Dan Auerbach

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    May 13, 2014

    Black Keys Fan Art, You Really Must Own

    The Black Keys have returned! The band performed "Fever" and "Bullet in the Brain" on SNL last Saturday. The tracks are from Turn Blue, the band's latest studio album which dropped this week. The album was co-produced by Danger Mouse and contains more keyboard than previous albums. Dan Auerbach rec ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Stuff Jack White Says, In Illustrated Form

    Jack White never does anything half-ass. This year, when he donated money to the National Recording Preservation, he cut a check for $200,000. When punched the crap out of Von Bondies singer Jason Stollsteimer's face in 2003, he really punched the crap out of it. When White filed for divorce, he thr ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, June 14 The Thermals The Constellation Room After 11 years, Portland trio The Thermals are starting to get some of the attention they deserve. Their latest release and Saddle Creek Records debut Desperate Ground came out in April with a positive reaction from music critics and almost eclips ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Patrick Sweany

    Alex's bar

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    May 20, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - May 18, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre May 18, 2013 The lineup for KROQ's Weenie Roast provides a good time capsule of what is currently popular on terrestrial radio, including a number of bands who played Coachella this year and a host of newer, up-and-coming bands who could potential ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Tomahawk Take a Swipe at Tunes From a Native American Songbook

    Tomahawk deserve to have their own Bat Signal or non-copyright-violating equivalent. Once every few years, Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) converge and produce a sudden flurry of activity--specifically, a new record and tou ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    The Black Keys - The Joint - December 30, 2012

    The Black Keys The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las VegasDecember 30, 2012It was pretty obvious that theThe Black Keys were in a league of their own this year. Some of the highlights of their year include a top slot at Coachella, selling out the Madison Square Garden and numerous nights at Staple ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    The Black Keys and RZA's New Fish-Slapping Music Video Directed By OC Native

    On Nov. 2, Man with the Iron Fists directed by RZA will head to theaters infused with so much unnecessarily/necessary violence and highly choreographed fight scenes, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino will just have to tip their hats. The movie stars Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu as t ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday: JEFF the Brotherhood at Alex's Bar, Oct. 19

    Although mustachioed fuzz rock revival bands are as commonplace nowadays as black light posters and dirty bong water, every now and then we hear a group of slackers that restore our faith in the four-chord riff. Yeah, you could liken the music of JEFF the Brotherhood to the act of a caveman chiselin ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: The Black Keys, Girl Talk

    Monday, October 8The Black Keys Honda Center Very rarely does a musical duo produce a sound so dynamic and soulful that listeners mistake them for a quin- or quartet, but that is exactly the mistake one makes when first hearing the Black Keys. The Ohio band comprised of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 25-15

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    The Growlers Announce Release Date For New Album, 'Hung at Heart' [With New Song Stream]

    See Also:*Kottonmouth Kings' Pakelika DiesFrom Health Complications* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexGood news for fans of Dana Point's The Growlers. Today, the group announced that their third album, Hung at Heart, will be relea ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012

     BY REED FISCHER See Also*Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You*Top Five Memorable Bands From This Year's Lollapalooza*Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather ConditionsReady for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FO ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    The Growlers' Brooks Nielsen Talks First Hootenanny Performance, Finishing New Record

    See also: *Lucero's Ben Nichols Answers Important Questions About Women and Work *The Reverend Horton Heat Makes Out a Legacy at HootenannyThere's no doubt that the Hootenanny festival at Oak Canyon Ranch is synonymous with summer in Orange County. And the Growler's, psychedelic beach bum sound ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    The Growlers: Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

    [Checking In On . . .] There's life after recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys

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    December 12, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 11, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterSee also: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One  After barely surviving Night One of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, my endurance was tested with another stellar line-up for Night Two. The Gibson ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    2011 Vans Warped Tour in Ventura Last Sunday

    ​Vans Warped TourVenturaJuly 3, 2011Since its 1995 inception, the Vans Warped Tour has tried to be a youthful, day-long gritty, grimy window into festival culture, all while representing the punk rock music market. A check-in with the 2011 tour confirms that on the first front, at least, Warped h ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Facebook Woes, Or How Hipsters are Ruining the Internet

    ​Various online media outlets have been reporting Facebook is experiencing a numbers slump. Sky news writes approximately 6 million North American users deleted their accounts in May, in addition to 100,000 British users. This is a drop in the bucket when considering Facebook reportedly has roughl ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Orange Bits: The Growlers Recognized By The Black Keys, Jesse Rich Memorial, Pithy Sweet's New EP and More

    Tom Maxson​In this week's addition of news we didn't write, you can purchase Pithy Sweet's new EP, or listen to Andrea Babinski of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band's new holiday tune.Check it out after the jump.

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    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix headlined​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 12, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterNight number two of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas involved more of an alternative fare compared to the hard rock vibe of night one. Phoenix went from being an earlier opener last ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    3hree Things: Thrice's Riley Breckenridge's New Weekly Column

    Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of our favorite Irvine alt-rock band, Thrice, starts his weekly column today. He's going to blog about everything from local haunts to his favorite bands, so watch out for your weekly dose of Riley's 3hree Things. Thrice's drummer Riley Breckenridge is starting a week ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Record Review: Black Keys, 'Brothers'

    ​The Hype: Though it's terribly cliche to describe a band's new album as their "most anticipated to date," few phrases can really describe the curiosity behind the latest output from guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. Especially when you consider how much ext ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Free Download: Spanish Moss, 'Self-Titled EP'

    Cover art for the new self-titled Spanish Moss EP. We're told it's a photo of a piece of be the judge​ Though it's been about two years since we've mentioned them on Heard Mentality, the gritty, fibrous taste of Spanish Moss is still fresh in our  memory. Hailing from F ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Black Keys Hip Hop Project: Good Thing or Great Thing?

    James Carney​We may be a day or so behind on this one, but in a quest to find some ever-elusive liner note credits for Black Key's Thickfreakness album, we stumbled onto something a hundred times better. Up until now, things were staying pretty quiet on the whole "rap-rock" front, at least for the ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    August 26, 2008

    Last Night: Black Keys and Grand Ole Party at HOB

    Better than: A ride on Space Mountain Anyone who’s seen The Black Keys at least once knows that a packed house filled with blues and body heat usually comes standard. And as I swung open the door to the House of Blues to find an audience crammed in like a can of sardines, I knew I was at the rig ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Sharp Men

    The Black Keys

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    April 1, 2008

    Black Keys at the Glass House 3/30

    In Pomona, Sunday nights have a habit of turning the hipster haven of Second Street into a ghost town. That is, unless the Glass House crowd has something to say about it. And last weekend, they made their presence loud and clear. In anticipation of a sold out show by The Black Keys, hoards of scr ... More >>

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    May 25, 2007

    The Black Keys Release Free Live EP

    My chief complaint about the Black Keys is that they don't release something new every single day of the week, or go on month-long tours of my immediate neighborhood. Thankfully, the Keys released a complimentary four-song live EP earlier this week via their Myspace page, free of charge. A small ... More >>

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    October 6, 2005