It's rerun city this week, but at least the powers that be cherry-picked some of the better ones to televise again. But if you're looking for something new this week, look no further than Austin City Limits, which has a dream double-billing of The Raconteurs and Cat Power.
The Raconteurs are led by White Stripes frontman Jack White, along with power-pop singer-songwriter Brendan Benson and the rhythm section from the blues revival band The Greenhornes. I may be the only one that thinks this, but Jack White seems to play a lot more interesting music when he's not donning the red and white with the White Stripes. His work with Loretta Lynn on 2004's Van Lear Rose was epic, and the songwriting collaboration with Benson is like two great tastes that taste great together. Meanwhile, Chan Marshall of Cat Power is backed by some great Memphis studio musicians, many of whom backed Al Green in the 1970s. I've heard from a reliable source that her performance is transcending, which makes it a 'don't miss' event.
Monday, December 25
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