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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...
Riot Fest announces 15th anniversary lineup for 2019
Riot Fest announces 15th anniversary lineup for 2019
The wait is finally over, Riot Fest fans. The first wave of the 15th anniversary lineup for 2019 is officially here. Yesterday, the festival reminded fans that the lineup was on its way in true Riot Fest fashion. Read more: Ice Nine Kills combat Disney ban with Orlando “revenge” show “Tomorrow at 10am, you can stop complaining about when the Riot Fest lineup is being released and start complaining
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 ...