Published Nov 03, 2014Nardwuar the Human Serviette ventured backstage at a recent Black Keys concert in Vancouver, and managed to connect the dots between the beloved Akron, OH blues rock duo and the city's other favourite sons: Devo. All this and more was discovered in yet another info-loaded interview conducted by the tam-topped trivia pursuer.
Early on, Nardwuar gifts the group a Devo throbblehead figure, which leads drummer Patrick Carney to reveal that the Keys have their own bobbling plastic statuettes on the way. Instead of energy domes, though, the band are apparently sporting absurdly high-waisted jeans. It's also revealed that Carney's uncle used to smoke weed and jam with the late Alan Myers back in the day.
Throughout the 10-minute grilling, we also learn that the black vinyl version of the scratch-and-sniff-employing The Akron Compilation presented by the Nard is not an OG copy (that was pressed on blue), and that Carney once ate a trunk's worth of black licorice he found in a dumpster.