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PHOTOS: The Dead Weather At Marquardt Trucking Company

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on May 24, 2010 5:00PM

We were one of the lucky few to attend The Dead Weather "secret" KIN show at Marquardt Trucking Company last Saturday. We went in with low expectations partially because while we enjoy The Dead Weather's gothic blues we aren't exactly rabid fans and partially because these sponsored shows rarely live up to the hype that precedes them. So imagine our surprise to discover that an old trucking warehouse had been transformed into one of the more cozy venues we've been in. The crowd was eager and happy to be there and while there was an open bar for all, we never had to wait to long for a drink and we didn't really notice anybody misbehaving. The mayor was even on the premises before the show started!

So what about the show itself? Amazing. The Dead Weather is truly in its element live and Alison Mosshart is an utterly bewitching focal point for the band. Drummer and occasional singer/guitarist Jack White may be the most famous dude in the group, but the stage belongs entirely to Mosshart. The quartet could have been forgiving for a lackluster set since that tends to be another pitfall of these pop-up shows, but instead they thundered through their set as if they were playing the most important show of their life. The crowd gave back that energy to the band and by the end everyone was drenched, drained, and ecstatic.

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