"RIP guitarist Marlene Marder of Swiss band Kleenex / LiliPUT. Their "Ain't You" 7" is one of the single most early influences on my guitar playing and likely on Sleater-Kinney in general. And if you listen, you'll hear its influence on countless other bands. "Die Matrosen" has gone on nearly every music mix I've made for people. Thanks for those riffs, Marlene." -Carrie
"We're very excited to be at this year's Riot Fest Denver! See you in September! (Riot Fest will NOT have any live animal attractions or circus animals or animal rides.)" -Sleater-Kinney
"I have a piece in this week's NewYorker. Let's set up a call to discuss it." -Carrie
Carrie's Book Available Now!
Please check out Carrie's twitter page for the most up-to-date information on interviews, shows and what she's up to.
Pitchfork covers Fred and Carrie on SNL. "So excited for Fred! And @brielarson and @courtneymelba!!" -Carrie
The 14th annual gala, The Moth Ball, took place May 10th at Capitale in New York City. "Had a wonderful and inspiring time last night at The Moth Ball. Thanks for honoring me. Here's my speech." -Carrie
PORTLANDIA season 6 is available on Amazon or iTunes. Here’s the trailer, which has wigs, drones, man-buns, and more wigs. "Admittedly, this is a bonkers season." -Carrie
Sleater-Kinney Tour News
Get your Sleater-Kinney tickets here. For news, check their twitter page or Facebook, also Janet's, Corin's and Carrie's twitter pages.Sleater-Kinney played Australia's Golden Plains festival, March 12th through the 14th. They also performed throughout New Zealand and Australia: Powerstation (Auckland), HQ Complex (Adelaide), Triffid (Brisbane), Sydney Opera House (Sydney) and The Croxton (Melbourne).
A Sleater-Kinney review by Dewi Cooke of The Sydney Morning Herald.
"Cities Who Love Sleater-Kinney: Ten years after calling it quits, one of the world’s best bands is back, and touring Australia. We spoke to drummer Janet Weiss." -BROADSHEET.COM.AU
"Austin City Limits" featured Sleater-Kinney. Here's the streaming version. Pitchfork has the setlist and footage of the band performing "Modern Girl" and "I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone."
Articles by the New York Times and the Village Voice, cover Sleater-Kinney’s five nights of concerts in New York.
Sleater-Kinney with Fred Armisen, cover the B-52’s Rock Lobster, at Terminal 5.
Sleater-Kinney played at the Festival Corona Capital on November 21st and 22nd. En Español.
Sleater-Kinney played Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival for a SOLD OUT performance. Here's video of "Bury Our Friends" and "Entertain." New: Modern Girl
Six Pitchfork contributors weigh in with their reaction to seeing Sleater-Kinney for the first time. Pitchfork's Carrie and Sleater-Kinney coverage.
Sleater-Kinney rocked the main-stage at Sasquatch! Video here. (Photo: David Greenwald/The Oregonian)
Sleater-Kinney performed Feb 20th at the BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC FESTIVAL in Newcastle, England. Video here.
Sleater-Kinney performed No Cities To Love & Price Tag on the BBC2's Later With Jools Holland!
Sleater-Kinney played at Primavera Sound 2015 in Barcelona (May 29th). Here's video of the band rocking some of the 100,000+ that attend the annual event.
Sleater-Kinney played "Bury Our Friends" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Their new album No Cities To Love is available to purchase in CD, LP, and Deluxe LP formats (or iTunes). On Sub Pop Records.
Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss and Carrie, have released a deluxe vinyl box set, Start Together, comprised of remastered editions of Sleater-Kinney's seven studio albums. Official trailer video.
The NY Times calls Sleater-Kinney's reunion record, the first great album of 2015. And Pitchfork has named it Best New Music.
Sleater-Kinney's No Cities To Love has made Billboard's list of The 10 Best Albums of 2015 (So Far).
No Cities to Love makes Rolling Stone's 45 Best Albums of 2015 So Far.
"Bury Our Friends" is Billboard's pick for the best Rock/Alternative track of 2014.
Sleater-Kinney performed their new single "Price Tag" on Late Night with Seth Meyer.
BBC Radio 6: The Story of Sleater-Kinney.
Riot Grrl, Reuniting, and Portlandia
SOUND ADVICE with SNL's Vanessa Bayer
NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook.
