Bits: Black Keys pre-sale tix, new Low Anthem in the works, Radio Free Song Club, MGV first performance, Lissie’s AD interview

  • Pre-sale tickets for the Black Keys summer tour went on sale this morning. Early birds will get the new album, Brothers, when it is released and instant downloads of “Tighten Up” and “Next Girl”.
  • The Low Anthem are working on a new album, which will include the lovely “Apothecary”.
  • Gather a bunch of seasoned songwriters, give them a monthly song deadline, make a podcast about it. That’s the premise of Radio Free Song Club, whose members include Victoria Williams, Peter Holsapple and Freedy Johnston, among others.
  • Duke Street Blog have begun posting their videos from SXSW, including the first performance by mini supergroup MG&V; – John McCauley of Deer Tick, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit.
  • Lisse gets the Aquarium Drunkard treatment.
  • Here are the Low Anthem performing “Apothecary” in Grand Central Station for La Blogotheque’s Take Away Concert series:

    The Low Anthem – Apothecary – A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

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    Notable shows in the greater Cleveland area & the Black Keys crack my shit up

    Shows worth checking out this week in and around Cleveland:

    The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

    • Sun, Mar 28| 8 PM (7 PM door)
      Bob Schneider
      Steve Palmer Band
      $15.00 adv / $17.00 dos
      Ballroom | All Ages
    • Wed, Mar 31| 7:30 PM (7 PM door)
      Judgement Day (feat. Anton Patzner of Bright Eyes)
      Arlo & The Otter (CD Release)
      $5.00 adv / $7.00 dos
      Tavern | All Ages
    • Fri, Apr 2| 9 PM (8 PM door)
      Trombone Shorty
      & Orleans Avenue
      Bill Burke & Tertium Quid Percussion Ensemble
      Ballroom | All Ages
    • Fri, Apr 2| 9 PM (8 PM door)
      Tim Barry (of Avail)
      Red Clay River / The Not So Good ol’ Boys / Audra Mae
      Presented in conjunction w/ The Grog Shop
      Tavern | All Ages

    Grog Shop

    • Sat, Mar 27| 10PM
      Lowly,The Tree Ghost
      Christopher Black


    • Mon, Mar 29| 7 PM
      Bear Hands
      Call Me Constant
      Nick Wilkinson
      Apogee 13

    House of Blues

    • Sun, Mar 28| 9 PM (8 PM door)
      Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
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    The Black Keys: An Early Taste of Brothers

    Not much to say today, but not a lot needs to be said when there’s new Black Keys to listen to. Messrs. Auerbach and Carney have made “Tighten Up” from the forthcoming Brothers album available for listening on their MySpace page. It’s good shit.

    The Black Keys MySpace

    The Keys have already sold out their July 27th Summer Stage show in New York, but there are other swiftly-approaching dates that you may find yourself able to take advantage of, including a few European dates.

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    Bits: The Black Keys apart & together, Carolina Chocolate Drops on Fresh Air, mr. Gnome 7″, various tour dates


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