It's Thursday and the weekend is so close you can taste it, but still too far away for you to get up from your desk and enjoy a couple of days off. What are you supposed to do to hang onto your sanity for the next 24 hours? Watching a few Alabama Shakes live performances can't hurt.

The band is definitely having a moment right now, enjoying a mountainous wave of buzz behind their debut album, 'Boys & Girls,' which cracked the Billboard Top 20 after its April 9 release. And the band members aren't resting on their budding laurels, either -- they've been hitting the promotional circuit with force, appearing on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' and racking up live dates as fast as they can schedule them.

The band's reputation as a solid live draw was earned with buckets of sweat, as you can see from the clips embedded below, drawn from MTV Hive's 'Live in NYC' series. Check out their performances of 'Hold On' and 'Be Mine' right here, then head over to the MTV Hive site to check out the rest -- including backstage interview footage.

Watch Alabama Shakes Perform 'Hold On'

Watch Alabama Shakes Rock 'Be Mine'