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Sleater-Kinney, Live At The 9:30 Club | All Things Considered Live

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sleater-Kinney’s return to the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., marked a triumphant comeback for the influential trio after nearly a decade. The last time they graced the venue, a transformer malfunctioned during a sweltering summer heat wave, threatening to disrupt their performance. However, the band’s raw energy, particularly Corin Tucker’s powerhouse vocals, may have played a role in pushing the limits of the venue’s infrastructure.

Sleater Kinney Full Concert | NPR MUSIC FRONT ROW - YouTube

The 9:30 Club show became a symbol of closure and anticipation for fans, as Sleater-Kinney embarked on a goodbye-for-now tour at the peak of their creative prowess. The concert, which was rescheduled and recorded for NPR Music, served as a testament to the band’s enduring legacy and their ability to leave an indelible mark on the music scene.

In the years following their hiatus, members Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss pursued various musical and non-musical endeavors, occasionally collaborating with each other. However, the chemistry and electric energy that defined Sleater-Kinney remained unmatched, underscoring the band’s unique and singular place in the music landscape.

As Brownstein aptly put it, Sleater-Kinney is a band without clear predecessors or successors, crafting music that defies categorization and transcends conventional boundaries. Their performance at the 9:30 Club showcased this unparalleled creativity, seamlessly blending tracks from their new album, “No Cities To Love,” with classic favorites like “Oh!” and “Words And Guitar.”

The set list spanned the band’s illustrious career, demonstrating a timeless quality to their music that remains as relevant and incendiary as ever. Sleater-Kinney’s ability to obliterate their own timeline and deliver a set that feels both fresh and familiar speaks volumes about their enduring impact on the alternative rock genre.

With their return to the 9:30 Club, Sleater-Kinney reaffirmed their status as one of the most influential and innovative bands in modern music. Their performance was a celebration of their past achievements and a bold statement of their continued relevance and creative vitality. As they continue to push the boundaries of their sound, Sleater-Kinney remains a force to be reckoned with, defying expectations and inspiring generations of musicians to come.


February 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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