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Dead Weather Forecasted for San Diego



    San Diego weathermen are predicting some strangeness in the air this summer.

    According to satellite images and advanced meteorological technology, July 19 will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and a very high chance of deadness. The cause of the humidity and morbidity -- which appears to be hovering directly above House of Blues -- is the impending arrival of the Dead Weather supergroup.

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    The band -- which features the White Stripes’ Jack White, the Kills’ Alison Mosshart, Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita and that long-haired guy from the Raconteurs -- just released their sophomore album, Sea of Cowards, in May. Thanks to the arresting combination of White and Mosshart, the Dead Weather have become known for their captivating stage presence and tempestuous performances.

    As if that weren't enough to get the storm clouds a-gathering, the fast-rising Texas group Harlem will be opening. The band's breakneck debut, Hippies, has earned it critical acclaim and more than a little buzz.

    Next week's show will be Harlem's second visit to San Diego this month. They just played July 10's installment of the Rumble, which resulted in a line out the door at Bar Pink. We're always happy to have good bands frequent our fair town, especially when they pump out catchy, no-frills rock like Harlem does.

    Between the Dead Weather's hard-hitting blues and Harlem's short-but-sweet punk ditties, July 19 promises to be a stormy night. Tickets for the show can be purchased on the House of Blues website. Be sure to bring your raincoat.

    Chris Maroulakos is a writer and editor for the San Diego music blog Owl and Bear.