Black Cadillacs Boogie Down With Black Keys, Tom Waits, Phil Collins

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The Black Cadillacs have become one of Knoxville’s most popular young bands over the last year, thanks in part to the band’s potent shot of blues rock and in part to the footloose charisma of frontman Will Horton. They’re headlining a special end-of-school bash at the Square Room tonight; here’s what they’ve been listening to to get ready.

The Black Keys, Blakroc (V2, 2009)

I’ve been wearing out the Blakroc album. It’s the Black Keys’ new record that features different hip-hop artists on each track. This is a bad-ass record—with this project the Black Keys have accomplished nearly everything that I’ve wanted to as a musician. (Vocalist Will Horton)

Tom Waits, Real Gone (ANTI-, 2004)

I just picked up Tom Waits’ Real Gone and can’t stop listening to it. His lyrics are unreal and his growl lends a surreal aesthetic that almost makes his music sound otherworldly. Almost a perfect album. (Guitarist John Phillips)

Them Crooked Vultures, Them Crooked Vultures (Interscope, 2004)

Currently I’m listening to Them Crooked Vultures. As a drummer, Dave Grohl getting back to his roots is awesome. Not to mention John Paul Jones and Josh Homme kick big loads of ass. (Drummer Adam Bonomo)

The Rolling Stones, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set (Abkco, 2009)

What I’ve been listening to lately is the reissue of the Rolling Stones’ Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out. The original CD is maybe my favorite live album, and definitely a huge influence on me as a guitarist. (Guitarist Matthew Hyrka)

Phil Collins, No Jacket Required (Atlantic, 1985)

No Jacket Required by Phil Collins is my favorite record. He’s my namesake and personal hero. (Bassist Philip Anderson)

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