July 13, 2009
Emerson Brown, NPR
SUPERGROUP THE DEAD WEATHER
July 13, 2009; Washington, D.C. – NPR Music's "Live in Concert from All Songs Considered" series will audio webcast a concert by rock'n'roll supergroup The Dead Weather to mark the release of their debut album. The complete show will be available for live, free streaming on Tuesday, July 14, beginning at approximately 9:30PM (ET) at NPR Music, and will be archived at the site. Additionally, their album, Horehound, can be heard at NPR Music now until Friday, July 17 as part of the "Exclusive First Listens" series.
For his latest musical project, White Stripes frontman Jack White has left his signature red axe and microphone at home. White formed The Dead Weather on a whim when he contracted bronchitis on tour and couldn't sing. He picked up the drumsticks and stays in the background when performing with the group – who include vocalist Alison Mosshart of the Kills and guitarist Dean Fertita of the Raconteurs and Queens of the Stone Age. The results belie the band's slapdash beginning. Their blues-infused rock is propelled by the presence of Mosshart, who Bob Boilen calls an "elemental force" and "the breakout star." On the same day their album hits stores, the musicians will showcase this ferocious chemistry during their sold-out engagement at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The Dead Weather captures the intensity on Horehound which is currently streaming at NPR Music until Friday, July 17.
Visit the NPR Music artist page for The Dead Weather for additional concerts, studio sessions and interviews. NPR Music frequently live webcasts concerts from venues across the country as part of its expanding "Live in Concert" series, which has featured more than 100 live events to date. This spring, NPR Music webcast complete concerts from Sonic Youth, Neko Case and Dan Deacon, and streamed albums by Sunset Rubdown, Regina Spektor, and Moby weeks ahead of their official release dates in its "Exclusive First Listen" series.
NPR Music, a free, multimedia music site with content from NPR and 12 station partners, offers original programs such as All Songs Considered, JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater and World Café, live concerts, studio and video sessions, interviews, reviews, music lists and blogs – curated and aggregated for audiences to explore, experience and enjoy. The site expands constantly, with sections dedicated to rock/pop/folk, classical, jazz/blues, world and urban music. More than 250 new features are added each month; the site's popular "Concert" section offers hundreds of streaming concerts in every genre. This March, NPR Music webcast and broadcast some of the most anticipated performances from SXSW in Austin, TX, including The Decemberists, Heartless Bastards, K’NAAN, Dirty Projectors, Blitzen Trapper and BLK JKS. Those concerts are archived at: npr.org/sxsw