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Olympia, Washington, United States (1994 – 2006, 2014 – present)

Sleater-Kinney is a band which formed in 1994 in Olympia, Washington, United States. The band’s lineup is Corin Tucker (vocals, guitar), Carrie Brownstein (vocals, guitar) and Janet Weiss (drums). Before Weiss, the band had a succession of drummers, including Lora Macfarlane, Misty Farrell and Toni Gogin.

The group’s name is derived from Sleater Kinney Road, Interstate 5 off ramp #108 in Lacey, Washington, the location of one of their early practice spaces. They formed in and were a vital part of the and scenes in Washington, although they later relocated to Portland, Oregon. Throughout its existence the band was often noted by critics for its “anthemic” message, its willingness to reinvent the musical palette of punk rock, and its consistency in producing highly acclaimed albums.

Corin Tucker had previously been a member of Heavens To Besty (and would form the side project Cadillaca while a member of Sleater-Kinney), and Brownstein had been a member Excuse 17 (and, like Tucker, formed a side project, The Spells, while still a member of Sleater-Kinney). Weiss, a member of Quasi, and later Motorgoat and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, became the band’s drummer in 1996. The band released seven albums, “Sleater-Kinney” (1995), “Call the Doctor” (1996), “Dig Me Out” (1997), “The Hot Rock” (1999), “All Hands on the Bad One” (2000), “One Beat” (2002) and “The Woods” (2005) before disbanding in 2006, with the members going on to pursue other projects.

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  • austin_tmbrlake

    Show last night in DC was incredible! Even better than I hoped <333 - If you have a chance to see them on this tour, GO!

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  • jlegend369

    What a dope album! I'm a fan! I'll have to check out some of their older material now!

    yesterday evening Reply
  • robotsalad

    http://www.npr.org/event/music/388196234/live-tuesday-sleater-kinney-in-concert# This is still streamable. They said the audio would be uploaded as a podcast, but I'm not seeing it yet.

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  • austin_tmbrlake

    i think the hot rock is lowkey my favorite SK record. i always forget that I love it so much for some reason, but man... it's so amazing. "get up" gets me every time, that must be one of their best songs, probably my personal favorite

    25 Feb 10:37am Reply
  • EgyptianNight

    Where I work, only local artists play on our radio station, and Sleater-Kinney always plays! I love it!

    22 Feb 10:45am Reply
  • product83

    Is anyone recording the shows?: i am a huge fan and collector,, Unfortunately I dont get to see them this tour. If anyone has some recordings hit me up please

    19 Feb 9:12pm Reply
  • Offino

    i feel no cities to love, so hrd

    11 Feb 8:11pm Reply
  • KDay1990

    Hey y'all, I'm selling a GA ticket for the Chicago show. Hit me up you're interested.

    11 Feb 5:00pm Reply
  • xrongor

    the encore is completely wrong. the encore was: Little Babies Turn It On Modern Girl Dig Me Out

    10 Feb 1:05am Reply
  • xrongor

    ps. the setlist is wrong. they did NOT play joey ramone. i have not checked it completely but that stuck out.

    10 Feb 1:03am Reply
  • xrongor

    first show was incredible!!!!!! if the rest are half as good it will be an awesome tour!

    10 Feb 1:02am Reply
  • yinxianghecheng

    Here's the setlist from yesterday: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/sleaterkinney/2015/knitting-factory-spokane-wa-3bca186c.html

    9 Feb 8:24pm Reply
  • richmonz

    Has anyone seen a setlist at all for the first show of the tour? Very interested to see what songs they're playing.

    9 Feb 3:13pm Reply
  • I_See_sound

    So, so glad for this.

    8 Feb 9:19pm Reply
  • DookieMestrebug

    Check out Dig Me Out. It's insanely good and aggressive, hooked me on the first listen. I've heard it repeatedly during an entire day. After that I just knew I've had to check all their stuff.

    5 Feb 3:09am Reply
  • the_red_shoes

    BEST COMEBACK EVER

    4 Feb 6:54am Reply
  • trotsky89

    THE WOODS

    4 Feb 3:11am Reply
  • stupidstuff

    It's all good. Seriously, their albums vary in tone but not much in quality - at least to these ears. OK I'm not crazy about the first album... which has its moments too. lol.

    3 Feb 11:57pm Reply
  • Nekrovoor

    i never listened to this band before, but I really like their recent effort. Any recs for further listening?

    3 Feb 10:02pm Reply
  • xrongor

    Great new album from a great band! Can't wait for the upcoming shows!!!!

    1 Feb 5:45am Reply
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