Tag Archives: Jack White

New Raconteurs video: Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)

Video: The Raconteurs – “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” Directed by Ben Chappell. From Help Us Stranger, out now on Third Man. Brendan Benson writes his own “Tuesday’s Gone” while he and his fellow Raconteurs visit the House On The Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin, which looks a lot cooler than Uranus, Missouri. Last … Continue reading New Raconteurs video: Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)

New Raconteurs video: Help Me Stranger

Video: The Raconteurs – “Help Me Stranger” Directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu. From Help Us Stranger, out June 21 on Third Man. A funky little groove with Jack and Brendan singing harmonies throughout, “Help Me Stranger” is gonna be lit live. Shades of all the genres that made Detroit a hothouse for any variety musical pollinators … Continue reading New Raconteurs video: Help Me Stranger

New Raconteurs videos

Video: The Raconteurs – “Now That You’re Gone” Directed by Dikayl Rimmasch. Single out now on Third Man. I am a big fan of Jack White’s, more so his approach to the music business even than much of the music he makes. He’s an aesthete, which makes for great branding, but sometimes needs to be … Continue reading New Raconteurs videos

New Jack White video: Corporation

Video: Jack White – “Corporation” Directed by Jodeb. From Boarding House Reach, out now on Third Man. We all know Jack White is from Detroit. It’s an elemental part of his whole persona and that city’s musical past is a crucial element to influencing his music. That influence has largely focused on a sliver of … Continue reading New Jack White video: Corporation

New Jack White video: Over and Over and Over

Video: Jack White – “Over and Over and Over” From Boarding House Reach, out now on Third Man. The media narrative for Jack White’s new album is that this is where Mr. Analog ditches the primitive gear and embraces 21st century technology. That involves drum machines, Pro Tools, and — apparently — an Eddie Van … Continue reading New Jack White video: Over and Over and Over

New Jack White video: Connected By Love

Video: Jack White – “Connected By Love” From Boarding House Reach, due March 23 on Third Man Records. Single out now. One of my favorite heckles happened during a performance in Milwaukee. Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls was playing a loud, sweaty show shortly after the 9/11 attacks and paused to deliver a … Continue reading New Jack White video: Connected By Love

New Lillie Mae video: Over The Hill and Through The Woods

Video: Lillie Mae – “Over The Hill and Through The Woods” From Forever and Then Some, out now on Third Man Records. Lillie Mae Rische has been performing on stage since she was 3 years old, according to Jack White, who recently signed her to Third Man and produced her new album. Her family band … Continue reading New Lillie Mae video: Over The Hill and Through The Woods

Jack White in Detroit

Jack White was born in Detroit. He went to Cass Tech High School, which numbers among its alum people including Diana Ross, Alice Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, and Regina Carter. Good company. Although White moved to Nashville, once a Detroiter, always a Detroiter. In 2001 White established Third Man Records. In Nashville. But what … Continue reading Jack White in Detroit

Steamy new White Stripes video: City Lights

YouTube: The White Stripes – “City Lights” From the description on YouTube: Third Man Records is pleased to share the genius surprise gift they received from their friend MICHEL GONDRY. On his own and without anyone’s knowledge, the legendary filmmaker shot a video for “City Lights,” which he sent them the other night. The video … Continue reading Steamy new White Stripes video: City Lights

I’m Down With Alan Thicke

I’ve mostly avoided the hullabaloo around Robin Thicke because I thought I didn’t care, but the truth is that it bugs the shit out of me. Not because I feel a need to defend him (but I will) or that I think he’s some amazing artist (who cares?) but because the hypocrisy of the whole … Continue reading I’m Down With Alan Thicke