The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 723: Catching Up with the Black Keys

You’re completely forgiven if you’ve come late to the Black Keys because let’s face it: they really didn’t reach any kind of critical mass until the Brothers album of 2010. Truth is, though, their history goes back almost a decade before that.  Here’s a chance to get caught up on their entire story and discography.

Did you know that one album was recorded in an abandoned tire factory? ‘Tis true.

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

And if things go well, the show will soon be heard on a few other stations. I’m also looking for outlets in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Red Deer, Grand Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. Anyone? Anyone want to start a campaign?

Meanwhile, if you want to go really deep into some of this stories, head to Flink.to, which is the official archive of all things Ongoing History. This is a place for super fans of alt-rock. Hope you can take a look and start contributing to the stories.

Finally, we have the new Ongoing History of New Music YouTube channel. Give it a look!

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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