The ever-evolving talent that is Jack White performed last night at The Wiltern Theatre. As most fans know by now, White is touring with both an all-female and an all-male band. You just never know which one you are going to get. Although both are insanely talented, we were treated to the all-male band, The Buzzards. Third Man’s Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three opened.
The passion that White pours into his music is clearly evident in the show’s production. The simple, yet elegant look of the stage was highly-detailed in soft blue and black as the Third Man symbols hung above two lights. And as usual, his crew was styling in its dapper suits and hats. Even the stage photographer was dressed in pale blue and of a certain time period. Not gimmicky at all – every detail is 110%. White was all over the stage, constantly making eye contact with the crowd as the majority of hardcore fans (and there were quite a few) already knew the words to many of the tunes on White’s solo endeavor Blunderbuss. And like White’s recent gig at The Mayan, there were many selections from all his bands.
White’s range is vast, whether he is singing, wailing on that guitar of his or on keyboards. Although currently solo, White is never selfish on stage. He is constantly engaged with fellow bandmates to make the music what it should be. Photos by Debi Del Grande.
Black Math (White Stripes)
Weep Themselves to Sleep
Two Against One (Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi feat Jack White)
Hotel Yorba (White Stripes)
Top Yourself (Racounteurs)
I Cut Like a Buffalo (Dead Weather)
Dead Leaves and The Dirty Ground (White Stripes)
You Know That I Know (From The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams)
We’re Going to Be Friends (White Stripes)
I Guess I Should Go To Sleep
Take Me With You When You Go
My Doorbell (White Stripes)
Freedom at 21
Ball and Biscuit (White Stripes)