Benjamin Booker | Turf Club | Monday, September 29Singer and guitarist Benjamin Booker's signature "Tent City Rivival" sound is what hipsters play to their children instead of lullabies. Booker's gravelly voice evokes a chipper Tom Waits with the timeless vocal simplicity of Bruce Springsteen (had T ... More >>
There's a great scene from Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese's documentary about the Rolling Stones' 2006 performance at New York's Beacon Theatre, in which Jack White joins the band to sing and play guitar on "Loving Cup," a bluesy track off 1972's Exile on Main St. Midway through the song, White ... More >>
The music never stops in the Twin Cities. Third Man Records' Pokey LaFarge makes a trip to the Cedar Cultural Center while singer/songwriter Lissie (above) plays a sold out show at the Varsity Theater. Soundset 2013 takes place this Sunday with a pre-party Saturday night at the Triple Rock and an af ... More >>
Who knows why some albums are a success and others go unsung? Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons hit one of those pockets of luck with their latest album, Night Visions.The band is touring behind the album, this time around to a sold-out North American tour -- something they never expected. Before thing ... More >>
If the Grammy Awards are indeed 'Music's Biggest Night,' then it's no wonder that the industry itself is in so much trouble. Despite the Academy's best efforts in recent years to draw the "alternative" music fan into the mainstream self-congratulatory love fest that is the Grammys -- even going so f ... More >>
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By Abbie Gobeli See Also: Jack White at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12Best of Lollapalooza day three: At the Drive-in, Florence the Machine and more Sigur Rós Lollapalooza at Grant Park, Chicago Sunday, August 5, 2012 Sigur Rós unleashed a baptism of ethereal beauty that blanketed the tightly packed oc ... More >>
Americana-roots band finds success with Jack White and classic sound
On their new album Tombstone Bullets, The Cavalier Crooks have produced an album that grabs hold with dusty, writhing fingers, and won't let go. It's rare to find a band that manages to wholly inhabit a different degree than the masses, and even rarer to find one that makes music in that place tha ... More >>
Beloved neighborhood record shop Yeti Records will sadly be moving out of their space on 35th and Nicollet by the end of the summer, and transitioning to a Mobile Record Store akin to the business model of Jack White's Third Man Records Rolling Record Store. And while the idea of their brick and mor ... More >>
Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that nearly every building gets used as a music venue during the annual music festival. And starting Thursday, writers and photographers from the music blogs of the Village Voice Media empire plan to go to as many of them as we possi ... More >>
Throughout his celebrated music career, Jack White has never stayed quiet for very long. And while he's been busy as of late producing and recording various acts for his Third Man Records label, he recently shared the exciting news that he will be releasing his first solo record, Blunderbuss, ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerWanda Jackson and Justin Townes Earle August 6, 2011 Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater After an upbeat opening set by Justin Townes Earle, local rockabilly band Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls provided backup duties for an hour-plus performance by Wanda Jackson Saturday nigh ... More >>
What is it about environmentalism that ruins songwriters' abilities to express themselves subtly and poetically? There are some cheesy-ass Earth Day songs out there. Luckily, none of them made it onto this list. In honor of Earth Day, here's a list of some songs that remind us to be kind to ... More >>
The White Stripes played their final show nearly four years ago, on July 31, 2007 in Southaven, Mississippi, bidding adieu to a decade requited with rock and roll and giving every guitarist with furious intentions a little breathing room. Now, through his successful vinyl-centric label Third Man, ... More >>
Twitter is abuzz this morning with the breaking news that the White Stripes, one of the most influential lo-fi rock duos of the early 2000s, have officially called it quits after a few years of hiatus. The White Stripes' final album, Icky Thump, was released in 2007, and Jack White has since shif ... More >>
As I culled through lists of new and upcoming releases from new and up-and-coming country artists, I couldn't help but notice a pattern: many were by women, and most of those by women who seemed to be taking country in a slightly new direction (occasionally, the "new" direction one that count ... More >>
Conan O'Brien and the rest of Team Coco launched their new show, Conan, on the TBS network this week to somewhat mixed reviews. Though he's definitely hit the ground running we think it'll take some time to break in the new set, same ol' shtick, with a format that really isn't all that much diffe ... More >>
The Dead WeatherJuly 28, 2010First AvenueThe Dead Weather will always be viewed as Jack White and Alison Mosshart's sultry little side-project, and for good reason, since those two are clearly the most recognizable, magnetic personalities in the band. But it's the lesser known members of the g ... More >>
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According to their official web site, The White Stripes "are unfortunately postponing their upcoming Japanese tour dates because Jack White is suffering from an acute vocal cord problem. As part of his treatment, the doctors have instructed Jack not to speak or sing for the next two weeks." There's ... More >>
Johnny Depp recently told the AP that his androgynous child-like portrayal of Willy Wonka wasn't based on Michael Jackson, as many have speculated. Instead, he says, he found inspiration in children's show hosts. But the chalky visage, the retro fascination, the penchant for bizarre outbursts, and ... More >>
Memo to Jack White: You're the reason Loretta Lynn's songs are ugly
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