“Tighten Up” (Live on Letterman) (Video)

    The Black Keys have had a busy 12 months—not only did they release that surprisingly successful rock/hip-hop crossover record under their Blakroc guise, but they also have their own Brothers album out, which is a return to the kind of blues based rock sound that made their name.


    “Tighten Up” was the first single from the album, and last night’s (May 25) Letterman performance demonstrates why the Black Keys are such a huge live draw—they’re a big dumb rock band playing big dumb rock songs, and while it may not be anything new or innovative, that thudding neanderthal sound somehow never gets old.