June 8, 2012

LIVESound: Against Me! and Joan Jett Cover The Replacement's "Androgynous"

As previously reported here on AwkwardSound, punk darlings Against Me! are currently on tour with Brit rockers The Cult, but what's been grabbing headlines at these shows in particular is that they're among the first public appearances since AM!'s leader came out as transgender, living her life now as Laura Jane Grace. Friday night's show at Terminal 5 in New York City was a particularly special one as the band was joined by punk rock vet Joan Jett. The raven haired icon stepped up to the mic wearing a near-identical outfit as Laura Jane and went on to belt out a rowdier version of The Replacements' bar crawling Let It Be cut "Androgynous." An early report via Rock NYC said Laura Jane "introduced it by saying it was an obvious choice since he is a transvestite and 'fucking loves The Replacements.'" Meanwhile, Screaming Females, openers on AM!'s tour last summer, were in attendance and tweeted it was "beautiful" and that they "almost cried." The first fan video has surfaced, and it certainly does Screamales' words justice...

Against Me! w/ Joan Jett - "Androgynous"  (Live at Terminal 5, NYC)

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