A year ago yesterday, I saw Sleater-Kinney perform for the first time at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. It was a magical evening, complete with Carrie Brownstein jumping over onto the odd orchestral barrier between general admission and the stage and singing down to a group of us crazy fans wearing “Carrie’s Coven” t-shirts. I’d been to hundreds and hundreds of concerts, but none quite so melt-your-face-off amazing. And then they melted my face off even MORE the next night at Terminal 5.
During that first show, though, the band played a cover of the Ramones’ “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight),” and in honor of that concert anniversary, here’s that fun cover.
December 13: Sleater-Kinney (live), “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)”