Courtney Barnett: SNL musical guest rocks season finale
Saturday Night Live ended its 41st season with a dose of indie rock as Australian musician Courtney Barnett jammed through a pair of spirited performances at 30 Rock.
After an introduction from host (and former SNL cast member) Fred Armisen, the 28-year-old Sydney native took the Studio 8H stage in jeans and a t-shirt, crooning over guitars and drums as she performed “Pedestrian at Best” and “Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party” from her debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
The albumwas released in March 2015, peaking at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 4 on the Australian charts, where it was also certified Gold. She was later nominated for Best New Artist at the 58th Grammy Awards, though she lost to Meghan Trainor.
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is available now on iTunes. Watch Barnett rock through “Pedestrian at Best” and her performance of “Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party,” below.
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