Dinosaur Jr have performed Neil Young‘s 1975 track “Cortez The Killer” during their gig at New York’s Bowery Ballroom last night (December 5), where they have a six-night residency.
The band, who are at the venue until December 8, were supported on vocals by Lee Ranaldo, while comedian Fred Armisen joined drummer Murph on a second kit.
The band also covered “Hey Policeman!” by fictional English punk band, Ian Rubbish and the Bizarros, who Armisen created for a Saturday Night Live sketch, The History Of Punk.
Meanwhile, in the same spirit, Kurt Vile took part in an event at New York’s Webster Hall on December 2 during which he covered songs by Bob Dylan and The Velvet Underground.
The showcase celebrating booking agency Ground Control Touring‘s 15th anniversary, featured a number of collaborations and covers, reports Pitchfork.
Kurt Vile, Kim Gordon, Steve Gunn, and Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere covered The Velvet Underground’s “Sister Ray“, while Vile also teamed up with Woods for a version of Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door“.
Other collaborations included Parquet Courts with Lee Ranaldo, Woods with Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage, Waxahatchee with Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan, and Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves with Rainer Maria.
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