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05.08.2014 | 105 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Blues rockers The Black Keys established themselves as one of alternative rock's biggest contemporary acts with their 2010 album Brothers, a blockbuster that spawned several heavily licensed hits, including the Danger Mouse-produced "Tighten Up." On Tuesday, they'll release their latest album, Turn Blue, and where there's a new album there's a new tour. Today the band announced that they'll return...
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kanye West, Girl Talk and The Black Keys

Provo, Utah, is usually known for Brigham Young football and Mormons, but with the debut album Habits of alt-rock band Neon Trees in 2010, you can add alternative rock to the list. Led by mohawked frontman Tyler Glenn and named after the illuminated shrubbery on the signs for fast-food joint...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine and Danny Gokey

The Black Keys recorded 2010's Brothers after a period of inner-band turmoil that threatened to permanently send singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney their separate ways. It's a good thing they regrouped: Brothers turned out to be the blues-rock duo's most...
Monday, June 21, 2010

Brothers (Nonesuch)

In the beginning, it was all greasy riffage, lean beats and an unerring, angst-ridden crunch. Everything The Black Keys did reeked of sweaty adolescents getting off to Zeppelin in between frozen pizza rolls and Pabsts in a basement in Akron, Ohio. On the likes of Rubber Factory and Magic Potion, purists of...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008
You aren't anybody if you aren't recording with the Black Keys. Producer Rick Rubin, himself a somebody, recently tapped the band to back Billy Gibbons for a few songs on ZZ Top's next album. Gibbons and Rubin join R&B legend Ike Turner and super-producer Danger Mouse on a growing list of The Black Keys' recent collaborators.

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