Monday, March 02, 2009
Music Review- Dan Auerbach at the Paradise
Dan Auerbach, who in addition to having an awesome last name, is one half of the bluesy rock group The Black Keys. He recently released his own solo album and is now on tour promoting it. I caught his act last night at the Paradise, and it was great! I was expecting a mellow perforamce, with just him and a guitar on stage, but that was not the case at all. He played a rocking, energetic set with the 5-member band Hacienda (including a percussionist who looked like Hurley from Lost) backing him. We're talking loud, boisterous, bluesy fun music. Beer drinking music, people. Get the hiccups and pass out in the back seat of a taxi cab ("Miss? Hello? This is where you get out, no?") music. Not that that happened. I have not yet seen the Black Keys live but I can now vouch for the fact that Dan Auerbach puts on a fantastic show. I smushed myself up to the front to snap a couple of photos, because I'm obnoxious like that.
And here's the Herald review of the show. Even though I hate the Herald for being such a tabloid, they do a much better job than the Globe when it comes to covering live music in Boston.