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Paul McCartney in Mexico City
Paul McCartney

"Terrified Sir Paul McCartney had to be rescued by cops after a mob attacked his tour bus in a dodgy no-go part of Mexico City.

Youths forced his driver to stop then started jumping up and down on the roof as the Beatles legend, 67, cowered inside.

A source said: "At first his security team thought it was just swarms of fans but when people started scaling the bus, the situation changed in a flash." They called cops who raced to the rescue. "Paul and the team were shaken up," the source added.

It happened after his gig at the Foro Sol stadium on Saturday at 1am. His management team are now reviewing security.

Macca, who was unhurt, was in Washington last night for a White House concert." [mirror.co.uk (via)]

Paul played two shows while in Mexico City. Both setlists are below. The White House concert takes place Wednesday June 2nd, and will be aired on PBS later this summer...
The program, to be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series, will air on PBS stations nationwide on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 8 p.m. EDT (check local listings) as "Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House."

The concert will feature a tribute by major stars, many of whom will perform the songs that propelled McCartney to legendary status in music and humanitarianism around the world. The lineup of performers includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jonas Brothers, Dave Grohl, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae and remarks by Jerry Seinfeld.

The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was created by the Library of Congress to honor artists whose creative output transcends distinctions between musical styles and idioms, bringing diverse listeners together, and fostering mutual understanding and appreciation.

Paul's other upcoming dates include Salt Lake City and San Francisco. All dates below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney's bus was "attacked" in Mexico (setlists), he's playing the White House w/ Jack White ++ other dates "

The Dead Weather @ Coachella (more by Rachel Carr)
The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather have a new album, Sea of Cowards, coming out May 11th on Third Man Records/Warner Bros. As a preview of the record, the band will play it straight through at the Third Man building in Nashville on Monday, May 3rd, at 6pm (today), a set that'll be streaming on Myspace. The record is also streaming at NPR.

The band just played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 2nd. Here's a review of their set:

White Stripes honcho Jack White led his latest alt-rock ensemble, the Dead Weather, in a compact but potent romp through moody and scarifying guitar-centric songs, mostly from the Horehound album. Alison Mosshart's vocals and flailing theatrics competed for attention with White's no-holds-barred guitar attacks and usually lost. Until the final song, that is: "Will There Be Enough Water?," delivered during a steady drizzle, found them both in peak form, playing with whisper-to-scream dynamics and flattening the audience. [USA Today]
...I wonder if the USA Today reviewer realizes that Jack White mainly plays drums in the band whose other upcoming shows include sets at Bonnaroo and Glastonbury. They'll also be playing a Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park on August 3rd (details forthcoming, but it will cost money). Update: full tour announced. All dates below.

Jack White's wife Karen Elson has her own outside summer show coming up. She plays with Band of Horses and Grizzly Bear at Waterfront on June 20th. Tickets are on sale for that.

Also on the horizon for Jack White: a possible White Stripes "reunion". What he's said about that, all tour dates, album art, tracklist and the video for the album's first single are below...

Continue reading "The Dead Weather playing Prospect Park this summer & on MySpace today ++ full new album streaming now "

photos by Rachel Carr, words by Daiana Feuer

"Wow. The Sahara is past capacity at Coachella for Die Antwoord. No midget. Waiting for the trainwreck but people dig it." - The Scenestar

"Seeing a shirtless Danny DeVito run across the stage while Faith No More played pretty much made my #coachella weekend." - stovn

Die Antwoord, Faith No More
Coachella 2010 - Day 2
Coachella 2010 - Day 2

Flopping phalluses are in this year according to Major Lazer and Die Antwoord. Each presented the intersection of beats, party-hyping, gross humor, and dancing in your underwear. Day 2 of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival had an overall far-out theme. Some with sexually explicit lunacy, others with psychedelic music. South Africa's Die Antwoord introduced zef-rap to the festival, South Africa's version of white trash hip hop-a bold, fearless expression of crazy stick a finger up your bum entertainment.

Before arriving at these culminating moments, the day progressed through a series of psychedelic and/or raunchy expressions. John Waters kicked things off with thoughts on crawling through pig poo, taking poppers, the pleasures of sploshing, and strange things he wants to do before he dies. Gossip's Beth Ditto hoped he was watching her blazing disco soul performance but was afraid to look backstage and see him smiling and waving at her. Gossip put on a set that inspired revelations on reality in the most self-empowering ways.

