366TAS: 3:12 – The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You

My friend Rachel went to college and played ultimate frisbee with Black Keys’ guitarist Dan Auerbach’s sister. Unfortunately, the two of them don’t keep up anymore. It’s a shame, because that would be a great friend-of-a-friend to have when the Black Keys come rolling through town.

I did go to see one of their shows once, a long time ago. It must have been 2003 or 2004 and the Black Keys were one of three bands playing at the 31st Street Pub. My buddy Bram and I headed down to the show. As I walked up to the door, I saw a bouncer checking IDs and collecting the cover fee. Instead of stopping to chat with him, however, I just strolled right in past the bouncer like I belonged there. Bram stood at the door gasping in amazement. I was amused. We didn’t actually stay for the show; the place was really crowded and nobody seemed to know when the bands were going on. It was a bit chaotic, really. Would have been great to see the Black Keys in that kind of environment though.

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3 Responses to 366TAS: 3:12 – The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You

  1. John says:

    I’ve had many enjoyable (if second-hand smoke filled) nights at the 31st Street Pub.

    My 3:12 is the source for the hook in “Crazy In Love,” the Chi-Lites “Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)”:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm2YjDENPPU&w=420&h=315%5D

  2. James says:

    Great pick. A few other 1A picks could have been “Tighten Up” (3:31) or “Lonely Boy” (3:13). Even the early “10 A.M. Automatic” would a good B-side pick.

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