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.

6 comments:

S said...

Dan is awesome! But I'm bias because my husband is good friends with him. Glad you had fun and liked the show!

eileen said...

Oh yeah, I remember you mentioning before that you knew him! Both the Black Keys most recent album and his solo project are getting great reviews, so good for him :)

MikeO said...

Jealous.... I was going to go tonight at the Bowery but I just found out it is sold out. I'll prob try out front anyways. Shame on me for not buying in advance. You would love the Black Keys live. They make more noise than I thought possible for a 2-piece.

MikeO said...

So I ended up going to see Dan Auerbach last night and i must say it was a pretty damn good show!

eileen said...

Glad you got to go, Mike!

Andy said...

I was at this show - and have seen the Key s a few times. I was really impressed with Dan's show with the 5-piece behind him.

Though hardly the only thing this show had going for it, my favorite was that he got to showcase his perfect-pitch singing a bit more.

Can't wait for the next time around...