Category Archives: Blues-Rock

The Black Keys: Brothers

Far too often, Musicians of this era bow to the musical conventions of the day allowing their creativity and talent to be obscured beneath a mess of flourish, recording effects, and atmospherics. The Black Keys are no such victims of … Continue reading

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Three Dog Night: Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)

Wouldn’t it be depressing to look back on your career as a musician and be known only as the maker of a hit single and a children’s sing along? Step in Three Dog Night. Believe it or not they made … Continue reading

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The Black Keys: Dan and Patrick Have got the Funk and Other Things

I just got my hands on a copy of The Black Keys underground release The Rare Ones and it has been oh so worth the searching. Loaded with unreleased live tracks, studio outtakes, alternative versions, and unique covers, The Rare … Continue reading

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Cover: Hugo’s 99 Problems

How a man born in England and raised in Thailand finds his way first to the banjo, second to America, and third to covering 99 Problems is beyond me. Good for us it wasn’t beyond Hugo, the man responsible for … Continue reading

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The Black Keys: Tighten Up

Here for your listening pleasure is Tighten Up by The Black Keys from their new album Brothers. If you haven’t heard The Black Keys before, get listening. Catchy effects, Patrick Carney’s incredible rhythmic drumming, and Auerbach’s distinctive lyrics dominate this … Continue reading

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Flying Solo: Dan Auerbach on The Prowl

In late 2009 iconic front man of the Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, released his solo album Keep It Hid. Although received well critically, it is often passed over in favor of his other hiatus projects. Having taken on nearly the … Continue reading

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