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A Jam Packed Wednesday With The Black Keys, Obnox, and OBN IIIs

  Now, this is a little better from Akron's favorite sons. While "Fever," the first track released from The Black Keys forthcoming album, Turn Blue (5.13 on Nonesuch), sounded like every track on El Camino, the duo's commercial breakthrough and artistic hole of an album from 2011, the title track finds the boys stretching out a bit. The evenly pulsed bass and deliberately struck keys have a modern R&B sound about them...READ MORE
OBN IIIs Third Time For Harm Album Cover

Top Jam: “Not Time for the Blues” by the OBN IIIs

Are you still smarting from the limp effort at a single The Black Keys released yesterday? This track by the OBN IIIs, "No Time for the Blues," is for you. If the Black Keys are the sound of a garage rock band with their rock motor on cruise control, content to roll out new takes on their back catalog for the sakeaof having a new song or two on their next arena stop, then "No Time for the Blues" is the sound of a scrappy, gara...READ MORE

The Rockometer: S/T by OBN IIIs

OBN IIIs OBN IIIs Tic Tac Totally With a sound faithfully schooled in MC5, The Stooges and the New York Dolls, then fine tuned from too many stops in garage and punk bands in Austin and Denton, Texas to count, the OBN III's may be unlikely saviors of Rock 'N' Roll. Hell, they may not be thinking past their next gig. But, one thing's for sure: They sure have a strong opinion on how Rock 'N' Roll should be played. Throughout ...READ MORE