John Waters & Beth Ditto @ Coachella (this pics via Jermey Scott)
Beth Ditto and John Waters

The day's best covers include Faith No More doing "Reunited" (they also covered Michael Jackson's "Ben"), Portugal, The Man's jamming Bowie's "Moonlight Daydream," and Girls' flawless "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers. The last was a most appropriate choice for the band with an Ariel Pink sensibility towards '50s ballads. MGMT brought the futuristic 1960s with songs from its new album. Many pointed out that the band didn't play "Kids", but that seems to miss the point that MGMT put on a pretty sophisticated, experimental live performance of the band's signature Indian headdress on Phil Spector Fraggle Rock sound.

The Raveonettes played as a duo and sans drum machine, adorably sharing a mic sometimes. The rest of the band remains trapped under lava in Iceland, figuratively speaking. Camera Obscura also shouted out bands stuck in the UK, dedicating "Let's Get Out Of This Country" to those who could not make it.

It seems almost every DJ this weekend has sampled Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor" except Flying Lotus, who took the stage all on his own (no Thom Yorke cameo included). After warming up the crowd with some first grade experimental hip hop, FlyLo brought out the big guns, sounds combined in layers and pitches that act like quaaludes on the light speed continuum. The Dirty Projectors girls evoked cool electronic birds and the Dezurik Sisters with their harmonizing powers. Beach House cooed the audience romantically as 50% of the band, Alex Scally, rubbed his slide up and down the frets.

Did that sound sexy? It's time to talk about sexy. The xx provided the mellow arousal Blonde Redhead and Portishead have given Coachella the last two years. People like The xx because they want sex that fits this soundtrack. They also want sex as excitingly goofy gross as Die Antwoord and to fall in love with a gal like Sia, all at the same time. Sia's beautiful voice closed the night in the Gobi tent, and though her accent rendered her side comments completely incomprehensible, everyone laughed and agreed with anything she said. On the other hand, as great and sexy as the Dead Weather sounded, I don't know if I want to bed someone who demands I treat her like my mother. Old Crow Medicine Show suggested letting a woman rule your mind leads to troubles during "Minglewood Blues." Instead, let her win your heart with country-fried dinner.

Faith No More's twelve-song set included a cameo by a semi-streaker who happened to be Coachella regular Danny Devito. You can see that happen in one of the videos below. Faith No More's whole setlist is down there too.

Porcupine Tree, Tokyo Police Club, Hot Chip, The Almighty Defenders, Les Claypool, Devo, and Muse were also on the bill Saturday. Our review, pictures and videos from Friday are HERE. Saturday continues below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2010 - Day Two in pics, video & review (Die Antwoord shots & Faith No More's setlist included)"

photos by Samantha Marble

Karen Elson

Karen Elson, wife of one Jack White, played her first New York show Monday night (March. 22) at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan, showcasing songs from her forthcoming album 'The Ghost That Walks'.

Oldham-born Elson played acoustic guitar and was backed by a five-piece band during her hour-long set. Prior rumours of an appearance by her husband were proved false, although White produced and plays drums on Elson's album, out on May 25.

It was only Elson's fourth solo appearance, though Elson herself is far from inexperienced, having contributed vocals to Robert Plant's 'Dreamland' album in 2003 and duetted with Cat Power in 2006 on a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's 'I Love You (Me Neither)'. [Spinner]

One of Karen's first three solo performances took place at the Third Man Records pop up store (aka Franks Deli & Grocery) at SXSW in Austin on Saturday, March 20th. Samantha Marble got some pictures and reports:
The line to get into Karen Elson's last performance at SXSW was more than half way down the block only moments before the show was scheduled to take place. The show took place in a small, dimly lit room in the very back of Frank's Deli & Grocery. The setting was a perfect accompaniment to her enchanting voice and haunting lyrics. In between songs joked around with the crowd, explained what inspired her songs and raved about the musicians that accompanied her. The entire performance stood out as one of the loveliest shows I went to during SXSW.
More album info HERE. More pictures from the Texas show below...

