Sleater-Kinney is taking over New York City for five nights this week, playing in various theatres and venues around Manhattan and Brooklyn. On Sunday night (Dec. 13), the "A New Wave" band played Terminal 5, and were joined by Carrie Brownstein's Portlandia co-star Fred Armisen for a rousing cover of the B-52s hit "Rock Lobster."
Armisen came on to the Terminal 5 stage during Sleater-Kinney's encore. Between performances of "Modern Girl" and closing song "Dig Me Out," Armisen popped up onto the stage to give a rousing rendition of "Rock Lobster."
Dressed in a bright orange jacket, Armisen broke out his best Fred Schneider impression, bouncing around the stage and playing a cowbell while Brownstein, Janet Weiss and Corin Tucker backed him up with soaring instrumentals and accompanying vocals.
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The NYC performance of "Rock Lobster" was not the first time the band played the B-52s track live. Sleater-Kinney previously covered "Rock Lobster" in 1997 with K Records founder Calvin Johnson at a show in Olympia, Washington.
The Dec. 13 Terminal 5 show was the second night of a five-night Sleater-Kinney New York takeover. On Saturday night (Dec. 12), the riot grrrls played Brooklyn's Kings Theater. Tonight, they will take over Irving Plaza before heading to the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday and wrapping it all up on Wednesday at Brooklyn's Market Hotel.
Sleater-Kinney are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed January album No Cities to Love.