In 1994, when Sleater-Kinney arrived on the scene, grunge/alternative rock had, for the most part, seen its swift yet potent “golden age” come and go. With the doors flung wide open, radio-friendly imitators were swarming in in droves, much to the disdain of early fans, yet simultaneously to the immense satisfaction of label heads and radio programmers. Yes, the mid-to-late-90s made weird with the “rawk” as it packaged it into more and more consumer-friendly parcels. But rock ‘n roll can never truly die, so it was up to bands like Sleater-Kinney to do what any good rock and roller would do: Get weirder.
It’s 2015 and time to dig into the slew of huge new releases coming our way. First up: The gang reviews this year’s most anticipated comeback albums, Sleater Kinney’s No Cities To Love! Kevin, Paul , Quinn and Tori dive deep into the band’s history, their re-emergence and how the trio fits into the modern music scene nine years after calling it quits, and more. PLUS! Richmond, Virginia’s pop shredders The Trillions are back, and we’re debuting their frenetic track “Extinction Blues” from their electrifying new album Superposition, due out at the end of January. So strap in and get ready to get rocked on Episode 98 of Chunkyglasses: The Podcast!
In 2006, Sleater Kinney, one of the most influential punk bands, never mind all girl punk bands, of all time either called it quits or went on “extended hiatus” depending on who you ask. The vacuum that the Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein’s exit created in the music scene was sizeable and pretty much remained that way until a couple of years ago when all three musicians returned to the stage, only this time in different bands. You all know how Brownstein and Weiss’s adventures have fared with Wild Flag, but Corin Tucker has been just as busy.
The Corin Tucker Band’s 2010 release 1,000 Years was met with widespread critical acclaim, and the shows in support of that record were raucous affairs that got back to the roots of her riot grrl history with Sleater Kinney. This week saw the release of Kill My Blues, the groups second album, and tonight the foursome will bring their new noise to the Black Cat Backstage for you to experience the new songs (and maybe a Shiela E cover or two) first hand.
Check out the video below and get ready to get sweaty and loud, because in a few hours it's gonna be time to ROCK!
Tickets are still available HERE! We'll see you at the show!
The Capital Pride festivities take place this weekend and you know what that means? Time for a totally lame segement of the population to take a good long look at themselves, think "why am I such an A-hole" and just starting getting along with your fellow man.
Is this shit really that hard?
Anyways, festivities are all over town this weekend, and you should go and show your support. In the meantime please enjoy this cover of Sheila E's "Glamourous Life" as performed by the always and forever fabulous Corin Tucker and her band.