When Jack White announced he was forming a new bandyes, after a gazillion albums with the White Stripes and a couple with the Raconteursthe assumption was that the new group would kind of... suck. After all, the guys gotta burn out at some point. But now its clear wed all forgotten something very important: Jack White doesnt do things that suck (remember that video he did with the Legos?). And so, his new collaboration with Alison Mosshart of the Kills yielded an album that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, consists of mountains of chest-rattling primal rock designed to reassert the elemental power of the four-piece rock group. Translation: This concert will, most certainly, not suck.
Thu., Aug. 27, 7 p.m., 2009