AMA on reddit.
NPR's World Cafe has excerpts from a concert.
Corin Tucker's Bullseye interview.
Sleater-Kinney is animated Bob's Burgers style, for the "A New Wave" video.
Video: No Cities To Love
Video: NPR webcast from the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC:
The Emmy, WGA and Peabody award winning comedy series aired it's season 6 finale March 24th, on IFC. Netflix has the first 5 seasons, and catch season 6 on Amazon or iTunes. They'll be back for a seventh!
Jerry Seinfeld: I think [PORTLANDIA is] the best comedy on TV right now and it's easily one of the best comedies of all time. Well, it's my opinion. What do I know about comedy?
Emmy Awards 2015 for PORTLANDIA: "Congrats to our amazing art department (Tyler Robinson, Schuyler Telleen and Katherine Isom), on their Emmy win in Production Design!" -Carrie
Fred Armisen and Jerry Seinfeld explore Portlandia in Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.
Fred and Carrie talk favorite episodes, and duel on the drums. Here's their reddit AMA.
PORTLANDIA gets tech.
Here's a full episode sneak peek from Season 6: "Going Gray"
Jonathan Krisel: Co-Creator, Writer and Director
Fred Armisen: Late Night's 8G Band & SNL
Carrie Brownstein: Sleater-Kinney & IMDB
Full cast and crew
Facebook & Twitter & Instagram
The talented writers that bring us PORTLANDIA are at their annual retreat, for season 7 (photo from Season 6): Fred Armisen, Karey Dornetto, Carrie Brownstein, Graham Wagner and Jonathan Krisel:
This season's Baskets, has episodes directed by Jonathan Krisel (also known for SNL, Man Seeking Woman & Kroll Show), and written by Graham Wagner (also known for The Office & Mulaney):
Written by Karey Dornetto (also known for Community, South Park & Arrested Development):
THE PORTLANDIA COOK BOOK
THE PORTLANDIA ACTIVITY BOOK
PORTLANDIA: A Guide for Visitors
Carrie plays Syd, in this Emmy and Golden Globe winning show. A production of Amazon Studio & Pictures in a Row, it's back for it's 2nd season. 1st season here. Also, available in Canada on Shomi.com.
Margaret Lyons: Transparent is a crystalline bird's nest, beautiful and fragile and a little bit dreamy and magical, where you hatched and from whence you're obligated to fly away.
Emmy Awards 2015: TRANSPARENT has won 5 Emmy Awards. Congratulations to Jeffrey Tambor, Jill Soloway, Bradley Whitford, Marie Schley, Nancy Jarzynko and Dustin O’Halloran!
Jill Soloway: Director & Executive Producer
Jeffrey Tambor as: Maura Pfefferman
Full cast and crew
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Golden Globe Winners for 2015:
Best Comedy Series: Transparent
Best Actor in a TV Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor
“Transparent” is the first online series to ever win a best series Golden Globe, comedy or drama. And it’s Amazon’s first.
Ali Pfefferman (Gaby Hoffmann) and Syd (Carrie Brownstein).
Books, Interviews and Articles
PORTLANDIA’s “Women and Women First” bookstore is a real-life feminist bookstore and community center in Portland called “In Other Words.” If you’d like to help it in it’s mission, please click here.
Carrie talks 'Portlandia' and joys of fandom with Los Angeles Times reporter Glenn Whipp for a chat about the show, Sleater-Kinney and other stuff.
Artist, writer, filmmaker and actor Miranda July talks about her recent performance work, 'New Society.’
Carrie spoke to Bob Boilen (aka @allsongs) about his book YOUR SONG CHANGED MY LIFE on May 2nd.
A conversation between old friends Miranda July and Carrie from the February issue of Interview Magazine.
Carrie interviews Kim Gordon (video) at San Francisco’s JCC. Check out Kim’s book: GIRL IN A BAND: A MEMOIR.
"That time in high school when Carrie Brownstein realized performing was more than a passion." -New York Magazine
Carrie interviews Lena Dunham.
Carrie interviews Pearl Jam.
Carrie's article for Lucky Magazine.
Carrie talks to her friend Aidy Bryant about her memoir.
Carrie talks to Bonnie Stiernberg of Paste Magazine.
VIDEO: Carrie threw out the first pitch for the Seattle Mariners on May 9th.
The band Wild Flag: History and the music.