“Instead it was up to the new guard to show how it’s done. White Mystery, the sister-brother duo of Alex and Francis White, pounded out a typically exuberant set. Alex pogoed as she sang and played guitar, while Francis looked as though he were trying to batter his drum kit through the stage floor, all the while hanging tough on harmony vocals.”
When: Sunday at Schubas, headlining with Mannequin Men, Mister Loveless and City Center
In a sentence: Possibly Chicago’s next big breakout act, this brother-sister duo, who specialize in super heavy, vaguely psychedelic garage rock, are like the White Stripes in reverse: She sings, he drums. (more…)
Greg Kot wrote an article about the iPod 10th Anniversary and quoted me here:
Alex White, singer-guitarist in White Mystery: “The iPod created a new format for the music-listening public, and a new way for bands to get in their fans’ heads, literally, in the form of two white earbuds. My question is, what’s the product cycle for portable music players? Was there a 10th anniversary celebrating the CD-playing Discman? Is it the iTunes marketplace that actually makes the iPod so prolific?”
White Mystery: “Anything can happen day” came from Mickey Mouse Club fame, but what of a day that offers the sonic whiplash of Natalie Cole and White Mystery? Crazy. So you have the remarkable garage rock of Alex White and her brother Francis to start things off. It’s drums, guitar and a mountain of red hair. It’s also primal drumming, simple lyrics and an energy that remind you of what it must have been like at the beginning of rock ‘n’ roll. It’s also too cool for words.