Continue reading "Karen Elson played Le Poisson Rouge in NYC & SXSW (pics) "

Karen Elson

Karen Elson's debut album, The Ghost Who Walks, comes out on Third Man/XL this summer.

While this album marks Karen's solo debut, she has spent 6 years as a founding member of New York City-based political cabaret The Citizens Band and has been involved in several musical projects over the past few years, including adding her vocals to tracks for Robert Plant and recording a duet with Cat Power for a Serge Gainsbourg tribute album ("Je Taime Moi Non Plus"). The Ghost Who Walks was recorded at Third Man Studios in Tennessee with [Elson's husband & record label head] Jack White as producer and features 12 songs - 11 original compositions by Karen and 1 cover of a song by her Citizens Band cohort Rachelle Garniez.
An acoustic live version of the record's first single, "The Ghost Who Walks," is posted below.

A full version of the song will be released on 7" on March 17th. One of the places you can get it is the Third Man Records pop-up store coming to SXSW/Austin, where she'll be playing. Third Man ran a pop-up store in New York City last July, where the Dead Weather played. Her schedule for the fest is below.

She'll also be at NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, March 22nd. Tickets are on sale.

Third Man SXSW flyer, and Karen Elson cover art, live video and tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Karen Elson releasing album on Third Man Records & XL - playing SXSW, Third Man Records Pop Up Store & NYC"

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Dead Weather
Dead Weather

Passion Pit and the Clipse -- featuring Cam'ron and Rick Ross -- have just been confirmed to perform at the sixth-annual Woodies, joining already-announced acts Death Cab for Cutie, the Dead Weather and Matt & Kim. Breakout Woodie nominees Passion Pit will be performing their breakout single "The Reeling," while the Clipse will take on a pair of tracks, teaming with Cam on "Popular Demand (Popeye's)" and Ross for "I'm Good." Genre-blurring DJ/producer Diplo, who lately has been spending time as one half of Major Lazer, has also been announced as the house DJ for the night.

But all the onstage action won't just be of the performance variety. On Monday (November 16), the Woodies also announced a slate of big-name presenters, including Pete Wentz, Zooey Deschanel, 3OH!3, Mary-Louise Parker, David Cross, Janelle Monáe, and Woodie of the Year nominee Asher Roth.

The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards will take place this Wednesday [tonight] at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. The show will then premiere Friday, December 4, at 10 p.m. ET on mtvU, MTV, MTV2 and Palladia.

Tickets to the Woodie Awards were mainly given out to college students. Last night (11/17), The Dead Weather played a pre-Woody show with Violent Soho at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Less than a day earlier the news broke that Dead Weather drummer Jack White would be working with Wanda Jackson on her new album. More pictures and a video from the Brooklyn show, below...

Continue reading "The Dead Weather played Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics), playing Woodies tonight w/ Passion Pit, Diplo & Clipse "

The Dead Weather @ Home Sweet Home in July (more by Ryan Muir)
Dead Weather

The Dead Weather will be performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (11/17) with an opening set by Ecstatic Peace-signed Australians Violent Soho. To go with that, some other Jack White news...

Jack White will be working with "Queen of Rockabilly" Wanda Jackson. The pairing sounds similar to what White did with Loretta Lynn for her 2004, Grammy-winning record Van Lear Rose, but Jackson says, "They had a super album, but he didn't have her do anything different, you know. She just did her little Loretta Lynn songs. But he told me he's gonna stretch me some, so we'll see." A 2009 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Wanda recently performed at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans.

One album White will not be helping with is the new record from Slash. On the nature of that, Slash said, "I wanted to get Jack White to sing on something, but he didn't want to sing. He said 'I'll play drums, I'll play guitar, but I don't wanna sing.'" Slash did manage to get "Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Flea and three of former Guns N' Roses bandmates, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler and Duff McKagan" though.

Another project White has had a hand in putting out is composer John Boswell's remix of Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" series called "A Glorious Dawn." The song puts a beat under Sagan's auto-tuned narration and features a guest spot from Stephen Hawking. The track, on YouTube since September (below), is out now through White's Third Man Records.

The Dead Weather also just put out a record of their own, an unannounced EP called Live from Third Man West, which features five songs and four videos from their performance at a promotional pop-up store in Los Angeles in August (similar to what they did in New York in July). You can get it through iTunes.

