Photos: The Black Keys at the Chase Center

The Black Keys (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) It was a night of garage rock celebration with three of the finest bands in the scene at the Chase Center on Nov. 20, with a headlining slot from the megastars that are The Black Keys performing hit after hit for an enthusiastic crowd in support of their aptly-titled ninth album, Let's Rock. They were joined by the local (and great) Shannon and the Clams, who have been steadily delivering quality albums for years now, and the beloved Modest Mouse, celebrating the release of some new music (finally) and maybe some more on [...]

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Review, Photos & Video: The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys @ Oracle Arena, 5/4/12

How could a garage band – a duo, no less – rise from basement shows to stadiums? In the case of The Black Keys, who sold out Oracle Arena Friday, it’s the blues. For many of the young pop and rock-bred fans who bought tickets, the blues is not a very familiar concept. While the music of vocalist-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney is not innovative – even the similar White Stripes came first – many in the audience no doubt felt like they had discovered something new when they first heard The Black Keys. “There’s so many of [...]

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