PICS: The Black Keys, Modest Mouse at Pechanga Arena

Talk about a tripleheader: The Black Keys, Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams rocked Pechanga Arena to the rafters recently.

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'Let's Rock!' The three groups' North American tour -- announced back in March -- finally rolled into San Diego on Sunday, Nov. 17.
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The Black Keys are currently supporting their latest studio full-length of the same name -- which dropped this past June.
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The duo blues-rock duo is comprised of drummer Patrick Carney (left) and vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach (right). Guitarist Steve Marion, bassist Zach Gabbard and guitarist Andy Gabbard join them as touring musicians.
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Formed in 2001 in Akron, Ohio, the duo has become one of the world's preeminent rock acts. The band's raw blues-rock sound is heavily influenced by legendary blues artists including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson.
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Fun facts: Both Carney and Auerbach have been friends since childhood. They founded the group after dropping out of college, and recorded their debut album "The Big Come Up" in Carney's basement.
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According to an interview on NPR's Fresh Air, the group's name came from an acquaintance diagnosed with schizophrenia, Alfred McMoore. He would leave incoherent messages on their answering machines referring to their fathers as "black keys" such as "D flat" when he was upset with them.
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Aside from their 2002 debut "The Big Come Up" and this year's "Let's Rock," the duo has released six other studio albums: 2003's "Thickfreakness," 2004's "Rubber Factory," 2006's "Magic Potion," 2008's "Attack and Release," 2010's "Brothers," 2011's "El Camino" and 2014's "Turn Blue."
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To-date, they've earned 13 Grammy Award nominations, and have won five.
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The band played a 20-song set list on Nov. 17, including: "I Got Mine," "Eagle Birds," "Tell Me Lies," "Gold on the Ceiling," "Fever," "Next Girl," "Fire Walk With Me," "Walk Across the Water," "Everlasting Light," "Howlin' For You"...
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...and "Your Touch," "Strange Times," "Tighten Up," "Thickfreakness," "Ten Cent Pistol," "Little Black Submarines," "Lonely Boy," and a three-song encore of "Lo/Hi," "Go" and "She's Long Gone."
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Portland, Oregon indie-rockers Modest Mouse -- led by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Isaac Brock -- were tapped for the tour's big support act.
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Aside from Brock, the band (which got its start in 1992) consists of drummer Jeremiah Green, bassist Tom Peloso, guitarist Jim Fairchild, bassist/guitarist Russell Higbee, multi-instrumentalist Lisa Molinaro (pictured) and percussionist Ben Massarella.
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The group's sixth studio album, "Strangers to Ourselves," was released on March 17, 2015, and features the singles "Lampshades on Fire," "Coyotes," "The Best Room," "The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box" and "Of Course We Know." (Brock pictured)
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The group tore through a 13-song set list on Nov. 17, including "S--- in Your Cut," "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes," "Paper Thin Walls," "Dashboard," "Satellite Skin," "Interstate 8," "Autumn Beds"...
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... and "Bukowski," "King Rat," "Lampshades on Fire," "Black Cadillacs," "Cowboy Dan" and "The World at Large."
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Garage-rock/punk faves Shannon and the Clams opened the show! Their sound -- which mixes elements of doo-wop, vintage R&B, garage, psych-rock and surf music -- is so fun.
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The group, which got its start in Oakland, California in 2009, is comprised of vocalist/bassist Shannon Shaw (pictured), guitarist Cody Blanchard, keyboardist Will Sprott and drummer Nate Mehan. Their latest album, 2018's "Onion," was produced by none other than Dan Auerbach and released on his Easy Eye Sound record label!
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