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Watch: Dr. John Performs "Revolution" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" with Dan Auerbach and "Locked Down" Band

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Watch: Dr. John Performs "Revolution" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" with Dan Auerbach and "Locked Down" Band

    Dr. John—Mac Rebennack—whose new album, Locked Down, is out this week, was the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. He was joined by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced Locked Down, and the band of young musicians Auerbach hand-picked for the album, to perform the album's lead single, "Revolution." You can watch the performance below and download a copy of the album track for free this week at iTunes. And watch Dr. John, Auerbach, and the band premiere more live music from the album at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this Thursday through Saturday in the centerpiece to Dr. John's three-week residency there. For a chance at free tickets to Friday night's show, head to the Nonesuch Facebook page, where we're giving away a pair of tickets this afternoon.

    Locked Down

    was released to great critical acclaim the world over, some of which you can read in yesterday's Nonesuch Journal. The album was featured on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday, with contributor Tom Moon examining the collaboration between Dr. John and his producer and weighing in on the new album.

    "Right now, Dan Auerbach is living a rock star moment," says Moon. "His hard-hitting blues rock duo The Black Keys are selling out arenas all over the country. Lots of people want him to be on their records. So what does Auerbach do? He seeks out the 71-year-old Dr. John and convinces him to return to the spooky, percussive swamp grooves of his first records, like this one from his 1968 debut."

    Moon concludes: "It's tempting to describe Locked Down as a return to form. That doesn't quite get it. Incredibly, in the few weeks they spent creating this, Dan Auerbach and Dr. John roused some spirits not heard from since the late 1960s and got them to speak about what it means to be alive and kicking in 2012."

    There's much more in the All Songs Considered piece, which you can listen to online at npr.org.

    SPIN gives the album an eight and Paste magazine gives the album a nine out of ten. "Teaming with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who brought atmospherics, buzzy guitars and quicksand grooves that pull you in, this is 21st century mojo essentialized," writes Paste's Holly Gleason. Read that review at pastmagazine.com.

    The Huffington Post has a track-by-track analysis of the record by New Orleans-based writer Karen Dalton-Beninato along with a number of illustrative photos, which you can read at huffingtonpost.com.

    Watch Dr. John, Dan Auerbach, and the band perform "Revolution" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon here:

on April 4, 2012 - 10:36am
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Dr. John, whose new album, Locked Down, is out this week, performed the album track "Revolution" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. He was joined by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced Locked Down, and the album's band. Watch it here. They premiere more live music from the album at BAM this week as part of Dr. John's residency there. In a feature on Locked Down on NPR's All Things Considered, Tom Moon says: "Incredibly, in the few weeks they spent creating this, Dan Auerbach and Dr. John roused some spirits not heard from since the late 1960s and got them to speak about what it means to be alive and kicking in 2012."

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Dr. John—Mac Rebennack—whose new album, Locked Down, is out this week, was the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. He was joined by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced Locked Down, and the band of young musicians Auerbach hand-picked for the album, to perform the album's lead single, "Revolution." You can watch the performance below and download a copy of the album track for free this week at iTunes. And watch Dr. John, Auerbach, and the band premiere more live music from the album at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this Thursday through Saturday in the centerpiece to Dr. John's three-week residency there. For a chance at free tickets to Friday night's show, head to the Nonesuch Facebook page, where we're giving away a pair of tickets this afternoon.

Locked Down

was released to great critical acclaim the world over, some of which you can read in yesterday's Nonesuch Journal. The album was featured on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday, with contributor Tom Moon examining the collaboration between Dr. John and his producer and weighing in on the new album.

"Right now, Dan Auerbach is living a rock star moment," says Moon. "His hard-hitting blues rock duo The Black Keys are selling out arenas all over the country. Lots of people want him to be on their records. So what does Auerbach do? He seeks out the 71-year-old Dr. John and convinces him to return to the spooky, percussive swamp grooves of his first records, like this one from his 1968 debut."

Moon concludes: "It's tempting to describe Locked Down as a return to form. That doesn't quite get it. Incredibly, in the few weeks they spent creating this, Dan Auerbach and Dr. John roused some spirits not heard from since the late 1960s and got them to speak about what it means to be alive and kicking in 2012."

There's much more in the All Songs Considered piece, which you can listen to online at npr.org.

SPIN gives the album an eight and Paste magazine gives the album a nine out of ten. "Teaming with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who brought atmospherics, buzzy guitars and quicksand grooves that pull you in, this is 21st century mojo essentialized," writes Paste's Holly Gleason. Read that review at pastmagazine.com.

The Huffington Post has a track-by-track analysis of the record by New Orleans-based writer Karen Dalton-Beninato along with a number of illustrative photos, which you can read at huffingtonpost.com.

Watch Dr. John, Dan Auerbach, and the band perform "Revolution" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon here:

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