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Watch Sleater-Kinney cover the CCR classic “Fortunate Son” at the Women’s March on Washington

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Sleater-Kinney | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

At the hub of this weekend’s Women’s March in Washington DC, Planned Parenthood hosted an expansive benefit concert, with Sleater-Kinney sharing the headlining bill with The National.

Sleater-Kinney brought something extra special to their set, with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards (as well as The National’s Matt Berninger and Dirty Projectors‘ Dave Longstreth) joining them onstage to perform the Vietnam-era staple “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Continue reading →

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Listen to Sleater-Kinney tear up “What’s Mine Is Yours” from their new live album

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At the beginning of the month, we got word that Pacific Northwest power trio Sleater-Kinney would release its first ever live-album, recorded at La Cigale on March 20th, 2015 while the band was on tour supporting No Cities to Love. Today, we got the first taste of that incendiary performance with a fierce take on “What’s Mine Is Yours,” originally heard on the band’s 2006 outing The WoodsContinue reading →

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Madonna to Springsteen to Sleater-Kinney: A year in David Bowie covers

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A year ago today, the music world was shocked by the sudden passing of David Bowie. As universal feelings of grief evolved into one of the most massive celebrations of life that rock and roll has ever seen, artists of all statures channeled their love of Bowie into tributes and live covers.

It became something you just sort of expected to see when going to live music in 2016 — somebody, somewhere was going to play a song from The Thin White Duke — and we’ve collected some of the most impressive Bowie covers we’ve seen from the past 12 months below, from EL VY‘s “Let’s Dance” and Wilco‘s “Space Oddity” to versions of “Rebel Rebel” by Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Sleater-Kinney alike. And that’s just scratching the surface. Dig in below.
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Sleater-Kinney to release first-ever live album, recorded at La Cigale in Paris

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Sleater-Kinney | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

After ringing in the new year in San Francisco with some covers honoring George Michael and David Bowie, Sleater-Kinney have now announced the release of their first live album dropping later this month. According to PitchforkLive in Paris was recorded down the street from Moulin Rouge at La Cigale on March 20th, 2015 while the band was on tour supporting No Cities to Love.

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Back and stronger than ever, Sleater-Kinney rocked Union Transfer

Sleater-Kinney | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
Sleater-Kinney | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Back in October, Sleater-Kinney astonished their devout fan base by announcing a new album, dropping a new song, and revealing a tour, their first in almost a decade. Four months later, fans in Philadelphia were given a chance to witness the newly resurrected group.

After an opening set by the politically-charged Minnesota MC Lizzo – who preached female empowerment through her intelligence and sexuality, while mixing in a strong sense of intersectionality, mentioning the #BlackLivesMatter movement and Riot Grrrl – Sleater-Kinney took the Union Transfer stage on Saturday night to wild applause from the sold-out crowd. Continue reading →

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: See Mary Poppins sing death metal, Daft Punk revealed in wood, & Watch Sleater-Kinney perform “Price Tag” live.

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Ahh yes, what would a Friday be without a beloved Disney character singing “Death Metal?’ Some interesting viral video shows Mary Poppins singing and dancing among an animated cast as they would during the original film…except the original lyrics to “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” have been replaced with “something quite atrocious.” Continue reading →