Under Blackpool Lights

For those accustomed to the White Stripes' hyperstylized visual presentation in innovative videos like "Fell in Love With a Girl," "Seven Nation Army" and "The Hardest Button to Button," the first liv

For those accustomed to the White Stripes' hyperstylized visual presentation in innovative videos like "Fell in Love With a Girl," "Seven Nation Army" and "The Hardest Button to Button," the first live DVD from the Detroit rock duo provides a sharp aesthetic contrast. "Under Blackpool Lights," which documents a January 2004 gig at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, was shot entirely on Super 8 and 16mm film. The deliberately grainy analog footage reflects the band's no-frills stage presentation and puts Jack and Meg White's raw stage energy front and center. It's not much to look at. But musically, "Under Blackpool Lights" delivers the goods, capturing the band at the height of its formidable creative powers.—BG