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Posted 25 Jun 2014 @ 10:26am

Jack White’s position in pop culture is a complicated one. Few artists are as feted, yet so strangely opaque and confusingly contradictory, as the man born John Gillis in Detroit, Michigan. Since taking on the name — and persona — of Jack White, he’s steadily worked his way through the levels of rock stardom’s crust, and burned not a few bridges (and relationships) behind him. Depending on...

Posted 17 Jun 2014 @ 3:15pm

To celebrate the release of Jack White’s second solo album Lazaretto (our current Album of the Week), Gelato Messina has created the limited edition ice-cream flavour Jack N' White.

 

The unique concoction contains Jack Daniels, caramelised white chocolate with caramelised pecans and caramel fudge,...

Posted 11 Jun 2014 @ 11:12am

 

To say Jack White has been in the news lately would be something of an understatement. His feud with, and then terribly fake sounding apology to The Black Keys raised eyebrows, not least due to the convenient timing around the release of this album, his second solo record. Then again, Jack White is an old-school kind of guy, not one usually associated with masterminding a fake PR...

Posted 15 Apr 2014 @ 2:12pm

 

Jacky White returns from an uncharacteristic year of hibernation with an instrumental tease from upcoming solo LP number two, Lazaretto. It’s a pastiche of very Jacky White-like ideas, most of them hitting the spot, some meandering. The two-note guitar squeal is pretty fuckin’ obnoxious and kinda ruins the whole track. But it does rock hard when it hits its Bug Muff-coated stride.

Posted 7 Aug 2012 @ 12:29pm

There he was, the defining rock star of the 2000s, indulging in what he denied himself for so long. These days, Jacky White is touring with twice as many backing bands than he once had bandmates. Tonight featured The Peacocks, whereas the following Splendour set alternated between The Peacocks and whatever the all-male counterpart is called. But it doesn’t really matter – the gimmick is...

Posted 2 Aug 2012 @ 10:51am

When you rock up to the first morning of a three-day festival, the last thing you want is to do is get pelted with pea-sized hailstones. But after that minor meterological fakeout, Byron Bay turned on an exquisite weekend to welcome Splendour In The Grass back to its spiritual home.

 

Post-hail on Friday, we joined the moist masses at Alison Wonderland and Yacht Club DJs to dance...

Posted 23 May 2012 @ 8:21am

The only thing giving away Lanie Lane’s hangover today is the slight wilt to her quiff. Everything else is as it should be – the bright red lipstick, the gold hoop earrings, the enviable style and those wry, striking eyes – but before our interview has even started I’m digging out the Nurofen while her tour manager runs off for water.

 

It’s not a common state for Lane – “I don’t...

Posted 20 Apr 2012 @ 7:22am

After he was announced as the headliner of this year's Splendour In The Grass yesterday, Melbourne fans have been eagerly anticipating the possibility of a Jack White sideshow - especially considering he was one of the select main acts on the poster not to be suffixed with "only Australian show".

 

We can expect a selection of classics from the Jack White canon, which includes...

Posted 19 Apr 2012 @ 8:07am

 

Well folks, this is the one you've been waiting for. After intense speculation and rumour-mongering, the time has come to bask our beady eyes upon the mighty Splendour In The Grass 2012 lineup. And 'tis a mighty one, indeed.

 

Celebrating the return to the festival's spiritual...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 8:33am

 

People liked The White Stripes because people like rules. From the outset, the world-conquering Detroit duo aligned themselves to an intangible manifesto. Some aspects were upheld rigorously – the tri-colour aesthetic, the ruse of siblingry, the admonishment of setlists – and some were bent or broken. It’s easy to draw the analogy between White’s trajectory and that of his favourite...

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