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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sub Pop Accidentally Streamed Sleater-Kinney’s Reunion Album 3 Weeks Early

Earlier today, we named Sleater-Kinney's No Cities To Love our most anticipated album of 2015. Also earlier today: Sub Pop accidentally released an advance stream…
James Rettig | December 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because Thanksgiving cut off last week at about the halfway point, we didn't do a 5 Best Songs. So for this week's column, we considered…
Stereogum | December 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Watch Sleater-Kinney Play A Game Called “All Hands On The Bad One” On The Chris Gethard Show

Sleater-Kinney made their first TV appearance since reuniting last night on The Chris Gethard Show, which broadcasts online and on Manhattan Public Access. The band…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Sleater-Kinney – “Surface Envy”

Back in October, Sleater-Kinney dropped a bomb on the universe, announcing a surprise reunion by way of releasing the amazing new song "Bury Our Friends."…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Preview 2 More Songs From Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love On All Songs Considered

Sleater-Kinney, one of the best bands in the history of the world, is back early next year with the new album No Cities To Love.
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2014 - 5:12 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week was brutal here in NYC as the city got hit with widespread panic and potentially unstoppable plague. Yes, dear readers, CMJ is back!
Stereogum | October 24, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Watch Gerard Way Cover Sleater-Kinney’s “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” At CMJ

The entire universe, it seems, is ridiculously amped about the coming Sleater-Kinney reunion, and former glam-emo stars are no exception. Gerard Way, the onetime My…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 9:58 am

Sleater-Kinney Announce No Cities To Love Reunion Album & World Tour

It's true! It's all true! Sleater-Kinney are back in every possible capacity, with a new album called No Cities To Love coming in January and…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2014 - 8:59 am