Entries tagged with: Dan Auerbach

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Lee Fields

Soul legend Lee Fields stays very active with his band The Expressions, and he'll continue to do so with plans for a new album and tour dates this year. The new record, Emma Jean, comes out on June 3 via Truth & Soul and features a song written by Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach. The first single is a cover of JJ Cale's "Magnolia," which you can listen to below.

Lee will be previewing the new material at SXSW this year, and he's also got plans for a European tour, an appearance at Sasquatch, and a record release show in NYC happening on May 29 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (3/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (3/5) at noon.

All dates, including his SXSW schedule, are listed below...

Continue reading "Lee Fields releasing a new album, playing SXSW, LP release show in NYC & more (dates & stream)"

Bob Dylan's Hair

You may remember that over the summer, Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach lost "Bob Dylan's Hair" to his ex-wife Stephanie Gonis during their divorce. However, TMZ now reports (via Pitchfork) that "Bob Dylan's Hair" was not in fact Bob Dylan's hair, but a poster they owned that they nicknamed "Bob Dylan's Hair" (pictured above). So that's not exactly as amazing as it seemed. Oh well.

Dan Auerbach, no longer the owner of Dylan's hair (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Dan Auerbach

Black Keys singer/record producer Dan Auerbach had been going through a divorce with Stephanie Gonis, and TMZ reports that his wife has obtained a pretty interesting piece of their assets...

Here comes the story of Bob Dylan's hair ... which apparently belongs to the ex-wife of Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach. Seriously (according to court docs obtained by TMZ).

We've learned ... Auerbach's extremely bitter divorce with Stephanie Gonis was finalized this week in Tennessee ... after the warring couple came to terms on splitting up their assets.

First, the money: She gets more than $5 million. Plus, she gets the couple's 2012 Toyota Highlander and one of the family homes.

But who cares, because the real story here is BOB DYLAN'S HAIR.

According to the divorce docs, the couple owns an asset described as "Bob Dylan Hair."

It's unclear how the hair was obtained ... when it was obtained ... if the hair contains any product ... etc. -- but the point is, Dan agreed to part ways with it in the divorce.

Jack White's divorce has also taken a bad turn (though nothing to do with celebrity body parts), and in emails sent to ex-wife Karen Elson, he revealed some hard feelings about the other singer/guitarist-of-blues-rock-duo-whose-name-has-a-color-in-it (namely, their kids being enrolled in the same Nashville school):
My concern with Auerbach is because I don't want the kids involved in any of that crap ... That's a possible twelve f***ing years I'm going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that a**hole with other people trying to lump us in together.
Meanwhile, Jack's label, Third Man Records, just released a live King Tuff album, and there's a live Melvins LP due out September 10. You can stream "Just Strut" from the King Tuff LP, below.

To take this all full circle, a recording recently surfaced of Jack White and Bob Dylan performing The White Stripes' "Ball and Biscuit" back in 2004. Listen below...

Continue reading "Black Keys' Dan Auerbach's wife gets Bob Dylan's hair in divorce; King Tuff & Melvins releasing Live at Third Man LPs"

by Andrew Sacher

Valerie June

Memphis singer/songwriter Valerie June doesn't sound like Stevie Nicks, but that was the first person who came to mind when I heard just how unique and powerful she sings. Her debut album, Pushin' Against A Stone (due out 8/13 via Concord), was co-produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach (with Kevin Augunas), and the pairing is more than appropriate on a track like "You Can't Be Told" (stream on NPR), which isn't too far off from Auerbach's own band. But on another, "Twined and Twisted," Valerie is backed only by gentle acoustic guitar, and a song like this makes her far more than just "another Black Keys band." It rings of Song to a Seagull-era Joni Mitchell, and despite its old soul, sounds entirely in the now. That track makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it below.

Valerie had toured with Jake Bugg earlier this year (maybe you caught their Bowery Ballroom show), and this August she'll head back out on the road for a headlining US tour. That tour includes a return to NYC, where she'll play an album release show on August 14 at City Winery with Tall Tall Trees. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Valerie June releasing debut LP (stream a track), touring"

Frank Ocean performing at 2013 Grammys
Frank Ocean

The 2013 Grammys went down last night (2/10), and here's a quick recap of some of the winners and videos of performances.

