The Black Keys – Fox Theater, 4/18
We all know how awesome The Black Keys are, but honestly.. how do two guys produce such brilliantly hard-rockin’ music? It blows me away each and every time I see them live.
They’ve been gaining a solid fan base over the past 7ish years, and rightfully so. Their latest album, Attack and Release (which was produced by Danger Mouse) came out in 2008 and its first single ‘Strange Times’ was even featured on Grand Theft Auto IV. The video (which is awesome and somehow doesn’t exist on YouTube) is of them playing around with freakin LASERS! Yeah.
They also had their song “When the Lights Go Out” off of their 2004 album Rubber Factory, on Sammy L’s 2007 flop, Black Snake Moan:
Of course, I can’t mention them without talking about the song “Your Touch” which is basically one of my All Time favorite songs. Ever. And the video is pretty neat as well.. I like the idea of ghosts going to do something mundane like get coffee.
To talk about the recent Fox show, I just have nothing but great things to say about the entire evening. They bring so much to the stage when they play, it’s amazing the intensity of music and stage presence that can come from just two dudes playing blues. They were wonderful with the audience and appreciative of the theater, and had just enough banter without it becoming trite. They played a good mix of old and new songs, and the flow of the evening was great (you can check out their setlist here).
Plus most everyone in the crowd, though absolutely wasted, was super nice about letting me do my job and anytime that happens, big thumbs up.
Go check them out when they come around, if you get a chance.. it’s well worth it.