Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, beloved Long Beach musician, producer and the keyboardist of Jack White's touring band, has died. According to Third Man Records' website, "Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled."
We love original art almost as much as we love live music. Almost. Here are some great full band portraits we found on Etsy. We hope it will inspire you to create some band portraits of your own. Don't worry--stick figures are a form of art too. Think of this print of the Red Hot Chili Peppers by G ... More >>
Jack White never does anything half-ass. This year, when he donated money to the National Recording Preservation, he cut a check for $200,000. When punched the crap out of Von Bondies singer Jason Stollsteimer's face in 2003, he really punched the crap out of it. When White filed for divorce, he thr ... More >>
There are plenty of people who will pick up the new Free Moral Agents record, Chaine Infinie, and remark on how the sound and style of Ikey Owen's studio project has blossomed into such an unexpected full band experience since the release 2010's sophomore album Control This. No longer a hazy collect ... More >>
Comedian Margaret Cho would like you to know something about the musical taste of the average lesbian. It's not just k.d. lang and Tori Amos shuffling around in their iPods. Their musical tastes can vary as much as anyone's. And sometimes they're looking for tunes with some serious balls. As a celeb ... More >>
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Gibson Amphitheatre December 9,2012 Gwen Stefani's appearance at the first night of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas made for a memorable evening. The rumors had circulated early in the evening that those in attendance would be treated to a surprise set from N ... More >>
This morning KROQ affirmed some of our early predictions when it announced the lineup for both nights of their 23 Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas. Linkin Park and Rise Against are slated to headline Night 1 along with an outfit of nostalgic, monosyllabic hard rock acts--Bush and Garbage--bolstered ... More >>
In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line ... More >>
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"It's like we're in the '90s," says Fingerprints' manager Dustin Rodriguez said when I phoned in for their top 5. Anyone else ready to relive the best decade in recent history? (Yeah, I said it. And I'm right.) The dream of the '90s is alive at Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th Street in Long Beach, (562) ... More >>
This week we got in touch with Parker Macy of Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552. Looks like Jack White is back in the game! Or at least he is at Creme Tangerine, where Blunderbuss earns yet another top spot.
[Locals Only] The band's recent stunt outside a Jack White show probably earned them a few fans
This week, our Locals Only feature highlights the fuzz-tastic fury of Douglas and the Furs. We watched the Anaheim trio pull off a pretty daring maneuver last Thursday, playing a guerrilla-style rooftop show atop a parking garage behind the Wiltern for unsuspecting Jack White fans after the second n ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records this week from Second Spin, 1781 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8870. This week's top seller is (still) the Jack White solo album, Blunderbuss.
Jack White The Wiltern, Los Angeles May 30, 2012 Jack White's first solo offering, Blunderbuss, is the only album of 2012 that I've liked so far, yet I was ready to be a naysayer last night at the Wiltern. Maybe it has something to do with the way everybody worships White and his various mythologi ... More >>
Here are the top five this week from Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909.This week's top seller is still the latest Jack White album, Blunderbuss, which came out over a month ago.
Yep, that's Ikey Owens of Free Moral Agents playing the keyboards for Jack White's solo project over the weekend on Saturday Night Live. White guested on SNL to promote the release of his first solo album, Blunderbuss, and it marked his first-ever solo appearance in front of a TV audience. (Linds ... More >>
Jack White is releasing a solo album. It will be called Blunderbuss. You can buy the song "Love Interruption," on www.jackwhiteIII.com, but Blunderbuss won't be out 'til April 24. We're not sure how we feel about this...the White Stripes may have been Jack White's brainchild with the additi ... More >>
Wanda Jackson has been performing for nearly 60 years. But the woman who once stole Elvis Presley's heart, and was one of rock n' roll's original bad girls, recognizes a good year when one comes around. "It's been a good ride, I'll tell yah," the 74-year-old Hall of Fame-inducted rockabilly ... More >>
How ICP's posse grew by one unexpected measure
Something in the water must encourage sharing...first we heard about Jack White and Insane Clown Posse collaborating on a remake of an obscure Mozart song. Next we finally hear a snippet from that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett version of "Lady is a Tramp," which was reportedly recorded last month fo ... More >>
Ten days after their sixth anniversary, former White Stripes singer Jack White and his wife Karen Elson have announced that they are getting divorced, and they're marking the occasion by throwing a party tonight in Nashville.
