Tag Archives: Patrick Carney

My Review of The Black Keys in Vegas SEVEN

13 Jan

Just before 2012 ended I had the opportunity to see The Black Keys in concert, yet again. This time at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel on New Year’s Eve weekend. Check out my review of night one which ran in the most recent issue of Vegas SEVEN.

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For the record, I’ll never pass on a chance to see The Black Keys in concert.  Each show may be very similar in comparison but seeing them in front of 80,000 screaming fans or 400, they sound just as good and you never leave disappointed.

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New Music: The Black Keys – El Camino

2 Dec

I cannot wait until next Tuesday when The Black Keys drop their seventh studio album, El Camino.  While the first two tracks that surfaced on the internet, “Lonely Boy” and “Run Right Back” are killer, they don’t do the album nearly enough justice (do some searches and you can find all the tracks to stream).  Holy amazing this is a rocking disc.  In my head I hear TBK original sound but also channeling rock legends like the Stones, Peter Frampton and Led Zeppelin.  Just listen to “Little Black Submarines” below and prepare to be blown away (*hint: 2:07 mark it gets loud!). If there is a way to close out 2011 with a bang, this is it as El Camino comes cruising into the spotlight.

News: Tennis Enlist Patrick Carney of The Black Keys for New Album Due February 14

9 Nov

via Pitchfork.com:

On February 14, indie-pop duo Tennis follow up this year’s Cape Dory with a new album, Young and Old, on Fat Possum. The album was recorded with the Black Keys‘ Patrick Carney manning the decks. Before that, Tennis have a single out on Forest Family, Origins, that’s due on December 6.

Click HERE to read the original post as well as stream “Origins.”

Now Playing: The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

28 Oct

Love the song, love the video.  Happy Friday!

The Black Keys new album, El Camino, drops December 6.

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.