off from the mini-festival to perform " Write Me a Few Lines" with Seasick Steve, her recently divorced Dead Weather bandmate Jack White (on drums), and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones at the iTunes Festival last night UK time (7/3).

The Kills' Alison Mosshart w/ Seasick Steve
Alison

It happened during Seasick Steve's headlining set and you can watch the video below.

The Kills return to America in August to play Lollapalooza followed by three dates with A Place To Bury Strangers, two of which are at Terminal 5 with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The Kills return to the road in September to play some shows around their appearance at Bumbershoot. All tour dates and the Domino-signed band's new video for "Future Starts Slow", below...

Continue reading "Jamie Hince married Kate Moss, Alison Mosshart played w/ Jack White, John Paul Jones & Seasick Steve (videos)"

photos by Ryan Muir

Jack White and Stephen Colbert

I think it went something like this:

  1. Jack White "discovers" the Black Belles, releases a 7" on his Third Man Records label in 2010.
  2. The White Stripes break up.
  3. Jack White gets a divorce.
  4. The Black Belles remain mysterious, but then suddenly show up as the musical guest on the Colbert Report Thursday night. This is of course the same week Colbert is airing three Jack White segments, so it's not that surprising that one of Jack's bands would play the final night.
  5. The Black Belles, introduced by Jack on the TV show, end up playing with Stephen Colbert as their frontman. (watch below)
  6. The song they play is the debut and announcement of a new Stephen Colbert and Black Belles single on Third Man Records. Like Conan O'Brien before him, Stephen Colbert is now officially part of the Third Man family.
  7. Jack and Stephen also announce that they will appear in NYC at The Lot at the High Line the very next day at 11am (aka earlier today, Friday, June 24, 2011). Their plan is to sell the record.
  8. But first Jack goes bowling.
  9. On Friday morning and afternoon, they sell that record out of the Third Man Records Rolling Record Store that made its debut at SXSW.
  10. Not surprisingly, large crowds gather at the High Line to get a record. Those in attendance witness Jack and Stephen sing the National Anthem followed by Stephen and The Black Belles performing their song.
  11. The event ends with an autograph signing
Video of the The Black Belles playing the song on Colbert, audio of the single (a side and b side), and more pictures and videos from the whole High Line event, below...

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