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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 has… 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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The Black Keys – “Run Right Back”

We've already heard "Lonely Boy," the charged-up new single from the forthcoming Black Keys album El Camino, and we've seen its pretty-great viral video. And…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2011 - 4:03 pm

The 5 Best Video Of The Week

There aren't too many certainties in life, but here's one: If you're a rich, famous, globetrotting superstar DJ and you piss out of your mouth…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm

The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

"Lonely Boy," the first single from the new Black Keys album El Camino, is a fired-up rager with a surf-inflected central riff and a jumpy,…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2011 - 9:22 am

Check Out Record Store Day’s Black Friday Release List

One day a year just isn't enough for the people behind Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent vinyl retailers. So for the second…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2011 - 11:07 am

Black Keys Announce El Camino Details

While the Foo Fighters made a fake gay porno, the Black Keys decided to keep it a little less racy yesterday with a fake car…
Corban Goble | October 11, 2011 - 11:31 am

The Black Keys (And Bob Odenkirk) Announce New Album

The Black Keys, who are incredibly fucking popular right now, are gearing up to release a new album called El Camino on 12/6. This, in…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Keys…
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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