View Full Version : Wild Flag! The Corin Tucker Band! Epic lady rock!

09-24-2010, 12:13 AM
Janet Weiss (of sleater-kinney/Quasi/The Jicks), Carrie Brownstein (s-k), Mary Timony, and Rebecca Cole (of Minders, who I do not know) have teamed up to form a band.

This is gonna be fucking epic.

They're touring!

11/10 – Olympia, WA @ The Northern
11/12 – Seattle, WA @ High Dive
11/13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
11/17 – Sacaramento, CA @ The Hub
11/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
11/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/21 – Pomona, CA @ Aladdins


Corin Tucker also released a solo album recently, and it is quite good.

09-26-2010, 08:19 AM
I'm so excited about Wild Flag! Carrie and Mary have recorded together as The Spells (which I love), but for some reason I feel like the music that'll come out of this project will be completely different.

Also love the Corin Tucker Band album! Looking forward to seeing them next month.

09-26-2010, 06:28 PM
My brain pretty much exploded from joy when I learned about Wild Flag. I'm so pumped that Corin put out a solo album and I'm hoping that she'll eventually play a show in Vancouver.

09-26-2010, 11:19 PM
Seeing them at Doug Fir in November, yes indeedy!!!!


Steve SFM
10-14-2010, 12:30 AM
I just found out about this band, and this is me:


And I shall see them in Pomona. :)

10-20-2014, 02:26 PM
New Sleater-Kinney album and US and European tour (http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/10/20/357434514/sleater-kinney-reunite-announce-new-album).

Sleater-Kinney - Bury Our Friends (feat. Miranda July)

Steve SFM
10-20-2014, 02:36 PM
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. :)

10-20-2014, 11:07 PM
I always thought they'd probably make more music together at some point and am SO excited that it's finally happening. They were a revelation to teenage me. Totally trying for tickets for the Philly show when they go on sale Friday. [post28]

Steve SFM
10-21-2014, 02:19 AM
Yeah, I always assumed they'd do more work together. It's not like Sonic Youth where there's a big ugly divorce in the way. :D

12-02-2014, 06:24 PM
Sleater-Kinney Reddit AMA happening now (https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2o26rc/we_are_sleaterkinney_aua/).



Sleater-Kinney Surface Envy (https://soundcloud.com/sleater-kinney/surface-envy)

12-09-2014, 03:02 PM
More tour dates:

03-02-15 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
04-16-15 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
04-17-15 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
04-18-15 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
04-19-15 New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
04-21-15 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
04-22-15 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
04-23-15 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
04-24-15 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
04-25-15 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
04-26-15 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
04-28-15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
04-29-15 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
05-01-15 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
05-02-15 San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
05-05-15 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
05-06-15 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
05-08-15 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
05-09-15 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

Steve SFM
12-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Well, that makes me feel better about missing them this time, because I fucking hate the Hollywood Palladium. :D Hands down, the worst venue in L.A.

01-10-2015, 03:40 PM
9/10 review of the new SK album in NME..

Sleater-Kinney - 'No Cities To Love' (http://www.nme.com/reviews/sleater-kinney/15874)

In 2000, Sleater-Kinney were interviewed on a long-forgotten American teenage TV show called Trackers. As you can see for yourself on YouTube, the hapless host asks spectacularly mundane questions, but she does at least offer the then Olympia, Washington-based (they now live in Portland) trio the chance to explain their motivations clearly. Firmly, Carrie Brownstein, one of Sleater-Kinney’s two singer-guitarists, says, “we need this”, and to hear ‘No Cities To Love’, the band’s first album since 2005, is to sense their return is driven by the same fundamental necessity.

