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Music, The Raconteurs transcend the members' other bands

The Raconteurs transcend the members' other bands

"The one thing I hate is being labeled a side project," Jack White complained to the Austin Chronicle in August 2006, mere hours before the Raconteurs served as the house band for the MTV Video Music Awards. "We've invested too…
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Music, Hear This Oneida vs. Raconteurs: one big riff deserves another

Oneida vs. Raconteurs: one big riff deserves another

Of all the noisy Brooklyn-based bands making a fractured racket on an indie-rock soundscape, few fly their freak flag as high as veteran outfit Oneida. Since being founded by ridiculously monikered principals Kid Millions, Fat Bobby Matador, and Baby Hanoi…
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Music, Let's Get Killed

Jack White bros down for an intimate in-store

Despite the gleaming onyx tour bus and the cop car occupying the loading zone, the crowd sprouting like Marlboro-scented weeds along the front wall, and the scratchy garble of walkie-talkies last Thursday night, some people still didn't get that this…
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Music, Reviewed The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs

Nothing personal, Meg, but working with new playmates has set Jack White free. "I'm through ripping myself off," he screeches on the title track. If you didn't catch that, he repeats, "I'm done ripping myself off." From the lighthearted ease…
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Heatmiser, Brendan Benson Bottom of the Hill Sunday, Dec. 1 When I saw Elliott Smith perform alone a year ago he seemed only a safety cap away from accidentally overdosing on antidepressants. Melancholy and irritated with a noisy crowd at…
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