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The Dead Weather

You couldn’t be surprised when the Dead Weather’s roadies came out in uniform dress code (suits and bowler hats) last night: This was a Jack White show after all. Although according to those who secured access to last night’s NYC debut of supergroup the Dead Weather, the focus was primarily on the Kills vixen Alison Mossheart, and ultimately how closely she and Jack sang into their shared mic. According to Ms. Modern Age, “the dynamic of the Dead Weather is hinged upon Mosshart’s role as the ferocious, fearless leader and the rest of the band acting as her dutiful, capable soldiers.” Jack spent most of the night singing from behind his drum kit, although he was on guitar before the show’s close. The new outfit, rounded out by Raconteur Jack Lawrence on bass and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Dean Fertita’s on guitar, played one hour and two encores in promotion of their forthcoming debut record. We sent photographer Natasha Ryan to bring back pics of them and openers Crystal Stilts, and others helped out with video:

(Vimeos via BrooklynVegan)

Two more:

The Dead Weather will be at Outside Lands, more tour dates when we have ’em. The band’s debut LP Horehound is out is out 6/9 on Third Man.

Comments (13)
  1. curious  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0

    So did anyone actually pay the exorbitant CL ticket prices?

  2. Terry Pendelton  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0

    Why did they not invite their very good pal Noah Lennox?

  3. dvd  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0

    the album is called Horehound. Third Man is the label.

  4. Did you see her Bo Diddly rectangle guitar!? Wow she has some big rectangle balls.

  5. NickG  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0

    Oh. My. God.

    I cant wait for this album.

  6. mitchell  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0

    On the second photo it certainly looks like they’re copulating. Excuse me for liking this more than the Kills.

  7. I was up early that day to score tickets, but missed and was in no way going to fork out to some scalper. *Shakes fist*

  8. brendan benson  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0

    hey guys what’s going on here?

  9. ralph  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0


  10. a pit  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2009 0

    The Kills suck… but Jack White is simply incredible.

  11. beef  |   Posted on Apr 16th, 2009 0

    nice beefheart song at the beginning

  12. RED  |   Posted on Apr 17th, 2009 0

    I wanna skull f*ck Nick G!

    I heart Jack White.

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