The Great White Breakup

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Detroit rock duo The White Stripes have called it quits. On today's Soundcheck Smackdown, critics debate what kind of sendoff Jack and Meg White deserve. Plus: singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins plays live in our studio.

Soundcheck Smackdown: White Stripes Requiem

After a hiatus, the Detroit-born rock duo with the matching outfits and matching names have called it quits -- which makes them ripe for a Smackdown. Emily Rems, managing editor of Bust Magazine, and Phil Freeman, writer of the Headbang metal blog for MSN Music and editor of Burning Ambulance, join us to debate the legacy of The White Stripes. And: music writer Gary Graff tells us about the Detroit scene that Meg and Jack White came up in…and wound their way out of.

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In Studio: Nicole Atkins

Singer and songwriter Nicole Atkins has seen a lot of change since her 2007 debut album, “Neptune City” – she broke with her label, her boyfriend and her band. But that didn’t stop the New Jersey native from putting it all back together again. Nicole Atkins joins us live in studio to perform tracks from her new album, Mondo Amore.

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Fell In Love With A Girl, And A Guy

John Schaefer says the White Stripes don't owe us anything else.

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Gig Alert: Rich Aucoin

Rich Aucoin, who Spin magazine dubbed the Canadian Wunderkind, enlisted hundreds of people to play on his first commercial EP Public Publication. Download his homage to Daft Punk here.


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