The Raconteurs

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    June 24, 2013

    Howlin' Brothers: Americana String Band Heads to Nashville and Learns How to Dance

    On Nashville-via-New York string trio the Howlin' Brothers' debut record, Howl, the band doesn't "re-create" a specific moment in Americana music so much as run wild and wooly through great big landscapes of it. Recorded by Brendan Benson (the Raconteurs, The Maine) for his Readymade Records imprint ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    August 7, 2012

    Four Reasons Lollapalooza Needs EDM

    See also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions See also: 10 Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Ian Traas With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularit ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    That's Cool, Jack, But How About a Meg White Solo Album?

    ​Heard the news? Jack White is coming out with a solo album. If first single "Love Interruption," is any indication, Blunderbuss will be loaded with fluttering woodwinds, electric piano, and White in full-tilt gospel mode. It's pretty good -- I mean, not quite as daring as that ICP collab -- but i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The Raconteurs Are Back!

    Now that he's got all that hilarious and awesome palling around with Stephen Colbert, out of his system, Jack White is getting back to business. The Raconteurs, arguably the dude's main gig now that The White Stripes have called it quits, are back, according to Consequence of Sound.The Raconteurs ha ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    5 Things We Could Expect to See From Meg White Now

    The White Stripes​ If you're anything like me, your first thought when you heard that the White Stripes were breaking up was this: "Sucks to be Meg White right now!"After all, it's not like Jack White has got anything to worry about. He's still got The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, collaborations ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    The White Stripes Break Up: Full Statement from the Band and Our Thoughts

    The White Stripes in simpler times.​The White Stripes have officially broken up, according to Pitchfork.This is bad -- but not unexpected -- news. Jack seemingly starts a new project every year or two and the Stripes simple, punky songs have seemed increasingly at odds with the Zeppelinesque arena ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    March 20, 2010

    The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights: Jack White Gets Even More Endearing...And So Does Meg

    The White siblings. Cute as can be.​Just when you think it isn't humanly possible to love Jack (and Meg) White more than you do, go see the new "rock doc", Under Great White Northern Lights. Not only will you love them a little more, but you'll also find them more interesting, endearing, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Brendan Benson at Rhythm Room

    Shawn AndersonBrendan Benson playing in front of a packed Rhythm Room​Despite being best known by most as a member of The Raconteurs, Brendan Benson has not given up on his solo career.In 2009 Benson released his fourth LP My Old, Familiar Friend on ATO Records. While most of the songs on the alb ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010
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    January 28, 2010

    Brendan Benson Coming To Rhythm Room

    Autumn De Wilde​You may know him as Raconteur #2, but Brendan Benson's best work has been as a solo artist, not in one of Jack White's many projects. The Michigander comes to the Rhythm Room on February 22 bringing a band that includes drummer Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams), bassist Jared Reynolds (B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    10 Reasons Why Jack White Owned the 00's

    Jack White. Music god of our generation.​Jack White has quickly attained a legendary, iconic status, even without the aging it typically takes for one to achieve such accolades. In the last decade, he has rocked our world, and is something of a King Midas of indie music. Everything he touches s ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    September 17, 2009
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    July 23, 2009

    Mariah's Memoirs, The Thermals in Phoenix, Jackson Nurse Served

    Electric Mustache: The Thermals Return to Phoenix in September Idolator: Ghostface Has Not Received The Memo About The Death Of Autotune Idolator: Mariah Carey Making People Wait For Her "Memoirs" NME: Jack White to open White Stripes' archive to fans Pitchfork: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Alec Ounsw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    New Release Tuesday: The Dead Weather

    The Dead Weather, featuring Jack White and Alison Mosshart, fuzz out audiences with their debut album HorehoundWhat do you get when you combine The Kills, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age and The Greenhornes? A fuzzy, alt-rock supergroup known as The Dead Weather.Like Damn Yankees and The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    The Best Album of 2008? Sorry 'Science,' I Go With Girl Talk

    Can an album comprised solely of samples really be an artistic achievement? Honestly, I'm a little bit torn about naming Girl Talk's Feed The Animals the best album of the year. After all, it is a record made up entirely of mashups, so, strictly speaking, there's not a note of new music in this ba ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    Q&A With The Answer

    Question: Who's the straight ahead rock outfit playing with AC/DC tonight that you've never heard of? The Answer.But what's The Answer? The Answer!hehehehe This foursome from Northern Ireland may not be on our radio charts...yet, but since their creation in 2000 they've racked up a few accolades in ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008

    What’s Selling: Rockzone Records

    By Benjamin Leatherman Rockzone Records, 1721 East Warner Road in Tempe, isn’t your typical music store. It’s more of a haven for vinyl junkies like our music columnist Steve Jansen, who prefer their sounds to flow from an old-school needle and groove instead of some new-fangled iPod or CD play ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    Catch a live Raconteurs concert tonight on NPR's Webcast

    The Raconteurs, the much-lauded side project of White Stripes front man Jack White, will be performing at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. tonight -- and you can watch the show, live on the Web, at

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    The Raconteurs

    Steady as they go

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    May 11, 2006

    The Raconteurs

    Broken Boy Soldiers