White Mystery live sessions and tour dates bringing the brother/sister magic to the nation!

By on April 1, 2011
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Ferocious red-head brother/sister Chicago duo White Mystery share two live videos –
a full live performance captured by Coach House Sounds
and a live take of the title track to their upcoming sophomore LP Blood & Venom
where Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White were born and raised, practice and live.
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Give a listen to the LP version of “Blood & Venom”
from the album of the same name being released on April 20, 2011.

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White Mystery have always snagged a few hooks but the beauty of the band lies in lodging said hooks in a pound of swagger and the kind of from the hip thrust that hits you like a swung guitar to the head.”
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Full tour dates and more music below!
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Blood & Venom, the follow up to their self-titled, self-released debut LP –
that earned praise from NPR’s Sound Opinions,
won them a tour invite from garage rock legends The Gories
and was named by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Ten of 2010 –
will be supported with turns at Atlanta Messaround and national tour dates!
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White Mystery Tour Dates 
Apr 1 – Frank’s Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI
Apr 8 – The Painted Lady – Hamtramck/Detroit, MI
Apr 9 – Louie’s Trophy House – Kalamazoo, MI
Apr 10 – Mexicains Sans Frontieres – Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 11 – White’s Bar – Saginaw, MI
Apr 13 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
Apr 14 – The Union – Athens, OH
Apr 15 – The Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
Apr 16 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
Apr 17 – Glenn Danzig’s House – Nashville, TN

Blood & Venom Release Show – 2 shows on sale now!
May 7 – Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL
May 13 – Threadless Warehouse Sessions – Chicago, IL

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“Dig some ferocious, stripped-down garage rock from Chicago’s fiery-headed brother/sister duo White Mystery.”
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“Alex and Francis White drop us down into the middle of a city, right smack into the hornet’s nest, the over-developed center of societal, commercial, architectural and mental congestion, when they blast out with White Mystery songs.”

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and if you’ve never seen the power of White Mystery live,
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If you’re a fan of stripped down garage rock, loud drums, and/or redheads, meet your perfect match. WHITE MYSTERY is the two-piece brother/sister duo of ALEX and FRANCIS WHITE. Alex is best known as the guitar rockin’ front women of MISS ALEX WHITE AND THE RED ORCHESTRA (In The Red), but with her latest venture with brother Francis, she strips it down to a guitar and heavy-handed drum garage rock sound.
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Press love White Mystery  
Gnarly, fuzzed out psychedelic headfuckers that will probably piss off your neighbors if played at a high enough volume…Alex’s snarl is equally as nasty as the buzzsaw she seems to be wielding at the end of the song, and you’re left wondering if the White Mystery are the final nail in the coffin of garage rock or if this is an entirely different animal.
Impose
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The real attraction is White Mystery, the new duo forged by Miss Alex White, best known as the guitar-wielding blowtorch in her long-running gig with Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra.  With drummer Francis White, she reduces her love of soul-fired garage rock to its butt-kicking essence.
Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune
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It’s great fun to see the redheaded siblings headbanging like matching “Fraggle Rock” puppets in their ecstatic live show, but White Mystery holds up as more than a concert flyer.  The guitar goes from dirty-sounding to dirtier-sounding, the hooks are straightforward and stupidly catchy, and the singing is a belly-deep shout at the top of Alex White’s range on almost every track…But even more than bratty lyrics, posessed vocals, or perpetual swagger, these songs beam with a sincere, almost perverse feeling of pride.
Pitchfork – 7.2
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Americanos primos.
ELLE Magazine Brazil
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Guitar-bass garage rock duos are a dime a dozen, but White Mystery from Chicago stand out and not just because siblings Alex and Francis are flaming redheads. Alex, formerly of Red Orchestra, has a soulful wail that she lets belt out at top register…And you just know — you just know — they’re gonna be good live.
Brooklyn Vegan
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The average White Mystery song has a whole lot going on…There’s a distorted series of power chords and a jangly set of higher guitar licks played over that; a soulful female voice bursts through, only to be joined by a caveman-like male voice for a crude harmony as drums crash to keep up with the guitar’s sheer volume…The genetic connection makes something happen in their shows that verges on magic for Alex. “Sometimes when we play together live,” she says, “there will be these moments of synchronicity that are so powerful that I feel like I’m levitating.”
Paste – Best of What’s Next
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Every time I listen to a record that features Alex in the lead singer spot, I think to myself something ridiculous like: “that girl has a voice like a tornado kicking the shit out of a 4-alarm fire.” She wails on her guitar and shouts like a woman possessed. What she’s involved with now is quite possibly my favorite of all her projects: the two piece band with her brother Francis, White Mystery.
Impose
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Alex bounced around like a buoy on rough waters while Francis flailed behind the drums, somehow managing to keep the beat.
Fred Perry Subculture
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The feisty garage rock duo takes their audience by storm with Alex’s robust vocals and fierce guitar, perfectly emphasized by brother Francis’s powerful drums. Catching this band live will leave you with a dose of divine rock ‘n roll and a reason to cherish redheads.
China Shop
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White Mystery have stripped bare to the skeleton of rock, flaying the skin and leaving only the essentials of movement and of course sweat to remain howling on the floor. It’s been a while since the Raven turntable has met a release that bears such repeated listens. In short, you need this one.
Raven Sings the Blues
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DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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