Posts Tagged “The Black Keys”

Royal Bangs: Brass

Royal Bangs: Brass- “Not good enough is an A for effort” is a line from Royal Bangs‘ track entitled ‘Orange Moon.’ Well their new album, Brass, receives an A+ and for a lot more than just effort. This is the fourth album from the indie rock group out of Tennessee and was produced by Patrick [...]

Hanni El Khatib: Head in the Dirt

Hanni El Khatib: Head in the Dirt - For all of those people proclaiming rock n’ roll is dead or dying, San Diego based skater turned singer/songwriter Hanni El Khatib would care to disagree. With the release of his sophomore album, Head in the Dirt, El Khatib amps up everything in his brand of soulful garage rock and takes [...]

Portugal. The Man: Evil Friends

Portugal, The Man: Evil Friends — This band has put in work. Two friends, John Gourley and Zach Carothers, formed the band Anatomy of a Ghost in 2002 in Alaska, and actually rose to some popularity under that name before breaking up shortly after. Portugal, The Man actually started as a side project by Gourley, but [...]

Cold War Kids: Dear Miss Lonelyhearts

Cold War Kids: Dear Miss Lonelyhearts — For Cold War Kids, releasing a new album has always been a daunting task. They have the cards stacked against them even before their newest album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, hits the shelves. Critics and hipsters alike have been quick to pan the band’s religious undertones and though I [...]

Lollapalooza 2012 Recap

With more than 100 bands on eight stages (well, seven if you discount the Kidz stage, which often features songs about barnyard animals), Lollapalooza is expected to be exhausting and overwhelming. The point is to see as many bands as possible, because you paid for a ticket and dammit you’re going to make that 3-day [...]