The Black Keys

5:30am

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

2:19pm

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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9:03am

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

1:10pm

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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2:58pm

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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