March 14, 2009

Dan Auerbach @ The Wonder Ballroom

So that's what the Black Keys would sound like if they filled out the band. I guess Dan Auerbach knew no one could replace Patrick Carney because he brought in tour drummers for this tour. I'd liken the difference between a Black Keys show and this one, as the sonic difference between bolts of lighting and rolling thunder. It was muscular rock and roll with less of an emphasis on individual virtuosity and it sounded great.

Hacienda & Those Darlins opened, with Hacienda pulling double duty as Dan's backing band. The country punk of Those Darlins' "Wild One" would have fit perfectly on one of Sympathy for the Record Industry's Alright, This Time, Just The Girls compilations.