Jack White’s latest album, Lazaretto, is out today, and more dates have been added to his world tour. NPR Music will tonight host a video webcast of his concert at Fonda Theatre, starting at 9:45 pm PST. [Read more…]
This is the second and last of my 2012 “Year In Review” articles, though this one is mostly a pictorial. I went through the pictures I took at shows throughout 2012 and pulled out 100 of my favorites to republish here, in celebration of an amazing year for concerts and a fun year for me with photography. You can also check out my other Year in Review article with my Top 10 Live Music Concerts and Top 10 Studio Albums & Songs. [Read more…]
Not So Silent Night (NSSN) is Live 105’s “Annual Holiday Rock Show”, with 2012 being the first year it spans two consecutive nights. This first night featured headliner Jack White, along with The Shins, Metric, Of Monsters and Men, The Gaslight Anthem, Two Door Cinema Club, and Our Vinyl Vows. I’ve never been a fan of traditional, outdoor festivals (for a variety of reasons), but this was an extremely well organized multi-artist event that can serve as a model for how to do them right, and comprised an excellent line-up of artists. The packed Oracle Arena was treated to seven great acts in under seven hours. It was a really fantastic evening celebrating the work of some really great bands, with Jack White closing things out with a really amazing performance.
Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records, released 1,000 flexi-discs of “Freedom at 21” – the first single off the new “Blunderbuss” album – via helium balloon on April 1st in Nashville. Someone found some of these, and has put the first of them for sale on eBay, which is currently bid up to $1,803, with five days left at auction. [Read more…]