Preview Jack White’s ‘Austin City Limits’ Set With Blues-Soaked ‘Love Interruption’
Episode airs on PBS on January 5
Portlandia apparition Jack White will return to television screens on Saturday, January 5 for an episode of musical performance-focused show Austin City Limits. The concert, which was taped back in October while the Blunderbuss big shot headlined one night of last year’s Austin City Limits Festival, marked White’s second appearance on the ACL stage, following a 2006 set with part-time side-project the Raconteurs. Up above is a preview of the upcoming PBS broadcast that finds the Third Man vinyl Vault keeper playing a mostly subdued but still scorching version of “Love Interruption,” the first single from his solo debut. Backed by seedy blues work from all-female touring band the Peacocks, White rattles off in uncomfortable detail his desperate hunger for loving. “I want love to roll me over slowly / Stick a knife inside me / And twist it all around,” he admits. “I want love to murder my mother / And take her off to somewhere like hell or up above.” Capping it all off is a charged shamble-strut not heard on the studio version. Check local listings for airtimes, it should be quite the show.