I mentioned that my daughter and I were at a concert in Edinburgh on Saturday night. The tickets came as a gift from a friend of mine (cheers Stevie) who had bought them but couldn’t go.
The gig was The Black Keys at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange.
The “band” originally consisted only of Dan Auerbach (guitar/vocal) and Patrick Carney on drums indeed on Saturday night the two of them did three numbers by themselves. However they are now augmented by bass and keyboards.
I wasn’t all that au fait with their material although Hannah suggested several albums and tracks to listen to beforehand so I had a working knowledge of their blues based rock tunes.
I thought they were great. As tight as an Aberdonian’s wallet on a flag day (sorry Ken!) they played a superb set of driving songs underpinned by catchy hook lines and riffs.
Carney’s energetic drumming combined with Auerbach’s very full guitar sound and bluesy vocals had the place rocking. The Corn Exchange is a standing only venue and in our eagerness to get a good view, we only realised that we were in fact in the “mosh pit” when the band appeared – result? complete mayhem with bodies and beer flying everywhere.
I’m too old for that stuff and Hannah too young, so we moved!
We got some not bad photos:
And here is the band on Jools Holland’s show performing Tighten Up