With summer off and running and temperatures through the roof, it’s time we round out all the blockbuster activity and over-hyped, industry-funded forms of entertainment with what the season is really built for: semi-inappropriate decisions made with old and “new” friends during long weekends on the shore — all set to hip music. It’s as close to a consequence-free environment as any post-college adult trying to make art out of their life can get. So re-up your catalog with these music suggestions that will keep your days and nights hotter than the weather.
The Dead Weather – Jack Lawrence, Jack White, Dean Fertita and Alison Mosshart.Photo Credit – David Swanson
Ten Minutes with Alison Mosshart
Fans of indie rock have long admired Alison Mosshart for her work as singer/guitarist in the hugely successful band, The Kills.
Her newest venture, with Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes) is a band called The Dead Weather and their first album, Horehound, debuts on Tueaday, July 14.
Despite Mosshart’s breakneck schedule, we caught a few minutes with the hard-rocking and extremely hard-working singer.
Scheduled for release on August 14, IT MIGHT GET LOUD chronicles a showdown among three generations of guitar heroes: Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. As a onetime guitar-hero-worshipping adolescent, I can’t wait to see this.
This afternoon’s screening of IT MIGHT GET LOUD embodied just about everything I love and hate about going to the movies. For starters, the Library Center Theater was arctic cold before the screening began—not because the heat was off, but because the air conditioning was on full blast. No, I’m not joking. I asked a…
Mini-flurry of Rolling Stones happenings today: First, there’s news that London-based 7Digital will be the first online outlet to offer the entire Stones catalogue in DRM-free format [www.reuters.com], and in a sweet spot of synchronicity, Scorsese’s “Shine A Light” trailer popped up online, too. No “No Direction Home”, this one focuses instead on recent concert…