RON SWARNER: MEMORABLE IN MEMORIAL >>>
Two young white dudes from Akron, Ohio laid down dome high-energy Mississippi Delta blues as refracted through a gritty garage-rock, lo-fi lens and their parentsâ€™ dusty LP collection last night at Bumbershoot. More amazing than the songs themselves is the fact that the duo of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals, beard) and Patrick Carney (drums) are, in fact, two young white dudes. Close your eyes and youâ€™d think you were hearing a quartet completely holding the Memorial Stadium crowdâ€™s attention.
The cranked out â€œSet You Freeâ€ early in their set followed by â€œSame Old Thing,â€ â€œStrange Times,â€ â€œI Got Mine,â€ â€œYour Touchâ€ and many more.