The Grammys Mostly Sucked, But Jack White Sure Didn’t

Posted in Music, TV on February 11th, 2013 by Nick

Here’s the skinny: Mainstream music still exists and it mostly sucks. LL Cool J is alive and well, but also is pretty terrible. Kelly Clarkson and Gotye took home deserving awards though, and fun. proved that they really aren’t that fun. at all. Then, Bruno Mars sang with Sting and it was SUPER AWESOME until Rihanna ruined it. Then they showed Chris Brown’s stupid mug, ruining it even more. But then two Marley’s came out making it somewhat OK again.

You really don’t need to know much or anything at all about the _____ (insert number here) annual Grammy Awards from last night….except for this Jack White performance, of course. Check White out below owning the entire place, first jammin’ out a feisty rendition of “Love Interruption” with The Peacocks before crankin’ out a killer “Freedom at 21″ with The Buzzards:

Jack White – Love Interruption & Freedom At 21… by IdolxMuzic

All hail Jack White.

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New and Noteworthy: Jack White and The Cranberries

Posted in Music on January 31st, 2012 by Nick

In the past 24 hours, two new tracks by older artists have made some waves in my ear canals, ladies and gents. These two cuts, from Jack White and The Cranberries, bring these former faves back into the limelight (though I’m really repressing the urge to spit out a Clueless reference right about now…).

Let’s start with Jack-y boy:

This is the first single off his upcoming SOLO ALBUM (yessss) due out in April called Blunderbuss. White said that this collection of upcoming songs was truly the only group he felt comfortable releasing solely under his own name. Either way – we’re in for a treat. Jack White is one of the most interesting and dynamic rock stars/artists out there today. There’s just no way it could suck.

The Cranberries also have an upcoming album dropping – their first in over a decade.

These guys are very black and white. You either like ‘em or you don’t. I love the 90′s-esque vibe to their sound and it’s always a nostalgic listen for me. I’m not sure if the band has any juice left with their new release, Roses, on the horizon, but this single would argue that they do.

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