Outside Lands 2011: The Black Keys
Flanked by an enormous dream catcher, The Black Keys did what they do best today and totally rocked out the Lands End stage with their sultry blend of blues-rock. Fans of both 2008's Attack & Release and of last year's perennial favorite Brothers got their fix, as the Ohio band played to a sea of adoring, sun and beer lubricated fans. They brought their usual unabashed confidence and intensity, treating the crowd to anthems like "Everlasting Light, "Tighten Up," and "Howlin' For You." A fan front and center was waving a huge American flag — appropriate, cause their whole shtick kinda makes you want to take a shot of whiskey and toast to our country.
Photo by Chris Brannan, video by Jason Jurgens