Posted in music | pictures on February 3, 2014

photos by Chad Kamenshine

Black Keys / Albert Hammond Jr @ Roseland Ballroom - 1/31/14
The Black Keys
Albert Hammond Jr.

Albert Hammond, Jr. got the show going, and sounded just as razor sharp as he did when I saw him open for Jake Bugg a few weeks ago. This time the crowd was much bigger, but the execution was just as on point. Was it wrong that all throughout the set I was anticipating The Strokes performance later this summer at Governors Ball? What? Just being honest.

I've seen The Black Keys quite a few times now. At this point in their career, it was a treat to see them at the rather intimate (for them) Roseland Ballroom, which is closing in a few months. Which makes this show likely my last at the venue. Seeing The Black Keys there is not a bad way to go out.

With a show like this, you knew it was going to be a special one. Dan agreed, sharing a bit of cool information during one of the only talk breaks he took. He mentioned that the last time they played Roseland was 11 years ago, when they opened up for Sleater-Kinney (!). Dan said it was them who taught them how to tour. It was a nice moment, something that put The Black Keys insane success into perspective. [We All Want Someone]

Another of the Super Bowl week shows that just happened in NYC was the Black Keys show at Roseland Ballroom on Friday (1/31) (one of the last shows at the venue), which Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. opened. The band's 16-song set relied most heavily on their last two records, El Camino and Brothers, not diving any further back than Brothers' 2008 predecessor, Attack & Release, whose single "I Got Mine" closed the show. Pictures of that show are in this post.

The Roseland show wasn't the only appearance Black Keys made in NYC Friday night. They showed up (not initially announced) at the Howard Stern 60th Birthday Bash at Hammerstein Ballroom which also included Louis CK, Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler (joined by Dave Grohl), and others. A video of the Black Keys from that show, along with more pics and the setlist from Roseland, below...

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Black Keys at Roseland Ballroom - 1/31/14 Setlist: (via)
Howlin' for You
Next Girl
Run Right Back
Same Old Thing
Dead and Gone
Gold on the Ceiling
Little Black Submarines
Money Maker
Strange Times
Nova Baby
Ten Cent Pistol
She's Long Gone
Tighten Up
Lonely Boy

Encore:
Everlasting Light
I Got Mine

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Comments (39)

I'm 12 and this show rocked!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:09 AM

So glad I saw this band when I did.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:09 AM

Why do the photos look so crappy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:27 AM

(Insert my taste in music is sooo much better than your taste in music comment - oh and you suck comments here)gracias.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:27 AM

Baba Booey. Fa Fa Flo Hi. TaTa Toothy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:34 AM

9:34 you beat me to the punch

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:34 AM

No old tunes.

Really short set.

They played the entire show, save the last song, with their two backing musicians. They need to bring it back to just the two of them again.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:47 AM

I got to watch Black Keys at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash in the front row. FUCK YOU tools HAH!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:00 AM

^You went to the Howard Stern Birthday Bash and stood in the front row and you have the nerve to call anyone else tools?


Talk about delusional. Loser, you need to wake up and taste reality.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:03 AM

@10:03

HA HA yeah because Im worried about what you think!

What were you doing Friday night? $4 PBRs at the local dive. NICE!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:11 AM

I don't know the names to any Albert Hammond songs but he closed with Last Caress by the Misfits which got the crowd going a bit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:12 AM

10:00/10:11, oh please you fucking loser, like anything anyone was doing would be any worse than being in the front row of the Howard Stern Birthday Bash.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:35 AM

Howard Stern is now a pathetic old queen with a terrible wig. Who still wants to be in the front row of anything he does, besides his thinning crowd of mental patients who still think he's "king of all media"?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:38 AM

This is too great. A bunch of job-less, angry Grimes/Brooklyn NINE NINE fans talking shit about a major NYC event.

It's your mom and dad your angry at not Howard Stern or the internet.

Literally nothing you've ever done so far in your lives will ever even make you be apart of such a big event

Have a nice one.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:49 AM

Take Howard Stern out of the equation and you still have Black Keys playing at the Hammerstein as compared to Barclays.

Even though half of you on here only graduated with shitty Liberal Arts degrees you can tell the difference between them playing at the two venues. Right?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:56 AM

blues hammmmmmmahhhhhh!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:04 AM

YOUR GUITAR DOES NOT GO ON YOUR CHEST

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:06 AM

"Literally nothing you've ever done so far in your lives will ever even make you be apart of such a big event"

it's fitting that "such a big event" would attract mouth breathers like this. how much traffic did you have to deal with on the way back to jersey?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:08 AM

@11:08

You keep insulting people but you have no argument on why it wasn't a major event.


Top Search on Google and Yahoo all weekend and just about every major press-core at the event.

Sorry buddy. So why are you so angry? Your $2500 a month studio or your 8 disgusting roommates all-the-while paying $1000 a month?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:33 AM

"It's your mom and dad your angry at not Howard Stern or the internet."

***you're angry at, not Howard Stern, or the internet.

Okay genius.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:33 AM

why are you so angry brah? i know that new jersey is the asshole of the universe, but you can leave any time.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:34 AM

Black Keys remember?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:36 AM

Black Keys + Stern=east coast gathering of the juggalos

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:39 AM

Fla fla floleee

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:51 PM

I remember when the black keys were good

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:52 PM

I don't remember the black keys ever being good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 2:31 PM

Sadly this is how pathetic the readership of this blog has become. Some lowlife moron jackass decrying how the Howard Stern Bash was a major event and proudly crowing he got to see the Black Keys play 1 or 2 songs at Hammerstein.

This is what happens when you cover stupid shit like Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and the like.

You get dummies like this floating here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 2:53 PM

but bro, check google. it'll show that i'm right bro.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 3:19 PM

bro, it was almost as sweet as the time my buddy got me a backstage pass for dave matthews and we totally ate all his chicken wings.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:14 PM

I went to the Roseland show. I mostly like the old stuff, but I'm not one of those people who generally resents a band for "making it." That said, this show was AWFUL. The Keys were fine, they a solid band (though the set was very on Brothers and El Camino). The crowd was a ton of bros (all kinds, finance bros, meathead bros, i'm 45 but i still dress like i'm 25 bros) and a relentless, intolerable sea of cell phones.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:50 PM

I went to the Roseland show. I mostly like the old stuff, but I'm not one of those people who generally resents a band for "making it." That said, this show was AWFUL. The Keys were fine, they a solid band (though the set was very on Brothers and El Camino). The crowd was a ton of bros (all kinds, finance bros, meathead bros, i'm 45 but i still dress like i'm 25 bros) and a relentless, intolerable sea of cell phones.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:50 PM

9:27 - These are among the best photos ever posted on BV. And I am not even a big Black Keys fan.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 7:26 PM

^And you have made the lamest attempt at a troll ever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 7:58 PM

Embarrassingly bad photos.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:00 PM

Wow. Are you serious about the photo comments? You must be Ken Ham.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 3:12 PM

what happen with The Strokes?? I dont understand!!! the band was separated or not?

Posted by Iniguez | February 13, 2014 5:00 AM

Why are all of these photos so gray??

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2014 4:25 PM

seriously. process your photos on your computer, not a fucking iPhone app.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2014 4:26 PM

Finally Howard gets to hear the Black Keys! Steve Brandano will be happy about this´╗┐

Posted by Tothna | November 4, 2014 9:44 AM

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