the Dead Weather, Screaming Females | The Vic | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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When: Tue., July 28, 7:30 p.m. and Wed., July 29, 7:30 p.m. 2009
Price: sold out
If all you had to go on was the press coverage of the Dead Weather, you might forget there’s anybody in the band but Jack White—which he must find aggravating, since he’s stressed repeatedly that he’s merely one member of this collaborative effort. I don’t buy his “I’m just the drummer” routine—on Horehound (Third Man/Warner Brothers) his guiding hand is evident in the melodies, arrangements, and production—but he’s definitely not the only one bringing something to the table here. Front woman Alison Mosshart, on loan from the Kills and still one of the best female rock singers going, brings an icy-hot sex vibe to the group’s dark, greasy blues—for sure more sensuality than White’s ever been able to muster as a vocalist—while bassist Jack Lawrence and guitarist and keyboardist Dean Fertita dish out intriguingly skewed, ever-so-slightly psychedelic grooves. Screaming Females open. —Miles Raymer



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