I am still not over the breakup of the White Stripes, so any little scrap I can get of their hits is a big deal to me. Here’s a touch of folk to brighten up your day: the lovely Showtime concert film “Another Day, Another Time.“ The concert was recorded this fall in New York City and brought together performers from the Coen brothers’ new film “Inside Llewyn Davis.” It will air on December 13 on Showtime and includes Marcus Mumford, Joan Baez, Gillian Welch, and Patti Smith. In the meantime, check out this clip of Jack White performing a folk version of his former band’s song “We’re Going to Be Friends.” [NYMag.com]
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“We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee. We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow. In honor of that time shared, we are throwing a divorce party. An evening together in Nashville to re-affirm our friendship and celebrate the past and future with close friends and family.”
— I will never understand why celeb couples feel obligated to release public statements about their breakups. At least Karen Elson and Jack White are (amicably?) going out with a bang. Does a couple get to register for a divorce party, too? [Pitchfork] Keep reading »
What is Jack White up to now that The White Stripes have hung up their black, white, and red gear? He is trying to rectify the fact that, as explained in this video, “97 percent of high school aged kids have NEVER been to a standalone record store. Never.” And so Jack has devised the Rolling Record Store, which comes stocked with records from his label, Third Man. Jack will take the store on the road from his home in Nashville to Austin for South by Southwest next week. Very cool. My only question is—yellow? What has happened to you, Jack? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
It’s honestly hard for me to express in words how much I adore Jack White. I could say that I love him with the fire of a thousand suns. I could tell you that I played my vinyl copy of Icky Thump so many times that the record partially melted. I could inform you that every time I listen to The White Stripes or The Raconteurs or The Dead Weather (Jack White is a man of many bands), I check Craigslist listings for apartments in Nashville because I want to live the gritty country lifestyle Jack’s scratchy voice describes.
It should be no surprise then that I also love Jack White’s bohemian rockabilly style. After the jump, a few necessary pieces to channel the amazing Mr. White. Keep reading »
It’s a gray May day here in New York City and the releases this Tuesday are just as dark and enveloping. Now, it’s time to forget sunshine and the bright, plucky spring. Let’s roll into the wild rawness of rock. Deep voices, strange noises, and a rabbit hole that’ll take you out of your day at work and into a thick forest of killer jams. All you gotta do is slip those headphones on and turn the volume up, ’cause we’re getting down with The National, Unkle, CocoRosie, and The Dead Weather, after the jump. Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. In this week’s big records, Jack White reigns with The Dead Weather’s debut record, we make a Discovery with Vampire Weekend/Ra Ra Riot’s side project, Twista rips through more hits, and Sean Kingston has a shorty Fire Burning on the dance floor. Keep reading »
This weekend, the new James Bond movie, “Quantum of Solace,” opened. We’ve already been raving about the spy’s new lady, Olga Kurylenko, but now we want to rant a little about the theme song. Jack White and Alicia Keyes are both totally awesome in their own right. Jack is the hottest guitar licker of his generation and Alicia’s been kickin’ butt on keyboards since she was a teen. Yet, somehow, when they sing together on the new Bond theme, “Another Way To Die,” it’s like nails on a chalkboard. For the record, the track is hot! It’s just the vocal combo in the chorus that will stop the song from being as big a hit as the movie. Alas, sometimes, two heads just aren’t better than one. But don’t worry, Jack and Alicia, there are duets far, far worse than yours by artists of the highest caliber. So, in honor of those terrible twosomes, here are The Frisky’s Five Worst Duets, after the jump…
There’s only one man who looks better than James Bond in a tux: Jack White. In the video he recorded alongside duet partner Alicia Keys — for the upcoming new Bond film (“Quantum Of Solace”) — the sonic stallion struts around in black and white with his bow-tie undone. The band leader of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs knows how to open up a guitar and his top button. Check White, Jack White, out in the video for the flick’s theme song, “Another Way To Die”. Oh yeah, and Keys looks pretty hot too.
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