Speaking of fun, White Mystery, Chicago’s own wild-haired, garage-rock brother-and-sister twosome, started the festival proper on exactly the right note; a note emphasized greatly by thick guitar-fuzz and drummer Francis White’s booming, tom-tom-heavy drumming. (more…)
For the first time since South By Southwest, Chicago’s White Mystery hit Austin and took the stage at Beer-land on Friday night. Between now and then they have played a ton of shows, and released their second record Blood and Venom. (more…)
White Mystery is a brother and sister garage rock duo. They both have giant red afros. Their last names are actually White. They actually are brother and sister. Whatever. All the comparisons between them and the obvious don’t matter. The Chicago group is fucking loud and fucking good. They’re no frills in all the right ways. They just released their second album, “Blood & Venom,” which is an awesome album title. They just played their 100th show of 2011. There are still four more months in this very rainy year. White Mystery is one of the bands that are doing everything the right way. They release music on their own label, their merch is a family affair, with some buttons featuring actual hair from their actual afros and some shirts and other schwag designed by their mom and, once again, they rock. They’re at Asefu’s, 1920 9th St NW, tonight at 8pm.
“With the self-released Blood & Venom the pair has finally crafted material worthy of the worthy hype they worthily receive. These songs match their charms. Someone has to sing about snacks and birthdays and parties and balls, and though the tunes on the record have improved since these recordings (I’ve seen the band perform fifty times in the last month, it seems, and have never tired of them), barring their debut LP’s transcendent tribute to taking a walk, this is the best stuff they’ve ever done.” Read the whole review here!