The first time I saw this band , they played a small club in Los Angeles, packed to the wall s with flannel-wearing youngsters. The stage was nothing grand; a mic, a guitar, a drumset and minimal lighting.
The first few notes on the electric guitar sent bolts of electricity down my spine. The Black Keys have grabbed the Blues torch and are blazing through the airwaves with it.
The amount of sound, music and noise that these two men produce is mind twisting. How this band of two members can create blues rock that blows away other 4-member bands just THRILLS me. Music like this is what it’s all about.
Energy, creation and SKILL like the Black Keys is what completely does it for me.