Click on the above link and download early video footage of the Black Keys playing at Thee Parkside Restaurant in San Francisco. The Akron duo were touring in support of the Big Come Up in 2002. This early California show is a big contrast to the Keys headlining Coachella this weekend.
After the jump there are details on The Black Keys Record Store day stuff and a video of the Keys discussing their love of Akron. Continue reading →
I recently made the haul down to SXSW. I’m back in The Heartland and excited to be posting for Donewaiting once more. Below is a WGRD (Grand Rapids, MI) interview with Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney on the current state of Spotify. More soon.
>> The Black Keys: “Sean Parker Made Billions Stealing from Artists.” <<
Dave Kim (WGRD): “You and [guitarist/vocalist] Dan [Auerbach] have said before that it’s not monetarily beneficial to stream your whole album on things like Spotify. Sean Parker, who started Napster and he’s a board member for Spotify, said last week at SXSW that Spotify will generate more revenue for the music industry in two years than iTunes. Do you believe him?”
Kim: “How come?”
Carney: “Because he’s an a–hole. The guy has $2.5 billion he made from figuring out ways to steal royalties from artists, and that’s the bottom line. You can’t really trust anybody like that.”
“The idea of the streaming service – like Netflix for music – I’m totally not against that, it’s just that we won’t put all of our music on it until there are enough subscribers for it to make sense. There are only about a million-and-a-half Spotify subscribers, I think, but if there were like, 200 million -”
Kim: “I think what I read is that one song has to be streamed about 66 times to equal one 99-cent download royalty-wise.”
Carney: “Yeah, the way they do those – it’s all kind of confusing – on a 99-cent download, the royalty that goes to the band is about 12 cents.”
Carney: “So that’s what they’re doing. 66 plays will get a 12-cent royalty. But then that goes to the label, and part of that is paid out to the artist from that. You can’t make money on that – trust me – Dan and I like to make money. If it was fair to the artist we would be involved in it, but it’s not.”
“I honestly don’t want to see Sean Parker succeed in anything, really. I imagine that if Spotify does become something that people are willing to pay for, then I’m sure iTunes will just create their own service, and do it themselves. And they’re actually more fair to artists.”
Chers Penthouse, j’ai été un fervent lecteur de votre magazine depuis de nombreuses années mais je n’ai jamais rien fait qui était vraiment digne de votre colonne, jusqu’à maintenant. J’ai rencontré une dame à la barre. Elle portait des bas, et avait un regard étrange dans les yeux.
Nous avons fait le petit entretien et puis elle m’a demandé de la rejoindre dans les toilettes. Nous sèche-bosse jusqu’à ce que je éjaculé prématurément dans mon pantalon. Nous avons entendu des bruits de l’extérieur de la salle de bain. Rapidement, nous avons ouvert la porte que de tomber dans un flash mob chanter “Lonely Boy” par les Black Keys. – Petite Pierre
I know that you’ve probably retreated to one of your homes situated in a warmer client. However, if for some reason the warmer-than-usual winter has kept you and your family in Columbus, I’d like to invite you to Ace of Cups on Tuesday night to bear witness to the fuzzy, psychedelic blues sounds of the Iowa (yes, Iowa!) trio Radio Moscow. I know you’ve been seen around town taking in performers that have been influenced by you and I think … no, scratch that, I KNOW that Parker Griggs owes a great deal of gratitude to the likes of you (particularly your work with Cream), Hendrix, and Blue Cheer for inspiring his playing style.
Current Rolling Stone cover boys The Black Keys are also fans of Radio Moscow and BK’s Dan Auerbach signed the band to AliveNaturalsound in 2008 after seeing them perform. If that’s not a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is.
So, Mr. Clapton, will I see you there on Tuesday night? The show should be over by midnight, so you can get home at a reasonable hour (at least in the world of rock n’ roll where many shows aren’t over until 2am). I bet I can get you on the guest list if you’re so inclined.
TK Webb (of Sundown) and EYE open the show. Music starts around 9pm. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.
Here is an excerpt Rolling Stone posted today where the Keys basically tell lames to ‘Watch the Rock N Roll Throne…’.
Patrick Carney is pretty sure he knows what’s ailing his chosen genre these days. “Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of his rented East Village loft a few days before the band heads to L.A. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit. When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly.”