Jack White

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 10-22-21-10-28-22, Jack White’s “Taking Me Back and “Taking Me Back (Gently)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2021

where an innocent child discovers his parents are from another planet

2019 In Photos: My Best Pictures Of This Year

By Alyson Camus | December 18, 2019

you feel lucky when there is one that pops up

Unflattering Photos: Are We Really Looking At Male And Females Musicians The Same Way?

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2019

if a woman is over 35-40, the deal is very different than for a man

Popular Music In 2018? I Didn’t Care Much!

By Alyson Camus | December 26, 2018

2018 was the year when Post Malone broke the Beatles’ record

Shooting Concerts In 2018: Some Of My Best Photos

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2018

Shooting concerts has become a passion

Jack White’s ‘ Kneeling At The Anthem D.C.’ At The Ace Hotel, Wednesday, September 18th 2018

By Alyson Camus | September 20, 2018

the movie is a friendly portrait of the Detroit musician

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, SEPTEMBER 17TH TO 23RD

By Alyson Camus | September 16, 2018

Jack White: Kneeling at the Anthem D.C. at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Tuesday

Arroyo Seco Weekend, Saturday June 23rd 2018

By Alyson Camus | June 25, 2018

for ‘all these little kids in cages out there’

Arroyo Seco Weekend In A few Photos, Saturday June 23rd 2018

By Alyson Camus | June 24, 2018

some unforgettable acts at Arroyo Seco Weekend

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JUNE 18TH TO 24TH

By Alyson Camus | June 16, 2018

 Arroyo Seco Weekend with Neil Young + Promise of the Real headlining

So Far We Can Listen To 4 Songs From Jack White’s Upcoming Album ‘New Boarding House Reach’

By Alyson Camus | March 17, 2018

four singles have already made their way to YouTube

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 3-23-18 – 3-29-18

By Iman Lababedi | March 17, 2018

with White, who knows?

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, MARCH 19TH TO 25TH

By Alyson Camus | March 17, 2018

Beth Ditto is at the Fonda Theatre on Friday

Arroyo Seco Has Announced Its All-Rock-Star Line-Up

By Alyson Camus | March 3, 2018

the festival is obviously not targeting the same demographic than Coachella

Thirdman Records Selling Anti-Trump Icky Shirts

By Alyson Camus | October 8, 2016

‘Why don’t you kick yourself out?’

Not With The Band: Taking Or Not Taking Pictures At Concerts

By Alyson Camus | August 5, 2016

I was able to take tons of pictures with a professional camera at Joshua Homme’s feet.

Jack White’s Third Man Records To Play A Record In Space

By Alyson Camus | July 28, 2016

‘Third Man Records is over-the-moon with excitement’

Radiohead Encourages People To Use Their Cell Phones During Concerts

By Alyson Camus | June 23, 2016

WiFi codes were made available to the audience just before the show

An Unauthorized Jack White Biography To Be Published In October

By Alyson Camus | June 4, 2016

‘Neither Jack White nor Third Man Records has approved this book’

Not Enough Female Artists At Coachella?

By Alyson Camus | January 7, 2016

It seems there’s no in between among female artists, they are either too superstars or second-line-on-Coachella-poster.

Jack White Or Noel Gallagher? Who Is Right About Vinyl?

By Alyson Camus | November 28, 2015

Noel Gallagher on vinyl: ‘But it’s the streaming thing, there will be no record sales by the end of the decade, I think.’

Jack White’s Private Q&A: ‘I Don’t Belong Here’

By Alyson Camus | May 26, 2015

I only go to New York if I have to, nothing feels special there when you’re creative, everyone feels like they’ve seen and done it all, hard for me to be inspired.’

Jack White Has Declared ‘Music Sacred’!

By Alyson Camus | May 24, 2015

Despite what his label pretends, Jack White has declared music sacred because he is a pompous royalty pissed off that the system allows kids to get his music for free. He is angry that Tidal is going to sink, because why would anyone pick Tidal over Spotify or YouTube when you can use these two for free?

