Jack White Plays Surprise Concert At D.C. High School

first_imgJack White swung through Washington, D.C., for a two-show run on Wednesday and Thursday. Well, make that a three-show run.In between gigs at The Anthem, the rock icon stopped by D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High School for an unannounced set during the students’ lunch break. While the performance may have been a surprise for these incredibly lucky teenagers, Relix reports that White cleared the stunt with the school’s principal, who couldn’t say no to the proposition.According to the school’s newspaper, this is how it all went down:Most days, Wilson students pour out of class after fourth period and shuffle down packed stairwells to the atrium, where they settle in for lunch or head off campus to get food. Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman usually plays ‘80s hits from a speaker; once in a while, a few kids get up and dance.Today, the second floor was rattling after fourth period. Noise echoed through hallways and drowned out conversations close to the atrium. In the art wing on the other side of the school, people speculated that Bargeman must have ramped up his sound system.But it wasn’t Bargeman. It was Jack White shredding a blue electric guitar, backed by a barefoot drummer, two musicians playing multi-level synths, and a bassist.Evidently, the 12-time Grammy winner treated the students—who, as we may have mentioned earlier, were really, really lucky—to a set that included favorites like “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”, “Over and Over and Over”, and show-closing rendition of “Seven Nation Army” that turned into a singalong as the students rushed the “stage”.White is currently on tour in support of his new album, Boarding House Reach. His next stop will be a headlining performance at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York City on Friday, June 1st.Jack White’s “Seven Nation Army” finale at Woodrow Wilson High Schoollast_img read more

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Gustin rewrites record book in topping Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour

first_imgGustin now owns 13 career tour wins. His share of the 2019 booty, courtesy of Arnold’s, includes a Traeger pellet grill. Richie Gustin rewrote the record book in racing to the Arnold Motor Supply IMCA Modified Dirt Knights Tour championship. (Photo by Jim Steffens) Richie Gustin opened the IMCA Modified tour campaign with three straight feature wins and ended with a single-season record five victories. Gustin helped young Nevada speedster Kollin Hibdon learn the racing ropes. Scott Fitzpatrick helped with getting race cars to the track so Gustin could drive his personal vehicle from work. “Holding court at Marshalltown, which is my home track, was a big one,” Gustin said. “Park Jefferson was probably the coolest. My wife and daughter and I made the trip with the camper. Taylor was excited because she’d never been to South Dakota before and got to cross that off her list.” “It’s a cool deal. I enjoy the tour and going to different tracks,” he said. “I enjoyed the format and be­ing able to get three races in the   same week. That was definitely the cool way to do it.”                      His final two tour wins of the season came at Kossuth County Speedway and in the finale at Benton County Speedway. “Benton County has always been good to me. We went into the night feeling pretty good,” Gustin said. “That was another night when my wife and daughter were there. That meant a lot to me.”center_img HIS CREW: Wife Holly, daughter Taylor, Chris McDonald and Rick Hurst.  Rain moved opening night to Marshalltown Speedway, however, and Gustin clicked off wins there and the next two events, at Park Jefferson Speedway and at Hancock County Speedway. GILMAN, Iowa – The winningest driver in the 10-year history of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour became its 10th different  champion. “There were a lot of things that worked out for us this year. We weren’t planning to run for the tour championship,” said Gustin, from Gilman, Iowa. “It had been scheduled to open in Fort Dodge and I didn’t know if I’d have been able to make it there that night because of work.” Starts 9                    Wins 7                         Additional Top Five’s 2 HIS SPONSORS:  Scott Fitzpatrick and S & J Motorsports of Wheatland; Halabuilt Competition Engines of Dysart; John Emerson and Emerson Crane of Waterloo; Motorsports Warehouse of Boone; and Eibach Springs of Corona, Calif.last_img read more

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