“Hold On” (Live On Letterman) (Video)

    The ascendant Alabama Shakes were on Letterman last night, performing “Hold On” from their hotly tipped Boys & Girls, coming on like an unfrozen caveman version of Big Brother & The Holding Company. It seems impossible that a band as back to basics as this could catch as much hype as Alabama Shakes have, but then again, it’s not like tons of bands sound like Janis Joplin or 1962 like this band does. Letterman geeks out like many music writers before him at the end too.