Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Dead Weather's Horehound

The Dead Weather

NEW THIS WEEK - Although I don't talk about him much (don't need to...) Jack White is one of the greatest living musicians [recommended click]. Having seen him harness nature with the White Stripes and let it rip with the Raconteurs, we are definitely looking forward to seeing him play live in The Dead Weather. (Dates below...) This time around, White plays drums, produces and splits lead vocals with Alison Mosshart (The Kills) while Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) plays guitar and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs) plays bass on this project. The band released their debut album this week titled, Horehound. Their debut video just surfaced:

Treat Me Like Your Mother
a film by Jonathan Glazer

HOW A BAND BECOMES A BAND - White became acquainted with the music of The Kills after Mosshart and the group opened up for the Raconteurs [click] on tour. (For those with good memories, this is pretty much exactly how White came to meet Lawrence, whose original band, The Greenhornes [recommended click] opened up for the White Stripes a few years back. White is a barometer for awe-inspiring talent... Here's a sample of what you can expect on Horehound:

streaming media:
"I Cut Like a Buffalo"
brand new from Horehound

July dates
16 New York, NY - Terminal 5
17 New York, NY - Terminal 5
18 Boston, MA - House of Blues
19 Ottawa, ONT - Ottawa Blues Festival
21 Montreal, QUE - Olympia De Montreal
22 Toronto, ONT - Kool Haus, Toronto
24 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
25 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
27 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
28 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
29 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
30 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium

August dates
17 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
18 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
20 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
21 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
22 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
23 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
25 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
27 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
29 San Diego, CA - Street Scene
30 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! - Win an RSL/Dead Weather Prize Pack..... Email us your full name with the words "The Dead Weather giveaway" in the subjectline. Contest open to readers 18+ Up / US-only this time around. Entries shut-off on Sunday at 12 Noon. No information is ever shared.

This is the cool stuff somebody will win:
1 copy of Horehound on CD
1 copy of "Treat Me Like Your Mother" 7" vinyl
1 The Dead Weather promo poster.
1 Ryan's Smashing Life Music Blog tee-shirt
(name your size - they're awesome!)

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