Saturday night, I had the pleasure of attending the Black Keys concert at The Riv, along with Bohmann and Tradd. As expected, it was a great show. Dan Auerbach's beard is reaching Billy Gibbons proportions, and I am convinced that Patrick Carney hates his drums more than anything else on the face of the Earth, given the force with which he repeatedly punishes them for their misgivings.
As you may or may not know, the Black Keys recently released a new album, Attack and Release, which was produced by Danger Mouse, of Gnarls Barkley and "Grey Album" fame. The new album is a slight departure from the Black Keys' delightful fuzz-infused garage blues rock that we have come to know and love. Attack and Release is not devoid of fuzz or blues, but there are more melodies and more instruments involved (i.e., not just a guitar and drums). All in all, a highly suggested CD. 5 Handrews.