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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 – “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

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

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

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

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

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's…
brandon | October 5, 2009 - 1:04 pm

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

All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren't alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

Black Keys Drummer Has New Band Called Drummer

Dan Auerbach opted to use his given name for his solo project, but his Black Keys partner Patrick Carney's taking a a shadowier route, titling…
brandon | July 8, 2009 - 9:58 am

New Dan Auerbach Video – “Heartbroken, In Disrepair”

Not done with the Black Key's solo LP? Neither is he. Dan Auerbach's run on the back of Keep It Hid's been strong, netting a…
Amrit Singh | May 28, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we've both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong…
brandon | April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm

Dan Auerbach Brings “My Last Mistake” To Conan

The Black Key man returned to the Late Night studio last week. He was down a Patrick Carney, up a bunch of guys who are…
Amrit Singh | February 16, 2009 - 4:31 pm

New Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) Live Video – “Trouble Weighs A Ton”

When we posted "I Want Some More" from Black Keys vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach's forthcoming solo debut Keep It Hid, we mentioned he performs most of…
brandon | January 29, 2009 - 4:04 pm

New Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) – “I Want Some More” (Stereogum Premiere)

Black Keys vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach shows up sans Patrick Carney for his solo debut Keep It Hid. It's wasn't too long ago that the duo…
brandon | December 19, 2008 - 10:05 am

The Black Keys Find Late Night With Conan O’Brien To Be “Strange Times”

Late-show-performance post title puns can be hard work, but together we can continue to make it happen. Last time the Black Keys told Letterman "I
Amrit Singh | May 15, 2008 - 9:40 am

The Black Keys Cover Captain Beefheart

Yesterday saw Cryptacize taking on Steely Dan's "Peg." Today it's the Black Keys covering Captain Beefheart's Safe As Milk tune "I'm Glad." (No, not this
brandon | May 2, 2008 - 10:03 am

Tomorrow Is Record Store Day

When's the last time you want to an actual record store? Like where you have to walk through a door and can't just click "download"?
brandon | April 18, 2008 - 4:16 pm

The Black Keys Tell Letterman “I Got Mine”

The Ohian duo have emerged from the basements and the factories and fallen into the arms of Danger Mouse and Letterman. We gave props to…
Amrit Singh | April 18, 2008 - 10:21 am
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