The Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, the Dirty Projectors, Vintage Trouble and more
Friday, May 10, 2013
Bottle Rock Napa Valley
Better than: Bob's Hot Rods cover band, Craig Chaquico, or other music you'd typically hear at a winery.
Ostensibly the four-day event that too ... More >>
By REED FISCHER
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The Black Keys
Friday, May 4, 2012
Better than: The sound of a Guitar Center inside a parking garage.
Maybe the Black Keys just aren't an arena band.
Sure, the Akron blues-rock outfit sold out Oracle Arena just prior to the start of its Friday show. And the humble duo ... More >>
Founded in Ohio nearly a decade ago, Heartless Bastards are a bare-bones rock 'n roll band built around the powerful voice and songwriting skills of singer-guitarist Erika Wennerstrom. Though the lineup has changed over the years, their sound remains in a sweet spot: Wennerstrom's gnarled vocals air ... More >>
Patrick Carney of the Black Keys is not a fan of Sean Parker, to say the least. Parker is an "asshole," Carney told NME.com on Monday.
It's hard to blame Carney, though his rage might seem a bit misdirected -- or maybe just too concentrated on one person. Parker of course was the guy who brought ... More >>
Tennis at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday night.
Dec. 10, 2011
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Watching a documentary on '60s music.
"This is a new one, it's called 'Origins.'"
Alaina Moore uttered this after the halfway point of Tennis' 14-song set a ... More >>
No matter what you've read, the Black Keys are as generic as Kings of Leon. The super-successful Brothers was a good record, but didn't escape its own sameyness by the time you're waiting for it to be over. And their success only speaks to the market's sore vain need for a famous rock band right no ... More >>
Royal Bangs last night at Rickshaw StopRoyal Bangs
Foster the People
January 20, 2011
@ Rickshaw Stop
Better than: Southern Rock at any point in time.
If last night's Royal Bangs show was one of those we-saw-them-way-back-when nights, it was also a we-walked-out-on-them-way-back-when nigh ... More >>
Richard HaickThe Black KeysNicole AtkinsSeptember 29, 2010@ The Fox Theater, OaklandBetter than: Listening to old biker dudes noodle blues drivel in Guitar Center.Dan Auerbach couldn't squeeze out a smile on stage last night, but his band stuck one onto the face of every broham and babe in t ... More >>
Richard HaickBlack Keys, Common, Les Claypool, and N.E.R.D at Yuri's Night Saturday, April 10, 2010 NASA Ames Q: What Russian cosmonaut made famous for being the first human to orbit earth in 1961 would eventually bring burners, hip-hoppers, rock fans, and space nerds together for ... More >>