While visiting Ohio’s "Mistake on the Lake" last weekend, a certain Scene staffer received a tip from an unnamed Cleveland-area club proprietor claiming that Black Keys key-member Dan Auerbach is planning a move to Music City. The source went on to say via email that Auerbach plans on doing more producing and wants easy access to Nashville session players. According to the source, we can tentatively expect Auerbach to set up shop sometime this coming fall.
Corroborating said intel is a post made on Akron, Ohio, music blog Rubber City Review — for which Auerbach is a correspondent — lamenting the sad state of post-LeBron Northeast Ohio by saying:
The economy’s still in the crapper [and] Dan of The Black Keys is thinking about moving to Nashville …
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m definitely down with this.