WBEZ | Alex White http://www.wbez.org/tags/alex-white Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Weekly Guide: Rocking out with White Mystery http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-14/weekly-guide-rocking-out-white-mystery-93147 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-14/white_mystery_rob_karlic_sm.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>To play and party ‘til the morning, then sleep from day to night is just a day’s work for the average rock star, right? <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> welcomed Alex and Francis Scott Key from the band <a href="http://www.whitemysteryband.com/" target="_blank">White Mystery</a> to help listeners plan a cool weekend in the latest installment of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>. As their star power rose and their social calendar became even more stacked, they learned a thing or two about getting the most out of a cramped weekend and were kind enough to share their expertise.</p><p>Alex and Francis' picks included:</p><p><strong>FRIDAY NIGHT:</strong></p><p>Performance by Primus at the <a href="http://www.congresschicago.com/" target="_blank">Congress Theater</a></p><p><strong>SATURDAY</strong></p><p>Saturday night showing of <em><a href="http://echotonefilm.com/" target="_blank">Echotone</a></em>, a rockumentary about the Austin, TX, music scene, at <a href="http://www.emptybottle.com/home.php" target="_blank">The Empty Bottle</a>;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/features/music-box-massacre-7/" target="_blank">Music Box Massacre</a>, a 24-hour horror film festival from 12:00 p.m. on Saturday until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.</p><p><em>Music Button: White Mystery, "1985", from the CD Blood &amp; Venom, (White Mystery)</em><br> <strong> &nbsp;</strong></p></p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-14/weekly-guide-rocking-out-white-mystery-93147 White Mystery brings its rock, roll, ‘Blood & Venom’ to Eight Forty-Eight http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-20/white-mystery-brings-its-rock-roll-%E2%80%98blood-venom%E2%80%99-eight-forty-eight-85437 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-20/White mystery.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Francis Scott Key White and Alex White are the brother-sister duo that is <a href="http://www.whitemysteryband.com/" target="_blank">White Mystery</a>. They’re out with a new album on Wednesday, April 20: <em><a href="http://whitemysteryband.storenvy.com/products/65866-pre-order-white-mystery-blood-venom-vinyl-lp" target="_blank">Blood and Venom</a></em>. It's been over a year since their self-titled freshman effort. Meanwhile the critics have been on their side for even longer.<br> <br> They recently dropped by WBEZ's Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio and let down their red hair for a rock session. They began with their song "Birthday".<br> <br> <br> From the music to swag to their logo to red, white and blue, there’s an overall aesthetic to White Mystery. Alex and Francis tells <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> more.</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483482-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/White Mystery web-extra 1.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p><br> Alex talks about quitting her “day job,” and going making White Mystery her full-time gig, and tells us how she is handling it. But it’s more than just her. Alex White explains.</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483482-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/White Mystery web-extra 2.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p><br> It’s been more than a year since White Mystery’s self-titled, debut album was released. Alex and Francis talk about what they’ve learned since then, and what went into putting out their new release, <em>Blood &amp; Venom</em>.</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483482-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/White Mystery web-extra 3.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>Redheads of the world unite – or, divide!&nbsp; Alex and Francis explain the call out to fellow readheads.</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483482-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/White Mystery web-extra 4.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p></p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-20/white-mystery-brings-its-rock-roll-%E2%80%98blood-venom%E2%80%99-eight-forty-eight-85437