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Story by Andrea Jenels
Dan Auerbach may look like your average Indie hipster in a flannel shirt, jeans, and signature scruffy beard, but make no mistake; this man is as tortured and sincere as any true southern-blooded blues man. Managing to crescendo and decrescendo at just the right times during the songs not only kept the crowd interested, but fevered with excitement while clapping and stomping away to the rhythms. Focusing most of their energy into the songs rather than an elaborate stage show, The Black Keys serve as a reminder that big label fluff just doesn't compare the get-down nitty-gritty blues that shake you right down to the core.
Attack and Release produced by Danger Mouse, Carney and Auerbach's influences such as Zeppelin, ZZ Top, and Muddy Waters shone through creating a thick air of soulful swampy ballads that will leave you more than a little impressed with this duo's genuine musical talents.
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