White Mystery, the redheaded brother and sister Chicago rock duo, will be visiting Athens for the fifth time since April 2011.
Singer and guitarist Alex White and drummer Francis will be playing The Union with Brooklyn’s Dirty Fences along with Athens bands The D-Rays and Satanarchy. White Mystery has been featured and reviewed in prominent alternative music publications spanning from Pitchfork to music podcast Sound Opinions.
White Mystery and Dirty Fences are playing a quick series of shows together, starting in White Mystery’s hometown of Chicago Friday night. After Monday’s show in Athens the two bands will venture to Columbus to end the five-date jaunt.
Jack Daves, lead singer for Dirty Fences, said fans of rock ‘n’ roll will be satisfied with the show.
“I just like to see people who love rock and roll and we’ll put on a show for you. We put everything into it so make sure you come and do the same and I think (we’ll) have a good time,” Daves said.
The rock played at the show can be seen as a more classic sound, or something cutting edge, Daves said.
“(We play) American rock and roll, street level rock ‘n’ roll, emphasis on the roll,” Daves said. “I would call it heavy rock ‘n’ roll but some people say it’s punk, some people think it’s early traditional rock ‘n’ roll, like Chuck Berry stuff.”
It’s a music for the people, Davis said.
Put simply: “It’s American street level, bonehead, doo doo, poo poo, pee pee, rock and roll,” Daves laughed.
White Mystery and Dirty Fences previously played together at South By Southwest. Before that, Dirty Fences had gotten back from touring Europe, where they’ll return to two more times this year.
“(White Mystery) is fantastic. Alex is a great guitar player and Francis is the best drummer and they have a really awesome visual deal going on,” Daves said. “They're a blast to watch and it was great to play with them in Chicago, where they're hometown heroes.”
What: White Mystery w/ Dirty Fences, The D-Rays and Satanarchy
When: 8 p.m., Monday
Where: The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St.