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Live Review: The Dead Weather at The Powerstation, Auckland

Live Review: The Dead Weather at The Powerstation, Auckland

Monday 22nd March, 2010 10:48AM

These days we (hopefully) buy records, digest them, and then anxiously anticipate a show, hoping it'll live up to our personal experience of a band's discography. When I first heard The Dead Weather's Horehound, I was a little disappointed. Shouldn't the collective efforts of Jack White, The Kills' Alison Mosshart, The Greenhorne's Jack Lawrence and Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age be a little more impressive?  The lead-up to The Dead Weather's set, looked like it was going to be similarly disappointing. White had his stagehands and sound guys running around the stage looking ridiculous in black suits, black hats and turquoise ties. However, after stalking onstage, and under bright blue, and epilepsy-inducing white lights, the band played a searing, spectacular set.

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