#MusicMonday: Let’s Rock with The Black Keys

by Brian Maass on November 25, 2019 in Entertainment, Music, Austin,

As part of their 31-city North American Tour, The Black Keys played Austin’s Frank Erwin Center November 13.

The tour, which has taken the duo-driven band from Las Vegas to Detroit, and Nashville to Vancouver, celebrates the release of The Keys’ ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock.”

The long-awaited album, their first in five years, is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s early days as a band. Auerbach says, “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen.” 

Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams both provided support in Austin to The Keys on the tour.

We sent our own Brian Maass to capture The Black Keys in action.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Photo Brian Maass
Guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. Photo Brian Maass
The Black Keys’ “Let’s Rock” tour landed at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center November 13. Photo Brian Maass
“Let’s Rock” is the Black Keys’ ninth studio album and the band’s first in five years. Photo Brian Maass
Drummer Patrick Carney. Photo Brian Maass
The Black Keys formed in Akron, OH in 2001. Photo Brian Maass

Cover photo Brian Maass

Native Austinite Brian Maass, who has long had a passion for music and travel, is now bringing that same passion to the world of photography. @maass_brian and brian_maass_photographer