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Since April 20, 2008, White Mystery has independently scorched it’s path in the earth, thanks to you! Here are statistics for what the band has accomplished so far, just shy of it’s 10th band anniversary.
Since 2008, White Mystery logged a lot of miles in a Pontiac Vibe. At least it’s fuel efficient! Francis White is responsible for the mileage you see below:
From clubs to auditoriums to outdoor festivals, White Mystery has played it all. See an *almost complete* list of venues in the show archive here!
From Pitchfork, to MTV, the Chicago Tribune, NBC “Last Call with Carson Daly,” the Washington Post, WFMU “Best Show,” WXRT, Rolling Stone, and the FADER, White Mystery appears in quite a bit of press. See the whole publicity archive here!
White Mystery released new music every year on the same day, April 20. Have we broken a Guinness World Record yet? Hear all of these songs, so far, on iTunes.
One of the best parts of being in a band is hearing your music placed on television or on the movie screen. We are grateful to the shows, directors and music supervisors who chose White Mystery as the soundtrack to their films and TV programs!
White Mystery has hand-dyed and stamped thousands of shirts since 2008. Now that’s DIY! We went through the archive and photographed every single one for you in the gallery below. Which do you own in your collection?
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Upper Left: White Mystery as Spice Girls in Eugene, OR for Spring Halloween 4/5/2013
Bottom Left: Reverse Raggedy Anne & Andy at Behavior Castle 10/20/2012
Upper Right: Francis White as clown in New Orleans at One Eyed Jacks, 10/31/2015
Bottom Right: Francis White as Spider Man for the Double Door, 10/28/2011Posted 10.17.17 Permalink to this story
Amazing genre-benders Tank and the Bangas showered their glorious talent, love, and grooves on Senn High School in Chicago today. The New Orleans-based NPR Tiny Desk winners performed for 700 Chicago Public School students alongside Alderman Harry Osterman and Principal Mary Beck. Their set included jazz-infused slam poetry, freestyle rock, and gorgeous R&B vocals that inspired the entire audience.
At one point, the group asked for volunteers to dance on stage, which brought the house down! See the why in the video above.Posted 06.19.17 Permalink to this story
Photos by Diane Alexander White.
Photographer Nicholas Lipton released his book and art show, “White Knuckle,” on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Chicago’s Fulton Market. Hundreds of attendees viewed photographic prints of striking imagery, ranging from muzzled guard dogs to daredevils precariously balancing on their motorcycles. White Mystery DJed vinyl and art lovers enjoyed complimentary Pabst Blue Ribbon. Thank you to all involved!
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Lagunitas lubricated the art opening of Nick Lipton’s “White Knuckle” photography exhibit and book release with complimentary beer Friday night in Fulton Market. Artists, creatives, friends, and family attended the gallery event with open eyes and open ears to experience edgy pictures plus tunes by lady DJ Miss Alex White of White Mystery. Thank you for your support, and Diane Alexander White for the photos!Posted 06.04.17 Permalink to this story
The Andy Animal “Meltasia” festival takes place in Catskill, New York. It is a focused rock’n’roll weekend event that brings together the coolest of the cool underground tastemakers, like the Black Lips, Shannon & the Clams, Pentagram, Kool Keith, Bloodshot Bill, White Mystery, Mungo Jerry, and Black Oak Arkansas. In 2016, comedian Neil Hamburger was the host, hundreds of people camped in an abandoned zoo, and harmonica master Daddy Long Legs even played in a former monkey cage.
“Most nutty, unbridled, non-commodified fun I’ve had in years,” Elmore Magazine
“Walking Dead’ Dale complains about noisy music fest Meltasia,” Brooklyn Vegan
“THE trash rock gathering of the year,” CMJ
“Food, drinks, souvenirs, vintage goods and other surprises,” Hudson Valley One
“Live like a free roaming animal in an actual abandoned zoo,” Music MixDown
“I may have been the only person who brought their mom to Meltasia,” Buried Muse
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