Bits: The Black Keys apart & together, Carolina Chocolate Drops on Fresh Air, mr. Gnome 7″, various tour dates
- While Dan is away, Patrick still plays. NPR has a piece on Drummer, the side project of Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
- No fear for Black Keys fans though, as Patrick and Dan Auerbach will be releasing their sixth album, Brothers, on May 18th.
- The Carolina Chocolate Drops, who released Genuine Negro Jig last month and will be playing the Beachland Ballroom next week, get the Fresh Air treatment
- mr. Gnome’s new 7″, “Tastes Like Magic”, is now available for pre-order and download.
- The Flaming Lips get back on the road this month.
- The Builders and the Butchers are out and at it, as well.
- The Levon Helm Band/the Duke and the King show in New Jersey that was postponed last month has been rescheduled for March 12.
- Further to the Carolina Chocolate Drops new joint, watch them perform “Cornbread and Butterbeans” for WDVX’s Blue Plate Special: