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White Stripes' Jack White to play WaMu Theatre Tuesday
Jack White, the enigmatic and much-admired indie rock figure formerly of the White Stripes and The Raconteurs, plays Tuesday, Aug. 14, at WaMu Theatre.
Singer-guitarist Jack White, formerly of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, is performing songs from his debut solo album, "Blunderbuss" (released in April), on his summer tour. An enigmatic and much-admired cult figure among rock 'n' roll fans, White is ranked No. 70 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." He is a glutton for love's punishment on his new CD, singing on "Love Interruption": "I want love to roll me over slow/ Stick a knife inside me/ And twist it all around." Used and abused by his romantic travails, White is a bloodied corpse by the end of these 13 tracks of raw funk, R&B, country and blues-rock (be sure to check out the Mick Jagger-esque "Sixteen Saltines").
White performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at WaMu Theatre; $42.50 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com). Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three open the show.
Gene Stout, Special to The Seattle Times