The big ones: Gotye took home Record of the Year for "Somebody That I Used To Know" (beating The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, fun., Frank Ocean, and Taylor Swift), Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year (beating The Black Keys, fun., Frank Ocean, and Jack White), and fun. took Song of the Year and Best New Artist (totally robbing Miguel's "Adorn" and "Call Me Maybe," and Frank Ocean (!), respectively). Other wins included Skrillex for Best Dance Recording (sorry Al Walser), The Black Keys for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album, Gotye for Best Alternative Music Album (beating Fiona Apple, Bjork, M83, and Tom Waits), Usher's "Climax" for Best R&B Performance, Beyonce's "Love On Top" for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Miguel's "Adorn" for Best R&B Song, Frank Ocean for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Robert Glasper Experiment for Best R&B Album, Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris" for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song and their song, "No Church In The Wild" (feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream) for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Drake's Take Care for Best Rap Album, Dr. John's Dan Auerbach-produced Locked Down for Best Blues Album, Jimmy Cliff's Tim Armstrong-produced Rebirth for Best Reggae Album, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo score for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Bjork's Biophilia for Best Recording Package, The Beach Boys' long-awaited The Smile Sessions for Best Historical Album, Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and Mumford and Sons' "Big Easy Express" for Best Long Form Music Video. There were many other categories too and you can check out the full list of winners HERE.

And of course, during the Awards Ceremony a number of artists gave performances, which you can watch videos of below. You can see Miguel and Wiz Khalifa doing "Adorn," Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z doing "Suit and Tie" and then JT doing "Pusher Love Girl," The Black Keys, Dr. John, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing "Lonely Boy," Jack White doing "Freedom At 21" with his all-guy band (he also played "Love Interruption" with his all-girl band but no video of that at the moment), Frank Ocean doing "Forrest Gump" with a thematically appropriate visual backdrop, a big tribute to Levon Helm with Elton John, Mavis Staples, members of Mumford and Sons, Alabama Shakes, and others, and finally, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Z-Trip, Tom Morello, and Travis Barker doing "Whaddup" with a small piece of Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Til Brooklyn."

Continue reading "Frank Ocean, Miguel, Bjork, Mumford, Black Keys, Jack White & more win & perform at Grammys (videos)"

Grammys

Check out the entire list of 2013 Grammy Nominations below...

Continue reading "2013 Grammy Nominations announced (full list)"

Lawrence Arabia at CMJ 2012 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Lawrence Arabia

today in NYC
* Nicki Minaj @ Roseland
* Aram Bajakian @ The Stone
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* David Ulmann Quintet @ Barbes
* Bob Schneider @ City Winery
* Young Man, XNY @ Mercury Lounge
* Bob Musso's Axiomatic @ The Stone
* Javier Dunn, Jeff Taylor @ Joe's Pub
* White Denim, Sleepies @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Gojira, Car Bomb @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Publicist, Free Blood, TV Baby @ Death By Audio
* Lawrence Arabia, Friend Roulette @ Mercury Lounge
* Sweet w/ Wyatt Cenac, Rudi Macaggi, Brent Sullivan @ Ella
* Beginnings w/ Nikki Glaser, James Adomian, Thu Tran @ UCB East
* Graph Rabbit, The Blake Roberts Band, Los Lobos Del Oeste @ Cameo
* Punks on Mars, Big Fur, Weird Rivers, Butter the Children @ Public Assembly
* Ashley Paul/Anthony Coleman, Artanker Convoy, Leila Adu @ Zebulon
* Den Svarata Fanan, Say At Last, Who Art Thou?, Hazel Rah @ Cake Shop
* Via Audio, The Daredevil Christopher Wright @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Cracker @ Jones Beach
* Pink Drink, The Canon Logic, Chamber Band, Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown @ Glasslands
* Marshall Crenshaw @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival @ City Winery

Tonight's edition of Sweet at Ella looks particularly, uh, sweet with Wyatt Cenac, Rudi Macaggi and more. It's also the biennial "Sweet Games" where, according to host Seth Herzog, "nonpros compete in comedic events & judged by a panel of celebrities. Always fun!"

Unless you're looking at this post from your phone, chances are you're not getting into tonight's Nicki Minaj make-up show at Roseland.

Charming New Zealander Lawrence Arabia is playing Mercury Lounge tonight and tickets are still available. You can stream his new album, The Sparrow, via a Spotify widget below.

