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White Mystery are siblings Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White, a Chicago based garage rock duo formed in 2008. Omaha artist Mike Kronberger (link his name to https://mikekronberger.com/white-mystery) created this poster in 2015 for their Omaha show at the Reverb Lounge with pretty much just a pencil adding the colors in digitally. The hair pattern was later used as a background graphic for the Miss Alex White custom signature fuzz pedal “Firekeeper.”
Four pages in this week’s Chicago Reader give thanks to the more than 2,400 people and businesses who contributed fund-raising drive for the local newspaper. Hundreds of others contributed anonymously, and we thank them as well. You can pick up copies of the paper at nearly 1,200 distribution outlets (see chicagoreader.com/map, papers are being delivered through Friday this week), and you can also download a PDF of the entire paper here: chicagoreader.com/20190331.pdf.
Kudos to the new publisher, Tracy Baim for these efforts! And if you squint, you’ll see White Mystery signed up as a Chicago Reader “Founder” in the list above. You can support the Chicago Reader too, just go to chicagoreader.com/support.Posted 02.01.19 Permalink to this story
10 year anniversary…1000th show…9th record release…April 20, 2018 is the date White Mystery concludes it’s decade-long social experiment. For the past ten years, we’ve stayed 100% independent, and duked out the good fight of rocking and rolling worldwide. We will always be White Mystery, though, what happens next is truly…the mystery.
2017 Los Angeles
White Mystery “F.Y.M.S” record release wants to wine you, dine you, and 69 you at the Monty with Jesus Sons and Zig Zags! A good time was had by all in Los Angeles, California.
2016 Grand Rapids
Michigan is an important mitten-shaped state to the White Mystery history and we are thankful for all that attended the OUTTA CONTROL record release party at the Pyramid Scheme!
White Mystery premiered it’s first ever feature-length film, “That Was Awesome” to a sold out audience at the Logan Theatre on April 20, 2015 for the Chicago International Music & Movies Fest. Guests walked the “green carpet” and enjoyed the critically acclaimed psychedelic dark comedy produced and directed by Miss Alex White! See the trailer on VICE.
What better place to spend 4/20 than the Netherlands? White Mystery released “DUBBLE DRAGON” to a packed house at dBs near Amsterdam on April 20, 2014. The gatefold of the double album was even designed by a Dutch artist named KIKI and High Times featured the event.
2013 San Francisco
White Mystery invited 12 of it’s favorite West Coast bands to play the “PSYCHEDELIC MELTDOWN” at Brick & Mortar in the Mission on April 20, 2013 to release the third album, “Telepathic” in San Francisco. Orange Amps, Cutty Sark, and Airheads sponsored the event, and we released a White Mystery coloring book! Click for more.
2012 Brooklyn, New York
Inspired by the Rolling Stones, White Mystery organized a “Rock’n’Roll Circus” with bands, a ventriloquist, acrobats, contortionists, and video projection artists at Big Sky Works in Brooklyn, New York. The show sold out to celebrate the release of “People Power” and a memorable night was had by all— captured by Impose Magazine in these incredible photos here.
Back in 2011, there was an up-and-coming neighborhood called Logan Square, and a old dive called Pancho’s. White Mystery sold out a double header with two concerts in one night on April 20, 2011— an all-ages early show with Loose Dudes and adult show later that night with Rabble Rabble. The Onion donated a quarter page print advertisement to promote the release of White Mystery’s second album, “Blood & Venom.” More info in the original post.
The first ever White Mystery 4/20 event was a hot box at the old Miss Alex White apartment, 2826 W. Dickens. Friends gathered on the street at 4:20pm and were led upstairs for a White Mystery show in the dining room to celebrate the first ever White Mystery album. While the party was small, The Chicago Reader was there!Posted 04.19.18 Permalink to this story
Have you seen a cooler Thalia Hall poster, ever?! Revel in the glory of this White Mystery design by artist Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff of Fugscreens in Chicago! Whenever you need art, or silk screening, this is your resource:
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Let ’em know White Mystery sent ya! Support local.Posted 01.17.18 Permalink to this story
WHITE MYSTERY “FYMS” TOUR
08/27/17 Slippery Slope Chicago, IL Details
09/01/17 Experimental Procedures Chelsea, MI Details
09/02/17 Happy Dog Euclid Tavern Cleveland, OH Details
09/03/17 Arsenal Lanes Pittsburgh, PA Details
09/04/17 The Pharmacy Philadelphia, PA Details
09/07/17 St. Vitus Brooklyn, NY Details
09/10/17 Meltasia Fest Catskill, NY Details
09/11/17 Bug Jar Rochester, NY Details
09/13/17 State Street Pub Indianapolis, IN Details
09/15/17 Trumpet Blossom Iowa City, IA Details
09/16/17 Farnam Fest Omaha, NE Details
09/22/17 Ingenuity Fest Cleveland, OH Details
Art by Brooke LordPosted 08.23.17 Permalink to this story
Posted 07.25.17 Permalink to this storyRock, Baseball, Kaboom!: Disco Demolition Photography 1979 Exhibit and Talk
Sulzer Regional Library, Auditorium- 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago IL 60625Saturday, July 22, 2:00 p.m.Join us as Diane Alexander White talks through Skype with Detroit Tigers pitcher Milt Wilcox about documentary photos she shot at Disco Demolition on July 12, 1979. During the discussion, Miss Alex White of White Mystery Band will be spinning disco and rock music. On that fateful night radio DJ Steve Dahl invited fans to bring disco records to blow up between innings of a double header between the Detroit Tigers and the White Sox at Comiskey Park. Why did thousands of fans storm the field at Disco Demolition and create a riot that called in the police? What happened afterwards has become an iconic moment in music, baseball and Chicago history. Click Here to view the Facebook Invitation. See you there!
Diane’s Disco Demolition photos will be on view on both floors of the Sulzer Regional Library from July 1 – August 31, 2017. Free admission.
A concert “advance” in the music industry is basically an email check-in between the booker and the band close to the show date. Sometimes the booker sends an advance to you, and in the case of White Mystery, we advance with the club about two weeks before the show. This is your opportunity to make sure everything is on track, provide your Stage Plot, and confirm your hospitality.
Start the advance email with a three-liner: (more…)Posted 07.07.17 Permalink to this story