Wanda Jackson and the Lustre Kings

May 14 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, May 10, 2010
If the '50s had been a more enlightened and progressive period in music history, Wanda Jackson's name would be accorded the same reverence as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. But because the music industry adhered to the misguided notion that no one would accept a Rockabilly girl playing as hard, loud and fast as the boys, Jackson doesn't enjoy the same vaunted position as her storied male contemporaries.  

It Might Get Loud (Review)

Compact Rock doc centers on three guitar masters

0 Comments · Sunday, September 20, 2009
Director Davis Guggenheim ('An Inconvenient Truth') brings together Rock music legends Jimmy Page and U2's The Edge with The White Stripes' Jack White for an eventful behind-the-scenes look at how these great musicians communicate with each other and create music. Impromptu jam sessions and individual strolls down memory lane reveal the guitarists' childlike passion for their chosen instrument and their sources of inspiration from divergent musical influences. Grade: B-.  

The Dead Weather: Horehound

[Third Man Records]

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Q: How many minor supergroups can Jack White assemble? A: All of them, apparently. The Dead Weather is merely the latest installment of "What Will Jack Do Next?," the novelty this time being that the vaunted frontman of The White Stripes and co-frontman of The Raconteurs is taking his place behind the drumkit, the most stereotypically invisible role within most bands except for those timekeepers blessed with outsized personalities (Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, John Bonham).  

The Dead Weather, Drive-By Truckers, David Thomas Owen IV and Robin Trower

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The passage of time has been on my mind lately; two good friends have passed through the portal this year and the celebrity body count has been unusually high (and high profile) in recent weeks, proof that no matter how well connected or wealthy or insulated from real life you happen to be, the words of Jim Morrison in 1969 ring true for each and every one of us: "The future"s uncertain and the end is always near." I'm passing time this week with new CDs from The Dead Weather (Jack White's newest side project), Drive-By Truckers, David Thomas Owen IV, Robin Trower and Bleu.