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07.14.2010 // UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN MILWAUKEE

 

Milwaukee fans, if you still haven't seen Under Great White Northern Lights, now is your chance to catch it in the cinema:

"Under Great White Northern Lights playing in Milwaukee this summer

Fans living in Milwaukee, WI will have an opportunity to see The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights at the movie theater this summer. The Times Cinema will be showing the film from August 6-12th. Check the screening section of the site for exact showtimes.

If you still haven't purchased a copy of the film on DVD or Blu-Ray to watch on the small screen you can order it, as well as the CD, vinyl and hard cover photography book HERE."

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06.29.2010 // THIRD MAN RECORDS TO RELEASE SINGLE BY LAURA MARLING

 

Per NME.com, Jack's label, Third Man Records is set to release a new single by singer/songwriter Laura Marling:

"The White Stripes' Jack White is set to release a single by Laura Marling.

White revealed that Marling had recorded in his Nashville studio earlier this year, after "somebody turned me onto her a few months back".

"It was perfect – one take," he told BBC Newsbeat. "She's gorgeous. Gorgeous voice and an incredible person. A wonderful girl."

He added: "If people are coming through town [Nashville] I try to catch up with them and ask them if they want to come by before their show and record something."

A title and release date for the song have yet to be confirmed, but it will be part of White's Third Man Records 'Blue Series' and will be released on seven-inch vinyl.

Currently on tour with The Dead Weather, White added that he currently had "nothing planned with The Raconteurs or The White Stripes."

Meanwhile, both The Dead Weather and Laura Marling played Glastonbury on Saturday night (June 26)."

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06.13.2010 // JACK AND CONAN: HOW THEY MET

 

RollingStone.com has a new article about Conan O'Brien. In it, you learn where and when Conan 1st met Jack:

"How did you meet Jack White?
We've been friends for years. It was in a bowling ally in Detroit — I was hanging out in this bowling alley with some of my writers. We were shooting something, and Jack was there and we hung out for a while. He was really cool. He was just thanking me for putting young music, new music on the show, so we hung out and talked. And then years later, when he hit really big, he came up to me and said, "Remember me from the bowling alley?" And I said, "What?" It's just so weird that we have that bond. (Read more about O'Brien's special relationship with the White Stripes.)

This happened before the White Stripes had broken through?
It was a couple years before the White Stripes hit. He was just this kid that was talking to me in a bowling ally. And it was great. I'm so comfortable with him as an artist. I was telling Jack that I wouldn't have been comfortable with anyone else because you have to kind of give yourself over to Jack's world. I'm so comfortable with him. I had a great day [in Tennessee earlier in the week]. I just hung out at his house. Really just an amazing day and getting to do that show was a highlight."

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06.13.2010 // THE DEAD WEATHER BONNAROO APPEARANCE

 

Jack and his Dead Weather bandmates played a wet Bonnaroo set last evening. This is from Spinner.com:

"As the Dead Weather approached the main stage at Bonnaroo, an ominous-looking storm cloud had begun to settle over the town of Manchester, Tenn., bringing a much-needed rain shower to festivalgoers.

"Just remember which band brought the rain today," said Dead Weather drummer Jack White.

Fresh off releasing their second studio album 'Sea of Cowards' -- less than a year after their debut record 'Horehound' hit number six on the Billboard charts -- White, along with lead singer Alison Mosshart, guitarist Dean Fertita and bassist Jack Lawrence, ripped through an hour-and-a-half set featuring tracks 'I Cut Like a Buffalo,' 'Hustle and Cuss' and 'Die By the Drop,' among others.

But when White stepped out from behind his drumming post to play lead guitar on 'Will There Be Enough Water?' and 'I Can't Hear You,' the crowd went into a frenzy. 'Water' ended the Weather's regular set as Mosshart exchanged lines with White, who ended the track with an intense feedback-filled solo. 'I Can't Hear You' had all four members stepping to the front as a drum machine provided the backing beat.

