The Black Keys, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mastodon releasing vinyl on Record Store Day

Monday, March 5th, 2012



Ah, Record Store Day. It’s Christmas in the Spring for music lovers everywhere. And this April 21st will be no different as thousands of people make their way to their nearest independent record store to fight each other over some exclusive wax.

This year has some good stuff in store for your turntable including… Read More

Watch: The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling

Monday, February 6th, 2012



Behold the newest video from The Black Keys for their latest single, “Gold On The Ceiling,” from their insane new album, El Camino. It’s pretty standard fare when it comes to this vid; just a bunch of live shots of the band performing on stage, including their record release party in NYC, and antics backstage. Check it out down… Read More

Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre Snoop Dogg headlining Coachella

Monday, January 9th, 2012



Well here it is! The lineup that kicks off festival season for 2012 is finally here. Coachella, which takes place in Indio, California on consecutive weekends, will boast the following headliners: The Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg.

Other performers appearing at Coachella this year include At The Drive-in,… Read More

The RiO!B Top Five Rock Albums of 2011

Friday, December 16th, 2011



Here they are, everyone. After listening to many albums over the past year we’ve whittled it down to the top five rock albums of 2011. Did your favorite albums make our list? Does your list look exactly like ours? Is your list the exact opposite of ours? Watch the episode and find out what albums we call the cream of the crop for 2011.

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RiO!B episode – December 7, 2011

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced

The Black Keys arena tour dates

The… Read More

Watch: The Black Keys perform on Saturday Night Live

Sunday, December 4th, 2011



The Black Keys began their promotional push for their new album El Camino last night as they took the stage at Saturday Night Live. Being introduced by host Steve Buscemi, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney performed their new single “Lonely Boy” as well as the song “Gold On The Ceiling”. Check out both… Read More

RiO!B Review: The Black Keys – El Camino

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011



On today’s episode of the Rock it Out! Blog, I review the new album from The Black Keys called El Camino.

This album is nothing like their previous effort, Brothers. Where Brothers fused blues-rock with an R&B vibe, El Camino focuses more on a 70′s garage rock sound while also making you dance. My favorite tracks are “Lonely Boy,” “Little Black Submarines,” “Run Right Back” and “Dead And Gone”.Read More

The Black Keys announce North American tour dates

Friday, December 2nd, 2011



Yes, it seems on my Twitter account that all I occasionally do is rave about how awesome The Black Keys are. But to be fair they are really good. If you haven’t heard their new album El Camino (it leaked) then be sure to pick it up on Tuesday, December 6th.

Then head out to your nearest arena — yup, arena — to check out Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney rock thousands upon thousands of people with their gritty, dirty,… Read More

RiO!B episode – November 22, 2011

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011



Bruce Springsteen releasing new album in 2012

Muse in the studio recording new album

RiO!B episode – November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011



Black Sabbath announce new album, tour

Foo Fighters perform with Joan Jett

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Monarchy… Read More