Record Store Day is like Christmas in April for both fans and independent record shops. Fans make pilgrimages to local shops seeking limited edition releases, free shows, band signing, bonuses, sales and if you're lucky, free food. The releases are hyper-limited--smaller stores may only get one ... More >>
This week, former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar claimed that he had been abducted by aliens. Overnight, lame jokes about Hagar suffering from tequila-induced psychosis flooded the Internet and open-mic comedy stages, positioning the laid-back "I Can't Drive 55" singer as buffoon of the month. F ... More >>
It's shocking. . . . We were expecting Jack White to continue joining and developing many more bands because The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather and his solo projects just aren't enough. Sadly, White informed Q Magazine he will never form another new band. Maybe after the White Stripes disbanded, he ... More >>
Jack and Meg White, the duo collectively known as the White Stripes are no more. They have disbanded, but the memory of their talent and musicianship will always be celebrated. Vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Jack White and drummer Meg White formed their band in 1997 in Detroit, and released their ... More >>
Wendy Lynch/MyspaceModest MouseEver notice what bizarre instruments indie rockers have been using on stage? It may enhance the sound at times, but whipping out a melodica or tuba always makes me wonder what the hell were they were thinking. Artists like Sufjan Stevens and Modest Mouse need to cut ... More >>
Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>
Pitchfork posted the improvised, spoken-word single from Conan O'Brien called "And They Call Me Mad" today, where the comedian does a Vincent Price impression as Frankenstein. The track comes out on 7" vinyl via Jack White's Third Man imprint tomorrow, as we reported last week.Listen to it ... More >>
How'd we miss this?Last week the Hollywood Reporter said that Conan O'Brien is releasing two albums prior to launching his new TBS talk show. They actually got it wrong, says our sister pub LA Weekly--Jack White's label, Third Man Records, will actually be "releasing a Conan O'Brien album a ... More >>
[Via Pitchfork] While you were eating dinner, doing laundry or watching TV last night, President Obama was apparently singing "Hey Jude" at the White House with a bunch of other famous people. The grand sing-along happened after he p ... More >>
Highly influential Big Star and Box Tops singer/songwriter Alex Chilton--a power pop mastermind--has died.This needs to be heard ASAP: Jack White records song with Jay-Z.
Jack White says new Dead Weather album should be out in April. Jay Reatard died from "cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death," reports the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Click for our Reatard obit post and interview from last year.
Watch Dakota Fanning (as Cherie Currie) "snort drugs" in Runaways--"the movie, about the all-girl teenage rock band of the same name co-founded by Joan Jett in the 1970s, debuted here at the Sundance Film Festival late Sunday to solid reviews, and it hits movie theaters this coming March."Like we ... More >>
Lil Wayne video for "On Fire" officially out (see above). Not sure if I'm feeling it.Speaking of Weezy, he's gonna voice Jesus!Jack White--the coolest and hardest working man in music--readies new Dead Weather album; produces record by rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson covering Amy Winehouse's "You Kn ... More >>
Have you ever tried to write, play and record a song in 10 minutes? It's probably a bit tough for the average mortal. But Jack White sure makes it look easy as he sits down to scribble out an impromptu track in a rickety old chair next to a microphone, a scene from the sure-to-be-epic documentary ... More >>
It Might Get Loud is a documentary starring Jimmy Page, the Edge and Jack White, talking about the history of the electric guitar. It's also directed by Davis Guggenheim, who won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth. So, yeah, it sounds pretty cool.It opens in just seven theaters nationwide tomorro ... More >>
The Dead WeatherHorehound(Third Man)Jack White is a really good guitar player. In the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, he's shown off his proficiency in a variety of styles and genres (six years later, the faux-bassline of "Seven Nation Army" is still stuck in a lot of heads). He's a focus of upcom ... More >>
The Raconteurs at the Greek Theatre September 22, 2008. Better Than: winning your football pool at work. Download: "The Switch and The Spur" from The Raconteurs website The sudden cancellation of the White Stripes tour led me to believe it would be awhile until Jack White (Vocals/Guitars) would ... More >>
March 9 - March 16
Electric Six gets a pep talk
Make sense of the Hentchmen
The rock & roll hall of pain
A few dirty questions with the Fuse!