Sleater-Kinney ‎– 9:30 Club Washington, DC

NPR ‎– NPRSK2015
DVD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, NTSC, Unofficial Release


1 Intro
2 Price Tag
3 Start Together
4 Fangless
5 Oh!
6 Surface Envy
7 Get Up
8 Ironclad
9 No Anthems
10 Youth Decay
11 What's Mine Is Yours
12 A New Wave
13 No Cities To Love
14 One Beat
15 Words & Guitar
16 Bury Our Friends
17 Sympathy
18 Entertain
19 Jumpers
20 Encore
21 Gimmie Love
22 Little Babies
23 Turn It On
24 Modern Girl
25 Dig Me Out
26 Crowd


Recorded live on February 24th 2015 at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC.
Filmed by NPR and Broadcast Live Online

The last time Sleater-Kinney played the 9:30 Club, a transformer threatened to blow in the midst of a summer heat wave. Or maybe the Washington, D.C., club just couldn't handle Corin Tucker's pipes. That was nine years ago, on a goodbye-for-now tour that caught the trio at the top of its game. The show was rescheduled and taped for NPR Music, and we had our closure, crossing fingers that it wouldn't be the last we'd hear from Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss.

In the intervening years, all three put their energies into other projects, musical and not, sometimes even with each other. But Sleater-Kinney has an electric chemistry of its own. As Brownstein says, "I really think Sleater-Kinney is a singular band with no clear predecessor or successor, so I don't think we started out creating music that you could see the palette of colors that we were using, and maybe draw a lineage."

On the first night of a two-night gig at the 9:30 Club, Sleater-Kinney went all-in with its set list. Tracks from the band's monster of a new album, No Cities To Love, felt natural alongside songs like "Oh!" and "Words And Guitar," obliterating the band's timeline by demonstrating a catalog that's always present, always on fire.

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Robin Hilton; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Colin Marshall, Morgan McCloy, Claire O'Neill, Maggie Starbard, Carlos Waters; Photo: Alex Schelldorf; Host: Bob Boilen; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann.