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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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Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”

UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney confirmed a new album and a world tour.
James Rettig | October 19, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Preview Sleater-Kinney’s Surprise New Song Possibly From “1/20/15″ Reunion Album

People have been speculating about a Sleater-Kinney reunion forever -- especially since Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss' other band Wild Flag broke up a year…
Chris DeVille | October 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Sleater-Kinney Announce Limited Edition 7xLP Box Set Start Together

Here's some rad news for the first day back to real life after a holiday weekend: Sleater-Kinney, one of history's most righteously ass-kicking rock bands,…
Chris DeVille | September 2, 2014 - 10:35 am

Q&A: Carrie Brownstein On Writing Her Memoir, Portlandia’s Fourth Season, And The Future Of Sleater-Kinney

Few indie rock alums have managed to enjoy a career as successful -- and as wildly varied -- as that of Carrie Brownstein. For those…
T. Cole Rachel | January 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Watch Sleater-Kinney Reunite Onstage With Pearl Jam In Portland

Pearl Jam, who brought Carrie Brownstein onstage in Dallas earlier this month, did one better last night by reuniting the Portlandia star's former band Sleater-Kinney…
Scott Lapatine | November 30, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Watch Free Energy Cover Sleater-Kinney

Their album Love Sign was one of the more delirious and underrated blasts of power-pop fizz that anyone has released this year, and the great…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Sleater-Kinney Albums From Worst To Best

Sleater-Kinney: the name suggests a joint sociological survey, or perhaps a university residence hall. Turns out it’s the Lacey, WA street on which the band…
Brad Shoup | February 6, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Stream Corin Tucker Band Kill My Blues

Former Sleater-Kinney de facto leader Corin Tucker is one of indie rock's magical people, so a new album from her is something worthy of your…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2012 - 11:04 am

One Beat Turns 10

A couple of weeks after I graduated college, as a sort of birthday present to myself, I drove down to Washington, D.C. to see a…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Turntable Interview: Corin Tucker

Corin Tucker has been making music longer than some of you have been alive. Bursting out of the burgeoning music scene in Olympia, Washington in…
Melissa Locker | August 9, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Corin Tucker Band – “Neskowin” (Stereogum Premiere)

This fall, the former Sleater-Kinney lead yowler Corin Tucker and her Corin Tucker Band return with their new album Kill My Blues. We've already heard…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2012 - 9:10 am

Corin Tucker Band – “Groundhog Day”

Corin Tucker, the former de facto leader of Sleater-Kinney, recently announced plans to drop Kill My Blues, the second album from her Corin Tucker Band,…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2012 - 10:56 am

Carrie Brownstein To Publish Memoir

The New York Times reports that Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag co-leader Carrie Brownstein, who’s lately become weirdly famous as one of the two people behind Portlandia, has…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2012 - 2:51 pm

The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television's best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon's music talent booker. Way to go,…
Amrit Singh | December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery…
Stereogum | December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm

Check Out Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein’s iTunes Celebrity Playlists

It's poetic that after roasting everyone's DJ nights, the Portlandia stars sorta DJ for us. Well, for iTunes. I hope nobody is surprised that they…
Amrit Singh | December 16, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Stream Wild Flag’s Debut Album

If you’re an indie rock-inclined human being of a certain age, there’s a good chance you’ve been checking for updates on the Wild Flag album…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2011 - 10:37 am

Wild Flag – “Glass Tambourine”

Wild Flag, the supergroup of Sleater-Kinney/Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein, Helium's Mary Timony, S-K/Quasi's Janet Weiss, and the Minders' Rebecca Cole, are releasing their debut 7" on…
brandon | March 4, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Colin Meloy, James Mercer, Corin Tucker Guest On Portlandia

Portlandia's already been good for unexpected cameos (Aimee Mann, Steve Buscemi, Aubrey Plaza, plus many others). And it looks lik Portlandia is upping the number…
jessica | February 17, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Watch Portlandia, Indie Sketch Show With Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, And A Washed Out Theme Song

"The dream of the '90s is alive in Portland," the place where young people go to retire. Or so goes the opening musical sequence of…
brandon | January 14, 2011 - 5:13 pm