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Kid Charlemagne
11-29-2011, 01:59 AM
So, El Camino has leaked, and I've heard it twice today, and I'll go on record as saying it's on the same level of Rubber Factory. These guys have gone from making great blues music, the becoming the best pure rock band out there.

ltrandazzo
11-29-2011, 11:36 PM
Love this record so far. Glad it has a nice vibe to it while still feeling familiar. Rad.

Kid Charlemagne
11-29-2011, 11:52 PM
Exactly what I was thinking. Similar to Brothers how they keep their blues roots, but these are more rock songs than anything. Little Black Submarines is my favorite so far.

Kid Charlemagne
12-02-2011, 04:04 PM
And now they're an arena rock band. They're doing an arena tour in support of El Camino, with a date at the Garden, and the support...Arctic Fucking Monkeys! I really wish this tour was passing near me, but hot damn, this sounds like an amazing pairing.

12-05 New York, NY - Webster Hall
12-11 Los Angeles, CA - KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
01-23 Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto
01-24 Lille, France - Zenith
01-25 Paris, France - Zenith
01-27 Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
01-28 Berlin, Germany - Arena
01-30 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
01-31 Zurich, Switzerland - Maag Hall
02-01 Eindhoven, Holland - Klokgebouw
02-03 Nottingham, England - Capital FM Arena
02-04 Edinburgh, Scotland - Corn Exchange
02-06-07 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
02-09-10-11 London, England - Alexandra Palace
03-02 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena *
03-03 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena *
03-04 Columbus, OH - Jerome Schottenstein Center *
03-06 Portland, ME - Cumberland Co. Civic Center *
03-07 Boston, MA - TD Garden *
03-09 Washington, DC - Verizon Center *
03-10 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *
03-12 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
03-13 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre *
03-14 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
03-16 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse *
03-18 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena *
03-19 Chicago, IL - United Center *
03-20 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *
03-23 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center *
* with Arctic Monkeys

nineismine
12-03-2011, 01:51 AM
El Camino is in the running for my best of the year. I love this damn thing so much. The Falsettos have really made Auerbachs Lyrics shine. I find it very interesting that the guitar is so much in the background of these songs. The timing of the guitar weaving in and out of the melodies on the songs really makes it shine in a different but equally good way than on previous efforts. This album rocks my socks.

bobbie solo
12-03-2011, 04:10 AM
pretty bummed that theyre playing arenas now. i have zero interest in watching this band in a venue that size. Arctic Monkeys are utter shit...i dont understand how anyone likes them. Add in their ridiculous name and it blows my mind that people take them seriously.

Kid Charlemagne
12-03-2011, 12:52 PM
Yeah, not to mention Alex Turner is one of they best lyricists around, no man, FUCK ARCTIC MONKEYS BRO! And to hell with bands who get bigger and play arenas, even though they've been playing a bigger sound for about four and a half years. Yeah man, getting more famous and having a higher demand sucks!

october_midnight
12-03-2011, 01:12 PM
Don't feed the trolls. And besides, don't you know Kid? All the best bands in the world should stay small bands in small clubs with 41 people in the crowd. As soon as a band gets a bigger following it doesn't just mean that more and more people are catching on to good music...it means they suck ass. Srsly.

NIN64
12-03-2011, 01:21 PM
pretty bummed that theyre playing arenas now. i have zero interest in watching this band in a venue that size. Arctic Monkeys are utter shit...i dont understand how anyone likes them. Add in their ridiculous name and it blows my mind that people take them seriously.
What's wrong with Arctic Monkeys? Sure it's a silly name, but the music is pretty good. . .

JessicaSarahS
12-03-2011, 01:21 PM
Not a single west coast date makes me a sad Panda :(. I NEED MAH KEYS!

ImTheWiseJanitor
12-03-2011, 11:20 PM
Not a single west coast date makes me a sad Panda :(. I NEED MAH KEYS!

Their site says this is the first leg of the North American tour dates. I can only assume that they have more coming, in other parts of the country.

It makes sense that they're only doing one region, though. I mean, it's not like it's the exact same part of the country that they hovered around the LAST time they were on tour or anything...But that's just me being sore because tickets sold our for their Tulsa show the SAME morning I was going to buy them. :P I don't think I'll ever let that go.

Gonna listen to leaked El Camino at work tonight and buy it next week! I already know I'll want to.

JessicaSarahS
12-03-2011, 11:32 PM
Their site says this is the first leg of the North American tour dates. I can only assume that they have more coming, in other parts of the country.


Yeah, but I hate the anticipation. And I'm a spoiled Californian, bands usually come here first!

ImTheWiseJanitor
12-03-2011, 11:38 PM
Yeah, but I hate the anticipation. And I'm a spoiled Californian, bands usually come here first!

