The newest fuzz-rock blues-influenced project from the increasingly busy White Stripes frontman Jack White has arrived—The Dead Weather, fronted by The Kills’ Alison Mosshart and supported by Eagles of Death Metal organist Dean Fertita and fellow Raconteur Jack Lawrence. The pseudo-super group’s debut, “Horehound,” sounds precisely like what you would imagine from the sum of its parts: Mosshart belts with the same snarky bite she displays with The Kills, Fertita brings along Eagles of Death Metal-esque bend-laden riffs (not to mention his Hammond organ, which officially pushes the Dead Weather into blues-rock territory) and Jack White, who’s primarily the drummer this go-round (insert “Meg White can’t drum worth shit” joke here), manages to get his slimy hands all over the production, coating “Horehound” with murky and sinister tones while simultaneous contributing cornball songwriting. Other than to compete for “palest band of all-time,” The Dead Weather essentially achieves the same goal as every other Jack White project—occasionally quirky, but always solid 1970s garage-rock. (Andy Seifert)
July 28-29 at Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, (773)618-8439, 7:30pm. $29.