I’m a huge fan of The Black Keys, so there was no second thought about me stopping what I was doing and watching this video. One day I would like to learn guitar so I was wondering… Dan, can you be my teacher?
WHEN the album designer Michael Carney submitted his proposed cover for the Black Keys’ album “Brothers” last year, he and the band were a little anxious. Seeking a change from their previous, illustration-driven packaging, which he’d also designed, Mr. Carney devised the simplest of covers: two sentences — “This is an album by the Black Keys. The name of this album is Brothers” — set against a black background.
“We thought, ‘Are we allowed to do this?’ ” Mr. Carney recalled of the bare-bones cover, which he also felt reflected a new boldness in the Black Keys’ music. Although its label, Nonesuch, was initially perplexed, Mr. Carney’s fears were ultimately put to rest. “The marketing people said, ‘This is our dream!’ ” Mr. Carney said, and the artwork was a go.
Happy Friday Song of the Day:Have Love Will Travel | The Black Keys
It feels so good to be back!! So sorry to have neglected Mikey Likey for so long, and a big thank you to all of you who have stayed on! You will be rewarded handsomely!
Let’s start with one of my favorite jams from one of my favorite bands The Black Keys.
Have a great weekend!
Throwback Thursday Track of the Week: Have Love Will Travel | The Black Keys
I’ll just say it, The Black Keys are one of the greatest bands of all-time! ALL-TIME!! And this is one of their best songs.
1.1.11 - The Black Keys Live at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago
Man were they amazing. I just felt like I was watching two guys who were one of the greatest at what they do. They were so in control of their music is was actually kind of scary. I said to my friend at the concert that what they do on stage is just unfair. I mean they know each other too well and played together too much, because their sound is so in sync. But what I love about a band like this is that even though they have played for years, they bring energy as if they are playing for the first time. And as someone who finally saw them for the first time, I was very appreciative.
What a great start to 2011.
Mike’s Mixed Tape Vol. 20:The Best of The Black Keys
I am FINALLY seeing The Black Keys tomorrow night in Chicago, unicorns are real! So I thought what better way to celebrate than to make a mixed tape with my favorites!