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This was the second time Ephman's seen both Jack White, and Jack Lawrence at Terminal 5. The last was when they both played with The Ranconteurs. This time they were met on stage with both Alison Mosshart on vocals and Dean Fertita on guitar and keyboards, in a new band called The Dead Weather. And the weather inside this show was HOT HOT HOT! When the show ended everybody in the band were totally the most sweatiest Ephman's ever seen a band before.
Ephman got their album Horehound, and at first was kind of like "ok this sounds a lot like everthing else Jack has done". But then he realized "hey Ephman does like everything Jack has done". Jack White has got to be the Rock 'n' Roller of his generation. And what a nice treat to have White kicking hard time on the drums for the majority of the show. Except one song where he just ripped up the stage on guitar (sorry kids Ephman was a little wasted it might have been "Will There Be Enough Water"), right before the break before the encore. This show just goes to show, you put something, anything, infront of Jack White and he'll just master it, make it his own, and serve it right back at ya.
Alison (aka VV), is that awesome singer from The Kills. And just like Jack White, she kills. When she sang tonight she was totally on fire. From one side of the stage to the next, on the ground, and the up on a riser. She also took out this Bo Diddley looking guitar and played real nice like. Looks like Ephman might be getting a new The Kills album shortly. And hoping they come around NYC.
Jack Lawrence keeps getting better and better. For such a nerdy looking guy (Ephman should talk), he's got the coolest bassist moves in the biz. He's another one of these crazy dudes that can play just about anything. And that was a bit dissapointing that Jack Lawrence didn't play any of the funky instruments he knows. It might have made the show sound a bit different then the regular "Jack White" sounding stuff. A banjo would have been nice... or even better yet that shrill you get from a clarinet. Ya that clarinet would have totally rocked!
Last but totally not least Dean Fertita. How many awesome hard rockin' fellows come out of Detroit, Michigan. This was the first time Ephman's ever seen Dean play, and according to Ephman, Dean makes the Deans list of "Rockers from Detroit". Thinking Ephman is also going to head out and grab a Queens Of The Stone Age record. He played both lead guitar, and a nice white moog keyboard. Both with skill and sheer excellence.
This was not a perfect concert though. :( Ephman can't explain it into words, but when he saw The Ranconteurs. Funny enough he stood right in the same place the year before. And when he's seen The White Stipes, there's always been a sense of WOW this is just special. Ya ok The Dead Weather show tonight was solid, but maybe it was just the sheer HEAT in that room, something small not much just something small was missing to put this concert into the stratosphere. If anybody has any idea why comment below. Ephman has been trying to figure it out.
BTW, Ephman saw the second of the two shows in NYC on July 17, 2009. Walter Cronkite passed away while Ephman was in the show. Somehow he thinks blogging wouldn't be around in a way if Walter wasn't such a influence on journalism. Ironically, the video attached to this blog post is Hang You From The Heavens. Live on Walter, you changed the world :)