The Dead Weather play Wednesday too (November 18th) at the mtvU Woodie Awards at Roseland Ballroom, and travel to New Zealand, Australia and Japan in March, 2010.

Tour dates and "A Glorious Dawn" are below...

Continue reading "Dead Weather in town w/ new EP ++ Jack White works w/ Wanda Jackson, but not Slash -- releases Carl Sagan"

DOWNLOAD: Death - Politicians In My Eyes (MP3)

Death of Detroit

Forgotten except by the most fervent punk rock record collectors... Death would likely have remained lost in obscurity if not for the discovery last year of a 1974 demo tape in [bassist] Bobby [Hackney]'s attic. Released [in February] by Drag City Records as "... For the Whole World to See," Death's newly unearthed recordings reveal a remarkable missing link between the high-energy hard rock of Detroit bands like the Stooges and MC5 from the late 1960s and early '70s and the high-velocity assault of punk from its breakthrough years of 1976 and '77. Death's songs "Politicians in My Eyes," "Keep On Knocking" and "Freakin Out" are scorching blasts of feral ur-punk, making the brothers unwitting artistic kin to their punk-pioneer contemporaries the Ramones, in New York; Rocket From the Tombs, in Cleveland; and the Saints, in Brisbane, Australia. They also preceded Bad Brains, the most celebrated African-American punk band, by almost five years. [NYTimes]
Just a few months after Drag City breathed life into ...For The Whole World To See, Death (not to be confused with the legendary Floridian death metal band featuring the late Chuck Schuldiner) was resurrected. The Brothers Hackney have scheduled three US shows over the last weekend in September in their former hometown of Detroit (they reside in Bulington, VT), Chicago, and Cleveland. They're also now confirmed to play Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

No word on who will fill the shoes of guitarist David Hackney (he passed from lung cancer in 2000), though odds are one of the Hackney's sons in Rough Francis will probably be elected. Rough Francis, who routinely cover material by Death, will provide support on all dates (minus Fun Fun Fun). Earlier this year they appeared with members of Death at Joey Ramone's 58th birthday show on May 19th at Irving Plaza. Videos of their performance are posted below.

Death's back story is an interesting one:

In 1975 at Detroit's United Sound Studios with engineer Jim Vitti, they recorded seven songs written by David and Bobby. According to the Hackney family, Columbia Records president Clive Davis funded the recording sessions, but asked the band to change its name to something more commercially palatable than Death. When the Hackneys refused, Davis ceased his support. The following year they self-released 500 copies from the session on the 7" single "Politicians in My Eyes" b/w "Keep on Knocking," on their Tryangle label, which eventually became a collectors' item.
"Politicians In My Eyes", a song that Jack White of The White Stripes/Dead Weather/The Raconteurs described as "ahead of punk, and ahead of their time," is available for download above (and in one of the videos below). The videos and all tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Death played Ramones gig, playing FFFFest & other shows"

photos by Ryan Muir

The Dead Weather
The Dead Weather

People (including one very small child) waited in line over 12 hours outside "Third Man Records" aka the Envoy Gallery at 131 Chrystie Street on the LES in NYC for a chance to get in to see Jack White's new band The Dead Weather play a free show at noon today (7/16). Ends up, the band didn't play in the pop-up store, but right downstairs in the bar called Home Sweet Home (which not long ago hosted that Sonic Youth 'Eternal' party).

Inside the yellow store people can buy Dead Weather merchandise (including their album Horehound that was released this week) from the one and only Matt Pinfield and his WRXP co-host Leslie Fram. Downstairs, the band which features The Kills' Alison Mosshart on vocals played for about 30 minutes with one encore to the 175-or-so people that jammed into the hot and sweaty basement. Jack played drums and sang on one song, and in usual Jack White style, everyone associated with the band, even the roadies, were well dressed. Ryan said the band sounded great, and he couldn't think of a better place to catch the band than a dive bar like Home Sweet Home...

...which isn't saying much for the much, much larger venue the band is playing tonight (7/16) and tomorrow (7/17). The Screaming Females open both NYC shows at Terminal 5. More pictures from the Third Man Records in-store, below...

