Regionalia: The Black Keys: As I had mentioned to my Akron cohorts on Facebook a while back.
On October 17, 2008, the Black Keys was an opening act for fellow Akron-area band Devo at a special benefit concert at the Akron Civic Theatre for presidential candidate Barack Obama. Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, also an Akron native and Firestone High School graduate, followed their set. In November, they toured through Europe together with Liam Finn. That month, the group released the concert video Live at the Crystal Ballroom, which was filmed on April 4, 2008 at the group’s show at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The video was produced by Lance Bangs.
Saw them at the The Bank, about 1981 or so. It was a former bank in downtown Akron converted. I took my next door neighbor from 34 Hawthorne, Jan, because I really wanted to …
I was working at Ohio Edison as a statistical assistant, soon becoming associate programmer, renting my apartment for $140 a month, working my way through Akron U.
From my full resume:
Associate Programmer, Ohio Edison, Information Systems, Akron, OH, July, 1982-August, 1983
- Performed business applications programming in COBOL and systems design and analysis. Projects included: a substation maintenance system, a personnel information system, and a pilot project evaluating a 4th Generation COBOL-generator.
Statistical Assistant, Ohio Edison, Budget and Statistics, Akron, OH, July, 1980-July, 1982
- Generated periodic statistical reports on budget and labor for corporation and state and federal agencies, assisted on management information systems, maintained departmental Fortran code base.
“Chi-Pig members Susan Schmidt and Deborah Smith co-wrote the Devo song “Gates of Steel” with Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh.
Smith went on to a career as a lawyer. Schmidt (now Susan Schmidt-Horning) earned a PhD in History at Case Western Reserve University and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and at Case before joining the department of history at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Schmidt-Horning has published numerous scholarly articles about music and technology, and her first book, Chasing Sound, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press.”
Hear them on YouTube. Also at The Bank that night was Hammer Damage. Cf. Noise Pollution: https://www.google.com/search?q=hammer+damage+noise+pollution&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1.