Bleh! I'm sure you've got nothing to worry about. You're California. Bands don't generally avoid you like the plague like they do Kansas. :p

JessicaSarahS
12-04-2011, 12:05 AM
Bleh! I'm sure you've got nothing to worry about. You're California. Bands don't generally avoid you like the plague like they do Kansas. :p

True. Poor Kansas! :( Hahaha!

ImTheWiseJanitor
12-04-2011, 12:51 AM
True. Poor Kansas! :( Hahaha!

It's okay! Kansas City is close enough, and so are Tulsa and OKC. However, after our accident on the way to puscifer yesterday, I think I'll take a break from long drives until another big show comes around after the new year. :P If I'm really lucky, The Black Keys'll announce another US leg around my birthday the first week of May.

By the way, anyone else watching 'em on SNL right now?

Kid Charlemagne
12-04-2011, 01:09 AM
They fucking killed it on SNL. Jess, they'll announce a Cali date shortly. They're doing the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas next week, so they can't announce dates in that area till after the show. I think these guys are a lock to headline both Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits next year though.

bobbie solo
12-04-2011, 03:18 AM
I get why theyre playing arenas, and dont begrudge them for trying to make $. good for them. just pointing out that it bums me out bc i wont be seeing them live anymore if this is where theyre headed. As far as their sound getting bigger, yeah they've expanded past 2 members, but their sound isnt exactly Muse or something now. Still best heard in a more intimate setting, to me. Charlemagne, i know you're obsessed with what monstrous band is gonna headline all the big festivals, and who is big enough now to do it, etc etc, but not everyone is psyched about such things.

dlb
12-04-2011, 07:35 AM
After they canceled their last Euro-dates due to exhaustion, but couldn't resist announcing a full US-tour instead, I was actually through with this band, but a friend scored tickets to see them in Berlin in January, so I'll give them a chance again. Haven't heard the new album tough.

autopilot
12-05-2011, 03:19 AM
I'm really enjoying the new album and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites of the year.

I do hope they add more dates though, as I'd love to finally see them live.

sukey
12-05-2011, 05:30 PM
El Camino just blew me away. I need tickets to their Edinburgh show.

burn.
12-06-2011, 11:14 AM
El Camino is an amazing album.

Am I the only one who feels the need to dance when listening to Lonely Boy?

sukey
12-06-2011, 12:39 PM
El Camino is an amazing album.

Am I the only one who feels the need to dance when listening to Lonely Boy?

No! Although I do feel very inadequate in comparison to the guy in the video.

Beef of the Sea
12-08-2011, 07:01 PM
This has been the feature album here on Triple J, definitely one of the best surprise albums this year.

Somewhat Damaged
12-08-2011, 07:08 PM
"Sister" is the fucking jam, by far my favorite on the album.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
How is it in comparison to Brothers? I'm downloading that ish in a little bit.

Beef of the Sea
12-08-2011, 08:41 PM
I think it's a rather awesome progression from Brothers.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
12-13-2011, 09:32 PM
I think it's a rather awesome progression from Brothers.Wow man you were right. I can hear some brothers moments in here, but this album really progresses as it goes along. Run right back, sister, Hell of a season, and little black submarines I am loving.

JessicaSarahS
01-09-2012, 11:49 AM
New tour dates! Oakland and Sacramento for meee!

4/25/12 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

4/27/12 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena

4/28/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

4/30/12 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center*

5/2/12 Salt Lake City, UT Maverick Center

5/4/12 Oakland, CA Oracle

5/5/12 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Arena

5/7/12 Portland, OR Rose Garden

5/8/12 Seattle, WA Key Arena (on sale and presale date TBD) TBD

5/9/12 Vancouver, BC Rodgers Arena

5/11/12 Calgary, AB Saddledome

5/12/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall

5/14/12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

5/15/12 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

5/16/12 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

Kid Charlemagne
01-09-2012, 12:09 PM
Doing the Austin show as well as Houston.

smokey_mcpot
01-09-2012, 06:40 PM
am i blind? where do you see the houston date?

i love dead and gone, that song has been stuck in my head for days...

Stereo75
01-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Patrick Carney is in a Nashville studio right now, producing 'The Sheepdogs' first major label debut.

Landshark
01-09-2012, 07:03 PM
am i blind? where do you see the houston date?

i love dead and gone, that song has been stuck in my head for days...

They're playing at the Woodlands on 4/24.

JessicaSarahS
01-11-2012, 01:53 PM
Spending Cinco de Mayo with The Black Keys. Gonna be great! Got my tickets for both shows. Bring on May!

jonypony81
04-15-2012, 09:17 PM
I have been listening to the black keys progress throughout the years and i just love it. I cannot stand when groups just stick to the same formula, even though it really works for some, it makes their career stale and one sided.

richardp
04-15-2012, 09:56 PM
The Blue Keys?