"Once In a Lullaby" screens for free in a Staten Island ballpark tonight.

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2 Chainz, who'll be at J&R on Thursday (8/16) signing copies of his new album, gets interviewed by Nardwuar and it's a good one. (Real Estate advice discussed.) Watch it below.

JEFF the Brotherhood talk with producer Dan Auerbach chat about the making of their new album, Hypnotic Nights, in a video you can watch below.

Screaming Females headline the opening of our photo show this Thursday night at 92YTribeca.

Band in Heaven made a video for their single "Summer Bummer" and you can watch that below.

Likewise, gothy UK band 2:54 made a video for "Sugar" and that's below as well.

And finally there's a Kendrick Lamar mini documentary you cat watch below too.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Tuesday?"

photos by David Andrako

Dr John and Dan Auerbach

Dr. John & Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys), along with the Locked Down Band (aka Dave Guy-trumpet, Aaron Johnson- trombone, McCrary Sisters - background vocals, Leon Michaels - keyboards, Nick Movshon - bass, Brian Olive - saxophone, Yoshihiro Takemasa - percussion, and Maximillien Weissenfeldt - drums), complete their three night run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this evening (4/7). Here are some pictures and the setlist from the first night. More below...

Continue reading "Dr. John, Dan Auerbach & the Locked Down band played BAM (pics, setlist... one more show tonight)"

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"For over 40 years, Dr. John has taken the exuberant and raucous sound of New Orleans under his wing, preserving its lore and channeling it through his own style of rhythm and blues. This spring, the good doctor comes to BAM with an extraordinary entourage of musical guests for an artistic residency, offering three distinct perspectives on his formidable career.

In "Locked Down," Dr. John is joined by The Black Keys guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach to premiere hard-hitting tracks from their widely anticipated [released] album (out April 3). Don't miss this one-time chance to hear Dr. John and Auerbach perform their critically-lauded project live." [BAM]

As previously mentioned (and HERE), "Locked Down", also the name of the album that you can stream now in full at Spotify, begins at the Brooklyn Academey of Music TONIGHT, April 5th, and runs through April 7th. Tickets are still available.

John and Dan stopped by Fallon to play a song off the album. If you missed it, watch below...

Continue reading "Dr. John & Dan Auerbach released an album, played Fallon (video), start 3-night BAM run tonight"

Questlove at Brooklyn Bowl (more by Eric M. Townsend)
Questlove

The lineup for BAM's Questlove-curated Shuffle Culture Fest has been announced and includes Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Sasha Grey, Willis Earl Beal, Metropolis Ensemble and others. The full list is posted below. Tickets for the two-night affair (Apr 19th & 20th) are already on sale.

In addition to that, the lineup to the Roots Picnic in Philly on June 2nd and 3rd was recently announced.

Also coming up at BAM (and on sale) are Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, the Bryce and Aaron Dessner-curated shows, and several nights with Dr. John (whose guests include the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Rickie Lee Jones, Blind Boys of Alabama).

* "A Louis Armstrong Tribute" (March 29-31), an homage to the great Louis Armstrong by Dr. John and his collaborators.
* "Locked Down" (April 5-7), the first time Dr. John, Auerbach, and their handpicked band will perform songs from the new album of the same name.
* "Funky But It's Nu Awlins" (April 12-14), an all-out funk-infused night of New Orleans music featuring key players from the Crescent City including The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Lineups for both BAM fests are below...

Continue reading "Questlove & Dr. John BAM lineups announced (Deerhoof, Reggie Watts, Sasha Grey, Willis Earl Beal)"

photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin & Graeme Flegenheimer

The Strokes
Bonnaroo 2011

"The 10th anniversary [of Bonnaroo] was a celebration of how far the festival has come but also reminded us how it got there. There was something for everyone. The String Cheese Incident and Widespread Panic, who played at the first Bonnaroo, were there to remind people of the festival's jam-band roots. Lil Wayne and Big Boi were there along with Eminem to represent what the festival has become. In between, there were legendary acts like Robert Plant and The Band of Joy, Buffalo Springfield, Gregg Allman, Loretta Lynn, Dr. John, and Bruce Hornsby, which attracted an older crowd that resembled festival crowds of years past.

There were also more recently successful bands that attracted a younger crowd, such as Arcade Fire, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Neon Trees, Mumford & Sons, and The Decemberists.

