Monday, June 23, 2008
Shades of White
Shades of White.....After a kick ass encore presentation of Shades of Black......it became clear that there are even MORE shades of White than I anticipated......And.... Meg who??I have suspected for years that Jack White was of Prince character and while I don't think he is as gifted as Prince is instrumentally, I think that creatively he is the whole package.I love the Raconteurs, but I love Jack White even more and I wanted to see if the Raconteurs were really a BAND or if they were just some back up musicians for Jack. I was more than impressed. I would like to label their sound as a punk blues. There are definitely blues influences in their music punched with some crazy punk vocals.I think a signature song for the Raconteurs would be "Rich Kid Blues".....and the place was full of rich kids ...but they didn't look blue. But St. Louis is a great place for blues & a great place for the Raconteurs to be appreciated. The entire venue was full of people with great smiles on their faces. There were even small kids with their parents, even though it was kinda loud. I think the speakers were too much for that small theatre and they could've backed off of that a bit.Their songs have the typical roller coaster of tempo which does work for them. Jack came out in some pasted on white makeup that quickly faded with the intense sweat that he worked into. He was by no means a microphone hog or stage hog. He gave the band their just desserts. And the crowd loved it. One gentleman told us that he saw the Raconteurs in K.C. about 6 weeks ago & this show was about 100 times better than the KC show.
Posted by Lanea Stagg at 1:23 PM