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People outside Envoy Gallery in 2007 (via)
Envoy Gallery

"101.9 RXP Presents two Sold-Out Dead Weather Shows (Jack White's new band) this Thursday and Friday at Terminal 5! BUT-Matt Pinfield & Leslie Fram announced a Free show with the band this Thursday at Noon! Jack White opens a Pop-Up store of his Third Man Records based in Nashville!

Located at 131 Chrystie Street from 10am-6pm this Thursday and Friday only. You can buy the Dead Weather CD and Vinyl there! The band will do a FREE SHOW there this Thursday at Noon!

First Come, First Serve - so get there Early! Matt Pinfield will work behind the "

131 Chrystie Street is Envoy Gallery who confirm on their blog that the space belongs to The Dead Weather on July 16th and 17th. I actually waited all day to do this post in the name of spacing out Dead Weather posts... for those who are sick of hearing about them.

Third Man Records

Jack White's Nashville-based Third Man Records will be opening a pop up store in NYC for a limited time. It will be located at 131 Chrystie Street (between Broome and Delancey) with retail hours from 10 AM-6 PM on July 16th and 17th only. Be sure to stop by to pick up your copy of The Dead Weather's highly anticipated debut album, Horehound, out July 14th, as well as other Third Man releases and merch.

If you're not in NYC or Nashville, you can pre-order your copy of Horehound from The Dead Weather webstore at http://thedeadweather.kungfustore.com/categories/76-music). Pre-order your double LP or CD prior to the July 13th (UK/Europe)/July 14th (US) release and receive one of two previously unseen live photos of the band, taken at the Roxy by photographer Nic Adler. The photo comes as a free download at checkout.

July 16 & 17 are also the dates of the NYC shows at Terminal 5.

PREVIOUSLY: Dead Weather album streaming (24 hours only), Third Man Records opens The Vault (subscription service)

Live Dead Weather videos from Glastonbury (6/26), below...

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The Dead Weather

Horehound is streaming on iLike for 24 hours only. The Dead Weather album will be released by Jack White's Third Man Records on July 14th. Third Man Records also just started a subscription service called The Vault. More info on that with the two new video trailers for the short film Dead Weather made for the song "Treat Me Like Your Mother" which will premiere in full on Cinemax on July 11th at 9:55pm, below...

Continue reading "Dead Weather album streaming (24 hours only), Third Man Records opens The Vault (subscription service)"

good news for those who missed him since Jack stole him...


Brendan Benson returns with his fourth solo album, My Old, Familiar Friend, slated for release on ATO Records for August 18 2009.

Taking a break from writing, recording and touring with the Grammy winning Raconteurs, Benson went into the studio in Nashville and London with producer, Gil Norton (Pixies, Maximo Park, Foo Fighters) and mixer Dave Sardy (The Rolling Stones, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). The result is an... 11-track album.
[BB's MySpace]

That note on Brendan's MySpace also says to watch for summer tour dates to come. Two are already known. He's playing in Chicago on August 20th, and he'll be at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Monday, August 17th. Tickets for that Bowery show are on sale now.

Jack White is also taking a very public break from the Raconteurs lately (not to mention the White Stripes). He is on tour this summer with the Dead Weather. That group will play a handful of European shows before an extended July/August North American tour. The trip includes two shows at NYC's Terminal 5 on July 16th and 17th. In October, the band will be at Ausin City Limits.

The Screaming Females, who opened for Dinosaur Jr. last night (June 25th) at MHOW, will open the July leg of the Dead Weather tour, including their NYC shows.

Videos from the Raconteur's three-night NYC run in May/June '08, with Brendan Benson album track list and tour dates, below...

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The Dead WeatherThe Dead Weather

Everyone knew this was coming. Jack White's Kill-fronted band The Dead Weather have added a 2nd NYC show to their current itinerary, and like the first one (July 16th), the second one (July 17th) is at the massive Terminal 5. Tickets for the new show go on presale tomorrow, May 27th starting at 10 am EST, and then regular sale on May 29th at 12 pm EST.

The Dead Weather @ Bowery Ballroom (more)
The Dead Weather

For a new band, with almost no released music, The Dead Weather sure did get big quick! That was an attempt at sarcasm, because really it's no surprise that Jack White's new band would choose Terminal 5 (on July 16th) as the location of their 2nd NYC show. Their first was at Bowery Ballroom.

