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Dean Fertita: It’s a Fire

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At some point as a young teen in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dean Fertita wrote the phrase “Hello=Fire” on a scrap of paper during a computer class because it “sounded cool,” he surmises. Not because he actually knew what it meant back then as a middle schooler, although these days, Fertita can now certainly apply the fascinatingly ambiguous formula to a host of situations in life.

17 Jan 2011 | 1 comment | More

The Greenhornes: Ain’t No Easy Way Out

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Considering their collective and altogether impressive pedigree, The Greenhornes are as delightfully unassuming as they come for an American rock ‘n’ roll band that enjoys the kind of whiplash praise they receive and the esteemed company they keep.

21 Dec 2010 | 2 comments | More

Carrie’s Top 10s for 2010 – Mumford & Sons, The Dead Weather, Spiritualized, Lady Gaga

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This list is what happens when you allow a critic who doesn’t vibe to MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Salem near a keyboard and dusty headphones. Admittedly, I am behind on (or completely opposed to) some trends like the proliference of opium den electro and twinkly indie…

21 Dec 2010 | More

Dean Fertita of Dead Weather to Release Solo Album, Hello=Fire

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Dean Fertita, The Dead Weather and Queens of the Stone Age’s keyboardist/guitarist and former touring member of The Raconteurs, takes on a new role, as frontman in his solo project, Hello=Fire.

15 Nov 2010 | More

The Greenhornes Set to Return in November

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On November 9th, 2010, the Greenhornes (aka Craig Fox, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler) will release their first studio effort since 2002 — **** (Four Stars) — via Third Man Records.

4 Oct 2010 | More

TeamCoco Premieres New Dead Weather Video

The good people at TeamCoco.com have just premiered the living Banksy-esque video for “Blue Blood Blues,” the new single off of Dead Weather’s excellent sophomore album, Sea of Cowards.

25 Jun 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

The Dead Weather – ‘Sea of Cowards’

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That Jack White chose to introduce Sea of Cowards to the world with a camera pointed at a record player is no accident. The group’s sophomore effort is meant to be seen as a cohesive front-to-back experience. Every single particle was tracked and organized to be a long-player event.

10 May 2010 | 4 comments | More

Dead Weather Announce Summer Tour Dates

Continuing on the Sea of Cowards publicity whirlwind, the Dead Weather have just announced a run of North American dates, set to kick off July 13 in Washington, DC. And, if you can’t make any of the dates below, the dirty-blues quartet have partnered with MySpace Music to stream a live performance (from Third Man Records HQ in downtown Nashville) of the album in its entirety today starting 3pm PST/6pm EST.

3 May 2010 | More

The Dead Weather to Perform and Stream ‘Sea of Cowards’ Starting April 30

The Dead Weather announced today that they will launch a “24-hour listening party” for their sophomore release, Sea of Cowards, beginning tomorrow, April 30, as of “10am PST/1pm EST from locations in both Nashville and Los Angeles and will feature surprise guest DJs.”

29 Apr 2010 | More