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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:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 21, 2015 - 10:18 pm

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Saturday

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2015 - 3:57 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 best things about the series is the way it highlights just how universal most of these dilemmas are; the problems of teenagers aren’t necessarily that different from the problems of… More »

By: 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 was, at the time, untitled. We later learned that the book will be released this October, and that Brownstein had decided on the apt title Hunger Makes Me A ModernMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 18, 2015 - 11:32 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

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 »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 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 focused in Midwest and East Coast cities, and conclude with a five show run in New York City. A small number of five-night-passes for those New York shows are being… More »

By: 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, “Gimme Love,” and “Price Tag.” A week later, footage of the full performance is finally online. More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / June 5, 2015 - 3:52 pm

The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Friday

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / May 30, 2015 - 10:49 am

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 baseball game. And here’s how much of a badass she is: She makes it look good. Brownstein threw the first pitch at yesterday’s Mariners/A’s game in Seattle, and she fired… More »

By: 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 met up with the group during its reunion tour, and brought the same jumpsuits along, minus one for drummer Janet Weiss, who kept hers but didn’t have it on hand. More »

By: 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 like the Clash. But this week he opened for the back-to-back Sleater-Kinney/Bob Mould sold-out shows in San Francisco at the Masonic. One enterprising front-row attendee and YouTube user Admiral NeedaMore »

By: 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, Mother Mother, Said The Whale, THEESatisfaction, Helms Alee, Acapulco Lips, Otieno Terry, Aparna Nancherla, Sara Schaefer, Hunter Hunted, Slow Bird, and Sisters and Unlikely Friends will now join the extensive… More »

By: 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 her process in an interview with us last year. (Brownstein also just interviewed Kim Gordon about her own memoir.) And today, we learn that Brownstein’s memoir is called Hunger MakesMore »

By: 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 mother, as well her romantic relationship with bandmate Thurston Moore. On March 10, Gordon was interviewed by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein at San Francisco’s Jewish Community Center as part of their… More »

By: 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 season on the IFC website, and we already posted her sit-down with “Weird Al” Yankovic. But the episode we were really waiting for is the one with Sleater-Kinney, a band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2015 - 10:50 am

Watch Sleater-Kinney Roar Through “Price Tag” On Seth Meyers

In the past few weeks, the best mornings have been the ones where we get to start things off watching Sleater-Kinney play some late-night show or other. Since the band came back with their triumphant return No Cities To Love, Sleater-Kinney have already played Letterman and Conan. Last night, they served musical-guest duties on LateMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2015 - 8:28 am

Livestream Sleater-Kinney’s 9:30 Club Concert

Sleater-Kinney have been making their way around North America for the past month in support of their new album, No Cities To Love. Tonight, they stop in Washington D.C. for a show at the iconic 9:30 Club. Sleater-Kinney’s live shows are legendary, so if you don’t have the opportunity to see them when they roll… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s videos: A romantic apocalyptic vision, a balling-on-a-budget masterclass, a giddy cartoon crossover, an absolutely fucking disgusting surgery-room fever-dream, and a glittering metropolitan drug-trip. None of them have anything to do with each other! But they’re all really good! There is not a single thread connecting this week’s best videos beyond the fact that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Sleater-Kinney – “A New Wave” Video (Feat. Bob’s Burgers)

Over the past few years, a few big indie types have guested on the Fox cartoon sitcom Bob’s Burgers or covered the show’s songs. But now, for the first time, Bob’s Burgers has put in a guest appearance in a big indie band’s video. Or, rather, the video functions as a sort of Bob’s BurgersMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015 - 11:56 am
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