December 26th, 2012 by Matt
#35: The Head and the Heart @ Forecastle [Original Post] I’d heard a song or two by Head and the Heart going into their show at Forecastle, but I’ll admit that I was really just seeing them because there wasn’t a lot of competition for their time slot at Forecastle. But just like what happens [...]
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October 11th, 2012 by Matt
In what is likely the closest thing we’ll get to a second Blakroc album, RZA enlisted the Black Keys for a team-up for The Man With the Iron Fist soundtrack. If you’re all for assaulting the fiercest of the animal kingdom, this track’s for you. Stream “The Baddest Man Alive” at Fuse
June 1st, 2012 by Matt
This isn’t one of the weirdest music videos ever, but when you consider how incredibly popular the Black Keys and this song are… you’ve got to admire their guts. Here’s “Gold on the Ceiling,” directed by Harmony Korine.
April 22nd, 2012 by Matt
This was one of the best moments of Coachella’s Friday night. The Black Keys made mention of the recently deceased Levon Helm while on stage. After a quick “rest in peace,” they brought out Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty to cover The Band’s classic “The Weight.” Great performance and a great tribute.
February 7th, 2012 by Matt
The Black Keys continue their steamrolling of popular culture with this latest video for “Gold on the Ceiling.” It’s a live video shot at their NYC album release party for El Camino.
January 2nd, 2012 by Matt
#30: Trailblazer @ Al’s Bar [Original Post] Man, what a great first Trailblazer show for me to catch. On record he can occasionally get a little noisy for my taste, but this set didn’t get too far from his solid guitar rock base. Solid songs and a great performance made this one of the best [...]
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December 19th, 2011 by Matt
#30: Fishboy – Classic Creeps MP3: Fishboy – Aaron the Afterthought Astronaut I don’t know which I find more impressive: that this album effortlessly weaves witticisms through incredible melody or that the entire album tells a complexly involved story. It’s easy to be dismissive of some pop records, but labels like “simplistic” just don’t stick [...]
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December 7th, 2011 by Matt
Normally I’d post a band’s performance from a late night show, but this chat between Stephen Colbert and the Black Keys is too good to not share. The Keys share their thoughts on Akron, OH and reveal that they picked the title El Camino more or less at random. Watch their performance of “Lonely Boy” [...]
December 5th, 2011 by Matt
2011 was (another) odd year for music. It felt like the average quality of albums was raised a bit, but nothing really stood out as a life-changing album or single of the year. Still, there was a lot of great music to be heard. Here’s fifty of my favorite tracks from the year, ranging from [...]
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