By the time the Dead Weather finished, the rain had subsided, bringing in a cool breeze. But something tells me that fans will remember more about this set than just the weather."

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06.11.2010 // WHAT A NIGHT! CONAN PLAYS AT THIRD MAN RECORDS

 

For those not lucky enough to attend the show last night at Third Man Records, it appears it was memorable, to say the least!

"Conan O'Brien may have missed his calling.

The once and future late night television host laid down a scorching rockabilly-flavored set Thursday night at Jack White's Third Man Records and plans to release a vinyl album of the show.

"This is probably the most fun I've had in show business," a sweat-soaked O'Brien told a crowd of about 300 before launching into a fiery finale of Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock" with White.

O'Brien has been riding a bus around the country with his band on "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour," a music- and comedy-filled variety show, while waiting for his new hosting gig at TBS to start. He left "The Tonight Show" earlier this year after NBC reinstalled former host Jay Leno.

O'Brien ripped through a rockin' set with his ace band behind him and The Cocettes singing backup. White, the leader of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, introduced O'Brien as "a rockabilly legend in the making." White's Third Man Records has a concert space as well as reel-to-reel recording equipment."

You can read the entire article on Conan's appearance HERE.

Also, check out the write up from Conan's official site: teamcoco.com

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06.10.2010 // CONAN O'BRIEN AT THIRD MAN RECORDS TONIGHT

 

This is from Conan's blog over at teamcoco.com:

"We're off to an INSANE start today - First of all, we went to Jack White's house. HIS HOUSE, GUYS. So crazy. Jack was nice enough to welcome us all in and give us an awesome tour of his studio that he's got! Totally surreal. Then we left Conan and Jack to do what they do, and headed to this record pressing plant called United Record Pressing, where Ben from Third Man Records gave us an awesome tour! I'm a huge music nerd, so it was completely mind blowing and INCREDIBLY cool to be in the same space where some of the most famous records in history came from. We then grabbed lunch, visited the world famous Gruhn Guitar shop and saw Buddy Holly's amp, went to this historical poster printing shop called Hatch Show Print, and then headed here! Right now, I'm sitting in the Third Man offices (which are filled with all sorts of amazing stuff, including a hippo skull, which is on the coffee table in front of me), and I'm sitting here listening to Conan soundcheck in the other room. I have a feeling this is going to be one hell of a night.

I have to say, as a fan of Jack White (and of Conan) I love it when creative people do stuff just because it's cool. This whole thing today in a way really encapsulates exactly what our whole Legally Prohibited Tour has been about - going out, entertaining people, and having fun. After all, we're in show business - and this is what people in show business should be doing; entertaining people! I wish that stuff like this happened more out there in the universe; there's a whole childlike giddiness about this whole thing today that can't be matched by doing anything else in life. It's a unique thing in the world, and I feel privileged to be a part of it. Let's just hope I don't get struck down dead by a meteor before the night ends! (If it happens at the end of the night, by the way... I'm totally fine with it)

That's it for right now... I'll check back in later tonight! Peace!"

Now, it looks like tonights show is going to be recorded and those attending can pre-order it on special vinyl:





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06.09.2010 // WHAT ARE JACK WHITE AND CONAN O'BRIEN COOKING UP?

 

This recently came through Conan O'Brien's Twitter feed:

"Jack White & I are doing something cool tomorrow. Hint: it involves a LOT of Tears for Fears songs. Details here: http://teamcoco.com/thirdman"

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05.25.2010 // JACK WHITE TO HONOR PAUL MCCARTNEY AT THE WHITE HOUSE

 

Jack White playing for Sir Paul McCartney at the White House. Should be interesting! Here's the info found on Pitchfork:

"On June 2, Jack White will paint the White House, uh, white. White is among the luminaries paying tribute to Sir Paul McCartney, who has been awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. McCartney will be presented the award during a special concert at the White House's East Room. In addition to White, the show's lineup also includes Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, White House fave Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, um, the Jonas Brothers, and others.