Jay Z Launches Tidal, His New Streaming Service

By Alyson Camus | April 1, 2015

Jay Z recently purchased the streaming service for some $56 million and he wants to make it as a competitor to Spotify, or Rdio. Alicia called it the ‘beginning of a whole new era’,… but for whom exactly? A new era for Jay Z and Madonna to make even more money? What’s new exactly? A new sound? a better listening experience?

Jack White Wants To Reissue Elvis Presley’s First Recording On Record Store Day

By Alyson Camus | March 9, 2015

White told his employees at Third Man Records in Nashville that the label will issue this on vinyl on Record Store Day… This piece is totally historic and unique, it’s the King’s first ever record, which was recorded on July 18th 1953 by a 18-year-old Presley at Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service for only $4.

Jack White’s No Banana Tour

By Alyson Camus | February 8, 2015

So you have it, White doesn’t want you to take journalist classes because you may, one day, reveal that he hates bananas! Have you ever heard something more ridiculous? The student paper answered White in an editorial entitled ‘Setting the record straight about Jack White’, although I don’t think they needed to defend themselves.

Best Of 2015: Best Concerts Through January 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2015

I thought these indie rockers from Cincinatti were great at the time and I thought they were greater when I thought back on it. Essentially, they are a midwestern Shellshag who didn’t make it through the long run as a couple have lived to explain the pitfalls and disasters of romantic love and this night played em down to the ground.

Jack White At Madison Square Garden, Friday, January 30th, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2015

White keeps on claiming a luddite’s worship of the analog but really he just swaps one set of tools for another. He is a complete 21st century weirdo. A creeped out. cold as ice, asshole. How can’t you love a show like that?

In Anticipation Of MSG On Saturday, Jack White’s Setlist 2015 (Spotified As Well!!)

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2015

5 songs from the excellent Blunderbuss but only 4 off Lazaretto, which suggest he realizes he dogged it proper, 8 White Stripes tracks, rwo from the Raconteurs (the best two as well) and nothing from Dead Weather

Some Of The Best Music Quotes Of 2014

By Alyson Camus | January 6, 2015

I have more, the ultra narcissist over-the-top one: ‘My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live’, the confessional ones, ‘Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books’

Jack White's Old Single Found In Furniture?

By Alyson Camus | December 20, 2014

According to Pitchfork, two copies of The Upholsters’ second single, ‘Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid to Tell You’ were found by two different individuals, hidden in a piece of furniture!

Not With The Band: Drummers Are The Smartest?

By Alyson Camus | December 16, 2014

A psychology professor at the University of Washington who ‘used rhythmic light and sound therapy on his students and discovered that their grades improved’. Other studies have even used the same method on middle school boys with ADD, with successful results!

Not With The Band: Women In Music, Have We Really Made Any Progress?

By Alyson Camus | October 7, 2014

‘I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology.”

Farm Aid 2014 Line UP

By Helen Bach | July 26, 2014

The event has released its 2014 line up and surprise!! Jack White is on board. The ghastly man who is the color of milk fed veal will bring his sound to Raleigh North Carolina s Walnut Creek Amphitheater on September 13th.

Jack White Performs Three Hour Set In Chicago (About as Long As The Last Three Times I Saw him Combined)

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2014

Lazaretto is one of his worst works to date, and three hours of his metallic shredding woulda had me ready to kill him among others. below you’ll find his cover of “Manic Depression” -just what the world needed. White has worn out all the good will his radio city residency had with me and then some

We Review Rolling Stone's Playlist

By James R. Nolan | July 8, 2014

Rolling Stone magazine has their latest Playlist in their newest issue, seven songs they’ve recommended to us jackjills for our perusal. Not as strong this time I’m afraid, and one song, Tweedy’s (a collaboration between Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year old son) “I’ll Sing It” isn’t on YouTube and the sound has been removed on other sources, so I can’t comment on it, but here be the other six :

Jack White's Elaborate Secret London Gig: An outbreak, An Ambulance And A Few Songs

By Alyson Camus | July 5, 2014

Fans were asked to complete lab rat maze tests, attempt to master a Rubik’s cube, listen to random songs, honestly, I would have refused and left right there, but they went through the whole game, which didn’t stop there: a patient was declared contagious, people had to hurry into a dark corridor filling with dry ice

Let's Play With Food For The Rock Stars

By Alyson Camus | June 21, 2014

But let’s imagine for a minute all the possibilities for other bands. If it would be very easy to imagine any entrée inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Meat Loaf, Salt-N-Pepa, Spice Girls, the Black Eyed Peas, Korn

One More Time! Jack White Is A Jerk- Suddenly Apologizes

By admin | June 20, 2014

He also claims he “personally championed” Meg White for 15 years, but then apologized, took everything back, and wrote a formal letter saying sorry with his tail between his legs. The man’s grown into a bitter cow who’s too busy falling in love with his own work to respect anyone else. I’m, very unfortunately, disgusted.

