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    The Black Keys

    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.

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    Love this record so far. Glad it has a nice vibe to it while still feeling familiar. Rad.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    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. . .

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    Not a single west coast date makes me a sad Panda . I NEED MAH KEYS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessicaSarahS View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrea View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessicaSarahS View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrea View Post
    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.
    True. Poor Kansas! Hahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessicaSarahS View Post
    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    El Camino just blew me away. I need tickets to their Edinburgh show.

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    El Camino is an amazing album.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by burn. View Post
    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.

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    This has been the feature album here on Triple J, definitely one of the best surprise albums this year.

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    "Sister" is the fucking jam, by far my favorite on the album.

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    How is it in comparison to Brothers? I'm downloading that ish in a little bit.

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    I think it's a rather awesome progression from Brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beef of the Sea View Post
    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.

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    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

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    Doing the Austin show as well as Houston.

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    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...

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