This year’s performances were the best in recent memory, so have a look at 10 of our favorites.
It’s Jack White’s birthday and we can think of no better way to celebrate the guitar man’s 37 years of rocking out on planet Earth than with 10 of his best solos. Strap the headphones on and crank it up!
Great releases this week: Jack White goes solo with Blunderbuss, Death Grips are back for more madness on The Money Store, The Dandy Warhols remind you they are still around; Psychedelic rock monsters Ty Segall and White Fence team up on Hair; The Raveonettes release a 4-track EP while working on their next full-length.
August 3rd – 5th in Grant Park, Chicago: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White headline a very rock n roll weekned with Florence & The Machine, Bassnectar, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, The Weeknd, Santigold, Miike Snow, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Die Antwoord, M83 and more.
This Week: Matthew Wars leaves She & Him and Monsters of Folk for his own sound; Alabama Shakes drop a great debut and pick up a spot on Jack White’s new tour; A collection of early 7-inches and LPs on The Dawn of Eternal Summers; Bassnectar’s speaker-splitting dubstep; Sisters Cristi Jo and Jezzica Zambri’s second effort.
Lindsay Lohan takes a break from rehab to host SNL with Jack White going solo to hold down musical duties.
Memorial Day weekend brings the Sasquatch Festival to The Gorge outside of Seattle. Jack White, Bon Iver, Girl Talk, Tenacious D, The Shins, Kurt Vile and lots more.
This week: debut albums from the Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi/Jack White collaboration and Canadian synth outfit Austra, as well as releases from Planningtorock, Thee Oh Sees, and a posthmus re-release of Jay Reatard’s early tracks.
Stream complete albums from The Beastie Boys, Friendly Fires, Danger Mouse’s new project, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Antlers, and Atari Teenage Riot.
It’s a fairly light week for new records, which could be considered a good thing if you’re as exhausted as I am, but there are still a few worthy discs that could use your attention. Let’s check them out. The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern…
Continuing our reportage from the Toronto International Film Festival, we hit the premiere for Under The Great White Northern Lights, an awesome documentary about The White Stripes. Not only was the flick great, we had a chance to catch up with Jack White…