Many of the folks on that bill will perform songs that McCartney wrote. Jerry Seinfeld will also offer remarks ("Did you ever notice that Paul McCartney is a great songwriter and performer?").

The Washington, DC PBS station WETA will tape the performance, and it will air July 28 on PBS stations around the country as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series.

McCartney is only the third person to win the Gershwin Prize; he follows Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder."

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05.24.2010 // JACK WHITE AND KAREN ELSON ARTICLE IN VOGUE MAGAZINE

 

Great article in Vogue on Jack and Karen, and her debut album "The Ghost Who Walks":

"On a very rainy, very London kind of morning in Manhattan, Karen Elson, a spidery vision in a peach gossamer shrug and black leggings, is sitting in the Breslin at the Ace Hotel, drinking strong coffee and eating buttered toast. "I'm really English," she says, almost apologetically. "I don't like the crust." She was kept up last night by guests partying in the room next door, but she is not complaining, because that is not her style. Besides, when she is in New York, where she lived for ten years, Elson prefers a groovy vibe. "At some hotels," she says, "I feel like I have to be dressed to the nines—perfectly eccentric—to walk out the door. This place feels like home."

In the fashion world, Elson, 31, is known as what she calls "the vivacious and daring redhead who will jump off the top of a building for a good picture." Little did everyone know that there was always another side to her. "I would go home and be this insular girl who listened to music and brooded in her bedroom." Now, lucky for us, those two elements of her personality—the glamorous show-off and the pensive artist—have come together in a stunning debut album, The Ghost Who Walks."

This is a very good read with great pics of Jack and Karen. Check out the full article HERE.

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05.20.2010 // THE WHITE STRIPES 2007 CANADIAN TOUR IN PICTURES

 

Here's an article from Rolling Stone talking about Autumn de Wilde's new book which chronicles the band's 2007 tour of Canada:

"When the White Stripes embarked on their epic 2007 tour of Canada — where Jack and Meg pledged to perform in every province, including the isolated northern territory of Nunavut, where mostly indigenous Inuits live — they brought along two hired hands to document the adventure: director Emmett Malloy (who recently released the documentary of the trip, Under Great White Northern Lights) and photographer Autumn de Wilde, who snapped 250 rolls of film during the trip.

De Wilde has edited her massive collection of photos down into a gorgeous new hard-bound book The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights, which has just been published by Chronicle Books. "Editing these photos was a fucking nightmare," says de Wilde with a laugh. "It's really hard to kill your children!" De Wilde, who photographed the cover of the Stripes' 2007 album Icky Thump, had formed a close bond with the band over the years — especially the notoriously shy Meg — and that allowed her to capture some of the most intimate pictures of the Stripes ever documented. Her secret? "If they didn't want me to photograph them I would tell them just to raise their hand," says de Wilde. "I'd say, 'You don't have to explain yourself. You don't have to say you're sorry. If you want to be alone, I'll clear out.' That's the only way you're going to get private moments in photos."

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05.20.2010 // WHITE STRIPES AUCTION FOR NASHVILLE FLOOD VICTIMS

 

Hot off the presses of the White Stripes official newsletter:


"Jack White and Third Man Records are continuing in their efforts to help the thousands of people in the Nashville area who have lost so much in the recent floods by auctioning a genuine, one-of-a-kind red and white Ludwig Musser marimba which was custom-made for The White Stripes and used live on their 2005-06 worldwide tour for Get Behind Me Satan. All of the proceeds from this auction will be going to benefit The Red Cross - Nashville Chapter.

The marimba made its live debut on May 11th 2005 at the Fundidora Amphitheater de Coca Cola in Monterrey, Mexico and was subsequently used in concert in Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Latvia, Poland, Russia, New Zealand, Japan and every other country the White Stripes played in 2005-2006. The marimba itself was unceremoniously flipped over by Jack White at the last show of the tour in Osaka, Japan on March 9th, 2006, and has since been safely stored in Nashville in its custom red white and black flight case, which is also included in the auction.

Bids are currently being accepted, now through May 24th HERE."

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