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Dan Auerbach

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    March 12, 2014

    Ohio's Buffalo Killers Reach a New Level of Heavy

    For those keeping track of kickass contemporary power trios, you've just lost one of the biggest and best. Cincinnati's Buffalo Killers has added a member, so writers will have to stop their comparisons to Blue Cheer and Mountain. "Yeah, we added Sven Kahns. He plays second guitar and lap steel," s ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Keep Calm Fight Cancer, Krewella, Dr. John, etc.

    Keep Calm, Fight Cancer Benefit Walters, September 6-8 Leave it up to Houstonians to stand up and join the cause. Not even 48 hours after Walters announced that longtime owner/den mother Pam Robinson was battling Stage 4 cancer, that single status update had already reached 15,000 people through sh ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    How to Get Signed In Five Easy Steps, Starring Hacienda

    Maybe it all comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Maybe luck has something to do with it. Or maybe it's crafting a vintage-era sound with odes of talent that landed Hacienda a lottery ticket to musical gold. It's no secret that The Black Keys likes to take on extra projects, a ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Smashing Pumpkins, Taylor Swift, etc.

    Free Radicals Avant Garden, May 13 Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at thi ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain: Where Would He Be Today?

    Last year on this date in honor of what would have been late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's 45th birthday, I wrote a blog supposing where the grunge icon would have been in 2012. It got a lot of traction and people loved and hated it. Imagining him as a dubstep DJ was really for grins and shock valu ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 Gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012

    Another Lollapalooza blog by our friends at City Pages -- ed. Lollapalooza 2012: The People BY REED FISCHER Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The hea ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Ooh La La, Grace Potter

    Country's biggest summer tour an alt-pop blond bombshell.

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    August 2, 2012

    Grace Potter: The Lion That Roared

    In this week's print edition of the Houston Press, Rocks Off talked to singer Grace Potter about her spot opening this summer's "Brothers of the Sun" tour co-starring country superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, and the hit duet with Chesney that got her there, "You and Tequila." But there's so ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    8 Keepers From Mail Call: Hacienda, Elvin Bishop, Janiva Magness, Etc.

    Once again, the mailbox has overflowed like a backed-up sewer and Lonesome Onry and Mean has had to make some space decisions: Does this record go on the shelf (keep it, it's good, but I want to listen to something else now), in the Goodwill box (what were they thinking when they recorded this and, ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Last Night: The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys at the Woodlands

    The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 24, 2012 It's hard to find an honest-to-Jesus, meat-and-potatoes (and possibly bourbon-soaked) rock show in 2012. Enter the Black Keys and the Arctic Monkeys last night at that lil' ol' shed in The Woodlands, who delivered nearly ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Bonna-What?: How 7 U.S. Music Festivals Got Their Names

    This whole week, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Pulp, At the Drive-In, the Shins, AVICII, David Guetta and maybe one or two others, will be all anyone who follows music these days will be talking about. Then early next week, it' ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Last Night: Valerie June At Leon's Lounge

    Valerie June Leon's Lounge March 20, 2012 "Tell your tale and listen too, as others tell their tale to you," stated Valerie June around the start of her set Tuesday, framing the tone for the rest of the night. "Find a point at which you meet, and form a bond that's strong and sweet. But if your lif ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend -- In Houston, Not At SXSW

    T-Bone Walker heir Don Kesee, one of the area's Houston's most underheralded bluesmen - which unfortunately is saying something, but watch a little bit of the above clip at Navasota's Blues Alley festival - comes into the city for a gig at the Shakespeare Pub. Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Tennessee Time

    Bluesy Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June already has a Black Key in her corner.

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    February 20, 2012

    Kurt Cobain At 45: Where Would He Be In 2012?

