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COACHELLA ’08: The Countdown Continues

Lyndsey Parker
Maximum Performance

California's Coachella Festival is now only four days away...which means we're only four days away from seeing Jack White and his rowdy Raconteurs (the indie-allstar supergroup featuring Jack, Brendan Benson, and the rhythm section from garage-rock trio the Greenhornes) bring a little bit of Detroit to the desert.

However, back in 2003 Jack played Coachella with his other project: a little duo you may have heard of called the White Stripes. And it was amazing how much glorious noise just two people were able to bash out that night.

Seriously, Jack and his ex-wife/sister Meg White completely commanded the Main Stage with their bare-bones, guitar-and-drums lineup...even more so than the 20-plus-member Polyphonic Spree, fearsome fellow Detroit-punks Iggy & The Stooges, or Vegas-glitzy electro-art-rock collective Fischerspooner, all of whom also performed at Coachella that year. This was indeed a star-making performance that, against all odds, elevated the Stripes from indie darlings to arena rockers.

So check out an exclusive performance of the White Stripes' 2003 desert session here, and make sure to come back every day this week for more classic Coachella clips:

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By the way...Coachella tickets are still available! But they're hot (literally) and going fast. Get them at

And check out the live webcast and highlights after the show exclusively in the AT&T blue room April 25-27. For more info on Coachella, click here for their official site.

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