Sleater-Kinney

  • Waxahatchee, Two Nights for Two Years

    “I’ve been looking forward to this show for so long, for years now,” said Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, four songs into her set last Sunday night, before launching into “The Eye” off of the indie rock singer/songwriter’s 2020 album Saint Cloud.  The performance was the first of...
  • Sleater-Kinney Take on Sheds (Live @ The Mann Center, 8/22)

    Sometimes it just takes a pandemic…  For me, it took a pandemic to give a fair shake to what I’ve been calling Sleater-Kinney 2.0.  Sure, Dig Me Out and One Beat soundtracked much of my coolest years, and I’d seen the riot grrrl, power trio numerous times at the...
  • Get Nostalgic with Dressy Bessy and Filthy Friends, Tonight at JB’s

    Although it’s fun getting to spend several nights a week seeing great young bands just on the verge of breaking, at 34, it’s almost always most exciting to get to indulge in the nostalgia of the music that raised me… And tonight, Johnny Brenda’s is hosting a double, or...
  • Death Valley Girls Talk Death, Dogs, and The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection

    Although this was never intended to be part of the story, I’ve actually spent much of the past few hours live-Tweeting back and forth with LA-based punks Death Valley Girls about the 18-inning, Game 3 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox… And,...