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Sleater-Kinney Returned to the Pacific Northwest & I Cried (A Review)

“There are more books at this show than any other one I’ve worked,” the door guy at the Showbox remarked immediately after checking both mine and my friend Sonya’s bags. We looked at each other and laughed. That pretty much summed up the crowd for the second of three sold-out Sleater-Kinney shows in Seattle—the very… »5/15/15 12:10pm5/15/15 12:10pm

How to Not Give a Shit: Making Art While Female

"I feel very strongly about that: an alternative to the idea of women being a certain way." Janet Weiss, the drummer for Sleater-Kinney, was sitting on a leather green swivel chair three feet in front of me as she responded to a question from Broad City's Ilana Glazer about feminism. "The quiet, demure, soft-spoken… »1/21/15 2:27pm1/21/15 2:27pm

Ellen Page, Connie Britton and More Sing in New Sleater-Kinney Video

In case you were wondering how the majorly increased visibility of Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) would affect the reunion of Sleater-Kinney after nine years, here is your answer: they are famous and can now get people like Connie Britton, Ellen Page, Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Silverman, and Norman Reedus aka hellooooo… »1/15/15 4:52pm1/15/15 4:52pm

Rachel Maddow Endures Tricksy Politicians With Sleater-Kinney Jams

Rachel Maddow, bastion of political information in bold frames, shared her top five punk songs to help us survive the midterm elections on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Not sure if you've noticed, but the Democrats are chasing black folks around while Colorado politicians who've long been against a women's right to… »10/21/14 11:30am10/21/14 11:30am

Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Releases First Album in Ten Years

Sleater-Kinney, the formative post-riot grrrl band that evolved from Olympia, Washington's tiny music scene to become one of the most important rock bands in America, is back with a triple-KO: they're reuniting, touring the US and Europe and, on January 20, releasing No Cities to Love, their first album in ten… »10/20/14 2:40pm10/20/14 2:40pm