    ​Had he not died in April 1994 by his own hand -- or sinister forces working for Courtney Love (insert maniacal laugh) -- Kurt Cobain would have turned 45 years old today. The rock icon killed himself at the age of 27, leaving behind not only a daughter to fend for herself against the wiles of ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    5 Places I'd Rather Play Than Saturday Night Live

    ​Recently I returned to being an active musician, and that is peachy with a side of keen. Like most musicians, I'm a day dreamer who spends his bathtub time answering in-depth questions from imaginary hot, red-headed music journalists about the undeniable genius of my art. Also returning are t ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Ten Albums That Should Be Grammy Nominated Over Linda Chorney's

    Photo by Jason WolterJason Isbell (left) and Amanda Shires (right) are both more deserving than Chorney.​The small world of Americana music is all a-twitter over New Jersey woman Linda Chorney's nomination for a Grammy in the Americana category. In case you haven't been following the story, Ch ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    2 Become 1: Musical Match-Ups We'd Like To See

    ​Kanye "Hitler" West and Jay-Z released their (overused music writer word alert) epic Watch the Throne album this week, to mostly great reviews. This fall the first fruits from the recently announced Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration should be on the store shelves, which still sorta weirds us o ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Valerie June Out, Krayolas In At Leon's, Volcano

    Craig HlavatyValerie June at SXSW​Win some, lose some. Pete Mitchell, owner of Under the Volcano and the recently reopened Leon's Lounge, just called to bemoan the fact that rising star Valerie June had cancelled her July 26 solo date at Leon's. "She's doing a record with Dan Auerbach [Black ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Friday Night: Jessica Lea Mayfield At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Jessica Lea Mayfield, David Mayfield Fitzgerald's April 22, 2011 You know those situations where you're thinking to yourself, "Wow, this looks like it doesn't make sense...perhaps some further investigation might prove me wrong"? Friday night was one of the very few ti ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Punching a Wall

    Jessica Lea Mayfield goes from a bluegrass childhood to buzzworthy "goth-blues drama queen."

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    December 22, 2010

    Meridian: A Retrospective Of Better Days

    Mark C. AustinKings of Leon at Meridian, 2006​The Meridian Saga seems to have ended, after close to a year of weirdness and shady business dealings. In the past twelve months it went through overhauls, new management, lockouts, changes in image, mild scandals, and even a name change. Remember ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean's Top 11 Shows Of 2010

    Jason WolterToots & the Maytals at House of Blues, May 2​Along with the season of shopping madness and suicidal depression comes the season for Best-ofs. Live show-wise, 2010 was very benevolent to Lonesome Onry and Mean. Some of our favorites from 2010: 11. Jon Cleary, The Big Easy: Cleary ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Loud Is the Night

    San Antonio's Hacienda blossoms under a Black Key's patronage.

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    November 3, 2010

    Top 10 Honorary Texas Musicians

    West Vita​Right here, right now, and in print all damn week, you can read the Houston Press' interview with perhaps the hottest new band on the South 40, San Antonio's Hacienda (above). Whether or not they go on to become a South Texas Kings of Leon - Hacienda is also three brothers and a cous ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Live From The Austin City Limits Festival, Day 1

    Brittanie SheyThe Ettes​Brittanie Shey: Things seem incredibly crowded, and hotter than Houston, if that's even possible. The dust is already flying. Some of us here braved the bro-crowd at the Black Keys (see jump) but some of us, seeing the mile of bodies wobbling before the stage, decided t ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Last Night: The Black Keys At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​The Black Keys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 20, 2010 "Howlin' at midnight, winter creepin' in/ Feel like I've gone and lost my best friend" - Lucinda Williams, "Howlin' At Midnight" Did you see the moon Wednesday night? The "Super Harvest Moon" that, acco ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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    September 14, 2010

    Black Keys-Approved, Hacienda Debuts Here In November

    West Vita/ myspace.com/haciendaspace​Hacienda, the rapidly ascending San Antonio rock band that recently released its second album, Big Red and Barbacoa, to rave reviews across the spectrum, will play its first-ever Houston-area show at Under the Volcano Thursday, November 4. The band spent m ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Aftermath: Justin Townes Earle, Gaining on His Dad and Lightnin' Hopkins at House of Blues

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ It seems every time Aftermath encounters Justin Townes Earle live, the guy has peeled another layer off himself revealing another astounding bit of his promise. Barely three years into his career, Earle is seemingly moving at an accelerated rate, even if the casual listene ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Million-Dollar Mud

    The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival became a quagmire everywhere but onstage.