One of the greatest features of Bonnaroo is that there are plenty of non-music entertainment options for those who need a break from music, the heat, or just need a diversion.

There was a cinema tent where rockumentaries and movies were screened, if you wanted to get out of the heat and cool down. There was a comedy tent that has been graced by comedians like Conan O'Brien and Margaret Cho. Dave Attelland hosted one of my favorite Bonnaroo performances when Flight of the Conchords performed in 2007. This year saw funny-men Lewis Black, Cheech Marin, and Tim Minchin among others in a strong rotation.

Sports fans concerned about the NHL and NBA Finals were happy to find the Bonnaroo Sports Bar where they could play pop-a-shot and watch the games on flat-screen monitors.

Artists were encouraged to show their stuff on the graffiti walls that lined much of the 700-acre farm. By the end of the weekend, you could spend all day walking up and down along the wall, finding some beautiful (and some not so beautiful) creations. " [The Epoch Times]

Bonnaroo 2011

Bonnaroo 2012 is on sale at noon. The 10th Bonnaroo happened last weekend. Pictures of Karen Elson from Day One are HERE, with the rest of Day One HERE. Pictures of Decemberists from Day Two HERE, with the rest of Day Two HERE. Pictures of Gogol Bordello from Day Three are HERE, and the rest of Day Three are HERE. Robyn from Day Four HERE. The rest of Day 4, and the end of our 2011 Bonnaroo pictures, below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2011 - Day 4 in pics (The Strokes, Mavis Staples, Beirut, EITS. John Waters, Greg Allman & more)"

Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester Tennessee) has announced the 2011 lineup (slightly early), and like the rumored Lollapalooza lineup, Eminem is among the headliners. Bonnaroo also has Grammy winners Arcade Fire and the Black Keys, in addition to Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, The Decemberists, Florence & the Machine, Girl Talk, Beirut (haven't seen them in a while), and many more. Full list below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is here"

Cadillac Sky in the studio w/ Dan Auerbach
Cadillac Sky

The November 15th Mumford and Sons show at Terminal 5 is sold out, so they added a second show for November 16. Tickets go on American Express presale on Wednesday at 11 AM and general public sale starts Friday at noon.

Both shows are being opened by fellow UK artist, King Charles (Mi7 Records), and the Texas bluegrass-infused rock band Cadillac Sky who recently released their third full length album, Letters In The Deep, on Dualtone Records. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Two "making of" videos below...

Continue reading "Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky & King Charles add another gig"

by BBG

Black Milk at SXSW (more here)
Black Milk

Black Milk will team up with his uber-buzzy mic controller Decon label-mate Freddie Gibbs for a show at SOBs on Tuesday (August 3rd, tickets). The show will double as a record release party for Gibbs, as he readies his new EP Str8 Killa due that same day (git it) and accompanying (requisite?) mixtape, available for free download HERE. In addition, Gibbs has pounded out a new video for the lead single from Str8 Killa, "National Anthem", available below

The eight-track Gibbs EP also features a song called "Oil Money" that features guest spots by Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids, Chip Tha Ripper, Bun B & The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. Download that track free HERE or HERE. Read more about the THREE Black Keys shows that just happened in NYC here, here, and here.

Freddie's older The Miseducation Of Freddie Gibbs Mixtape is free HERE.

Black Milk's new LP Album Of The Year is due on September 14th, and the beat god (and damn fine MC) dropped a video album trailer for that LP today. View that below along with the album's tracklisting, some other video and full Freddie Gibbs tour dates...

Continue reading "Freddie Gibbs giving away new mixtape, celebrating new EP @ SOB's w/ Black Milk -- MP3s, video, dates & the Black Keys"

Dan Auerbach @ Bowery Ballroom 3/3 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Dan Auerbach

Dan Auerbach's Black Keys partner Patrick Carney has a tour and album on the way with his new side project Drummer. Auerbach will continue his own solo expoits (behind his debut, Keep it Hid) when he heads out on the road again this November and December.

That tour will take him to NYC for a show at Webster Hall on Wednesday, November 11th. Jessica Lea Mayfield opens. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon. General sale starts Friday, July 17th at noon.

The singer will also be at Lollapalooza on August 9th and Austin City Limits Fest in October.

