The Jack White Show

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So, as most of you know, I went and saw Jack White last night. It was unreal. Hands down the best show I've ever seen. Duh, it was Jack White. It was a treasure that can only be experienced and understood in person. Words can't even describe it so I won't even bother. So, I'm not here to talk about that. I'm here to talk about the opening band, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three.
They're a band from St. Louis. And they are the most perfect little band from St. Louis. They were a southern country band with a lot of fantastic bluesy harmonica and some Django-esque style guitar picking and of course, a washboard. They were so adorable. I wish I had a pocket size version of them I could carry around with me. They just had so much character and boy, could they play! They ended their set with the harmonica and lead guitar going back and forth trying to stump each other. Needless to say, neither were stumped and it ended in a draw.
I love when opening bands are unexpectedly great. I had looked them up before the show but didn't give them much of a listen and I knew they would be good 'cause, duh, they're opening for Jack Freaking White, but I didn't realized they would be great. They only drawback was the size of the venue. They're the kind of band that needs to be seen in a smaller venue to be fully appreciated. Lucky for me, they're coming back to play such a venue in Seattle in September and you better believe I'll be there.

One Comment

  1. Radicool, dude. Although I wish they were REALLY from South City (my hometown). I'll have to give them a listen.


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