REVISITED: The Black Keys – 2 20 11 – Las Vegas

21 Feb

Last week was a musical bonanza for me beginning and ending with the Black Keys.  Having not seen the guys live before, getting a chance to see them twice in seven days was quite a treat.  The first show was a corporate event so while it was a phenomenal show it was tame and all business.  I much preferred last night’s performance, full of energy and getting the chance to see a real rock show (something seems to be lost nowadays).  I was also mad excited as Big Boi was the opener last night and he definitely didn’t disappoint.  The 45 minute set featuring numerous Outkast classics and some off his highly acclaimed Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi had the packed house bouncing their heads and breaking into several sing-a-longs during “B.O.B.,” “Ms. Jackson” and “I Like The Way You Move.”  Primed and ready for the Keys, it was fast paced and electric once Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney hit the stage.  Running through a gamut of tracks including “Chop and Change” and “Tighten Up,” I personally have to say my favorite of the night was hearing “Howlin’ For You” live.

At first I was skeptical of seeing them perform in a modified ballroom but it actually sounded good.  And check out the gallery of photos from last night’s show courtesy of Erik Kabik of Retna/ErikKabik.com.

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2 Responses to “REVISITED: The Black Keys – 2 20 11 – Las Vegas”

  1. Erik Kabik February 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    Glad to read your review as always…wish I could have enjoyed the show with you out in the crowd, but I gotta get the pix!

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