Coachella is just two days away and I am ready for the dance-off! To help get you in the mood (and in case you missed the screening at Winter Music Conference) check out THE ELECTRO WARSdocumentary from director Stephen Vasquez. The doc provides some compelling commentary on the current electro dance scene and features folks like DJ Premier, Diplo, Justice, Spank Rock and our friends The Electrolightz.
The White Stripes are coming to a town near you with their documentary Under Great White Northern Lights.The feature is not to be missed, and if you are in LA, there is still some tickets left for the showing on March 15th at the Egyptian.
In the summer of 2007, shortly after the release of their 6th album Icky Thump, The White Stripes headed north of their hometown of Detroit to embark on an ambitious journey across Canada. The plan was to play a show in every province and territory in Canada, from B.C. to Newfoundland to Nunavut. “Having never done a tour of Canada, Meg and I thought it was high time to go whole hog…from the ocean to the permafrost” says Jack White. “We wanted to play out of the way towns that don’t usually get shows…the shows are better, it’s better for the people, it’s a better experience, it’s way more unique, something interesting is going to happen…hopefully.”
Jack White is a true rock star, the Johnny Cash or Bob Dylan of our generation. He turns simplicity into greatness. At some point in the documentary, Jack mentions that one of the reasons they are successful in what they do is that he is good at being creative inside a box (so true!!). He continues to say that having all the colors in the world on a palette is what kills creativity. Interesting outlook, I never thought of it that way.