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Dan Auerbach is Everywhere: Dan and Dan Podcast, World Cafe, new album

 Dan Auerbach | photo courtesy of the artist
Dan Auerbach | photo courtesy of the artist

It’s Dan Auerbach Week in this corner of the musicsphere — you’ll be able to hear The Black Keys’ co-founder in the mix on the Dan and Dan Podcast, and he’s the guest of Talia Schlanger on World Cafe.

On Friday, Auerbach released his sophomore solo album Waiting on a Song; it was produced at his own studio, Easy Eye Sound, and released by his new label of the same name. The record is a product of Auerbach’s move to Nashville, where he tells Dan Reed during an interview at this year’s Non-COMM that “I’d lived in Nashville for eight years, and I had never done that songwriting thing that Nashville is known for. So I started doing it and I really fell in love with it. Then I sort of started recording those songs and that’s how this record happened.” Continue reading →

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Listen to The Arcs on World Cafe

The Arcs | Photo by Richard Swift | Courtesy of the artist
The Arcs | Photo by Richard Swift | Courtesy of the artist

To hear The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach explain it, The Arcs is more than a side project. Rather, it’s been a five plus year relationship with the band members and friends that, says Auerbach, “share a common love of being in the studio and making records.” Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Dan Auerbach & The Arcs perform “Outta My Mind” on Colbert, & listen to Brian Eno deliver John Peel Lecture on music culture

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The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach may just be the busiest man in music and recently brought his new project- “The Arcs” to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Outta My Mind” from the Arcs debut album: “Yours, Dreamily.” The album comes out in early November. Watch the video. Continue reading →

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Rounding up the best and brightest of Governors Ball 2015

Governors' Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish
Governors Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish

The annual Governors Ball festival is held at Randall’s Island in New York, wedged in between Upper Manhattan and Queens. The rain trickled down on Friday but that didn’t stop the ticket holders from trekking through to make it over for their favorite acts, most especially Philly’s The Districts who started off the fest Friday afternoon at 12:15. A bit too early for most, one would think, but they ripped through their set with a medium sized but lively crowd cheering along to the words of “Young Blood.” Continue reading →