US Top 10 Albums 6-27-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 19, 2014

As bad as Lazeretto is, the vinyl sounds awesome: it plays backwards and forwards, there is a holagram of an angel, alternative songs depending on where you put the needle down. The result? The vinyl alone sold an astonishing 40,000 copies and vinyl alone? White would have been at # 4 on the charts. Meanwhile, that country album? Painfully bad.

No Apologies, Whats Up With The Rockers Being So Sorry?

By Helen Bach | June 16, 2014

So now Jack White issues this public apology for bad behavior and I cant help but wonder why he is being such a pussy. C’mon already with the apologetic bullshit when we all know it was meant- and that it’s ok to feel as you do. In support of his upcoming release Lazzaretto, he is on a press junket providing an interviewers dream

UK Top 10 ALbums 6-21-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 16, 2014

Hank Marvin still has a beautiful tone to his guitar and these instrumental versions of early 60s to late 70s hits is pretty wonderful, meanwhile at the top of the charts Kasabian are probably the best English rock group ion the world today.

Jack White's "Lazaretto" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2014

It is, the word is, mediocre. The songs aren’t good enough, Jack’s voice grates by the end because there isn’t enough oomph to bring it all back home, and int he end, if you think Jack is an asshole any way, there is no reason to do much but dismiss it.

Jack White, “Alone In My House” On Conan Reviewed

By Helen Bach | June 14, 2014

So The Adams Family has released a new song and performed it on Conan June 11th. Luckily Gomez and Morticia stopped speaking in French long enough to get this twangy tune in the can. It seems Gomez is no longer able to shower and is boycotting the barber, Morticia has been sucking on helium so much it’s hard to recognize her voice any more.

10 Songs: Friday, June 13th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2014

Bill Bruisers – The New Pornographers – This is a nicely bruising pop rocker with vocal hooks on top of vocal hooks from a band who have been around forever but for whom I’ve never had all that much time, by this one they got right – B+

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases 6-10-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2014

Gypsy Heart Side A EP – Colbie Caillat – A long time fan of the pop singer, this five song 18 minute EP has nary a clunker in the lot: a sweet sound giving Taylor Swift a run for her money. “Blaze” is fabulous – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A-

Jack White Misses His Youth (and Who Doesn't?)

By Helen Bach | June 10, 2014

On the press junket for his soon to be released album Lazaretto he’s babbling like a brook about just about anything. He got a bit introspective and somewhat melancholy over youth- it’s not as if he’s in the twilight of his days but hey let the man chat

10 Songs: Monday, June 9th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2014

Everybody’s Something – Chance The Rapper – The difference between the version Chance sang at his Governor’s Ball star making turn is this is the way Chance boiled the song down to its “everybody’s somebody’s everything, nobody’s nothing at all” hook and than got a full house who was gagging for it, to sing it with all its heart , the verses and backing track are a touch too dark on Acid Rap – A-

Governors Ball Day Two: Saturday, June 7th, 2014: The Strokes Versus Jack White

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2014

Saturday was incredibly busy at Randall’s Island, a complete sell out from one end of the Island to the other with young kids, mostly college sophomores by the looks of it, planting themselves on every available inch of green. But the lineup wasn’t as good as Friday’s line up

Television Lite June 9th – June 13th, 2014

By Helen Bach | June 8, 2014

Fall Out Boy is on Ellen. That’s the oddest thing to me. Pop punk old men are sitting on her couch. Im not sure why I find this so striking, they’re not exactly ‘Alternative’ but for some reason I still consider them lesser known.. I have a mental block with them.