The Black Keys The blues rock duo of vocalist and...

The Black Keys

The blues rock duo of vocalist and guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer and producer Patrick Carney has been on the music scene since 2001 with their debut "The Big Come Up." However the Black Keys' big break didn't arrive until recently with the one-two punch of their most recent albums, 2010's "Brothers" and 2011's "El Camino," just released in December. Nominated for five Grammy awards in 2011, and winner of three including Best Alternative Music Album for "Brothers," the band is up for another Grammy this year. Riding the waves of rave reviews for "El Camino," the band is embarking on an 18-stop arena tour kicking off in Cincinnatti, Ohio, Auerbach and Carney's home state.

Review: The Black Keys, "El Camino"

(Dec. 10, 2011) Credit: AP

Black Keys take their bluesy indie rock and their Akron pride into Madison Square Garden Monday for the first of their two headlining shows.

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BLACK KEYS, “Gold on the Ceiling.” At Madison Square Garden Monday.
JOSEPH ARTHUR, “Over the Sun.” At City Winery Saturday.
THE HEAD AND THE HEART, “Rivers and Roads.” At Terminal 5 Sunday.
THE LA'S, “There She Goes.” At Webster Hall Monday.
JUSTICE, “Audio, Video, Disco.” At Terminal 5 Friday and Saturday.
RICK ROSS, “Super High.” At Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday.
ARCTIC MONKEYS, “R U Mine?” At Madison Square Garden Monday.
OBITS, “Killer.” At Cake Shop Saturday.
BLACK 47, “Maria's Wedding.” At BB King's Saturday.
THE CHIEFTAINS, “The Foggy Dew.” At Carnegie Hall Saturday.

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