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    Watch Courtney Barnett Cover Patti Smith's "Renondo Beach"

    The Aussie indie icon paid tribute to Smith at a recent gig in Melbourne

    Not only has Courtney Barnett spent the last month and some change opening for Britpop icons Blur, she's one of the best indie lyricists going. You can quote us on that. 

    She recently dropped two Jack White-produced tunes, "Boxing Day Blues" and an inventive cover of Boys Next Door's "Shivers." Last night in Melbourne, she tried her hand at another classic, taking on Patti Smith's "Renondo Beach."

    It was a special event: Barnett covered the tune at a tribute to Smith's Horses album. Watch it above, then click through our list of the 13 coolest music festivals you've never heard of.