Friday, May 20, 2011
White Mystery Shredding NYC, more tour dates with Strange Boys, Chicago summer festivals and a new live video!
Redhead rock'n'roll brother/sister Chicago duo White Mystery are currently shredding NYC, announce even more tour dates with the Strange Boys and a slew of Chicago Summer Festival dates after celebrating the release of their sophomore LP Blood & Venom.
Check out the White Mystery live experience with a drum-tumbling set at Threadless, a full performance captured by Coach House Sounds, a live take of "Blood & Venom" recorded by Giant System at the White Haus in Chicago.
Full tour dates and more music below!
White Mystery Tour Dates
May 20 - Metropolis Vintage - NYC, NY
May 20 - Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY
w/ Solid Attitude, Homeblitz
May 21 - Brooklyn Fireproof - Brooklyn, NY
May 22 - WFMU - NY, NY
3-6pm w/ the amazing Terre T Cherry Blossom Clinic
May 28 - Reckless Records Instore @ 4pm - Chicago, IL
June 3 - MCA - Chicago, IL
June 5 - Do Division - Chicago, IL
June 11 - c2gmusichall - Fort Wayne, IN
June 24 - Viaduct - Chicago, IL
Old Style Summer Blowout
June 30 - Taste of Chicago - Chicago, IL
July 1 - Franks Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI *
July 2 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN *
July 3 - Firecracker 500 Garage Rock-N-Roll Festival at Blue Moose - Iowa City, IA *
July 5 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA *
July 6 - Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS *
July 7 - Cicero's - St Louis, MO *
July 8 - The Summit - Columbus, OH
July 9 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
July 30 - Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest @ 9pm - Chicago, IL
Aug 4 - Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
w/ Strange Boys *
Press love White Mystery
White Mystery have always snagged a few hooks but the beauty of the band lies in lodging said hooks in a pound of swagger and the kind of from the hip thrust that hits you like a swung guitar to the head.
Raven Sings the Blues
Gnarly, fuzzed out psychedelic headfuckers that will probably piss off your neighbors if played at a high enough volume...Alex's snarl is equally as nasty as the buzzsaw she seems to be wielding at the end of the song, and you're left wondering if the White Mystery are the final nail in the coffin of garage rock or if this is an entirely different animal.
The real attraction is White Mystery, the new duo forged by Miss Alex White, best known as the guitar-wielding blowtorch in her long-running gig with Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra. With drummer Francis White, she reduces her love of soul-fired garage rock to its butt-kicking essence.
Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune
It’s great fun to see the redheaded siblings headbanging like matching “Fraggle Rock” puppets in their ecstatic live show, but White Mystery holds up as more than a concert flyer. The guitar goes from dirty-sounding to dirtier-sounding, the hooks are straightforward and stupidly catchy, and the singing is a belly-deep shout at the top of Alex White’s range on almost every track...But even more than bratty lyrics, posessed vocals, or perpetual swagger, these songs beam with a sincere, almost perverse feeling of pride.
Pitchfork - 7.2
ELLE Magazine Brazil
Guitar-bass garage rock duos are a dime a dozen, but White Mystery from Chicago stand out and not just because siblings Alex and Francis are flaming redheads. Alex, formerly of Red Orchestra, has a soulful wail that she lets belt out at top register...And you just know — you just know — they’re gonna be good live.
The average White Mystery song has a whole lot going on...There’s a distorted series of power chords and a jangly set of higher guitar licks played over that; a soulful female voice bursts through, only to be joined by a caveman-like male voice for a crude harmony as drums crash to keep up with the guitar’s sheer volume...The genetic connection makes something happen in their shows that verges on magic for Alex. “Sometimes when we play together live,” she says, “there will be these moments of synchronicity that are so powerful that I feel like I’m levitating.”
Paste - Best of What's Next
Every time I listen to a record that features Alex in the lead singer spot, I think to myself something ridiculous like: “that girl has a voice like a tornado kicking the shit out of a 4-alarm fire.” She wails on her guitar and shouts like a woman possessed. What she’s involved with now is quite possibly my favorite of all her projects: the two piece band with her brother Francis, White Mystery.
Alex bounced around like a buoy on rough waters while Francis flailed behind the drums, somehow managing to keep the beat.
Fred Perry Subculture
The feisty garage rock duo takes their audience by storm with Alex’s robust vocals and fierce guitar, perfectly emphasized by brother Francis’s powerful drums. Catching this band live will leave you with a dose of divine rock ‘n roll and a reason to cherish redheads.
White Mystery have stripped bare to the skeleton of rock, flaying the skin and leaving only the essentials of movement and of course sweat to remain howling on the floor. It’s been a while since the Raven turntable has met a release that bears such repeated listens. In short, you need this one.
Raven Sings the Blues
White Mystery Blog
White Mystery Facebook
Posted: 5/20/2011 11:54:00 AM