The Dead Weather


Watch: Seasick Steve w/ Jack White, Alison Mosshart, John Paul Jones

July 4, 2011 0 comments

During the iTunes Festival in London this Saturday, Third Man Records signed Seasick Steve covered the Mississippi Fred McDowell song ‘Write Me a Few Lines’ joined with a few surprise guests: Jack White, Alison Mosshart (The Dead Weather/The Kills), and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). Check out this great footage from the performance:

Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, Alison Mosshart, & Jack White perform “Write Me A Few Lines” in London for the iTunes Festival on June 2, 2011.


South Rail Presents: Top 15 Albums of 2010

January 23, 2011 7 Comments

We put a lot of time into this year’s top albums of 2010 list… so much that we’re already a few weeks into 2011! Last year, there were some albums that became so near and dear after posting, that it breaks our hearts we didn’t list then on our top 10 of 2009 (Including Bear In Heaven’s ‘Beast Rest Forth Mouth’ and Devendra Banhart’s ‘What Will We Be’)… Sooo, without further adieu, here is The South Rail Music Blog’s Top 15 Albums of 2010…

Please note: If you’re interested in purchasing any of these albums, feel free to use the links we have provided for purchase. Click any ‘Buy from the band’ link & it will take you  directly to each artist’s (or record label’s) personal webstore, insuring your paying who counts!!!

01. Harlem ‘Hippies’Buy from the band

02. Secret Cities ‘Pink Graffiti’Buy from the band

03. Justin Townes Earle ‘Harlem River Blues’Buy from the band

04. Wavves ‘King of the Beach’Buy from the band

05. The Strange Boys ‘Be Brave’Buy from the band

06. Deerhunter ‘Halcyon Digest’Buy from the band

07. Girl Talk ‘All Day’ — This album is FREE! Download it here

08. Ariel Pink’s Hunted Graffiti ‘Before Today’Buy from the band

09. Sleigh Bells ‘Treats’Buy from the band

10. The Dead Weather ‘Sea of Cowards’Buy from the band

11. The Walkmen ‘Lisbon’Buy from the band

12. Ty Seagul ‘Melted’Buy from the band

13. Nobunny ‘First Blood’ Buy from the band

14. The Black Keys ‘Brothers’ Buy from the band

15. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine Buy from the band


The Kills: Return with New Album

January 22, 2011 1 Comment

It has been nearly 3 years since The Kills (Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince) released 2008s Midnight Boom. An album in which triggered Mosshart and Jack White to team-up to form The Dead Weather… but after the announcement this week, The Kills are back!!!

Their fourth studio album is titled Blood Pressures and drops April 5 followed by a tour to support. Check out the tour dates and the official Kills album press announcement below.

If you buy your tickets for this Spring’s tour DIRECT from the band, you will receive an exclusive signed art print by The Kills… You can’t beat that… Purchase your U.S. tickets HERE

The Kills Spring Tour Dates:

March 29, Antwerp Trix
March 30, Amsterdam Melkweg
March 31, London Heaven
April 2, Milan Tunnel
April 6, Paris Le Bataclan
April 8, Berlin Huxley’s
April 15, San Diego House of Blues
April 19, Dallas Granada Theatre
April 20, Austin La Zona Rosa
April 22, Nashville Cannery Ballroom
April 23, Atlanta Masquerade
April 24, Washington, DC 9.30 Club
April 26, Boston Royale
April 27, Philadelphia Theatre of the Living Arts
April 29, New York Terminal 5
April 30, Montreal L’Olympia
May 01, Toronto Sound Academy
May 03, Detroit Majestic Theatre
May 04, Chicago Vic Theatre
May 05, Minneapolis First Avenue
May 08, Vancouver Commodore Ballroom
May 09, Seattle Showbox at The Market
May 10, Portland Wonder Ballroom
May 11, San Francisco The Fillmore


Harlem! LIVE! Tonight in Chattanooga!

September 7, 2010 0 comments

Just recently coming off their tour opening for The Dead Weather in early August, Austin TX’s Harlem will be in town tonight (9/7) here in Chattanooga at JJ’s Bohemia… If you haven’t seen them here before, BRING IT TONIGHT, cause this might be your last time to see this trio in such a small venue!

Their most recent release, Hippies,’ is out now via Matador records and is a definite contender for The South Rail’s top 10 albums in 2010… Check out the tracks below and see you tonight…

Download: Harlem ‘Friendly Ghost’

Download: Harlem ‘Gay Human Bones’

The Kills Cover Velvet Underground’s ‘Pale Blue Eyes’

June 29, 2010 0 comments

While in the studio recording their next LP, The Kills found time to cut a track for Levi’s Pioneer Sessions performing Velvet Underground’s ‘Pale Blue Eyes.’… Stream the track below, check out the making of video and if you dig what-cha hear, download the track here. Our guess is to expect a new album from the Kills this winter! (after The Dead Weather wrap up the second leg of their tour):

Download: The Kills ‘Pale Blue Eyes’

The Kills – Pale Blue Eyes by raulramone_file

Harlem: ‘Tila and I’ + Dead Weather Tour

June 22, 2010 0 comments

While Harlem was on the Europe leg of their tour, the Austin boys stopped by Amsterdam Acoustics to shoot a great acoustic set of ‘Tila and I.’ They’re back in the states currently touring the west coast, but get ready to catch them later this summer opening up for The Dead Weather in the following cities below… Congrats guys!

Jun 25: Plush, Tuscon, AZ
Jun 26: The Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
Jun 29: The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Jul 2: Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
Jul 3: 917 Main, Vancouver, BC
Jul 4 : East End, Portland, Oregon
Jul 9 2: Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 10: Bar Pink, San Diego, CA
#Jul 13: 9:30 Club, Washington DC
#Jul 14: House of Blues, Boston, MA
Jul 17: Village Voice Siren Music Festival
#Jul 19: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
#Jul 21: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
#Jul 22: Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
#Jul 24: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
#Jul 26: Babcock Theatre, Billings, MT
#Jul 28: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
#Jul 29 2010 8:00P The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
#Jul 30: The Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
#Jul 31: The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI
# Aug 2 : Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
#Aug 3: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Aug 7: Lollapallooza
Sep 9: Hopscotch Festival

# = Opening for The Dead Weather

The Greenhornes Return! New Album This Summer

April 19, 2010 0 comments

Since The Raconteurs formed in ’05, we haven’t heard much from Cincinnati trio The Greenhornes (who consists of Craig Fox, Jack Lawrence (Dead Weather/Raconteurs), and and Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs)… In a recent Q&A with San Francisco Weekly, bassist Jack Lawrence stated the following about the upcoming Greenhornes record:
“…It’s [the new album is] finished. We’re trying to get it out this summer hopefully. We’re getting a couple shows lined up too. There’s already one that we’re going to do in New York…”

Exciting news! Read the full article here