Live Review: Sleater-Kinney at Crystal Ballroom, 5/5


Sleater-Kinney are finally home.  After starting its reunion tour in Spokane, of all places, the band returned to the Crystal Ballroom on Tuesday night to play the same venue where it ended its original run in 2006. It was a cause for celebration, sure, but Sleater-Kinney didn’t spend much time leaning on past glories. Opening with the fierce punch of “Price Tag” and “Fangless,” the ...   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Sleater-Kinney at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, Feb. 8


Who the hell kicks off a tour in Spokane?I’m pretty sure bands actually from Spokane don’t start their tours here, much less a band fans have been clamoring to see again for close to a decade. Yet, this is where Sleater-Kinney decided to play its first show in nine years—at a chain concert venue, in the middle of a drab downtown that seemed to have gone to sleep an hour before Carrie Brownstein, ...   More
Monday, February 9, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Bury Our Friends," Sleater-Kinney

It's official, Portland: You can start loving Carrie Brownstein again!


In 2006, when Sleater-Kinney played its final show ever at the Crystal Ballroom, an invisible clock began running, counting down to the legendary Portland-via-Olympia riot grrrls' eventual reunion. It just felt inevitable, considering the group didn't seem to implode with acrimony, and because, let's face it, no one stays broken up anymore these days. Well, that clock has finally hit zero. This morning, ...   More
Monday, October 20, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Corin Tucker Band

Kill My Blues (Kill Rock Stars)

Album Reviews
[PARENTAL PUNK] Collaboration cures what ails you. Corin Tucker took this for granted in the immediate wake of Sleater-Kinney’s breakup, evidenced by the Portlander’s introverted approach on   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 MARK STOCK

Portlandia Shooting Fake MusicfestNW at MusicfestNW

Movies & Television
If you see TV cameras while staggering between MusicfestNW venues tonight, give 'em your most disaffected sneer: Portlandia, the IFC improvisational comedy starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, will be shooting incidental footage at MFNW over the next several days. At a mini-junket luncheon today at Besaw's, Armisen (the Saturday Night Live Obama impersonator) and Brownstein (the Sleater-Kinney ...   More
Thursday, September 9, 2010 AARON MESH

Corin Tucker Reveals Debut Album Details

Is Corin Tucker secretly a Twi-mom? Pitchfork has the details on Tucker's debut solo album, which is being credited to the Corin Tucker Band and features Sara Lund of Unwound and Seth Lorinczi of Golden Bears and Blue Giant. The biggest surprise (besides the already reported details that the record—featuring lots of acoustic guitar, interlocking percussion, and even cellos and violins—is ...   More
Monday, July 12, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Corin Tucker Band, "Doubt," 1,000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)

Corin Tucker spends most of her debut solo album, 1,000 Years, trying to distance herself from the shadow of her former band. It's not an easy task: Sleater-Kinney was, in the words of renowned rock critic Greil Marcus, "America's best rock band" before it went on indefinite hiatus in 2006. But while many songs on 1,000 Years feature acoustic guitars, brushed drums, and even cello, "Doubt" harkens ...   More
Monday, August 2, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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