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There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour sent the entire mob of people at Union Park scrambling for cover. It let up just long enough for four really good Ex Hex songs, and then it came back… More »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

After spending some more time at Primavera, it’s just striking how civilized of a festival it is. Things are reasonably priced! You spend the whole time looking out at the water! You can wear a jacket at night! For a festival that goes until sunrise, people do a surprising job of keeping their shit together,… More »

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Carrie Brownstein Talks Sleater-Kinney’s Future: “I Think We’ll Definitely Get Back To Writing Songs”

After a decade-long absence, punk-rock heroes Sleater-Kinney returned this year with much fanfare, releasing the excellent comeback album No Cities To Love and launching a…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2015 - 10:35 am

Watch Carrie Brownstein Preview Her Traditional English Folk Album On Colbert

Does it really seem that unlikely that Carrie Brownstein would release an album of 16th-century English folk ballads? She does live in Portland, and she…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 9:13 am

Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker Interviews Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry

Chvrches' second album Every Open Eye hones their electropop sweetness into a razor's edge, and part of that sharpness comes from Lauren Mayberry's unflinching feminism.
Caitlin White | September 29, 2015 - 10:21 am

Carrie Brownstein Lists Her 10 Desert Island Books

Out editor Aaron Hicklin is about to open a new bookstore called One Grand, with a sort of conceptual hook: The store will only sell…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Watch Carrie Brownstein’s Impressive Recovery From An Onstage Spill At Pitchfork Fest

In his recap of Saturday's action at Pitchfork Music Festival, Tom described a dramatic wipeout and triumphant rebound by Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein:…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2015 - 10:18 pm

Watch Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein And Corin Tucker Give Advice To Teen Girls

Rookie has a recurring series called Ask A Grown [Man/Woman] in which they enlist famous musicians/celebrities/people to give advice to teenage quandaries. One of the…
Caitlin White | July 14, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Carrie Brownstein Shares Cover Of Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl

When we interviewed Carrie Brownstein last year, she discussed the progress she'd made on her memoir, which has been in the works since 2012 and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 18, 2015 - 11:32 am

Sleater-Kinney Add Midwest Tour Dates, 5-Night NYC Run

Sleater-Kinney have announced plenty more tour dates for their North American stint behind their excellent new album No Cities To Love. The dates are mostly…
Caitlin White | June 16, 2015 - 10:58 am

Watch Sleater-Kinney’s Full Jools Holland Performance

Sleater-Kinney took the Later... With Jools Holland stage last week and played three tracks off their latest release No Cities To Love: the title track,…
Grace Birnstengel | June 5, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Watch Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein Throw A Perfect First Pitch For The Mariners

Here's how famous Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein is now, thanks to Portlandia: She now gets to do things like throw out the first pitch at a…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2015 - 9:44 am

Watch Nardwuar Re-Interview Sleater-Kinney In The Same Outfits 16 Years Later

When Nardwuar interviewed Sleater-Kinney for the first time in 1999, he gave them nerdy jumpsuits to wear for the duration. Now, sixteen years later, he…
James Rettig | May 9, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Watch Bob Mould Perform With Ian Rubbish In San Francisco

Fred Armisen’s faux-Brit and surprisingly pro-Thatcher punk-rock alter ego Ian Rubbish has been around for a while, and he’s caught the ear of musical greats…
Caitlin White | May 7, 2015 - 10:35 am

Sasquatch! Adds Sleater-Kinney, Angel Olsen & More

Washington's Sasquatch! Music Festival just announced a list of late additions to the 2015 lineup. Sleater-Kinney, Madeon, AlunaGeorge, Angel Olsen, Kaytranada, Goldlink, Hanni El Khatib,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 30, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Arrives This Fall

Back in 2012, we learned that Carrie Brownstein, the Sleater-Kinney co-leader and Portlandia star, was working on a memoir, and she talked a bit about…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2015 - 10:39 am

Watch Carrie Brownstein Interview Kim Gordon On Her Memoir Girl In A Band

Last month, Kim Gordon published her memoir, Girl In A Band, a book that chronicles the Sonic Youth member's life as an artist, musician, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 12, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Watch Sleater-Kinney Get Bad Advice From Vanessa Bayer

Sound Advice, the web series where SNL star gives bands terrible advice in the guise of her Janessa Slater alter-ego, just started a whole new
Tom Breihan | March 10, 2015 - 10:50 am
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