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Black Keys, The Sadies, Mary Gauthier, Susan Cowsill and More

1 Comment · Tuesday, June 1, 2010
There are more than a few parallels between the White Stripes and The Black Keys that go well beyond their simple guitar/drums architecture. The Keys have recently embarked on an even odder array of outside gigs than Jack White, including guitarist Dan Auerbach's production duties and excellent, diverse and nuanced solo album and drummer Patrick Carney's new outfit, appropriately dubbed Drummer. Both have hit the road in support of their new albums in full band configurations. They also entered into a collaboration with rapper Jim Jones called Blackroc. All of this, plus Carney's recent divorce and relocation to Brooklyn, had a direct impact on the direction The Black Keys took on its latest album, 'Brothers.'  

Danko Jones with The Damned

Oct. 22 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Although Toronto's Danko Jones is a big deal back home in Canada and on the festival circuit in Europe, the trio is more a Hard Rock cult phenomenon here in the States. They've been likened to everyone from AC/DC to Thin Lizzy to Black Sabbath, but they also bleed Soul and swing like crazy.  

Danko Jones, Amy Millan, Os Mutantes and Yo La Tengo

0 Comments · Friday, September 11, 2009
Toronto's Danko Jones has always brought an interesting melodic element to the Hard Rock arena, a touch of Pop lightness to leaven the Rock density. The approach has clearly worked; Jones and his Power Garage trio have become arena-sized heroes in Europe, they've received numerous home-country Juno nominations, The Raconteurs have covered them, Motorhead personally tapped them as tourmates and The Rolling Stones gave them the opening slot for their Toronto show.