They certainly have nothing left to prove: their catalogue of seven albums in 10 years (beginning with their self-titled debut in 1995 and all recently remastered) is among the most consistent and culturally vital in all of punk rock, and it’s hardly like they went out on a whimper – for many fans, and for Brownstein herself, their greatest album was their last one, ‘The Woods’, produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips). And it’s not like they’re reforming out of boredom: since they went on indefinite hiatus in 2006, the band’s exemplary drummer Janet Weiss played in her previous band, Quasi, and Stephen Malkmus’ Jicks, as well as being a member of Wild Flag, alongside Brownstein. Brownstein also co-created and stars in the ongoing hit TV show, Portlandia, while Corin Tucker, now a mother of two, released a pair of well-received solo albums in 2010 and 2012. Rather, as Brownstein told NPR recently: “We have to really want it. And you have to feed that hunger and have the energy to.” All of a sudden, they “need” Sleater-Kinney again.

From the outset, ‘No Cities To Love’, produced by long-time collaborator John Goodmanson, reeks of confidence. Opener ‘Price Tag’ is a thunderous rant against consumerism. The second song ‘Fangless’ concerns a man once “a saviour, a mountain”, now “flimsy and fangless, drooping and drowned”. Devastatingly, it ends with: “You were born in a shout/But you will die in a silent skull”.

If Sleater-Kinney - who combine the political ire of Bikini Kill with the musical inventiveness of Minutemen and the pop nous of The B-52s - have a trademark, it’s the double vocal/guitar attack of Tucker and Brownstein and also their dedication to never repeating themselves. Where ‘The Woods’ was dense and loose – proggy even, by the standards of punk rock – the songs on ‘No Cities To Love’ are short, taut and lethal, harking back, if anything, to their earliest albums. But they’re more complete songwriters now, and there isn’t a track on ‘No Cities To Love’ that doesn’t have a killer chorus. “We win! We lose!/Only together do we break the rules”, yell Tucker and Brownstein on ‘Surface Envy’, a brazen celebration of what it means to be back. Elsewhere, they lay themselves bare, tackling ennui on the Gang Of Four-like ‘A New Wave’, need (‘Gimme Love’), self-respect (‘Bury Our Friends’) and death (‘Fade’).

“We want the songs to be daunting,” Weiss has said about this record, and there’s nothing about it that screams foul. It’s heavy, assured and profound – a terrific record alone, but also one that sits in the Sleater-Kinney catalogue naturally, like they’ve never been away. Enjoy it for what it is, and if it provides an entry point to discover their other albums, all the better – you’ve got a feast ahead.

Phil Hebblethwaite

01-12-2015, 09:30 AM
NPR full album stream!

First Listen: Sleater-Kinney, 'No Cities To Love' (http://www.npr.org/2015/01/11/376085344/first-listen-sleater-kinney-no-cities-to-love)


Non-USians may have more luck with this link (http://www.thefourohfive.com/news/article/stream-sleater-kinney-s-comeback-album-no-cities-to-love-142).

Steve SFM
01-16-2015, 05:43 PM

Eeeeeee. It's really happening.

02-12-2015, 11:19 PM
So... I have two tickets for the Pittsburgh show on March 1st, but I can't go because reasons. Would any of you be interested? I know I could go be all overpriced on eBay or StubHub, but I'd rather just let them go for face value to someone who really wants them.

09-25-2015, 08:48 PM
Guys (Steve and Emanate especially!) check out Ex Hex!




I saw them, completely unknown to me then, at a festival over the summer and they were brilliant, heaps of fun and hard rocking. I've just got around to checking the album, released last year, and it is so, so good! I can't stop listening!

Steve SFM
09-25-2015, 10:40 PM
#8 on my list last year. ;) It's so wonderful to see Mary Timony playing upbeat music and seemingly having the time of her life.

09-25-2015, 10:43 PM
^ Glad you know them! I probably saw them mentioned on your list and thought "Must check them out" and then got distracted by a squirrel or something. ;l

I'm seeing them in one of my favourite venues (http://scala.co.uk/) in London in November. It's going to be great!

10-31-2015, 08:26 PM
This Ex Hex KEXP session is ace!