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[new]: Jack White – Sixteen Saltines

By Will Oliver, March 14th 2012 — with 1 comment

“Sixteen Saltines” is off of Jack White’s debut solo album Blunderbuss. He debuted the song during this weekend’s SNL performance, and now he’s currently streaming it over at his site. I’ve embedded it below for your convenient listening pleasure.

Funky blues-inspired riffs and Jack’s signature vocals will do well to comfort us in this post-apocalyptic White Stripes era.

If you like what you hear, the single’s 7″ is up for pre-order. The b-side is a cover of U2’s “Love Is Blindness”. The single is due on March 20, while Blunderbuss is due April 24 on Third Man Records/Columbia.

[watch]: Jack White Play SNL

By Will Oliver, March 9th 2012 — with 1 comment

Last weekend Jack White graced the stages of SNL with his always confident stage presence. He performed “Love Interuption”, the lead single from his debut album Blunderbuss, as well as “Sixteen Saltines”. He performed the former with an all-girls band, and an all-boys band for the latter.

Catch both performances below.
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Jack White Announces Solo Album // Hear First Single “Love Interruption” Now

By Will Oliver, January 30th 2012 — with 1 comment

Jack White has announced his debut album Blunderbuss is on the way. The LP will be released April 24 on Third Man Records/Columbia. White produced the album and recorded it at his own Thrid Man Studios in Nashville.

“Love Interruption” is the first single from the album. It’s a solomn folksly affair with duel vocals (apparently) from Nashville artist Ruby Amanfu. It’s got that feel off The White Stripes slower acoustic album cuts. It’s available to stream now, and up for pre-order on vinyl, where it’s due out on February 7 via Third Man Recordds. It comes with exclusive b-side “Machine Gun Silhouette”.

Listen to the song below, and check out a quote from Jack about

“(Blunderbuss is) an album I couldn’t have released until now. I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”

We all knew it was a matter of time until we got a solo album from Jack. With The White Stripes out of the picture, and no new news about The Raconteurs/The Dead Weather, now seems like a perfect opportunity.

[listen] Black Milk – Brain // Royal Mega (Feat. Jack White)

By Will Oliver, July 12th 2011 — with 2 comments

Imagine if Jack White put together a jazz fusion of The Dead Weather/Black Keys along with the smooth touch of Detroit MC Black Milk. Well that’s exactly what you get on “Brain” and “Royal Mega”, two new songs from Black Milk that Jack White co-produced.  Jack played guitar on “Brain” and drums on “Royal Mega”.

Both songs are funky fresh and sure to please fans across the board. It drops tomorrow on a 7″ record via Jack’s Third Man Records. Take a listen to both songs below thanks to SKOA:

At SXSW Jack White played a two song acoustic set in a parking lot. It was to promote the Third Man Records Rolling Record Store (which is pretty neat). He played stellar performances of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” and The White Stripes classic, “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”. He also announced that Seasick Steve (remember him?) signed a 1 album deal with his label. Then Steve himself performed a few tunes. Awesome stuff.

Watch the performances/video below via NPR:

Jack White’s New Band: The Dead Weather

By Will Oliver, March 11th 2009 — with 4 comments

Jack White likes to keep busy. Being in The White Stripes and Raconteurs isn’t enough for the rock star. Now he has joined a new band with Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jack Lawrence from The Raconteurs, and Dean Fertita who has helped with both Queens of the Stone Age and The Raconteurs. Woah that is pretty cool. Jack is singing but he put his guitar duties on hold. Jack White is on the drums for The Dead Weathers. That is pretty damn cool.

Their debut album “Horehound” is expected to see a release in June. Below I got the bands first single “Hang You From The Heavens” and it’s b-side “Are Friends Electric?” (Gary Numan Cover) for you to hear.

“Hang you Up” is a southern heavy rocker with vocals from both Jack and Alison. The guitars are flying full force. It did remind me a bit of The Raconteurs playing style. The Numan cover is right up there too. God does Jack White do anything that doesn’t kick ass?

cheers to culture bully for the mp3’s

[mp3] : The Dead Weather – Hang You From The Heavens

[mp3] : The Dead Weather – Are Friends Electric? (Gary Numan Cover)

Ty Segall and La Luz at Webster Hall (September 18, 2014)

By Will Oliver, September 19th 2014 — with 1 comment

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The last time that I saw both Ty Segall and La Luz, it was at what I still call the best show that I’ve seen all year. It went down at a tiny little guitar shop in the outskirts of Austin, Texas during SXSW. It was unmatched it its raging energy, that is until last night, when I just happened to catch both of them playing together again, this time at a packed out Webster Hall.
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Governors Ball 2014 Best Photos and Recap

By Will Oliver, June 18th 2014

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Governors Ball 2014 came and went, and it was a great one for the books. How could you not love it this year? The weekend was completely free of rain and you could actually walk without your feet sinking into a dark muddy abyss. It was perfect.

Musically, the lineup was great. From top to bottom, Governors showcased a balanced lineup that featured something for everyone. 2000s rock fans especially, as we saw great performances from The Strokes, Interpol, Spoon, and TV On The Radio. There were also classic sets from legends such as Jack White, Damon Albarn, and of course, Outkast.

It’s about time that New York City has a major music festival that fans can rely on, year in, and year out. They’ve proven that they know how to book their lineups and can be trusted to deliver a great 3-day weekend each year. It’s become a major player in the festival circuit, and looks to only get bigger over time. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for it.

Below, I’ve ranked the top 10 sets I saw at Governors Ball, in addition to a day by day link catch-up style recap where you can check out the individual posts and photos. I’ve also shared my favorite photos that I took from the weekend. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »




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