The Black Keys


Tue May 13, 2014
Music Interviews

'Bound To Sound Different': The Black Keys On Going Big

Originally published on Tue May 13, 2014 9:58 am

Since forming The Black Keys in 2001, Patrick Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach have evolved from a scrappy home-recording aesthetic into something grander.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist


Tue April 2, 2013
Music Reviews

Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 7:56 pm

Bombino's new album is titled Nomad.
Ron Wyman Courtesy of the artist

Tuareg bands are natural rockers. These desert nomads have a history of harsh physical challenges, long separations, nostalgia and rebellion — elements that give their music gritty authenticity. There's something about their ambling, tuneful songs that fits perfectly with the bite and snarl of electric guitars.

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Mon December 10, 2012
The Record

Grammy Nominations 2012: The Comedown

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 10:32 am

Nate Ruess performs at the Grammy nominations concert on Dec. 5. Ruess's band, fun., was nominated for Album, Record and Song of the year.
Kevin Winter Getty Images


Tue April 3, 2012
Music Reviews

Dr. John: Swamp Grooves From The Bayou Underworld

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 8:41 am

Dan Auerbach (left) joins Dr. John on the latter's new album, Locked Down.
Alysse Gafkjen

Right now, Dan Auerbach is living a rock-star moment, with his hard-hitting blues-rock duo The Black Keys selling out arenas all over the country. Lots of people want him on their records. So what does he do? He seeks out the 71-year-old Dr.

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Mon April 2, 2012
Music Interviews

Dr. John: A Rock Legend Gets Personal

Originally published on Mon April 2, 2012 10:01 pm

Dr. John's newest album, Locked Down, comes out Tuesday.
Michael Wilson

In his 1995 autobiography, Under a Hoodoo Moon, Dr. John writes about his tumultuous music career, a decades-long heroin addiction and the time he spent in prison on a drug-possession charge. The book is candid in a way that most of his music is not — until now. On his new album, Locked Down, Dr. John takes a more personal approach.

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