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The White Stripes were Occam's razor manifested as rock. Underneath the misdirection and mythology, it was just two people, wearing three colors, obsessed with one musical concept: the beauty of…   Read Story »
Jack White has spent an entire brilliant career paying oblique tribute to the fuzzier, wilder ancestral forms of rock music that haven't, by and large, gotten a ton of play within popular culture…   Read Story »
The bar scene at Ohio University, where I was finishing up my freshman year this time 10 years ago, is a heavy-handed metaphor. Along the main drag, Court Street, are a few dozen establishments…   Read Story »
Third Man Records will release recordings of the first ever White Stripes show -- 7/14/1997 at Detroit's Gold Dollar on Open Mic night -- on vinyl this summer as a part of their Third Man's Vault…   Read Story »
Sure, Radiohead have come up with some cool merch in their day but they've got nothing on potential collaborator Jack White. Think about it: How many times have you found yourself in dire need of…   Read Story »
"I eat sixteen saltine crackers, then I lick my fingers" is a killer rock lyric. Beyond the alliteration and syntax, that shit bleeds sex, both literally and in the tradition of lurid rock double…   Read Story »
With the 500th episode of The Simpsons airing last Sunday, the last few weeks have been a celebration of everything Simpsons, where all your favorite pundits and prognosticators have combed through…   Read Story »
On the heels of Jack White's new album announcement as well as the unveiling of Blunderbuss's first single "Love Interruption," we thought it was time to revisit the hits -- not the literal ones,…   Read Story »
If the twenty-second preview hooked you, this full segment of Jack White on History Channel's American Pickers is your linkbait of the day. Herein the erstwhile Stripe delves into his love of…   Read Story »
In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it's also important to remember the musical groups who called it a day. Some of these…   Read Story »