Last time the Dead Weather dropped by the Bay Area for a performance at the monstrous Outside Lands festival in SF’s Golden Gate Park, we didn’t think the outdoor venue was a very good fit for our favorite sun-deprived rockers, but, thankfully, they’re coming back to town.
As you may have heard, Jack White, Alison Mosshart and company are not only prepping their next record for an April release, but they’ve plotted out a string of U.S. tour dates for T.S. Eliot’s “cruellest month” as well, including a few much better-fitting venues (in our case: the Fillmore). Not to mention their opening act for the spring jaunt should also make a great fit: the Ettes, a Nashville-by-way-of-Los Angeles based trio that looks and sounds like they were plucked from Jack White’s Third Man Records roster (if they aren’t secretly on it already).
Frontwoman Coco Hames, bassist/filmmaker Jem Cohen, and drummer Poni Silver’s brand of what Blurt calls “sultry, raw, half-Ramones, half-girl-groups sound” should mesh quite well with their future leather-clad tour mates, I say. Give ‘em a listen here.
For tour dates and ticket info, head thataway.