PSA (and try to hold back the tears): No SOTD today. Instead, enjoy the post-post (grammar police, how do you feel about this one?) of The Black Keys concert last night from their Turn Blue Tour.
Well the Turn Blue Tour turned me blue in the face from all the screams of joy I let out (too early for long dumb play on words? Nahhh never too early for that!). The Black Keys killed the stage last night at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan. Spoiler Alert! They closed with Little Black Submarine and it blew my mind. I was fortunate enough to run into some friends (Hi Todeh and Alvaro) and spent the concert with them and some others. Isn't it the most refreshing thing when you find out your friends have good taste in music too? It makes life easier. My other good friends Dan and Patrick (aka The Black Keys) had a very talented 20 year old by the stage name of Jake Bugg open for them on tour. Jake (weirdly enough born the day after me in the same month and year) brought his bluesy folky style to the table and he brought it full force. His musical style resembled that of Elvis Presley and or Johnny Cash. He truly knew how to play a guitar, and well I might add. From acoustic to electric, his guitar playing was down right sexy. For being so young, I could listen to his guitar riffs all day. The young man has already released two albums, one in which reached #1 on the UK song charts. Be on the look out for more from Jake. (P.S. Video taken by me and photos taken by the wonderful Todeh. There ya go, happy now?)
The main attraction showed just how a live performance should be done. Dan and Patrick, both being in their mid 30s, exerted so much energy on stage you would think they were in their early teens. The two played favorites from the new album, Turn Blue, and old ones too such as Brothers and El Camino. After the two sent chills down everyone's backs from their killer guitar solos and insane drum bashing, they did the whole "lets walk off stage and act like we wont come back on in 3 minutes" thing. They did in fact come back out and played a great encore of 3 songs which ended with an all time favorite by every human being, Little Black Submarine. Classic. They sound just like they do on the radio or CD and there is nothing better then that in the world of music. When a band sounds damn near perfect in and or out of the studio is when you know you have a real winner. Well I can confidently cross seeing one of the greatest bands of this decade off my bucket list. Thanks for the kick ass show you guys.