Dan Auerbach at Schubas, Chicago

On a late Saturday night/early Sunday morning for our final Lollapalooza aftershow we hit up Schubas to see Dan Auerbach, front man for the Black Keys, touring on his solo album, Keep it Hid. Schubas is one of those places that get’s top-flight talent in an intimate setting and personally I’m a huge fan.

Opening up was Cage the Elephant. I saw them at Summerfest and besides their hit “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” it was largely unimpressive. So, we sat that one out and took a load off on a barstool and sipped some delicious Corona instead. Auerbach came on around midnight.

I don’t have a lot to say about this show, except that if you ever get a chance to see Auerbach – with the Black Keys or solo – take it. One factor that slightly disappointed was the constant din of the crowd. It seems to be a common problem with Lolla aftershows – maybe it’s the all-day drinking of those who attended the festival during the day.

Below is video of “Whispered Words.” You’ll want to watch it to the end. Current tour dates after the video.

You might also like: Dan Auerbach at Metro, Black Keys in Cleveland, Ultimate Lollapalooza Highlight Reel, Band of Horses at House of Blues.


Nov 5 2009 8:00P Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Nov 6 2009 8:00P The Majestic Theatre Detroit, Michigan
Nov 7 2009 8:00P Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto
Nov 8 2009 8:00P Le National Montreal
Nov 9 2009 8:00P The Paradise Boston
Nov 11 2009 8:00P Webster Hall New York, New York
Nov 12 2009 8:00P Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 13 2009 8:00P Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 14 2009 8:00P Cat’s Cradle Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nov 16 2009 8:00P The Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
Nov 17 2009 8:00P Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 18 2009 8:00P House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 20 2009 8:00P Minglewood Hall Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 21 2009 8:00P Cannery Ballroom Nashville, Tennessee
Dec 3 2009 8:00P Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dec 4 2009 8:00P First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 5 2009 8:00P The Vic Theatre Chicago, Illinois
Dec 6 2009 8:00P The Bluebird Bloomington, Indiana
Dec 8 2009 8:00P Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
Dec 9 2009 8:00P House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio

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