Frequently compared to The White Stripes, The Black Keys is a blues-rock duo from
Akron/city>, Ohio/state>/place>, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach & drummer Patrick Carney.
Loaded with imaginative raunchy electric blues sounds (incorporating elements of funk, soul & hard rock to avoid sounding repetitious), the band’s 1st album, The Big Come Up, (released in 2002) quickly gained critical praise and recognition.
Their incendiary live performances (opening concerts for bands such as Pearl Jam, Beck or Radiohead) helped propel the Black Keys popularity.
Listen to a sample of their finest material with the playlist posted below.