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Outside Lands 2011: The Black Keys

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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