Self.Destructive.Pattern
04-15-2012, 10:12 PM
El Camino was a lot better on my first dozen of listens, but the songs got really old fast for me. I replay Brothers a whole lot I have noticed along with Attack & Release.

JessicaSarahS
05-06-2012, 07:06 PM
I don't care much for Brothers. It was good, but I can take it or leave it.

The shows this weekend were fantastic! I want to go to more. :(


Video of my favorite song ever:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH-Aww9seX8


Some of my photos. Complete photoset here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicasarahs/sets/72157629612224300/):


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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7119/7147759971_788a779e43_z.jpg


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Kid Charlemagne
05-07-2012, 12:35 AM
Nobody sweats like Patrick Carney, nobody.

Kid Charlemagne
03-21-2014, 05:22 PM
The Blue Keys?

This is wildly appropriate, even if this post was nearly two goddamn years ago, Dr. Pepper, you're behind this, aren't you?

http://pitchfork.com/news/54449-the-black-keys-announce-new-album-turn-blue-via-mike-tysons-twitter/

richardp
03-21-2014, 09:22 PM
This is wildly appropriate, even if this post was nearly two goddamn years ago, Dr. Pepper, you're behind this, aren't you?

http://pitchfork.com/news/54449-the-black-keys-announce-new-album-turn-blue-via-mike-tysons-twitter/

A.R.G.

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Kid Charlemagne
03-24-2014, 03:08 PM
New song is out, it rules
http://pitchfork.com/news/54450-listen-to-the-black-keys-new-single-fever/

ImTheWiseJanitor
03-26-2014, 03:03 PM
I love the hype people are putting behind this single. "The first new music since 2011!" Oh, December 2011 to March 2014. what a HUUUGE drought. :P

That said, it's pretty good! Doesn't hook me as well as "Lonely Boy" did, but I'll probably be getting this one. I'll wait until the inevitable one or two song premieres and album stream preview to know for sure.

Sarah K
05-11-2014, 10:27 PM
Cross posting from the happy thread. IDGAF.

I just won tickets for The Black Keys Live on Letterman tomorrow night. Which I believe is a NIN on Kimmel type of deal.

FUCK YES

GulDukat
05-11-2014, 10:49 PM
Saw them a few years ago--good show. Looking forward to the new CD.

Sarah K
05-11-2014, 11:09 PM
I've seen them before as well. Taking my buddy who is a big fan but has never seen them..

Kid Charlemagne
05-11-2014, 11:11 PM
New album kinda sucks. I like the first three songs, but I was bored through it. I think they need to pull the plug with Danger Mouse already.

gorny540
05-19-2014, 11:06 PM
Doesn't sound like the new album is anything great, I haven't had the chance to listen yet. I do like the singles, but regardless they aren't anything groundbreaking. I found it real interesting how at their headlining slot at Hangout Festival with a 20 song set only 3 were off Turn Blue, maybe deep down they know the new album isn't anything good either, setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-black-keys/2014/the-hangout-gulf-shores-al-43c34b2f.html

Kid Charlemagne
05-19-2014, 11:47 PM
Doesn't sound like the new album is anything great, I haven't had the chance to listen yet. I do like the singles, but regardless they aren't anything groundbreaking. I found it real interesting how at their headlining slot at Hangout Festival with a 20 song set only 3 were off Turn Blue, maybe deep down they know the new album isn't anything good either, setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-black-keys/2014/the-hangout-gulf-shores-al-43c34b2f.html

They didn't really look too enthused either. They've sort of been phoning it in since El Camino came out as far as performing, which is a shame, because the shows I saw on the Brothers tours were fucking loud and energetic.

Sarah K
05-19-2014, 11:50 PM
At that Letterman show, Dan totally pulled a Trent and fucked up "Tighten Up"... which I think is their most well known song.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
05-21-2014, 12:27 AM
The new album has some songs that I think are some of their best work... but seems like they just stayed in their comfort zone here. It beats the hell out of "El Camino" which I found to be lackluster and boring. They will never top Attack & Release in my opinion.

GulDukat
05-21-2014, 06:22 AM
I like Turn Blue. Maybe it's not the 4.5/5 album that Rolling Stone says it is--but it's good.

GulDukat
06-29-2019, 08:55 AM
Giving their new album Let's Rock a listen, it's very good. Nothing revolutionary, but if you liked their past work you should dig this too.

bobbie solo
06-30-2019, 12:02 AM
I feel like I dont need any more music from this band. I love their old output, and im good with that. Calling this album "Lets Rock" isnt helping. I did read that they claim its a return to how they used to do things though.