Beck Does George Harrison, Tweedy Talk Miley on Late Night

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 09.23.14 in News

Beck, Jeff Tweedy‘s father-son duo and the Black Keys each made the late-night rounds last night on TV. Yes, that’s a lot of guys with guitars, but fortunately it’s some of the better ones in the business.

Beck kicked off Conan‘s weeklong George Harrison tribute (the Beatle‘s first six solo albums are available remastered today as The Apple Years 1968-75). The Morning Phase and Song Reader singer covered “Wah-Wah,” from Harrison’s 1970 triple-album, All Things Must Pass, throwing himself into the acerbic declaration of musical independence. Paul Simon, Norah Jones and Harrison’s son Dhani are scheduled to visit the show later this week.

Wilco frontman Tweedy and his son Spencer, performing as Tweedy, just released their debut album, Sukierae. Our reviewer, David Grossman, writes that the record “lets Tweedy throw together sounds from his past 14 albums to deliver his best work since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.” Last night on The Colbert Report, the Tweedys sat down for an interview (asked if they could take Miley Cyrus and dad Billy Ray Cyrus in a fight, they wisely responded in the negative). They also played the album’s “Low Key,” adding “World Away” as an online exclusive. Watch those performances below, followed by the interview.

The Black Keys are already planning their next album, and they’ve recently taken to covering Edwyn Collins’s “A Girl Like You.” Last night for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, though, they revived their Collins cover and also performed new album Turn Blue‘s  breakneck “Gotta Get Away.” Watch those below.