Phoenix garage rock outfit The Love Me Nots are planning to do a split live record with The Hounds Below, a new project by Jason Stollsteimer of The Von Bondies. The record will be produced by Jim Diamond, the Detroit garage rock godfather behind the first two White Stripes records, Electric 6 and the last two Love Me Nots records. (Read my interview with Diamond, who came to Mesa to record the LMN's new album here.)
Yes, astute readers may have noticed that this proves the old adage that the enemy of my enemy is my friend: The Love Me Nots are allied with Diamond, who famously sued Jack White, and, of course Stollsteimer famously got his ass kicked by White at the Magic Stick.
Three live shows will be recorded by Diamond, neither in Phoenix. The shows are a December 10 gig at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago, a December 11 concert at Cowboy Monkey in Champaign, Illinois and a December 12 show at The Park Bar in Detroit.