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Somewhere along the way, the Black Keys sneakily became one of the weirdest bands of the 21st century. Not stylistically, of course — and that’s where a whole lot of the weirdness is rooted. There are still famous rock bands in 2015, but the topic of their decreased relevance is by now its own cliché. More »

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that ha… More »

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

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Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Saturday

Eminem closed Bonnaroo’s 3rd day, which had kicked off with hip-hop heavy hitters Lil Wayne and Big Boi in the early hours and also hosted…
Scott Lapatine | June 12, 2011 - 9:20 am
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Black Keys Cover Buddy Holly

As you can see from the album art above, the Black Keys are in good company on this tribute CD. The duo covered "(Ummm, Oh…
jessica | May 4, 2011 - 4:55 pm
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Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The…
jessica | February 14, 2011 - 10:31 am
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The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got a lot of new videos-- clips from Wale, Toro Y Moi, the New Pornographers, Damian Marley and Nas, the Black Keys,…
jessica | February 11, 2011 - 4:56 pm
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Vampire Weekend & The Black Keys Hit Colbert For A “Sell-Out-Off”

Last night's Report featured Stephen's analysis of the Grammys (he's a voting member of NARAS since he won a gramophone last year). It centered mostly…
Amrit Singh | January 12, 2011 - 10:27 am
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Austin City Limits 2010 In Photos

Austin City Limits hosted some of the nicest weather in years alongside an impressive line up with main headliners The Strokes, Muse and the Eagles.
Andrew Youssef | October 14, 2010 - 2:35 pm

The Week In Ad Rock: White Stripes, Black Keys, & D.O.A. Cover Cold War Kids

The White Stripes's "Hello Operator" showed up in a new Converse commercial featuring Dr. J and Jim Jones, among many others. Converse is one of…
jessica | October 4, 2010 - 2:34 pm
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The Black Keys, Nicole Atkins, The Growlers @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood 9/27/10

It was the first of two sold out nights at the Hollywood Palladium for The Black Keys who shook the building with their guitar and…
Andrew Youssef | September 28, 2010 - 2:39 pm
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Lollapalooza 2010 Friday: Lady Gaga And The Strokes, So Far Away Yet … Yeah, So Far Away

As much as Lolla's undercard is varied, and vast, it's a headliner's ball this year. Because this deep into the festival season we've seen nearly…
Amrit Singh | August 7, 2010 - 12:12 pm
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Stream Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack

You heard Vampire Weekend's "Jonathan Low" (one of VW's top three songs about vampires) and before that Muse's “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” (inescapable…
Scott Lapatine | June 2, 2010 - 12:28 pm
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The Black Keys “Tighten Up” On Letterman

Our first taste of "Tighten Up" came courtesy of Frank the dinosaur. Then the Akron guys had it out at it the playground. Last night…
brandon | May 26, 2010 - 11:08 am
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The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” Video

It's good (and lucrative) to be the Black Keys: Their mostly self-produced album Brothers came out yesterday, last week they joined Vampire Weekend and Beck…
Amrit Singh | May 19, 2010 - 10:43 am
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The Black Keys @ Classic Car Club, NYC 5/15/10

With the release of Brothers this week and their recently announced track “Chop And Change” showing up on the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack, the Black Key…
jessica | May 17, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Nabs Vampire Weekend, Beck, Bat For Lashes

After Thom Yorke, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear & Beach House made soundtracks to multi-million dollar hormonal-teenage-vampires-in-love franchises a safe place for…
Amrit Singh | May 12, 2010 - 1:12 pm
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The Black Keys – “Next Girl” Video

Frank, the new t-rex puppet mascot for The Black Keys' upcoming album Brother, is the star of this unofficial (but really, official) video for "Next
jessica | April 30, 2010 - 5:54 pm
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The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” & “Next Girl”

In this Black Keys promo clip, a soulful dinosaur puppet named Frank sings "Tighten Up," the bluesy Danger Mouse-produced track from the duo's otherwise self-produced…
brandon | April 1, 2010 - 10:18 am
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SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am
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New Drummer Video – “Feel Good Together”

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney teamed up with four other drummers to create Drummer, a band of drummers, with only one drummer. Which means the…
Amrit Singh | October 15, 2009 - 1:52 pm
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Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Rock

We've seen indie rockers reach out to hip-hop's most recognizable collective (or at least the most recognizable hip-hop collective to indie rockers). But lately, it'…
brandon | October 5, 2009 - 1:04 pm
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New Blakroc – “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)”

The Black Keys recruited quite a crew for their Damon Dash-spearheaded hip-hop project Blakroc. Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA, Jim Jones, Raekwon, Ludacris, and the ghost…
Scott Lapatine | September 15, 2009 - 5:32 pm
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