Entries tagged with: Jack White
In addition to frontman White, who drums and sings in the band, the supergroup quartet includes vocalist Alison Mosshart of U.K. outfit The Kills; guitarist Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age; and bass player Jack Lawrence, one of White's fellow Raconteurs.Thanks to all who emailed. Video below...
The Dead Weather made their performance debut in Nashville last night in front of an invitation-only crowd of 150 fans, insiders and friends, including Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and fellow White Striper Meg White.
The 20-minute show took place at the headquarters of the White-founded label Third Man Records, a building designed to serve as a one-stop shop for rockers, housing a record store, photo studio and stage.
"This band is the first project to come out of this new system, which is our new studio in town and this building," White told the crowd before the gig.
The band's debut single, "Hang You From the Heavens," is already available for download on iTunes. Their 11-song debut album, Horehound, will consist of 10 original tracks and a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony."
It's set for release on White's Third Man label in June. [E]
Nada Surf @ Bowery Ballroom in August (more by Chris La Putt)
today in NYC
* Blip Festival
* Bowieball @ Santos
* Brian Posehn @ Comix
* Budos Band @ BAM Cafe
* Tombs @ Death By Audio
* Twisted Sister @ Nokia Theatre
* a craft fair @ Knitting Factory
* Yuka Honda & Sean Lennon @ Joe's Pub
* Vampire Weekend & Fiasco @ Terminal 5
* The Nouvellas & Mighty Fine @ Zebulon
* Owen & Caithlin De Marrais @ Mercury Lounge
* Yeasayer, Suckers & Gates of Heaven @ MHOW
* Cloak/Dagger & Psyched to Die @ the Charleston
* Stellastarr*, The Postelles & Native Black @ Pianos
* Phonograph, Salt & Samovar @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Nada Surf, Delta Spirit & Gramercy Arms @ Bowery Ballroom
Check out the Raconteurs video for "Old Enough" (featuring Ricky Scaggs and Ashley Monroe) below...
Jack White has commented for the first time on his upcoming James Bond theme song, "Another Way To Die." The track, written, produced & performed by White and featuring Alicia Keys, is the first duet theme song in Bond movie history. The film, Quantum Of Solace, directed by Marc Forster and staring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be released theatrically in November '08.Bob Dylan must be jealous. Tour dates below...
Describing the creative process White says:
"After a couple of years of wanting to collaborate with Alicia Keys, it took James Bond himself to finally make it happen. Alicia put some electric energy into her breath that cemented itself into the magnetic tape. Very inspiring to watch. It gave me a new voice, and I wasn't myself anymore. I drummed for her voice and she mimicked the guitar tones, then we joined our voices and screamed and moaned about these characters in the film and their isolation, having no one to trust, not even themselves. Maybe we became them for a few minutes.
The Memphis Horns were there to help us out, along with some of Nashville's finest. Might be the first analogue Bond theme in twenty years, I don't know. We wanted to push soul into those tapes, and join the family of Barry, Bassey, Connery and Craig."
Jack White kicks off a series of European festival dates with his band The Raconteurs on August 23rd. A North American tour begins on September 16th in Portland, Oregon.
Jack White & Last Shadow Puppets @ Glastonbury - June 28, 2008 (cred)
There had been rumours flying around Glastonbury that the Last Shadow Puppets would make a surprise appearance at some point during the three day event.The video of Jack playing with them is below along with every official video the Last Shadow Puppets have made (because I don't think I ever posted them before).
The band, which is the side project of Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys and the Rascals' Miles Kane, performed on the Park Stage to a large crowd who had gathered in hope of their appearance.
But fans got far more than they bargained for as none other then Jack White joined them on stage.
6 Music caught up with Alex Turner backstage who said it was all his girlfriend Alexa Chung's idea to get Jack White on board.
Turner said: "Well actually Alexa said, 'Is Jack White playing with you, why don't you get him?'. As she was sprawled across the bed while we were having a nap earlier on. So I thought yeah, that would be a good idea. So off I went and then he kindly joined us." [BBC]
The next Last Shadow Puppets NYC show is going to be somewhat larger than their last one. All dates (including one in LA) below too.....
Jack White & Jack Lawrence @ Terminal 5, Saturday night (Play Vicious)
Brendan Benson, Nick Zinner, Jack Lawrence & White - also Saturday (roxxan23)
Are people actually saying that Saturday night show was just OK??? It was absolutely ripping and jack white is one of the best guitarists alive. The guy was going crazy on stage. He was more into the show than anyone else in the place. The venue sucked, but who cares, no lines for beer. [Anonymous]Black Lips opened all three nights. More pictures, and Saturday night's Raconteurs setlist, below....
