Indie rock all-stars on SNL finale to play “It’s a Lovely Day” by The Bizarros.

In case you missed it last night, it was the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and it was sort of a big deal. Although the show has wallowed in mediocrity for more than a decade, there have been some very bright spots. Apart from Justin Timberlake, most of the bright spots were from cast mainstays Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and the head writer Seth Meyers.

Sudeikis, Armisen, Hader, and Meyers are all leaving the show, and it was sort of a big deal.

Hader did his obligatory “Stefon” segment on Weekend Update, and it was awesome. I didn’t watch the whole episode, but I caught the Stefon segment, and I caught this other piece of brilliance.

Armisen, playing the role of “Ian Rubbish”, played a song with his band “The Bizarros”. It’s Armisen on vocals and guitar, Hader on bass, cast member Taran Killam on guitar, and Sudeikis on drums. They play a song “It’s a Lovely Day”, about finding a way to see the bright side of things.

As the song progresses, he’s joined by “a few of his friends”, including Aimee Man and her husband Michael Penn, J. Mascis from Dinosaur Jr, Armisen’s “Portlandia” co-star Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag, Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols, and Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth. It’s brilliant:

Of course J Mascis steals the show with his guitar solo, but that’s okay.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

3 responses to “Indie rock all-stars on SNL finale to play “It’s a Lovely Day” by The Bizarros.

  • wjpurdy

    I watched most of that episode this evening, but went to bed before that bit. That was awesome!

  • welp

    Thanks so much for posting who everyone was here. I had a hard time finding this via search engine. I was looking for the band that played at the end of the SNL season finale 2013. I knew it was a bunch of special musicians!

  • Echo

    I cried a little watching the performance. We will miss you fred and stefon!! We love you 😥

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