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THE CENTER WON’T HOLD
So why did their drummer just quit the band? B y now, we know reunion culture is a con. The brief excitement of seeing a favourite band re-form is swiftly tempered by watching them resentfully trot out the hits and confront their mortality.
They went on hiatus in and devoted themselves to solo projects. Vincent , and released in August Critics Greil Marcus and Robert Christgau have each praised Sleater-Kinney as one of the essential rock groups of the early s. The group's name derives from Sleater Kinney Road, in Lacey, Washington , where signs for Interstate 5 exit number announce its existence. Tucker was formerly in the influential riot grrrl band Heavens to Betsy , while Brownstein was formerly in the band Excuse
A cult concert. For some, Friday, March 20 was synonymous with solar eclipse and peak pollution. The kind of cult rendezvous for feminist punk followers, nostalgic Riot grrrl and all those who shed a tear when the [band] announced their separation. It was in , and Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss had decided to store their guitars for an indefinite period after shaking the feminist rock scene for twelve years. It took them nine to reform and give birth to a new album more pop than punk but still carrying a crazy energy. To say that the Sleater-Kinney are ultra charismatic on stage would almost be an euphemism. Carrie Brownstein, who has a second career on the small screen in the satyr series Portlandia, martyred her guitar like twenty years ago, while supporting Corin Tucker…singing. Behind them, Janet Weiss, on drums, makes sure of the frenzy of the pieces. Squares of fabric hanging on the back wall float in the air, caressing a light sailing between red and blue. The live is in the image of their albums: abrasive.