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Sleater-Kinney and Fred Armisen Cover The B-52’s ‘Rock Lobster’

After last week’s cover of The Ramones, it seems Sleater-Kinney aren’t shying away from including covers into their live show repertoire. Currently on a mammoth tour in support of their latest album, No Cities To Love, the latest song to get the SK treatment was none other than The B-52’s Rock Lobster, with comedian Fred Armisen jumping on stage for lead vocal duties.

Armisen, who stars alongside Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein in the hilarious sketch show Portlandia, performed with a cowbell and all to an energetic crowd- all of whom seemed really quite eager to hear this new rendition. Considering they are one of the biggest bands that are representative of the riot grrrl movement, and embody all that is kick-ass femininity in the music industry, the pairing of Sleater-Kinney and The B-52’s is admittedly not one that has crossed my mind before, but there is something about the below clip that I just can’t get enough of.

Armisen running from one side of the stage to the other, Corin Tucker on those high-pitched backing vocals, Brownstein absolutely ruling on her guitar and Janet Weiss remaining cool, calm and collected on the drum kit behind them; this is one cover we hope to see for ourselves some day.

Sleater-Kinney are set to make their way down to Australia early next year as their world tour continues, and will be playing Golden Plains festival as well as a handful of sideshows in March. Check the details for that below, and if there are any tickets at all remaining, you should absolutely jump on them right now!

Sleater-Kinney Australian Tour Dates

Fri March 4: HQ, Adelaide
Tickets on sale now – www.oztix.com.au

Sat March 5: The Triffid, Brisbane
Tickets on sale now – www.oztix.com.au

Sun March 6: Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets on sale Friday Oct 30 – www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Wed March 9: The Croxton, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

Thurs March 10: The Croxton, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)