The Dead Weather will be touring this summer with multiple dates in some cities, and just one show in NYC (for now?). Tickets for most of the shows go on presale on Wednesday. The NYC show goes on sale at Ticketmaster on Friday at noon ($30).

"The band's debut album Horehound, the first record to be recorded and released via Jack White's new Third Man studios and record label in Nashville, TN, will be made available through Third Man/Warner Bros Records on July 14th 2009. To date, The Dead Weather have released two tracks via iTunes and on limited edition 7" vinyl: "Hang You From The Heavens" and "Are Friends Electric?""

In related news, Meg White is now engaged "to guitarist Jackson Smith, the son of iconic rockers Patti Smith and Fred Smith".

All DW dates below...

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"met jack white for the first time tonight at the dead weather show." -David Pajo

Dead Weather

"It's only fitting that it was a gloomy and rainy on the night of the first ever public performance by music supergroup The Dead Weather. And while the cold clammy weather was bummer for those hovering by the entrance of the Bowery Ballroom in hopes of snagging an extra ticket to the sold out performance, for the lucky folks who made it inside the outlook was positive.

Judging from the pre-show audience chatter it seemed as though the major draw of the night was to see Jack White strut his stuff with his new side project, but as soon as the band came out on stage and started in on the first rock-fueled tune, all eyes were on frontwoman Alison Mosshart.

Known as the female half of the rock duo The Kills, Mosshart is familiar with being in the (shared) spotlight. But where The Kills's energy comes from the push and pull between Mosshart and her bandmate Jamie Hince, the dynamic of the Dead Weather is hinged upon Mosshart's role as the ferocious, fearless leader and the rest of the band acting as her dutiful, capable soldiers."
[The Modern Age]

Crystal Stilts opened last night's show with a short set right at 9:00.

By 10:05, The Dead Weather were on stage and playing. Before the two-song encore that would end their hour-or-so (12 songs total?) headlining set, Jack White came out from the drums (his main instrument in this band) and played a song (as everyone hoped he would) on guitar. He also sang a bunch, mostly while playing drums.

More pictures from the show, and some videos, below...

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The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather are Dean Fertita (Queens Of The Stone Age), Jack Lawrence (The Greenhornes/The Raconteurs), Alison Mosshart (The Kills) and Jack White (The White Stripes/The Raconteurs). Jack White produced Horehound, which was recorded at his Third Man Studios in Nashville earlier this year and is slated for a late June release. The album will be the first full-length release on White's own Third Man Records, which includes a fully operational HQ in Nashville that houses a vinyl record store, photo studio, dark room and performance stage.

The band has released two songs exclusively on iTunes and on limited edition 7" inch vinyl, "Hang You From The Heavens" and "Are Friends Electric?".

Tickets for their April 14th show at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC go on sale this Wednesday April 8th, at 10 am EST."

"$25 - 2 ticket limit / will-call only / Must bring photo ID and Credit Card tickets were purchased with to venue / NO ticket transfers"

PREVIOUSLY: Jack White's new band....

Dead Weather

If you didn't hear, Jack White is now in a band called The Dead Weather....

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.

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]

Thanks to all who emailed. Video below...

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White Keys

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.

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.

Bob Dylan must be jealous. Tour dates below...

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Jack White & Last Shadow Puppets @ Glastonbury - June 28, 2008 (cred)
The Last Shadow Puppets & Jack White

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 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 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 next Last Shadow Puppets NYC show is going to be somewhat larger than their last one. All dates (including one in LA) below too.....

Continue reading "the LAST SHADOW PUPPETS w/ Jack White @ Glastonbury, 2008 Tour Dates (Grand Ballroom), a whole bunch of videos "

Jack White & Jack Lawrence @ Terminal 5, Saturday night (Play Vicious)
Raconteurs @ Terminal 5

Brendan Benson, Nick Zinner, Jack Lawrence & White - also Saturday (roxxan23)
Raconteurs @ Terminal 5

The Raconteurs played Terminal 5 in NYC on Friday and Saturday AND Sunday.

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....

Continue reading "The Raconteurs' 3-night run @ Terminal 5 is over (pics)"

Jack White and wife

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.
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.
I was also told that "the event will have food, a costume contest, tours of both galleries, and The Juan MacLean DJing."

The Swell Season

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.
"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]

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.....

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