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Jack White Blows My Mind

May 22, 2012

There are very few things I enjoy more than whiskey. Jack White is one of them.

Last night’s show at Roseland Ballroom was a mind-blowing onslaught of greatness; a non-stop performance that truly rocked the audience. From opening with Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground to closing with Seven Nation Army, White managed to bring back White Stripes tracks in an eery and intense way. With the full dude crew behind him, these classics were bigger than I could have ever imagined. The same could be said for his takes on some of my favorite Raconteur and Dead Weather songs (Steady as She Goes and I Cut Like A Buffalo to name a few) which kept everyone at a fever pitch. But it was a few of the Blunderbuss tracks that I found myself loving the most. The swooning title track about half way through the set was the perfect reprieve before the final 8-9 song push of craziness. The stage presence and enthusiasm White displays particularly with Daru Jones, the amazingly electrifying drummer is flat out absurd. Sixteen Saltines, Freedom at 21, and Hypocritical Kiss had White owning the stage, making unique choices for each track on the fly pushing his band to give one of the most memorable performances I have ever seen.

Dear Jack, how about you come to the next Nobler Gathering? We’ll have a glass of whiskey waiting for you!

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