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The White Stripes

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The Five Worst Musical Guests In Simpsons History

    24 seasons and over 500 episodes in, the Simpsons has established itself in the domain of pop culture for good, regardless of where and when you believe the show began a downward trend in quality. One thing that has kept it alive this long is that in lieu of writing stories focused on the central Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Top 5 Bands We'd Like To See At The Ballet

    Tonight, Houston Ballet performs Rooster, Associate Choreographer Christopher Bruce's dance interpretations of eight Rolling Stones songs including "Little Red Rooster," "Paint It Black" and "Sympathy for the Devil." If that sounds a little lowbrow for the ballet, the program also includes two works ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Jack White: His Best And Worst So Far

    It goes without saying that Jack White is, and has been, one of the most prolific artists in contemporary popular music. From The White Stripes' self-titled album to his WTF collaboration with hardcore hip-hop dup Insane Clown Posse last year, the guy has released or produced an album every year wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Low Down: Do Bands Need Bass Players Any More?

    Growing up in the '80s, there was a concern on the part of drummers that they would be replaced by drum machines. No one thought that every drummer in every band would be swapped out with a box, but spots in all sorts of projects normally reserved for a guy with sticks were being handed over to prog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Black Pistol Fire: The Austin Blues Duo's Favorite Bands

    Black Pistol Fire whipping it on live​This week we talked to Black Pistol Fire, who headline tonight at Warehouse Live in the studio with Animal Farmacy. The Austin duo and proud transplants from Toronto are loud, aggressive and bluesy. Though they get comparisons to the Black Keys, they don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Top 10 Most Underrated Music Video Artists

    The Material Girl. The King of Pop (and his sister). The Chili Peppers. Mr. West. Very few artists have become the musical equivalent of the two-sport athlete: Making memorable music and monumental videos. When those people had a new video to premiere, it wasn't a just a video, it was an event. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Detroit Leanin': Who Is The Best Motor City Artist Ever?

    detroitrockcity.altervista.org​Some places breed music. Due to sheer size, any big city will produce its fair share of talented musicians, and some - Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago - seem to have music in the water supply. But none, arguably, more than Detroit: John Lee Hooker, the Motown dias ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Warehouse Live Studio May 5, 2011 A few months back, when the White Stripes finally officially broke up, Aftermath made the inference that had it not been for the duo that most of the new rock music hitting the charts, namely the rootsy and bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Narduwar The Human Serviette's 11 Best Interviews

    exclaim.caNarduwar (left) and the patron saint of 4/20​Nardwuar The Human Serviette from "Vancouver BC Canada" knows all of your favorite bands, artists, and rappers better than you, and better than they know themselves. At first glance, he kind of resembles a Canadian Matthew Lesko (the free- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Six Things The White Stripes Leave In Their Wake

    ​In the wake of the White Stripes' official breakup last week, the music world reeled with the loss of one of the defining bands of the past decade. Some applauded the end of a band they saw as too simplistic, buoyed by a sub-par drummer and warbling attention-addict. Different strokes, y'all. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Cold Weather Baby Names: Naming the Bundle of Joy You Started This Morning

    It made sense in February 2011, kid​No doubt all of you people who don't work in the news industry are either off this morning or working from home. But we all know that no one gets any work done at home with all the distractions running around you. Television, NetFlix, Internet porn, food, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Ten Years After: Our Favorite 2001 Albums

    ​This hlist is kind of funny now, seeing that the dearly departed White Stripes are smack-dab in the middle with White Blood Cells. We swear this final hlist was made Tuesday afternoon, before Wednesday's breakup announcement. Funny how the band has actually been on the tips of our lips for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    White Stripes Break Up After Exactly Two Houston Shows

    Ed. Note: Rumors are floating around about a third Stripes show here, before the Rudz date. If anyone can confirm this, please let us know. White Stripes at Rudyard's, Sept. 14, 2001​About an hour ago, Rocks Off got the news over Twitter that the White Stripes, easily the biggest indie-duo of ... More >>

  • Music

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Exes On Tour: White Stripes, ABBA, Lindsey & Stevie...

