The Black Keys Return To SNL

Some amateur SNL aficionado will have to confirm or deny this, but I’m not sure the show has ever brought in the same musical guest twice in one calendar year before. But the Black Keys came back for their second SNL performance of 2011 this weekend, playing “Lonely Boy” and “Gold On The Ceiling,” two of the hardest-rocking songs on their generally ferocious new album El Camino.

Dan Auerbach appears to be growing the beard back, and the show’s notoriously terrible acoustics did his voice no favors. And since Ghost World star Steve Buscemi was the host, I’m going to have to go ahead and make a Blues Hammer reference. Please forgive me; it couldn’t be avoided. Watch the performances below, and read Videogum’s sketch recap here.

“Lonely Boy”:

“Gold On The Ceiling”:

El Camino is out tomorrow on Nonesuch.