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They reside in Memphis, TN now.
That's about as Ohio as you can get.
+1. And El Camino.
Nashville not Memphis.
Apparently you can get more Ohio.
Why do people care when successful people leave Ohio? I say good for them, chase your dreams and get famous and rich if that's what you want. They still represent Ohio no matter where they live.
duuuuude so glad you brought this up, Blakroc is the bees knees!!
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I had never heard of them until this past weekend when my cousin was telling me how great they are and that he is going to see them in concert in Pittsburgh in early May
Tighten Up is my favorite Black Keys song. Doves and MGMT are still my favorite bands.
I started listening to them like a week after their first album came out when a friend with the same music tastes as me mentioned it to me. My only issue with them now is the huge amount of commercials their songs are in. I understand they want to make a buck, I got no issues with that, but it just seems really excessive. I'll never forget when the legendary Bob Pollard from Guided By Voices (the best band to ever come out of Dayton) said that Budweiser offered him $50,000 to write a song for them in one of their commercials whether they use it or not and he said no, and this was in the mid 90's. Those guys were my go-to band in the late 80's early 90's at places like Canal Street. If you've never heard of them, check them out. Every album is like 20-30, 1-3 minute songs and there's hundreds of them. Some really weird some as good as anything out there.
First time I saw them was about 7 years ago in Toledo. I had just moved back from Denver, and a couple of my Toledo buddies were pretty into them by then. They took me to a show downtown and we got there about 1 hour beforehand. We went into the basement area of the venue because there's a bar down there and sure enough the 2 guys were shooting pool and drinking beers and nobody else was down there. I didn't really know much about them and asked if they wanted to play doubles and they obliged. Played a few games then they were like "hey we got to do our jobs now" and we started laughing then they took the stage and just killed it. These guys definitely earned their stripes on the road for a long time before hitting it big.
I, too, have just gotten into the black keys fairly recently. The Brothers and el camino albums are excellent.
PS4 initial Metacritic scores: Killzone: SF (74), Knack (59).
Greatness awaits?? Please.
They gotta be making a lot of money off royalties. It seems like I hear them in every movie trailer, car and beer commercial.
they've already had their songs in some video games, including FIFA 11 and forza horizon (possibly more, don't know).
yes they're killing it in royalties, but i don't view them as selling out by any means. their first 3 or 4 albums were basically guitar and drums and really there's only so much you can do with that before you need to spice things up a bit. their new albums are produced a lot more, but they are still very good albums.
i'm happy for them to be getting paid considering these guys used to play like 140 shows a year for several years just getting their name out.
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