The Black Keys:: Live at the Crystal Ballroom

A music dvd of late which has left an impression on me comes by way of The Black Keys Live at the Crystal Ballroom. I’ve played this one quite a few times, finding myself enthralled by the manner in which the dvd captures the essence of The Black Keys on stage. The camera angles are finely thought out, often giving the audience as much face time as Dan Auerbach’s guitar ache and swell. Though, best of all are the shots from the back of the stage which showcase the tour de force pounding of drummer Patrick Carney. Recorded on April 4, 2008 at a sold-out show at The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR., this work was produced and directed by Lance Bangs (R.E.M.’s Road Movie), and includes 17 live songs; original music videos for “Your Touch,” “Just Got To Be,” and “Strange Times;” and behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the band’s most recent album, Attack &Release. The only thing else you gotta do is turn it up really loud.

The Black Keys: Live at the Crystal Ballroom trailer

Dec 30 HQ Adelaide, South Australia
Dec 31 Pyramid Festival – SOLD OUT Phillip Island, Victoria
Jan 1 Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay, New South Wales
Jan 3 Coolangatta Hotel Coolangatta, Queensland
Jan 4 Lake Kawana Community Centre Bokarina, Queensland
Jan 5 The Arena Brisbane, Queensland
Jan 7 Coffs Ex-Services Club Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Jan 8 Panthers Newcastle West, New South Wales
Jan 9 Luna Park Sydney, New South Wales
Jan 10 Waves Towradgi, New South Wales
Jan 11 Palais Theatre Melbourne, St. Kilda, Victoria
Jan 29 The Fillmore Detroit, Michigan
Jan 30 Agora Theatre Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 31 Agora Theatre Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 4 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 5 Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 6 Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT New York, New York
Feb 7 Terminal 5 New York, New York
Feb 8 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, New Jersey

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