Tag Archives: The Black Keys

Juxtaposin’: Lies

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Our Favorite Things from 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: For approximately the 14th year in a row my pop music taste slid into middling mediocrity, but I’m perfectly OK with that. I long ago abandoned caring about or following new music. I loved The Black Keys’ “Turn … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: What makes for a good guitar solo? Lord knows it’s easy for them to slip into self-indulgence, but it seems to me a good solo functions a lot like a good bridge — it elaborates on the melody … Continue reading

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Let’s Go to a Rock Show!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The band I blogged about here was in town last night so I headed off to my first concert in two years.

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What’s Wrong with White Boys Playing the Blues?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The L.A. Weekly recently ran a feature on the “20 Worst Hipster Bands.” Here’s the entry for No. 20: Fifty years after the Rolling Stones and we’re still upset about this? They “lack authenticity,” you see, b/c they aren’t black. … Continue reading

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