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The Black Keys, a rock band thriving in a world of pop

The Black Keys, a rock band thriving in a world of pop

"Rock 'n' roll will never die," sang Neil Young in 1979. Lately, though, it seems to be in a coma. How else to describe the sad state of rock? The Billboard charts are filled with pop acts, rappers and country singers. Even sugary boy-bands have re-emerged. But search for a rock band — the kind that peels the paint off garage walls and leaves ears ringing — and you won't find many. One of the only exceptions is the Black Keys, the blues-rock duo of Ohio natives Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) that headlines at Merriweather Post Pavilion Friday. After a decade of albums and touring, the Keys' dedication to gritty blues...

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