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Band, 1994-2006
Rock and Alternative

Formed in Olympia, WA in 1994. Went on "indefinite hiatus" in 2006. Reformed in 2014. These Portland, Oregon-native female punk rockers were in the middle of the Riot Grrrl scene in the 90s, and they were one of the few to survive the inevitable backlash (along with Allison Wolfe and Kathleen Hanna). Sleater-Kinney (the name) is taken from a local freeway off-ramp. Originally, the band was Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein's side-project. The Australian-born Lora MacFarlane became the band's first permanent drummer in late 1994. In 1997, Janet Weiss became their new drummer. After a few albums recorded with John Goodmanson in Portland, OR (which had become their home town), they went into an unfamiliar studio with Dave Fridmann in late 2004, to record their first album for Sub Pop. What they came out with divided a lot of opinions, and was the most challenging album for them to record - countless re-takes and tearful sessions were reported at the time. In the summer of 2006, they announced an "indefinite hiatus", and they played their final U.S. gigs in August. The statement on their official website offers a glimmer of hope: "As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings." They were in other bands before, during, and after Sleater-Kinney's 11 year run: Corin has been in both Heavens To Betsy (2) and Cadallaca, Carrie was in Excuse 17 and The Spells, Laura is in Ninetynine, and Janet is in Quasi (2). Most Recent Line-up: Carrie Brownstein - Guitar, Vocals Corin Tucker - Guitar, Vocals Janet Weiss - Drums, Vocals

PortraitJanet Weiss
dr, perc *1965 US
PortraitCarrie Brownstein
g, voc *1974 US
PortraitCorin Tucker
voc, g *1972 US
PortraitLaura Macfarlane
voc, dr GB
Misty Farrell
Popular Tracks   
Modern Girl on The Woods by Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out on Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney
One More Hour on Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone on Call the Doctor by Sleater-Kinney
Jumpers on The Woods by Sleater-Kinney
Words and Guitar on Dig Me In: A Dig Me Out Covers Album by Sleater-Kinney
Can I Go On on The Center Won't Hold by Sleater-Kinney
You're No Rock n' Roll Fun on All Hands on the Bad One by Sleater-Kinney
Worry With You on Path of Wellness by Sleater-Kinney
A New Wave on No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Live In ParisSleater-Kinney2017Album
Surface Envy (Live) - SingleSleater-Kinney2017Single
Austin City LimitsSleater-Kinney2017Album
Here We ComeSleater-Kinney2017Single
No Cities To LoveSleater-Kinney2015Album
A New WaveSleater-Kinney2015Single
Surface EnvySleater-Kinney2014Single
Start Together // 1994 - 2006Sleater-Kinney2014Single
Bury Our FriendsSleater-Kinney2014Single
The WoodsSleater-Kinney2005Album
One BeatSleater-Kinney2002Album
All Hands On The Bad OneSleater-Kinney2000Album
You're No Rock N' Roll FunSleater-Kinney2000Single
Get UpSleater-Kinney1999Single
The Hot RockSleater-Kinney1999Album
A Quarter To Three / Burn Don't FreezeSleater-Kinney1999Single
Little BabiesSleater-Kinney1998Single
One More HourSleater-Kinney1998Single
Dig Me OutSleater-Kinney1997Album
Call The DoctorSleater-Kinney1996Album
You Ain't It!Sleater-Kinney1994Single
9:30 Club Washington, DCSleater-KinneyAlbum
Milkshake N' HoneySleater-KinneyAlbum
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