There was a moment in music history when the screeching riffs coming from Jack White’s guitar changed the rock scene. As part of the strictly white-and-red-wearing duo The White Stripes, White managed to wow listeners with his talent and revive the garage rock sound.
After the pair split, he went on to become a part of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather before taking under what he initially shied away from – a solo project. Now, the man has undertaken the task of putting together all his rad musical tastes – blues, country, garage rock and some cooky, entirely Jack sound – into new material. Thus, his solo album “Blunderbuss” came to fruition. Touring with plenty of musical accompaniment – and sometimes switching between an all-female and all-male group, the stud already took Los Angeles by storm with lives shows that included some material from his previous bands.
This weekend he will play during the day on Friday at the Grammy museum and Friday & Saturday nights at the Shrine Auditorium, which has hosted other huge events such as Hard Haunted Mansion. Past concerts have received plenty of fanfare so far and now time will tell whether his solo venture will take more flight than his previous projects post-White Stripes.
“Blunderbuss” packs in plenty of musical styles and narratives which shines through when you watch the artist’s intriguing music videos. “Love Interruption” plays it safe compares to “Sixteen Saltines” which epitomizes chaos. For the most recent video, the artist worked with director Hype Williams, the mastermind behind an impressive list of videos, from Nicki Minaj’s wacky “Stupid Hoe” to 2pac’s classic “California Love.” If you watch closely, you can also catch an appearance from Queens of the Stone Age’s lead singer Josh Homme. We hope Mr. White keeps it coming!