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Last year Sleater-Kinney put a period on their world-shaking, band-revitalizing 2015 with a nearly weeklong victory lap across some of New York’s finest venues. (They also played Terminal 5.) During the run, the iconic punk band, with help from one of their famous friends, revived their take on the B-52’s “Rock Lobster,” one of the… More »

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

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 »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2015 - 8:28 am
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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…
James Rettig | February 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2015 - 2:18 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2015 - 11:56 am
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Sleater-Kinney Played Their First Show In 9 Years Last Night

While most of the world was struggling through an uneventful and inoffensive Grammys ceremony, a lucky few got to witness Sleater-Kinney take the stage for…
Stereogum | February 9, 2015 - 9:20 am
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Watch Sleater-Kinney Explain Riot Grrrl In 20 Seconds

Sleater-Kinney may have started out as part of the early '90s riot grrrl movement, but they far eclipsed any of the success the other bands…
James Rettig | January 22, 2015 - 7:48 pm
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Watch The Women Of Broad City Interview Sleater-Kinney

Comedy Central's Broad City is, quite easily, the funniest thing on TV right now, and if you aren't watching it, you really should be. Sleater-Kinney,…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 11:39 am
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Watch Sleater-Kinney Blaze Through “Surface Envy” On Conan

Sleater-Kinney haven't yet started their first tour since getting back together, but they've already played two late-night talk shows. Last night, Carrie Brownstein led them…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 7:20 am
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Sleater-Kinney – “Heavy When I Need It” & “The Fog And Filthy Air”

UPDATE: There's also a second No Cities To Love vinyl bonus track, "The Fog And Filthy Air." A vinyl rip of that one is streaming…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2015 - 11:35 am
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Watch Sleater-Kinney’s High-Kicking Letterman Reunion

Sleater-Kinney returned to David Letterman's Late Show last night for their first public performance since reuniting, and hoo boy was it good. In his review…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2015 - 7:58 am
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Watch Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Many More Celebs Sing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities To Love”

Sleater-Kinney still haven't made any music videos for No Cities To Love, the triumphant comeback album that finally arrives next week. Maybe they won't! Why…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love

Before we even get into how good the new Sleater-Kinney album No Cities To Love is -- and it is very good -- we should…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2015 - 11:08 pm
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