Last night Public Assembly hosted the afterparty for the premiere of Hit So Hard, a documentary about former Hole drummer Patty Schemel; the marquee act for the evening, a group called the Trinity Jam, consisted of Schemel, bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, and guitarist Eric Erlandson—the three people who backed up Courtney Love in Hole during most of the Live Through This aftermath. (Last night’s event was one of a few recent ones paying homage to the band’s history; a week ago Thursday, Erlandson and Auf der Maur promoted Erlandson’s alt-rock memoir, Letters To Kurt, with a performance at the Union Square Barnes & Noble.) As it turned out, Courtney happened to be in New York CIty yesterday, and she popped up onstage for two songs: The beauty-queen-nightmare chronicle “Miss World” and “Over The Edge,” a cover of the 1983 track by the Portland punk legends the Wipers. Video below.
As a side note, yesterday was the 18th anniversary of Live Through This‘s release, Afterward, Courtney seemed pretty content:
@xMAdMxbabies and shredding.. Mazel Tov
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) April 14, 2012
Hit So Hard is currently playing at Cinema Village.