Rock'n'roll duo White Mystery are named the top band in Illinois in the Boston Phoenix's "Best New Bands in America," and featured in MTV Hive's "High Five Sibling Acts" -
"Everything the White Stripes once pretended to be, White Mystery actually is. Midwestern sis-bro duo Alex and Francis Scott Key White play ferocious, tuneful garage rock, proving that hiring a bass player is as unnecessary as looking outside of one’s bloodline for band mates. The main difference between these Whites and Jack and Meg: The girl is up front. Alex is the group’s shredding, soul-barker star, while Francis holds it down on drums, very nearly claiming the spotlight for himself."
White Mystery return to Chicago to headline the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival living up to their reputation as one of the Top 20 Summer Street Fest Bands, and plot their tour of the nation, bringing their Chicago Reader-deemed Best Merch of 2011 along on the road celebrating their sophomore LP Blood & Venom!
Check out this new video of White Mystery's opening set on tour with The Strange Boys live from Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, a high-definition video of "Blood & Venom" from Giant System TV and a drum-tumbling set at the Threadless headquarters in Chicago.
Full tour dates and more music below!
White Mystery Tour Dates
July 30 - Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest @ 9pm - Chicago, IL
Aug 4 - Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
Aug 15 - Memory Lanes - Minneapolis, MN ^
Aug 16 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND ^
Aug 18 - Total Fest X - Missoula, MT ^
Aug 21 - The Funhouse - Seattle, WA ^
Aug 22 - East End - Portland, OR ^
Aug 24 - The Stork Club - Oakland, CA ^
Aug 25 - The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA ^
Aug 29 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA ^
Aug 30 - The Smell - Los Angeles, CA ^
Sept 2 - Beerland - Austin, TX ^
Sept 3 - The Mink - Houston, TX ^
Sept 6 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA ^
Sept 9 - The Rock Shop - Brooklyn, NY ^
White Mystery Shreds the Nation ^
Watch the red head love extravaganza of "Powerglove" and if you've never seen the power of White Mystery live, head on over to WMTV for live videos, interviews and more!
Meet White Mystery
If you’re a fan of stripped down garage rock, loud drums, and/or redheads, meet your perfect match. White Mystery is the two-piece brother/sister duo of Alex and Francis White. Alex is best known as the guitar rockin’ front women of MIss Alex White and the Red Orchestra (In The Red), but with her latest venture with brother Francis, she strips it down to a guitar and heavy-handed drum garage rock sound.
Blood & Venom is the follow up to their self-titled, self-released debut LP - that earned praise from NPR's Sound Opinions, won them a tour invite from garage rock legends The Gories and was named by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Ten of 2010. Their sophomore release was celebrated with two hometown shows, a feature on NPR and an art opening of one-of-a-kind band merch. Give a listen to the LP version of "Blood & Venom."