Jack White played a show last night at Radio City Music Hall. Understandably, people were very excited to see the ex-White Stripe frontman do his thing.The feeling, apparently, was not mutual as White When aging musical jack-of-all-trades Jack White of the White Stripes and his model wife Karen Elson announced their divorce to friends, it wasn't with teary phone calls in the middle of the night, it was with an invitation. Here's video straight out of SXSW of Jack White playing in front of his "Third Man Records Rolling Record Store." The vehicle serves as a store, recording studio, and also the backdrop for this very-cool set.Now Jack White returns to our stage as a solo artist to demonstrate exactly why he’s one of today’s most exciting musicians.Ever the risk-taker, White hits the stage bathed in blue light and accompanied by not one but two bands.Not surprisingly, each of these bands is felt and heard in (which, for the curious, is a “muzzle-loading firearm” and a term with Dutch origins that roughly translates to “thunder pipe.”) When it comes to guitar playing, White is best known for the heavy, raucous anthems like “Seven Nation Army” and “Icky Thump” that he banged out early in his career.doesn’t disappoint by satiating guitarists’ appetite for head-bobbin’ riffs.
Regardless, he deserves respect for passionately creating and performing copious amounts of tunes covering a wide spectrum of styles.
Of course, much of the show is dedicated to songs from , White’s much-acclaimed solo debut.
Watch him burn through “Freedom at 21” and “Missing Pieces” with his all-male group the Buzzards, then blaze through “Hypocritical Kiss” and “Love Interruption” with his all-female band the Peacocks.
The solo in “Freedom at 21” echoes the Stripes’ “Blue Orchid” by mixing dry and octave guitar tracks played on a Bigsby-equipped Tele.
To differentiate from the latter, “Freedom” adds a smidge of delay that offers a trippy stereo effect from right to left with headphones on.