Sleater-Kinney

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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).

Weiss announced her departure from the band in 2019.

Most Recent Line-up:
Carrie Brownstein - Guitar, Vocals
Corin Tucker - Guitar, Vocals
Janet Weiss - Drums, Vocals
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Albums

VVK 6 Sleater-Kinney - Sleater-Kinney album art Sleater-Kinney Sleater-Kinney (MiniAlbum, Album) Villa Villakula VVK 6 US 1995 Sell This Version
CHSW 13 Sleater-Kinney - Call The Doctor album art Sleater-Kinney Call The Doctor (Album) Chainsaw CHSW 13 US 1996 Sell This Version
OLE 269-2 Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out album art Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out (Album) Kill Rock Stars OLE 269-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
OLE 352-2 Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock album art Sleater-Kinney The Hot Rock (Album) Kill Rock Stars OLE 352-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
KRS 360 Sleater-Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One album art Sleater-Kinney All Hands On The Bad One (Album) Kill Rock Stars KRS 360 US 2000 Sell This Version
KRS 387 Sleater-Kinney - One Beat album art Sleater-Kinney One Beat (Album, Single) Kill Rock Stars KRS 387 US 2002 Sell This Version
SPCD 670 Sleater-Kinney - The Woods album art Sleater-Kinney The Woods (Album) Sub Pop SPCD 670 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
LOVECD408 Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love album art Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love (Album) Sub Pop LOVECD408 2015 Sell This Version
SP1191 Sleater-Kinney - Live In Paris album art Sleater-Kinney Live In Paris (Album) Sub Pop SP1191 US 2017 Sell This Version
MILK043LPD Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold album art Sleater-Kinney The Center Won't Hold (Album, Single) Mom + Pop MILK043LPD Australia 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VVK 2 Sleater-Kinney - You Ain't It! album art Sleater-Kinney You Ain't It! (Single) Villa Villakula VVK 2 US 1994 Sell This Version
OLE 321-7 Sleater-Kinney - One More Hour album art Sleater-Kinney One More Hour (Single) Matador OLE 321-7 UK 1998 Sell This Version
OLE 326-7 Sleater-Kinney - Little Babies album art Sleater-Kinney Little Babies (Single) Matador OLE 326-7 UK 1998 Sell This Version
OLE 354-7 Sleater-Kinney - Get Up album art Sleater-Kinney Get Up (Single) Kill Rock Stars OLE 354-7 UK 1999 Sell This Version
OLE 351-2 Sleater-Kinney - A Quarter To Three / Burn Don't Freeze album art Sleater-Kinney A Quarter To Three / Burn Don't Freeze(Minimax, Single) Matador OLE 351-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
KRS 364 Sleater-Kinney - You're No Rock N' Roll Fun album art Sleater-Kinney You're No Rock N' Roll Fun (Single) Kill Rock Stars KRS 364 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Sleater-Kinney Oh! (CD, Single, Promo) Kill Rock Stars none USA & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
SP 698 Sleater-Kinney - Jumpers album art Sleater-Kinney Jumpers (Single) Sub Pop SP 698 US 2005 Sell This Version
SP 687 Sleater-Kinney - Entertain album art Sleater-Kinney Entertain (Single) Sub Pop SP 687 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Sleater-Kinney - Live At Lollapalooza 2006: Sleater-Kinney album art Sleater-Kinney Live At Lollapalooza 2006: Sleater-Kinney(3xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Not On Label none 2006
none Sleater-Kinney Bury Our Friends (Single) Sub Pop none 2014
none Sleater-Kinney - Surface Envy album art Sleater-Kinney Surface Envy (Single) Sub Pop none 2014
SP1161 Sleater-Kinney - Cassingle album art Sleater-Kinney Cassingle(Cass, Single) Sub Pop SP1161 US 2015 Sell This Version
ProCD 225 Sleater-Kinney - A New Wave album art Sleater-Kinney A New Wave(CD, Single, Promo) Sub Pop ProCD 225 US 2015 Sell This Version
SKL001002 Sleater-Kinney - Surface Envy (Live) - Single album art Sleater-Kinney Surface Envy (Live) - Single (Single) Sub Pop SKL001002 US 2017