One of our favorite albums of 2015 was the reunited Sleater-Kinney’s stellar eighth LP, No Cities to Love, which arrived following a nearly decade-long hiatus. The trio’s first studio full-length since 2005’s The Woods, No Cities to Love showcases the legendary trio in dynamic-as-ever form, which, upon first listen, prompted many of their devoted supporters to fall in love with them all over again.
Just over a year since the album’s much-anticipated release, the threesome of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss appeared on Austin City Limits for the first time in their storied career. Broadcast this past weekend, the band’s career-spanning set included three songs from No Cities to Love (“Price Tag,” “A New Wave,” and the title track), plus tracks from their acclaimed 1997 LP Dig Me Out (title track, “Words and Guitar”) and The Woods (“Entertain,” “Modern Girl”).
In addition to the seven songs featured in the broadcast, Austin City Limits has shared a web-exclusive clip of the band performing the classic “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” from their 1996 sophomore LP Call the Doctor. In a reverential lyrical twist that can be heard at the 1:20 mark of the video above, the band substitute riot grrrl proto-mother Kim Gordon (of Sonic Youth fame) for Joey Ramone in the song’s chorus.
Enjoy Sleater-Kinney’s Austin City Limits performance below—which precedes a performance by Cincinnati garage rock band Heartless Bastards—through February 27th.
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