Click any of the links below to read the full article:
It’s winter in Chicago, and time to rock! Kick off 2019 with these locals artists at the legendary Cubby Bear with White Mystery on Friday January 5, 2018. Who are you excited to see?
Touched By Ghoul
Touched By Ghoul’s fierce sound emerged from a Chicago basement. The punk and rock savvy group opened for Foo Fighters July 30th of this year. Their intense and enthralling album, Murder Circus seizes the dark themes of humanity and forges them into music to hear. Look forward to more performances and music from this captivating and rising band. Click here to listen.
Avantist first spun into action in Chicago, Illinois in 2014. Avantist made a splash on the underground music scene with their blend of Beach Boys-esque upbeats and heavy guitar and vocals typical in punk. Made up of four brothers, Avantist has an energy and vibe that is hard to match by other bands. Don’t miss out on your chance to catch fast-rising Avantist at their next show! Click here to listen.
Established in Chicago, this hard, dynamic rock band has since relocated to Nashville. Regardless of the city, you can count on Ethel Shank to bring their contemporary take on 90s post-grunge music. Ethel Shank has released two EPs, Judas Is on the Other Line (2017) and Rumble, Young Man, Rumble (2018). The energy and emotion brought out in their music makes this band worth checking out. Click here to listen.
White Mystery celebrates it’s 10th anniversary and 1000th show this year, with January 5 at Cubby Bear kicking off 2019. Your favorite dynamic duo is performing a 90-minute set, spanning its decade-long discography live! We hope to see you there— click here for tickets.
Posted 12.17.18 Permalink to this story
White Mystery & Roky Erickson are proud to present the “Psychedelic Generations Tour” throughout the Midwest and East Coast! Redhead garage rock sibling duo, White Mystery, first played with the 1960s rock legend Roky Erickson, best known for his song “Your Gonna Miss Me,” on New Years Eve in 2013. Now you can experience this tour in 2018 at the concert dates below!
Special thanks to artist Tim Smith, who designed this awesome poster for the White Mystery & Roky Erickson Tour, that will be on sale at select show dates.
|Roky Erickson & White Mystery Tour: Psychedelic Generations|
|10/27/18||Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC — United States Details|
|10/28/18||The Black Cat Washington, DC — United States Details|
|10/30/18||Monty Hall Jersey City, NJ — United States Details|
|10/31/18||Knockdown Center Queens, NY — United States Details|
|11/02/18||Once Ballroom Somerville, MA — United States Details|
|11/03/18||Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA — United States Details|
|11/05/18||Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario — Canada Details|
|11/06/18||El Club Detroit, MI — United States Details|
|11/08/18||Headliner’s Music Hall Louisville, KY — United States Details|
|11/09/18||Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL — United States Details|
|11/10/18||Blueberry Hill Duck Room St. Louis, MO — United States Details|
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:
Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fugscreens/
Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fugscreens/
Check out more posters: http://www.allstarpresschicago.com
Let ’em know White Mystery sent ya! Support local.Posted 01.17.18 Permalink to this story
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?
Posted 12.18.17 Permalink to this story