Getting Played: Hidden tracks, alter egos, and other games musicians play with fans

It’s all about the music… except when it isn’t. There’s nothing like a good gimmick to lend a little pizzazz to an album release or a tour, and sometimes musical artists just toy with us because they can. Here are some of the most notorious games musical artists have played with their fans over the … [ Read more]

Jack White to set “World’s Fastest Record” record on Record Store Day

On the heels of announcing the June 10 release date for his next album Lazaretto, Jack White and Third Man Records announced their intention to set a Guinness World Record by recording the fastest studio-to-store record in history—and if that’s not enough “records” for you, the live single will be released on Record Store Day, April 19, … [ Read more]

Jack White sets release date for new album, Lazaretto

No fooling, Jack White’s new album to hit shelves this summer By Brian Kaufenberg Nearly two years after his lauded first solo album, Blunderbuss, Jack White announced today that the release date for his second LP, Lazaretto, is June 10. Along with the announcement, White released the first single “High Ball Stepper” off the forthcoming album … [ Read more]

Tune In to Andrew Bird, Jack White, Fun, and the Avett Brothers

This edition of Tuned In Brewed In a few of 2012’s great  albums. By Brian Kaufenberg, Midwest Beer Collective This year has already seen plenty of notable albums drop and infectious singles conquer the airwaves—I think even Gotye is tired of hearing about somebody he used to know—so it is easy to feel overwhelmed with … [ Read more]