Sleater-Kinney rang in the New Year in style with a sold-out gig at San Francisco’s Masonic. As happens at any good NYE bash, they brought along some friends in openers The Thermals and the evening’s DJ, Britt Daniel of Spoon. During Sleater-Kinney’s set, all of these musicians joined together to pay tribute to those lost in 2016 with a pair of cover songs.
Carrie Brownstein and the band first welcomed out The Thermals for a rendition of George Michael’s classic “Faith”. Then Daniel, The Thermals’ Hutch Harris, and Corin Tucker traded off verses on David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” to close out the evening. Both songs ended up being the perfect message with which to steel oneself for the New Year, as Brownstein closed the show saying, “We love you. Protect yourself. Protect each other. Resist!”
Watch the performance of “Rebel Rebel” above, with a different angle and “Faith” viewable below.