    ​We're all familiar with the credo against intra-office dating, often crudely expressed as "Don't shit where you eat." Most of us subscribe to it, knowing the potential drama it could ensue. "How will this affect my work," we wonder. "What happens if we break up?" But all's fair in love and ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010
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    January 21, 2010

    I'm Bound To Pack It Up: A Playlist for Team Coco

    ​Former management at NBC was smart enough to stick with Conan O'Brien's Late Night franchise despite an unsteady beginning, and were rewarded when Coco went on to build one of the most reliably solid shows in late-night history. He was afforded no such wisdom from Jeff "Soul Suckin' Jerk" Zucker, ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    The 11 Stupidest Events from the World of Music, 2009 Edition

    Hi there, 2009. Please have a seat. Are you comfortable? Would you like some coffee, or perhaps a cigarette? No? Okay, good. Let's just cut straight to the point, then. You suck, and frankly we're sick of your bullshit. You were an awful year, filled not just with economic collapse, scary right-wi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Local Rotation: Gold Sounds' Gold Sounds EP

    The Gold Sounds' self-titled, debut EP is not an exercise in showoffery. There's no mind-bending guitar solos, no time signatures questioning standard musical notation and no quirky elements that smack of an effort to deny obvious influences. It's just four solid hard-rock tunes. True, it's easier ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    Weekend Music: Jucifer Doubles Your Pleasure

    Long before the White Stripes became one of the decade’s definitive bands – hell, before Jack and Meg even met, let alone married and divorced – Jucifer were doing the ridiculously loud boy-girl guitar-drums duo thing, only with Amber Valentine handling the amped-up fretwork and Edgar Livengoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Top Five Videos of 2007

    These are my favorite videos of the past year. This was the first year when we all stopped waiting on people like MTV and Fuse to give us what we wanted; now we all just YouTube everything. We don't have to sit through Tila Tequila sifting through porno industry rejects and listen to a bunch of vall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Bullfighting and the White Stripes’s "Conquest"

    Bulls are not to be trusted. They are foul, offensive brutes with no regard for humans. They refuse to man up and allow us to tease them and then stab them with swords. Bullfighting is a noble sport, reserved for only the courageous among us, to attack and kill animals that are shocked and moving on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    A Glimpse of the Future in Hermann Park?

    Last night’s Solid Blues show at Miller Outdoor Theater might have been the start of something promising. Not so much for what it was (though it wasn’t bad), but for the untapped potential demonstrated by a couple thousand Houstonians – with plenty of room for a couple thousand more - turning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Meg White Sex Tape?

    Ever since 2000, when I first set eyes on the White Stripes' Meg White, I have had a crush on the little drummer girl. So, you would think that a supposed sex tape would have me and other pervo indie boys all aflutter. Alas, it's a bit of a letdown.

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    ACL Fest: Where the Streets Have No Name

    One day Houston is going to have to get over its severe case of Austin Envy -- it's really annoying -- but we'll give y'all a pass at least until Monday. That's because the Press, along with a shit-ton of our fellow Houstonians, will be soaking up the sun, the booze and perhaps the remnants of Tropi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007
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    August 10, 2007

    Fuck-off Friday: It’s Too Hot to Work Anyway

    Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta The countdown to happy hour is well underway, assuming you even observe such formalities. Here on Upper Milam, things are moving a little slow today thanks to the Detroit Cobras and Willowz, who sent a packed house at Rudz last night home sweaty, happy and not at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    The Quick Stripes

    Most bands think they have to regale you with two-hour long sets of “something off the new record” or “the song that bought me that new walk-in humidor.” They think you are getting your moneys worth, when in fact they are really just helping the beer vendors buy shoes for their kids. The Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Confessions of a Classic Rock Whore, or One Man’s Journey

    When the Press cast its net for a new Assistant Music Editor, the editors probably assumed they’d reel in one of those sniffy indie types who worships either Bright Eyes or Death Cab for Cutie and thinks Boston is a place with a lot of nice bookstores. Instead they got me, who within two days of w ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    ZZ Top, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams III, Old 97's

    ZZ Top, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams III and Old 97's perform Saturday, July 14, at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!

    A scientific study of the two-piece indie-rock boom

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Getting Personal

    Nouveau punk rockeros need love, too

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    The Detroit Cobras

    Thursday, October 27, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Various Artists

    Uptight Tonight! The Ultimate '60s Garage Collection

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    Heartless Bastards

    Thursday, June 30, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Deep in The Throes

    Tired of guitar-and-drums blues duos? You haven't heard Two Gallants yet.

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Too Sexy for Their Rock

    Fashionable retro-rock has jumped the shark. Here's why.

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    A Good Buzz

    Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Joss Stone

    Sunday, April 25

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Baby Rosebud

    Monday, January 19

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Joss Stone

    The Soul Sessions (S-Curve)

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Roll Over, Eric Clapton. And Tell Stevie Ray the News.

    The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    12 Rods

    Lost Time (Self-released)

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    The Vines

    Saturday, July 27

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