Two videos of Auerbach live at Rolling Stone, with all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) - 2009 tour dates (Webster Hall)"

!!! is playing ACL 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
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"The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase a diverse blend of acts both fresh and familiar at the eighth edition of the event in Zilker Park October 2-4. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and Beastie Boys are performing for the first time at the Festival, with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, and Thievery Corporation returning to Zilker Park once again. John Legend, The Dead Weather, and The Levon Helm Band will also make their ACL Festival debut, while Austin's own Ghostland Observatory will no doubt deliver another memorable set for festival goers.

With over 130 artists on this year's bill, the list of acts awes at each note with the likes of Sonic Youth, Mos Def, Toadies, Flogging Molly, The B-52s, Lily Allen, Citizen Cope, Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, and many more.

In the tradition of the TV show from which it was born, the Festival has always aimed to offer musical discovery for the fans. The 2009 lineup is rich with pop, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, and gospel, to name a few, spanning cultures and countries from New Orleans to Venezuela to France."
The entire 2009 lineup is below...

Continue reading "ACL (Austin City Limits) - 2009 festival lineup announcement"

Lollapalooza

"Though promoters around the country report strong early ticket sales for festivals and summer tours, the recession is causing jitters. This year Coachella, which has the most glamorous reputation of all American festivals, began selling tickets on layaway, and 18 percent of its customers took that option, Mr. Tollett said.

The proliferation of big festivals, like Bonnaroo near Nashville and Lollapalooza in Chicago, has not been without casualties. This year Langerado in Miami shut down, citing the economy. The Pemberton Festival in British Columbia is on hiatus after only one year, although its promoter, Live Nation, said the problem was permit delays." [NY Times]

With all the leaks of bands playing Lollapalooza this year, there are almost no surprises in the official lineup announcement, except maybe the Animal Collective DJ set... The whole thing below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2009 - the official & complete lineup"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Dan Auerbach

Opening with the baleful, empathetic harmonies of "Trouble Weighs A Ton," Auerbach brought a naked emotion and a touch of pathos not typically found in his Keys' performance. For the most part, Auerbach's solo set didn't deviate too greatly from The Black Keys' brand of heavy blues....

On "When The Night Comes" and "Goin' Home," Auerbach delves into the doleful acoustic style of the blues, generating earnest pleas from the depths of soul. It's a fine contrast to the menacing stomp of songs like "The Prowl" and "I Want Some More" and reveals Auerbach as more than a one trick pony. When Auerbach follows wherever his reverb-heavy guitar takes him, good things usually happen. Even if he didn't turn the reverb on ultra for "Heartbroken In Disrepair," the superlative song resounded mightily. [Earvolution]

That description is from the Those Darlins, Hacienda, and Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) show at Bowery Ballroom on March 3rd.
"Dan Auerbach has his first solo album out, but solo is hardly how he presented his music Tuesday night in New York. Backed by San Antonio band Hacienda and Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket chipping in as a second drummer and percussionist, Auerbach was clearly enjoying the give and take he perhaps misses with The Black Keys.....

...Openers Hacienda hung out in the subway tunnel with us before the show for a bit of chat....Those Darlins were indeed. They won us over and we'll be chatting up the band in Austin at South By Southwest." [Palestra Music]

All three bands are at SXSW this week.

Those Darlins' schedule includes the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase at Club DeVille tonight, (Wed, March 18th) and the My Old Kentucky Blog/Aquarium Drunkard party happening Peckerheads on Sixth the next afternoon.

San Antonio's Hacienda visits Headhunters and The Parish (both tonight) and Emo's Jr on Thursday (3/20).

Also playing in Austin tonight (3/18) is Dan Auerbach at the Parish with Hacienda. More pictures from Bowery Ballroom below...

Continue reading "Dan Auerbach, Hacienda & Those Darlins (all now in Austin for SXSW) @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - pics"

DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic feat. Luke Temple - Fangela (MP3)

Stereogum

Stereogum is co-presenting shows at Santos Party House now. Each week they'll "invite a guest curator to assemble a one-night-only lineup of performances and collaborations from sonic and visual art worlds". They kick things off tonight (3/3) with a night "curated by Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance, I.U.D.) and Sadie Laska (Growing, Actress, I.U.D.), featuring performances from Black Dice's Eric Copeland, DJ Matt Manderson (Neon Kobra Krew), Whitney Museum-celebrated video artist Alex Bag, and of course I.U.D. with Spencer Sweeney." "Tickets are $10 every week, with a recession-proof $5 reduction if you RSVP. It's a 21+ affair, so bring your ID. Buy all the tickets." The flyer that lists the lineups for every Tuesday night in March is below.

