Jack White at Deer Lake Park

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Last night’s Jack White gig was, predictably, excellent but it was a very different gig to the last time we saw him. And not just because it was an outdoor venue. Not one to simply wander out on stage and play a bunch of tracks from his latest album, White and his band played a raucous set that jumped from The White Stripes to The Raconteurs to his solo work and back to The White Stripes. Every song was tweaked and rearranged (and seemed to end about three times) until they were almost unrecognisable. The end result was a loud, energetic and at times chaotic show that left us smiling and humming  Seven Nation Army, still not quite able to believe the record company were reluctant to release it as a single. There was even a theremin! Not only White on top form, but he was supported by Curtis Harding, who was also fantastic. I can usually take or leave supporting acts but Harding played a great set and had us tapping our feet and heading to iTunes to check out his albums. All in all, a great evening that made the forty minute walk to get to the venue well worthwhile. [Jack White at Deer Lake Park by … Read More

High Ball Stepper – Jack White

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As I’m going to be seeing Jack White live tomorrow, it seemed like an appropriate time for this.   Jack White’s latest album is called Lazaretto and there are still tickets available for tomorrow’s gig at Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC [High Ball Stepper – Jack White by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 27th August 2014]

Jack White – Lazaretto

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Jack White has released the official video for the title song from his new album – Lazaretto. I’m a big fan of his first album, Blunderbuss, and I’m looking forward to this new one as well. Hopefully he’ll be doing another tour, we were fortunate enough to see him play Vancouver a couple of years ago and it was phenomenal. [Jack White – Lazaretto by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 4th June 2014]

Five Things I Learned Last Week

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Five more things I’ve learned in my ongoing attempt to level up in life. Dogs can be majestic Gallimaufry means a confused jumble or medley of things – thanks to Neil Gaiman for that one. I want one of these. (Un)fortunately, they don’t ship to Canada. Jack White has a new album coming out and pre-ordering on iTunes gets you early access to one of the tracks. Peter Murphy has a new album coming out and pre-ordering on iTunes gets you early access to one of the tracks. [Five Things I Learned Last Week by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 20th April 2014]