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The Black Keys Vocalist Announces Engagement And Fiancée’s Pregnancy

The Black Keys vocalist Dan Auerbach attended the 57th Grammy Awards with more than just his new fiancée. The two revealed that not only were they engaged, but that Jen Goodall was pregnant. Goodall confirmed to E! News that she was carrying, and in several pictures Auerbach has one hand on her new baby bump. Patrick Carney, drummer for the The Black Keys, is also in several pictures with the two after the announcement. Dan Auerbach currently has a 6-year-old daughter, Sadie, with ex-wife Stephanie Gonis. While The Black Keys did not take…

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Lana Del Rey Releases ‘Ultraviolence’

Lana Del Rey’s new album is now available in it’s entirety on iTunes. While still currently listed as pre-order, you can purchase a CD or vinyl of ‘Ultraviolence’ here.  So far the CD has been fairly well-reviewd as a haunting, rock-and-roll inspired album that was mostly produced by Black Keys-frontman Dan Auerbach. Lana Del Rey doesn’t have any more US shows until October, but she is touring Europe this Summer. You can buy concert tickets here. Check out some music from the new album below.   Please follow and like…

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STREAM: Black Keys “Turn Blue”

Turn Blue, the latest album by the Black Keys, won’t hit shelves until May 13, but reviews are already streaming in. Billboard called the release a “brave, varied and engaging collection of songs.” Sounds pretty good. Listen to their title song, “Turn Blue,” below the jump. Purchase a CD here, or buy concert tickets to see the Black Keys live here. Please follow and like us:

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BAND OF THE MONTH: Fritz Montana

Late last year we were introduced to San Francisco blues rockers, Fritz Montana (thank you, Granada Music PR!) and we’ve been hooked ever since. Garnering comparisons to The Black Keys, The Strokes, and Jack White, it wasn’t long before they made their way into our Best of ’13 list. Now, we can’t wait to introduce you to them as our February band of the month. Check it out below and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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The Do’s And Don’t Of Opening for Bands Much Bigger Than You

I play bass for blues-rock band Fritz Montana. Have you heard of us? Probably not.  But you have heard of Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, The Arctic Monkeys, and Capital Cities – all of whom I had the pleasure of opening for at Not So Silent Night 2013 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. So what do you do when you’re faced with playing the biggest show (yet) of your career and opening for bands you grew up admiring?  You DON’T panic because you’re now reading…

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World Stage Showcases Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins

Every week in celebration of music and summer, MTV Europe will be broadcasting some of the best concerts from around the planet in “World Stage.” Green Day and the Smashing Pumpkins are among some of the awesome acts showcased. Check out the line up after the jump and stream episodes here. Please follow and like us:

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The Flaming Lips To Play Oklahoma Benefit Concert

The Flaming Lips will be joining the likes of Kings of Leon, Built to Spill and Jackson Browne for a concert titled, Rock For Oklahoma, that will be benefiting the victims of the recent tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City area a few weeks back. Read a statement from Wayne Coyne, frontman for The Flaming Lips, after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) Shares Guitar Secrets

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys shares some guitar playing secrets on Guitar Moves. View The Black Key’s tour dates and buy concert tickets here and purchase  their album El Camino on iTunes. Check out the video below. Please follow and like us:

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fun. Nominated For ‘Best International Group’ BRIT Awards

fun. have been nominated for the Best International Group for the BRIT Awards. They’re up against The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, The Killers and The Script. Check out a tweet from fun. after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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