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Jack White: Festival Dates Confirmed

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Jack White has confirmed the first two live dates in support of his upcoming debut album Blunderbuss, out April 24 (Third Man Records/Columbia). Alabama’s Hangout Music Fest (May 18th) and Sasquatch! (May 26th) out west, in Washington…

9 Feb 2012 | More

Jack White’s “Love Interruption” Streams Free today, ‘Blunderbuss’ Album Out April 24

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Four, three, two… The countdown begins now. “Love Interruption” is the first track to be revealed off of the mighty Jack White’s forthcoming debut album, Blunderbuss. It will be exclusively available for Third Man Records’ Vault members to hear immediately, but not to worry, it will also be given to the public as a free stream at www.jackwhiteIII.com in a few minutes.

30 Jan 2012 | More

The Kills, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, A Place to Bury Strangers, Terminal 5, NYC. 8.9.11

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A Place to Bury Strangers and The Kills were the integral raw bookends of tonight’s show, bringing rock back to its primal essence, each band in their singular, stripped bare way.

11 Aug 2011 | More

PUJOL Attack with ‘Nasty, Brutish and Short’ EP and a Fall Tour

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As Jack White sees the gritty garage act PUJOL, “It’s a wild abandon inside them. I can see that it’s inside of those guys, and it’s just gonna keep snowballing.” Take it from a Detroit rock master, these guys are going to be big.

11 Aug 2011 | More

Bonnaroo 2011: The Ten-Mile Odyssey and Orwellian Undertones Are Still Worth It

This year, I was excited to see both Sleigh Bells and Band of Skulls, but many others had the same idea, since both performances were relatively packed, considering they were both tent shows on Thursday. Neither band disappointed, whether it was explosive sounds and lights from Sleigh Bells or the bluesy cords of Band of Skulls. I had gone into the festival predicting that Band of Skulls will make the same type of jump in exposure as Mumford & Sons had during the previous year…

20 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

The Black Shades: Now Hear This

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As Kentucky’s The Black Shades tell it, they formed out of sheer necessity. In their own “wild minds” they like to reveal a little about their origins with this tale: “Jack White and David Bowie got together over a dinner of boiled goose (prepared by Julian Casablancas) and asked that fate bring Aaron Clark, Michael Dean, Michael Thomas, and Jerry Kessinger together in order to create the indie-dance-pop tunes that so many folks are pining for these days

3 Apr 2011 | 3 comments | More

The White Stripes Have Broken Up

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It is with a heavy heart that I type these words: the White Stripes officially announced their split today with a heartfelt statement posted on the duo’s official website.

2 Feb 2011 | More

The White Stripes and Third Man Records Announce Merchandise Box Sets

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Gather ’round the fire long-suffering Candy Cane Children, start your engines and grab your credit cards – because ol’ Jackie White has something special for you this holiday season: a limited-edition White Stripes merchandise collection!

11 Nov 2010 | More

Bonnaroo 2010: Saturday, Strictly Main Stage with Dead Weather and Jay-Z

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Saturday at Bonnaroo was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. There is no hyperbole in that statement. None. I was riveted by the performers I saw on Saturday. My expectations were extremely high going into the day and I wasn’t disappointed in the least. If anything, my expectations were exceeded.

14 Jun 2010 | More

Karen Elson – ‘The Ghost Who Walks’

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Before Karen Elson became one of the most photographed women on the planet, wife to an influential rock star, and mother, she was a pale, gawky bird in Manchester, England, tormented by her classmates. Hence the name of the album, recalling one of the nicknames she was fitted with long ago.

26 May 2010 | 1 comment | More