Black Keys guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach is obsessed with arcane, el-cheapo mid–20th century guitars: Teiscos, Nationals, Supros, Silvertones. But that fixation is rivaled only by his passion for collecting vintage vinyl and under-the-radar new music. “Yesterday, I was listening to some dub [reggae] that I have on vinyl,” he says. “And this morning, I was listening to some South American Sixties psych music.”
Learn how to play one of the best albums of 2011 -- The Black Keys' El Camino -- courtesy of this artist-approved tab book. The softcover book by Cherry Lane Music contains spot-on transcriptions of all 11 songs on the garage/blues-rocking album by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, which was produced and co-written by Danger Mouse.
This month, ZZ Top's blues-rock godfather, Billy Gibbons, and the Black Keys' garage-rock scion, Dan Auerbach, sit down for a talk about the long history of the blues and its enduring power in the 21st century. They also discuss their love of talking-blues legend Lightnin' Hopkins.
Here are two more pro-shot videos from this past weekend's Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. This time it's The Black Keys performing "Howlin' for You," a track off 2010's Brothers album, and "Little Black Submarines," from 2011's El Camino, last Friday, August 3.