Speaking of Gang Gang Dance, don't forget they have a MoMA-related show coming up in NYC.

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys played his first NYC solo (with band) show at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night. How was it? Find out tonight (3/3) when they do it again at Bowery Ballroom. Hacienda and Those Darlins are acting as openers and touring with Dan to Austin where Those Darlins will play a bunch of shows including the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase at Club DeVille on Wednesday March 18th (full lineup to get its own post any second now) and the My Old Kentucky Blog/Aquarium Drunkard party happening Peckerheads on Sixth the next afternoon.

Also playing SXSW (but not a BrooklynVegan party unfortunately): Luke Temple's new project Here We Go Magic., who, are also playing a show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC tonight (3/3).

Continue reading "Stereogum Santos shows, Those Darlins, Here We Go Magic"

The Black Keys (Dan) @ Terminal 5 (more by Mike Lerner)
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Dan Auerbach's drummer Bob Cesare will not be able to make his upcoming tour due to a death in his family. In his place will be My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan.

Dan, known most for being 1/2 of the Black Keys, kicks off his tour in Washington DC on Saturday and will end up in Austin for SXSW on March 18th.

Tickets are still on sale for the March 2nd & 3rd shows in NYC, both of which are with Those Darlins.

Watch Dan play in the video below...

Continue reading "My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan is playing w/ Dan Auerbach who is playing SXSW (and other places)"

Lily AllenLily Allen's It's Not Me, It's You, her follow-up to her successful debut Alright, Still is out Tuesday, and the vinyl picture disc edition is at the top of my shopping list. Catch her for free Tuesday night at Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys drops his solo debut, Keep It Hid Tuesday. Singer-songwriter Ben Lee will donate a percentage of the proceeds from his new album, The Rebirth of Venus, to the FINCA Village Banking program, which offers small loans to low-income female entrepreneurs around the world. In a rather slow week for releases, I can also recommend Charles Spearin's The Happiness Project, Golem's wonderfully playful Citizen Boris, Miranda Lee Richards' Light of X, and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline's Coward.

What new releases can you recommend? Have I left anything off the list?

Continue reading "Largehearted Boy's Interesting CD Releases This Week"

Those Darlins @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Nathan Miller)
Those Darlins

Aside from their apparent taste for fur (that hat?) (and maybe an old jacket?), and the occasional less-than-steller instrumentation and/or singing (it's not always about perfect playing), there's no denying (I'm asking for it with that one) that Those Darlins are an entertaining band. Last night (1/15) at Mercury Lounge, the crowd (myself included) seemed to be enjoying the young trio+drummer's country tunes - they were the perfect way to warm everyone up for Norway's Ida Maria who came up, and tore the place up, next.

Show bookers seem to already know this about Those Darlins. If you haven't noticed, much like the Vivian Girls, this mostly-female band is suddenly appearing on every other (alt-country) bill. To name a few... they've recently played with O'Death, Heartless Bastards, Langhorne Slim, Deer Tick, Boss Hog, and have an upcoming tour scheduled with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys (which has them back at Bowery and Music Hall). Last night they opened for Ida Maria at Mercury Lounge, and TONIGHT (1/16) they play with The Soft Pack (formerly the Muslims) and the Browns at Mercury Lounge (again). Saturday night they play their 3rd NYC show in a row (they're from Tennessee) at Union Pool (also with The Soft Pack).

Check out some of TD's recorded songs at MySpace. All tour dates below....

Continue reading "Those Darlins - 2009 Tour Dates (4 more NYC shows)"

Dan Auerbach

Nonesuch Records is pleased to announce that singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Auerbach, best known as half of The Black Keys, will release his solo debut, Keep It Hid, on February 10, 2009. Dan will begin a national tour with performances in [many cities], with opening acts Those Darlins and Hacienda, the latter also lending support as Auerbach's backing band.
Dan is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 2nd and then Bowery Ballroom the next day. Tickets are on sale for both shows.

In the meantime, Dan will continue playing shows with his partner in the Black Keys. That includes two shows at Terminal 5 with Lucero and Heartless Bastards, and one in NJ with Doug Gillard.

All dan dates below...

Continue reading "Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys - new album & tour dates "