“Guitar driven rock,” DREADMUSIC REVIEW
Posted Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 4:20 am
White Mystery Performs in Chicago, Ill
White Mystery had a special performance in Chicago on valentine’s Day. LeeAnn Yops was there to catch the excitement!
Ah, February. Love is in the air and with that comes with the age old question of what to do on Valentine’s Day. I was lucky enough to spend this past Valentine’s Day with a good friend and some garage rock at Schuba’s (3159 N. Southport); specifically with White Mystery, a brother-sister duo bringing out not only the beautiful, red, high-volume tresses, but also the dirty rock.
White Mystery along with Post Honeymoon, Absolutely Not and Twin Peaks played high energy sets and brought the love to the crowd and to the Chris Saathoff Foundation (an organization supporting children in need). Overall this show was a lot of fun. Post Honeymoon is a husband-wife duo who actually had one of their first dates at Schuba’s (fun fact!). They’re an act to look out for. It’s amazing what strong sounds came out of 2 people. Their blend of keyboards, drums and guttural vocals definitely left me interested and wanting to hear more.
White Mystery was fresh off a European tour. They walked into Schuba’s just like Rusty in that white leather suit in National Lampoon’s European Vacation minus the Power Station song. Their angsty-guitar driven rock was a lot of fun and Ms. Alex White’s guitar skills were quite impressive. The White Mystery show was a perfect alternative Valentine’s date and worth checking out. The next time they have a party, make sure you’re invited.
White Mystery Bio:
Francis Scott Key White and Miss Alex White are the brother-sister duo that is White Mystery, a Chicago rock’n’roll band founded on April 20, 2008. Inspired by a candy flavor of the same name, White Mystery has since visited the Airheads candy factory and was photographed by PORK magazine in a bathtub full of the sweets. MTV features the band as a “Top 5 Sibling Act,” “Best Video Premiere,” and places White Mystery songs prominently in their television programming.
Since her early teen years, Miss Alex White played in garage bands Miss Alex White & the Red Orchestra and Hot Machines, bootstrapped DIY record label Missile X Records, and recorded with In the Red Records. Guitar World named her a “Top 10 Female Guitarist to Look Out For” for the supercharged riffs that blast out of her Rickenbacker, through a Big Muff, and out of the amplifier that Orange Amps sponsors her with. She shares a birthday with Willie Nelson, and Wayne Kramer from the MC5.
Francis Scott Key White has the most patriotic name in rock’n’roll music, shares a birthday with Keith Moon from the Who, and evokes the energy of British heavy hitters John Bonham from Led Zeppelin and Bill Ward from Black Sabbath. As a kid, Francis dreamed of joining his older sister on her tours around the world, and now with White Mystery has played almost every state in the USA, Canada, and embarks on a European Tour in 2013.
White Mystery debuts new music on its band anniversary every year, with a 4/20 celebration of vinyl, cds, and digital downloads. Together, the siblings self-released their first “White Mystery” full-length album in 2010 and sophomore record “Blood & Venom” in 2011 to the critical acclaim of Pitchfork, VICE, The Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, The Austin Chronicle, and Village Voice. Cassette and vinyl seven-inch releases on Burger Records, HoZac, and Perpetrator have widened the bands’ fan base considerably.
White Mystery “Telepathic” is the band’s third full-length, recorded in Oakland with Greg Ashley, to be released in on April 20, 2013 at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco.
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