About a week after he had his own Superman moment, Jack White made a rare public appearance with his wife, supermodel Karen Elson, to the opening of the "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala on Monday, May 5th. [The Modern Age]The superheroes exhibit will be at the Met until September 1st. College students (ID required) can also check it out during this special event happening Thursday night.....
Thursday, May 8, 7:00-10:00 p.m.I was also told that "the event will have food, a costume contest, tours of both galleries, and The Juan MacLean DJing."
Superheroes and Super Chic
The College Group at the Met invites you to join us for a super soirÉe in celebration of the opening of the Costume Institute's spring exhibition "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy." Students will also tour the Wrightsman Galleries, home to the Museum's renowned collection of French furniture and related decorative arts pieces. The event will take place in the Great Hall and the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court.
Sound seepage is a common problem at Coachella and Glen Hansard found himself in the thick of it when he started the Swell Season's outdoor stage set solo with just an acoustic guitar. Rock from the mainstage and beats from the tents gave him pause.The Swell Season are currently on tour and will play Radio City Music Hall in NYC on May 19th. It was also just announced that they're playing the Baltimore Virgin Festival in August. Right before Coachella they played Jimmy Kimmel. Videos from that and Coachella (and the latest tour dates) below.....
"How to be louder than the Raconteurs? You turn it up," he said midsong, and indeed the PA was boosted a good 20-30% louder. Thrilled when Jack White and company finished, he half joked " now all we've got to worry about is Aphex Twin."
Not only did Hansard, who won the best song Oscar this year with his partner Marketa Irglova, handle it all in stride, he turned the Swell Season set into a Coachella celebration. He recruited the National's drummer Bryan Devendorf and played covers of other acts' songs: in honor of meeting Kim Deal, she was here with the Breeders, Hansard and Irglova dueted on the Pixies "Cactus," and with the full band did an impressive version of Kraftwerk's "Model." [VARIETY]
Portishead @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
When we headed over to the main stage for the Breeders set I spotted Rosanna Arquette. She was wearing a big orange dress and a sun hat and had a TV crew in tow. I hoped silently to myself at that moment that she was not doing a reality TV show.the Raconteurs @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
When we arrived at the main stage our golf cart nearly ran over Jack White. I almost asked him if he wanted a ride but chickened out. Thankfully he was braver than us and came up a few minutes later to give us hugs and thank US for letting HIM cover "Walking With a Ghost." I almost died.
As if WE need to be getting the Thank you! COME ON!!!! He was so wonderful. And adorable. I loved his outfit! [Tegan and Sara]
Photos & video of Tegan & Sara's Coachella performance has been posted too.
Street Teams Gone Wild (thestreetnetwork)
Tickets go on presale Tuesday for a bunch of new Raconeturs shows including two at the 9:30 Club in DC, and one at Terminal 5 in NYC. All dates below.....
Early this month, as the story goes, Jack White walked into the offices of his record label with the finished masters of the new Raconteurs album and demanded that they release it ASAP. Never ones to back down from a challenge, Warner Bros. arranged to have it in stores on March 25, as was announced on Tuesday. This morning, though, Apple managed put it out even sooner when they accidentally made it for sale on iTunes. At least a few people purchased it before it was taken down, and copies are floating around on file-sharing services right now. Jack White is going to be SO EXCITED! [NY Press] (thx all)Something slightly similar happened to Arcade Fire too once.
Some Raconteurs tour dates HERE.
Death Cab For Cutie (new album soon) and The Raconteurs (new album very soon) have each announced separate tours that don't include NYC dates, but both do include Coachella and Bonnaroo. The Raconteurs presale code = consolers. Chris Walla gave away a guitar. All dates below....
Dewey Cox @ Knitting Factory, NYC - Dec 19, 2007 (by Bao)
I thought it was pretty good (the movie, not the live show at Knitting Factory that I didn't go to). I loved all the geeky music references and cameos (like Jack White as Elvis). It made up for it not being as funny as other Judd Apatow movies I've seen. Watch the first ten minutes online. Watch a special Dewey Cox Christmas video below....
* Bob is selling Cadillacs
* I'm Not There opens tonight
* "I'm not There" captures Dylan through a prism
* Antony is one of the artists covering Dylan on the soundtrack
* Cover Dylan yourself and win a prize
* Director Todd Haynes lists his favorite Dylan songs for Rhapsody
* There's a Dylan song on a new benefit CD to fight hunger
* Bob Dylan is on the cover of the Voice (again)
* Jack White is recording Hank Williams for Bob Dylan
* Jack White recently played with Bob Dylan at a show
* Jack White & Meg White are also working with Beck
* Dick Wilson, RIP