The Black Keys

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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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    July 11, 2013
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    April 29, 2013

    KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 Lineup Announced

    The Weenie Roast lineup was just announced this morning. Headlined by the Black Keys, this year's 106.7 KROQ FM concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 18 is about to go on sale. View the full lineup below.

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    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Time and Energy Premiere Trippy New Video for 'Hot Air' on Heard Mentality

    Though they've been playing together for about about 10 years, multi-instrumentalists Brennan Roach and Jorge Rios didn't find their true groove as a duo until the creation of Time and Energy. Together, they create a kaleidoscopic mesh of angular rhythms, poetic road diaries and layered loops of gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 16, 2012


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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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa

    This week we got in touch with Parker Macy of Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.  Looks like Jack White is back in the game! Or at least he is at Creme Tangerine, where Blunderbuss earns yet another top spot.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    On the Line: Keba Parker of A Bite Truck, Part Two

    We were rather fortunate to run into some of Keba's friends at their first truck stop, and we thank them for contributing to our line of questioning. It made our interview even more entertaining. Our discussion turns to family, superheroes, and a certain quote, "Chefs are so crazy. If we weren't che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza Lineup Released: Black Sabbath Reuniting!

    In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    G. Love On Working With the Avett Brothers for His New Album, Why Little Kids Rock, and His Special Hot Sauce

    ​Garrett Dutton (a.k.a. G. Love) is the front man for the hip-hop/blues/rock band G. Love and the Special Sauce.  The Philly native has spent the past year touring in support of his newest album, Fixin' to Die, which was produced by fellow rockers the Avett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa

    ​ Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' new release, El Camino.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Coachella Lineup Announced!

    ​Hipsters of the world unite! After a long wait, the Coachella lineup has been announced. The festival, as promised, will span six days over two weekends in April (13-15, 20-22). As usual, the festival features an indie-friendly lineup; however, there are a couple of prominent names returning to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Black Keys' Video Appropriated? Director Chris Marrs Piliero Says Definitely Not

    ​A New York artist/model/filmmaker/musician who gave herself the nom de plume Bon Jane is claiming that the Black Keys stole the idea for one of their videos without giving her credit. In a release, Bon Jane says she gave the Black Keys a video treatment proposal for the song "Ten Cent Pistol" tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa

    ​The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' new release, El Camino.Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.

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    November 21, 2011

    Warner Bros. Records Announce Exclusive Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day On Black Friday

    ​This morning Warner Bros. Records announced that they'll be releasing exclusive Record Store Day releases on Black Friday. See below for details on limited edition vinyl packages from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron and Wine, Tom Petty, The Black Keys, and Eric Clapton that'll be available this F ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Director Chris Marrs Piliero Gives Away Music Video Memorabilia

    ​One of our favorite contemporary music video directors, OC native Chris Marrs Piliero, is giving away a ton of ultra cool music memorabilia from videos he directed. The contest is open on his site, until Nov. 19, and the mementos include items from the sets of of Ke$ha, the Bl ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa

    ​ Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' Rubber Factory Picture Disc LP.

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Chris Marrs Piliero Shot Britney Spears

    And other tales of music-video directing from former local musician Chris Marrs Piliero

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Ten Best Whistling Songs of Today

    ​Not everyone can play guitar, or spit out rhymes, or even hold a tune--but whistling is the one thing that you can do with a song anywhere. Even if you can't whistle that well, it's never atrocious, and it lets you carry a song anywhere, giving you a sense of ownership over a tune (especially whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    The Black Keys Sue Ad Agency Over Using Song To Promote a Bank

    ​Billboard says the Black Keys are the latest band forced to sue over using songs without permission. Nonesuch Records, on behalf of the band, has filed two lawsuits in federal court against Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners for using their hit "Tighten Up"--a song that's already been (le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    3hree Things: My 9 Favorite Albums Of 2010, Vol. 1 of 3

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​I've been writing and publishing "Best/Favorite Of..." lists for music sites and/or blogs for ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Night Two of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Announced

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix at the Hollywood Bowl last September​Today KROQ completed the Almost Acoustic Christmas line up announcement by giving us night two's roster. To be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre, KROQ announced the headliners for night one ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Orange Bits: Local Natives, Tiger Army and the Director of Black Keys' Music Video,

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Chris Marrs Piliero talks to the Register, Local Natives talk to Interview. Here's the local music news we didn't cover this week.

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    October 1, 2010

    Orange County Music News We Didn't Write: Pete Yorn, Zac Brown Band, Moostache and the Growlers

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPete Yorn at the House of Blues in Anaheim last year​This edition in links to OC-related music writing that we didn't write...At The Coach House Tuesday, Pete Yorn gave fans a taste of his new self-titled album that was released on the same day. The album was produced by Fr ... 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

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    MySpace Desperate, Announces Twilight Soundtrack At Half-Hour Increments

    ​Yesterday, MySpace said they were going to announce the official Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack today, after previously letting on that author Stephenie Meyers' favorite band Muse gets the first single. The catch, of course, was that they were only going to do it one at a time. And in no parti ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Fingerprints' Top 10 Selling Records From Past Week

    Fingerprints in Long Beach specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. The shop even holds live performances by some of their favorite bands. If you love music, it's pretty much the place to be. But you already knew t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Release the Sounds: White Denim, 'Fits'

    Though the virtues of tacky 80s wear are typically lost on today's youth (usually for good reason), you can't deny the utter originality and attitude that breathes life into a what was once a plain t-shirt or pair of jeans--a classic feel with a snazzy twist. Maybe that's the mindset that inspired t ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    Incoming: Drummer, Little Dragon at Detroit Bar

    ​It's Friday, and to celebrate the end of another week, Labor Day weekend, and the slow, inevitable passage of time, Detroit Bar has announced two new awesome shows!There's Drummer, pictured, a band named so because each member has played drums with a different project in the past--like bassist Pa ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    To Do This Weekend 4/17-4/19

    Long Beach Grand Prix- All Weekend!Watch downtown Long Beach transform into a race track with drifting, indy cars, and celebrity races.Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 562-436-3636Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, All Weekend!Featuring per ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 4/16

    The Black Keys, 7 p.m.Arguably the world's most talanted musical duo playing today plays Pomona's Glass House before heading out to Indio to play the Coachilla Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, CA; 909-629-0377South Coast Apartment Association, 11 a ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    OC Weekly faves land Glass House gigs

    Like any local fan, I'm always excited to see bands we've written about in the Weekly get some solid recognition elsewhere. Okay, so maybe Pomona is not too far elsewhere, but the April calendar at The Glass House has great OC/LB talent opening up for some Coachella caliber acts. The jazzy jam artis ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    So Many Awesome Pre-Coachella Shows Coming to Glass House

    They have hotels in Pomona, right? You might want to invest on one for the week of April 13, where the Glass House is taking advantage of their proximity to Indio with a stellar slate of boner-shattering acts coming to the venue before Coachella kicks off that weekend.

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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 17, 2008
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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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    September 15, 2005

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