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Live Shots

    Photo by Mark C. AustinDan Auerbach​As we wait for the final day of ACL coverage to roll in, enjoy some of our favorite shots from the festival below.

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    October 5, 2009

    ACL Aftermath, Part 2: Now That That "Dillo Dirt" Unpleasantness Is Out of the Way, How About Some Music?

    Mark C. AustinSeems like we recognize this guy from somewhere...​ More and more, Aftermath uses ACL more than SXSW to see which recent buzz bands are worth their salt, and of course to check on how some old favorites are doing. This year, tops on our new-to-us list were Blitzen Trapper, who manage ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Songs By ACL Artists That Should Be Covered By Other ACL Artists

    Isn't it fun to imagine all your favorite bands are best friends? And that when they spend time together, as so many of them are doing right this second at the Austin City Limits festival, they would inevitably learn each others' songs? Here are some songs by ACL bands which we'd like to see covered ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Bayou Beat: JavaJazz and Meridian Merge

    Craig HlavatyButthole Surfers at Meridian, October 2008​Rocks Off has learned that Northside all-ages coffeehouse and music venue JavaJazz has shut down and moved all its shows to the Meridian downtown, and that the two venues have merged into one operation. "All Javajazz shows have moved to Merid ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    April 28, 2009

    So Whatcha Want: Austin City Limits Festival Lineup Announced

    C3 Entertainment announced the lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival Tuesday morning, and as Rocks Off expected, they might as well start calling the thing Lollapalooza South. Lolla headliners the Beastie Boys and Kings of Leon are both headed to the freshly irrigated Zilker Park Oct ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    SXSW Day One: Absinthe to Auerbach

    It's official: This author loves absinthe. Or whatever it was that they were serving at the Music Gym off 6th Street that they were calling absinthe. Who the hell cares? It was free and it opened our SXSW 2009 with a strange and weird sensation in the facial area. Plus, it made spotting Joseph Gor ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Derek Trucks Band at House of Blues

    At its best, music has a deeply spiritual quality, an ability to create some connection on a higher level between performer and audience that even someone with a bust of Madalyn Murray O'Hair on their mantle can get on board with. Thursday night at House of Blues, Derek Trucks was able to coax more ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    February 11, 2009

    This Week in SXSW: Katy Perry Kisses the "Lake of Fire"

    There's now less than a month to go until we here at Rocks Off throw sobriety and sane living to the wind at this year's SXSW festival. This past week we learned of a boatload of new stuff about the weeklong liver-damaging voyage in March, so here goes... The list of bands keeps growing and growing, ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 6

    Silver Jews, Walter's on Washington, September 18: "[Silver Jews frontman David] Berman strode around the stage with confidence; you wouldn't know he's still getting used to playing live. At times, he looked so loose that he might slump to the floor had he not been leaning on the mic stand." (Troy S ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    March 19, 2008

    Reverberations: The Rippers, Thee Exciters and Brimstone Howl

    Last week's Reverberations was eaten by the beast that was SXSW 2008. Which is a bummer, since I saw the Rippers play a fearsome set at the Mink on Saturday and very few of you were there. I know this because, until Uptown Bums – who played immediately before the Rippers – went on, it was me, ... More >>

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    March 14, 2008

    SXSW: Health, The Cribs, The Black Keys, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead

    ...Trail of Dead 5:04 p.m. Time to kick everyone out. We'll have more photos over here in a bit. 4:45 p.m. Chris Gray sitting in for a bit. Trail of Dead just finished “Caterwaul,” which I always thought sounded like “Immigrant Song” plus When In Rome’s “The Promise” (which is a goo ... More >>

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    December 7, 2006

    The Black Keys

    The Black Keys perform Sunday, December 10, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer, 713-629-3700. Dr. Dog also performs.

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    April 28, 2005

    Rust Belt Blues

    The Black Keys bounce their Rubber Factory out of Akron, Ohio

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    June 24, 2004
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    October 23, 2003

    Roll Over, Eric Clapton. And Tell Stevie Ray the News.

    The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever

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    August 7, 2003

    The Black Keys

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