With Brothers, their most recent release, the Black Keys find blues rock more malleable than ever. In the same way no one even remembers that JT was in a boy band, that Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are a duo is never part of the Keys conversation. Fashioning fury, boogie-woogie, and melted brain miasma from the still fiery cinders of American blues tradition, they continually come up with material that suggests history and creative hustle at the very same time. How do they do it? Is the rest of their band actually virtuosic ghosts? With the Morning Benders.
Tue., July 27, 6:30 p.m.; Wed., July 28, 6:30 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 20, 2010