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How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
Two U.K. televisual musical moments from the turn of the century, both involving stripped-down young rock ‘n’ roll bands: First up, the White Stripes on long-standing U.K. pop showcase Top Of The Pops, in February 2002. “Fell In Love With A Girl” began its chart-shaking international climb, and Jack and Meg White entered English living rooms for the first time. They refused to obey t...
10 Joan Jett-inspired artists who are breaking boundaries just like her
10 Joan Jett-inspired artists who are breaking boundaries just like her
“Joan Jett doesn’t play rock ’n’ roll,” I wrote two years back, reviewing her SXSW showcase for The Austin Chronicle. “She is rock ’n’ roll.” It’s true. The individual born Joan Marie Larkin in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, embodies the music and spirit better than anyone this side of Keith Richards. As Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong put it in Magnolia Pic...
Jack White – Lazaretto
Jack White – Lazaretto
Jack White Lazaretto Jack White is not the bantam rooster prince of the deconstructed blues. Hasn’t been for a while. These days, White is a distillation of Tom Waits’ Luddite-approved technology and a middle-aged science teacher who enjoys freaking out his bored students, all wrapped up in the body of a 21st century, hard-rockin’ dandy well-versed in rock culture and modern couture as he is in an
Jack White saves historic Detroit venue from foreclosure
Jack White saves historic Detroit venue from foreclosure
Jack White has been outed by the Detroit Free Press as the anonymous donor who paid $142,000 in back taxes in order to save the city's historic Masonic Temple from foreclosure. Opened in 1926, The Masonic, which takes up an entire city block, has hosted legendary musical acts such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, MC5, and White's former band, The White Stripes. Additionally, Wh ...
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Jack White Blunderbuss Since the White Stripes stopped taking thorny, deconstructed blues to the bank (thereby cashing all of Jon Spencer, Jeffrey Evans and Matt Verta-Ray’s checks), Jack White has dipped his muse into various idioms like he was doing laundry by the side of the river and letting it dry on the rocks. Whet ...