Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett brings shrewd lyrics and rock & roll to Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Nicole Browner Courtney Barnett: Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Courtney Barnett has become an overnight ambassador for Aussie slacker folk rock. Headlining Monday night's sold-out Noise Pop pre-party, Barnett wore a loose-fitting shirt with stripes — this was grunge fashion, no doubt about it — and it turned out that Barnett wasn't looking to be a "folk" singer last night. She brought the rock by letting her drum and bass backing band turn up loud and drive a thick low-end. I didn't expect her to rock like that, and I don't think much of the audience did either. There were [...]

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