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The Black Keys

Formed: 2001 in Akron, OH
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Group Members: Patrick Carney, Dan Auerbach
Biography: It’s too facile to call the Black Keys counterparts of the White Stripes: they share several surface similarities -- their names are color-coded, they hail from the Midwest, they’re guitar-and-drum blues-rock duos -- but the Black Keys are their own distinct thing, a tougher, rougher rock band with a ...Read full biography
Rubber Factory
Released: 2004
Label: Epitaph Records
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It's easy to think of the Black Keys as the flip side of the White Stripes. They both hail from the Midwest, they both work a similar garage blues ground and both have color-coded names. If they're not ...Read full review
Thickfreakness
Released: 2003
Label: Epitaph Records
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While the vast majority of post-punk bands who have an obvious taste for the blues seem to enjoy taking the style apart and messing around with the bits and pieces, the Black Keys are the (relative) traditionalists ...Read full review