At Radio City last night, Jack White performed a short set (under an hour) and split, leaving the crowd confused and deeply pissed.
It was a big-time "love interruption."
The theories floating around about White's premature departure seem to be:
He didn't like the sound.
He wasn't happy that so ... More >>
Jack White w/Alabama Shakes
Monday, May 21
Better than: Sweating profusely in Wichita.
Jack White doesn't seem like the type to reminisce. He's certainly wrapped in more nostalgia than penny candy, and his unflappable rise as the most artful Americana reconstructionist and thorou ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I dive into Jack White's relatively menalcholy new album Blunderbuss, and Andy Beta talks to the legendary house producers the Burrell Brothers about their days of crafting dance music in a New Jersey basement.
This week in the Voice, out today: Tony Ortega tells gender outlaw Kate Bornstein's story, and her attempt to rekindle a relationship with her daughter: "I told her that it did seem like an odd strategy -- that in order to reach out to a daughter who has shunned her for more than 30 years, she would ... More >>
"Three weeks prior to the April 24 release of his debut album Blunderbuss (Third Man Records/Columbia), Third Man Records has premiered the as yet unreleased Jack White album track "Freedom at 21" exclusively via 1000 flexi-disc records attached to helium balloons launched from the label headquarter ... More >>
"We went to [Jack White's] mansion--his fresh, huge, gated mansion--I'm talking for real, man, a real-deal mansion, you know? An old colonial huge house. The whole thing, all fresh, was white and red. White house with a big, red chimney!"
Going to find as many excuses to use this picture as possibl ... More >>
This week the late-night yuk/yakfest The Colbert Report has had all musically inclined guests, with performances by Bon Iver, Florence The Machine, and Talib Kweli; last night the host took his turn when he handled vocal duties on "Charlene II: I'm Over You," a collaboration with the Jack W ... More >>
So the White Stripes officially announced their breakup today. You are understandably depressed. Not shocked or devastated, probably -- they hadn't put out a record in four years, nor toured in about as long, nor generally much resembled an active band. And yet it's now time to regard the sta ... More >>
Fear them. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.Jack White plays drums in the Dead Weather, but that didn't stop the White Stripes frontman from making his way to the microphone at some point during his band's set in Prospect Park last night and asking: "You probably read Brooklyn Vegan too, right?" ... More >>
Apologies in advance for how loudly this SOTC contributor will bang the All Tomorrow's Parties NY drums for the next two-plus months, but there really aren't many, if any, better music festivals in the United States. (All due respect, Bonnaroo, but no.) At ATP NY, you're nestled in a remote part of ... More >>
That would be "Sing 'Hey Jude' in the East Room of the White House with Paul McCartney, Jack White, Dave Grohl (!), Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Costello, your wife, and a whole bunch of other people on an evening when BP finally finished sawing through its own oil rig, thus dumping yet still more light ... More >>
The Kronos Quartet's latest effort, the Middle Eastern-themed Floodplain, was "inspired by the idea that areas prone to devastating flooding will experience creative rebirth after a catastrophe," which is great news for New Orleans residents with exclusive access to an ark. The famed "new music" e ... More >>
Alex Grazier G'SellDead WeatherThird Man Records/Home Sweet HomeThursday, July 16Dead Weather's free noontime gig at Jack White's Third Man Records' pop-up store was mobbed. Clearly, New York radio stations and just about every music blog in the world got the word out: By the time we arrived at the ... More >>
--Jeff Archuleta, the overeager stage dad of 2008 American Idol contestant David Archuleta, has been charged with soliciting a massage parlor hooker. The charge stems from a January raid on a Midvale, Utah parlor after police conducted a five-day investigation. Archuleta's lawyer maintains his clien ... More >>
--Jack White says he hopes to start work on a solo album by the end of the year. The tidbit is only a sidebar in White's interview with the industry magazine Music Connection. The story also states White wants to work with drinking country icon George Jones. We'd gladly hold off on a new White Stri ... More >>
The Dead Weather
Tuesday, April 14
I am pleased to report that Jack White can actually play the drums. Nothing terribly flashy about his style -- a lot of splashy ride-cymbal action, alongside the occasional muscular but economic fill -- but he doesn't look or sound ridiculous bac ... More >>