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The Raconteurs

With Kelley Stoltz. Sunday, August 6, at the House of Blues.

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The Raconteurs are a garage-fuzz/power-pop ensemble led by the White Stripes' Jack White and his old Detroit running buddy, singer-songwriter Brendan Benson, and featuring the Greenhornes' rhythm section. The band was hatched in '04, when White and Benson penned the combo's first single, "Steady as She Goes"; within a year, the new quartet was using the downtime from the bandmates' main projects to record a debut full-length, Broken Boy Soldiers. Largely freed from the Stripes' art-blues conceits, White still brings to this party his love of '60s analog crackle and Zeppish histrionics, but they're balanced nicely by Benson's sweet Beatles/Kinks obsessions.

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