Gene Simmons can say that rock is dead all he wants, but that hasn’t stopped the Black Keys from keeping the spirit of the genre kicking. Since their formation in the the early aughts, the Ohio duo has slowly risen to become rock ’n’ roll’s foremost act. Albums like Brothers and El Camino have churned out hits like “Tighten Up” and “Gold on the Ceiling,” as well as a string of ad themes that you can’t seem to escape (they famously poked fun at themselves on an episode of The Colbert Report with fellow admen Vampire Weekend). This past spring, the Black Keys released Turn Blue, a bluesier-than-ever set that is sure to spawn more than a few festival and stadium favorites. Determine which ones will take the crown tonight.
Tue., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 17, 2014