The Black Keys’ recent EP, “Chulahoma,” the band’s final outing on Fat Possum Records, expands on the two-man, guitar and drummer blues sound that was so gingerly offered on “Rubber Factory,” its breakthrough record of 2004. The songs are from little-known bluesman Junior Kimbrough’s catalogue, who was born in 1927 in Mississippi. The duo seems aged here, and it’s not just the music—there’s a maturity in the performance that demonstrates that the Ohio band is just getting started, and “Magic Potion,” which will be out come September on Nonesuch Records, should be much anticipated. “Meet Me in the City,” the standout track on “Chulahoma” with its skipping-stone guitar and riff-heavy backing, could be the greatest piece that The Black Keys have put to tape. (Tom Lynch)
June 17 at the Randolph Street Festival.