After Jesco White was unceremoniously dragged off the Ryman stage (with good reason), we were ready for some truly talented entertainers. The Black Keys did not disappoint. Whether it was the people moving to the music or the music itself—jackhammering drums and nimble guitar attack—literally moving the people, everyone on the floor was standing and nodding and swaying. The set was peppered with a couple of songs off of their new album: the a propos "Strange Times" and "I Got Mine." It’s the sign of a good show when we want to listen to the band’s music the next day at work. We’ll just have to wait until our ears stop ringing.
More to come in next week's dead tree edition.
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