Courtney Barnett Absolutely Dominated Saturday Night Live Yesterday

first_imgThose paying attention of late may have caught the name Courtney Barnett in passing. The Australian rocker opened for, and collaborated with, Jack White a couple years ago, and her debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit took the world by storm last year. She even contributed a rocking version of “New Speedway Boogie” for the Day of the Dead 59-track tribute album to the Grateful Dead, which you can stream here.Last night, Barnett made her debut on last night’s season finale of Saturday Night Live, playing two tunes from her 2015 album. If you’ve never heard Barnett, SNL provided the optimal stage for her to show off some sensational chops. Her music has something of a 1980’s rock and roll vibe to it, drawing from influences like Joan Jett and Billy Idol. Still, she manages to imbue the music with a modern freshness, smoothly belting playful lyrics while keeping the guitar licks rocking. With a tight rhythm section, Barnett is well on her way to capturing the hearts of millions after last night’s showing.Check out the two songs from the evening, “No One Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” and “Pedestrian At Best,” and let us know what you think.“No One Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party”“Pedestrian At Best”last_img

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