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Sleater-Kinney Play 'Modern Girl', 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' on ‘Austin City Limits'

by Alexandria Wojcik   Jan 29, 2016 00:17 AM EST

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Sleater-Kinney is performing on this Saturday's episode of Austin City Limits. Ahead of the broadcast, the feminist punk pioneers have shared footage of them playing "Modern Girl" and "I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone."

The performance marks Sleater-Kinney's debut appearance on the legendary PBS live concert . The split-episode will also feature a set from Austin-based indie rockers Heartless Bastards.

The episode finds the seminal punk outfit deliver a career-spanning seven song set. The lineup consists of the original trio of guitarists/vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss as well as newest band member Katie Harkin rocking out on everything.

According to the setlist Pitchfork shared, the band plays "Dig Me Out," the title track of their 1997 album, as well as "Words and Guitar." They also feature "Price Tag," "A New Wave" and the title track from 2015's No Cities To Love.

"Modern Girl" originally appeared on the band's 2005 critically acclaimed album The Woods. It's also the inspiration behind the title of lead singer Carrie Brownstein's recently published memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl.


"I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone" is featured on the band's sophomore album, 1996's Call the Doctor and is often regarded a defining moment in feminist punk rock history. A note accompanying the video states that the footage is a "Bonus track not included in the television broadcast."

In a statement Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona said "This show is all about women who rock, not to mention awesome singers! It took a decade for Sleater-Kinney to bring us new music, but it was worth the wait. They're living proof that a band can keep getting better and better."

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