The band played as if everyone – fans who paid for their tickets, or the many V.I.P.s, deserved a great show, and that’s what they gave them, from the opening song to the encore of “Everlasting Light” and “I Got Mine.”
The Black Keys are the dominant rock band of the moment, if the GRAMMYS are to be believed. So far at tonight’s GRAMMY Awards, the band have won a pair of awards, while Dan Auerbach has won an additional one for Producer Of The Year (and one of the albums that he produced, Dr. John’s Locked Down, also won a GRAMMY).
Dr. John’s Locked Down exposed the New Orleans legend to a new audience, and much of that was due to the album’s producer: Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Tonight it took home the GRAMMY for Best Blues Album.
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With bands continually looking for ways to augment income in face of decreasing across-the-board record sales, brazen advertisers have allowed the Black Keys to turn commercial lawsuits into a lucrative revenue stream.
Despite not releasing an album in 2012, the Black Keys dominated the year in a lot of ways. The most surprising thing, however, is the feasibility of the rock duo doing the same thing in 2013.
Although it was released in 2011, The Black Keys’ El Camino was one of the biggest albums of 2012; it catapulted the group to arena-headlining status and earned them five GRAMMY nominations, including Album Of The Year.
In addition to the year’s must-have albums, we’ve collected 16 more download-worthy new releases, which run the gamut from modern rock favorites like Green Day, Soundgarden and No Doubt to emerging upstarts Japandroids, Tama Impala and Walk The Moon.
The summer music festival season is in full swing, and this weekend Lollapalooza, the mother of all modern-day U.S. music fests, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park for three days, August 3-5. It possesses one component many other festivals this summer do not: Culinary Director Graham Elliot.
“I want it to be a mix of what works on the radio and what I listen to in my spare time,” she said. “I’m on a steady diet of T. Rex and Iggy Pop.”