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Music recommendation: gritty rock/blues bands a la The Black Keys?

Asked by sndfreQ (11724points) January 18th, 2008 from iPhone

Maybe like The White Stripes too; though doesn’t have to be a band with a ‘the’ or named after a color either. Basically that down south grimey funk stuff…there are some real afficionados here so I welcome all recommendations!

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chaosrob's avatar

If you don’t mind going back in time a little, try some Grand Funk Railroad or Canned Heat, both Vietnam-era rock bands with that ragged, unproduced sound Keys did especially well on “Thickfreakness.”

aloha's avatar

here’s a few that come to mind:
jon spencer blues explosion
the kills
oblivians
r.l. burnside
gun club
blacktop
flat duo jets
(that’s just off the top of my head) ... have fun… hope you discover some great new music!

GD_Kimble's avatar

VooDoo Johnson
The Dana Fuchs Band
The Black Crowes have reunited and are doing some great stuff, as well.

evander's avatar

Lots of older stuff out there. A good bad now playing: Widespread Panic.

GD_Kimble's avatar

Wolfmother, whom I stumbled upon by asking a very similar question
http://www.fluther.com/disc/1572/what-are-some-good-current-rock-bands/

sndfreQ's avatar

Awesome-Thanks everyone-I knew you would come through! Now I definitely have some ‘homework’ to do so off to Rhapsody to do some studying! Cheers :)

PupnTaco's avatar

Hound Dog Taylor.

sea_shell's avatar

Black Mountain
The Black Angels
Blues Explosion
Tapes ‘n Tapes
R.L. Burnside
Black Lips,
My Morning Jacket
Eagles Of Death Metal
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Bees
Stephen Malkmus
Drive-By Truckers

the complete list of similar artists to The Black Keys:
http://www.tastekid.com/ask?f=1&q=The+Black+Keys

sndfreQ's avatar

Thanks sea_shell and welcome to Fluther!

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