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St. Vincent talks bringing ‘Daddy’s Home’ to Hollywood Bowl as ‘The Nowhere Inn’ film debuts

“Daddy’s Home,” the sixth studio album from St. Vincent, arrived in May, but Annie Clark, the artist behind the stage name, says it hasn’t felt fully finished until now. “A record doesn’t really feel complete to me until I’ve actually played the songs for people and with people in real-time,” Clark says on a recent phone call. “Because you get to see how the energy in the crowd changes. “You get to see, like, ‘Oh, they’re all singing along to that part,’” she says. “You get to know in a real way...
Tags: Music, Movies, Disney, Beck, Sport, Pink Floyd, Things To Do, Soccer, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, New Orleans, Parliament, St Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, New England, Nine Inch Nails

Watch Sleater-Kinney Join Wilco On “A Shot In The Arm” In Forest Hills

For the last couple weeks, Wilco and Sleater-Kinney have been making their way around the country on a co-headlining North American tour that was rescheduled from last year due to pandemic-related reasons. They came through New York City last night to perform at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens and, after some Hurricane Henri-related delays that caused Wilco to go on later than expected, Sleater-Kinney joined them for the first song they played: “A Shot In The Arm,” the anthemic cut off Summerteet...
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Wilco, Queens, Sleater Kinney, Forest Hills Stadium, Forest Hills, Sleater Kinney Join Wilco

Album Of The Week: Wolves In The Throne Room Primordial Arcana

The veteran black metal wanderers Wolves In The Throne Room formed in Olympia, a beautiful little college town that also happens to be Washington’s state capital. Olympia has a lot of thrift shops and seafood restaurants. It’s a bougie place with hippie signifiers and a vague sense of encroaching methiness. K Records and Kill Rock Stars are both based in Olympia, and Kurt Cobain lived there for a while. Rancid wrote one of their best songs about wanting to get back to Olympia. A lot of great ind...
Tags: Music, Washington, Kurt Cobain, Album Of The Week, Olympia, Sleater Kinney, Wolves In The Throne Room

‘It reeked of hope and ambition’: 30 years of riot grrrl label Kill Rock Stars

Born in the Pacific north-west scene that produced grunge – but often in opposition to it – Kill Rock Stars pushed women to the front of the stage, and also gave Elliott Smith a platformIn 1991, something was brewing under the constant clouds of Olympia, Washington. Young people flocked there, DIY bands formed, fanzines were scrawled with fervour, and feminist politics galvanised young women. And a record label was founded to house it all.“Everyone was in a band, usually three,” remembers Tinuvi...
Tags: Music, Women, US, Life and style, Music Industry, Culture, Feminism, Pop and rock, Punk, Indie, Washington State, Seattle, Matthew, Sleater-kinney, Elliott Smith, Pacific North West

Heart Biopic: ‘Portlandia’ Star Carrie Brownstein Directing Film About the Female-Led Rock Band

Heart, the rock band that rose to popularity in the 1970s and ’80s thanks to its shredding guitar riffs and powerful vocals from sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, is getting the biopic treatment. Carrie Brownstein, the Peabody Award-winning writer and actress who starred alongside Fred Armisen in the comedy series Portlandia, is set to direct the Heart biopic for Amazon Studios. In a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Lyndsey Parker (via THR), Heart co-founder, lead singer, and guitarist Ann Wilson...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Elton John, Anne Hathaway, Heart, Biopics, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Seattle, ANN, True Story, Wilson, Rami Malek, Barracuda, Sleater Kinney, Amazon Studios

Heart Biopic in the Works at Amazon, Says Band Vocalist Ann Wilson

A biopic about Seattle-based classic rock band Heart is being produced for Amazon, vocalist Ann Wilson revealed to SiriusXM’s “Volume West” host Lyndsey Parker. According to Wilson, Carrie Brownstein, guitarist of punk band Sleater-Kinney and star of IFC’s comedy series “Portlandia,” will write and direct the film. Lynda Obst, most known for her work on […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Ifc, Heart, Carrie Brownstein, Seattle, Sleater Kinney, Ann Wilson, Lyndsey Parker, Lynda Obst, Amazon Says Band, Wilson Carrie Brownstein

Mariah Carey’s Alt-Rock Album Was Inspired By Sleater-Kinney, L7, & Green Day’s Dookie

Last week, we found out about Mariah Carey's secret 1995 alt-rock album thanks to Carey's new memoir The Meaning Of Mariah Carey. Recorded at the same time as she was making her 1995 album Daydream, the album was eventually released under the name Chick with Carey's then-roommate Clarissa Dane as lead vocalist. Carey … More »
Tags: Music, News, Mariah Carey, Green Day, Sleater Kinney, Carey, L7, Clarissa Dane

Bett Williams' Playlist for Her Memoir "The Wild Kindness"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. Bett Williams' memoir The Wild Kindness is a fascinating and compelling exploration of self and discovery through psychedelics. Kirkus wrote of the book: "An exuberant endorsement of the use of ps...
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Quasi – “Last Days Of The Thin Blue Line”

Since leaving Sleater-Kinney last summer, Janet Weiss has had more time to focus on Quasi, her long-running duo with ex-husband Sam Coomes. Back in April, they shared a demo of a new song called "Rotten Wrock" as part of a quarantine video series. And now, as reports, they've … More »
Tags: Music, Sleater Kinney, Janet Weiss, Quasi, Sam Coomes, Sam Coomes Back, Rotten Wrock

Miranda July’s Kajillionaire Trailer Features Angel Olsen Covering “Mr. Lonely”

Before she was a famous filmmaker and writer, Miranda July released some music on fabled Northwest indie labels Kill Rock Stars and K Records. Nowadays her contributions to the musical sphere are usually more peripheral, like when she contributed to Sleater-Kinney's "Hurry On Home" lyric video. Or consider today's new movie trailer, in … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sleater Kinney, Angel Olsen, Miranda July, Bobby Vinton, Emile Mosseri, Kajillionaire

Watch Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein & Corin Tucker Play “Modern Girl” Together For Audience Of One Cute Dog

Right now, Sleater-Kinney were supposed to be getting ready to head out on a big summer tour with Wilco. The two bands announced the shows back in March, exactly one day before the world started shutting down in the face of the pandemic. Wilco have said that they're trying to reschedule the dates … More »
Tags: Music, News, Wilco, Carrie Brownstein, Sleater Kinney, Corin Tucker

‘Rodeo Queens’ Amazon Series Will Star Dakota Johnson, With Carrie Brownstein Directing

Dakota Johnson is getting back together with the folks at Amazon. The actress will appear in the Amazon comedy series Rodeo Queens, a mockumentary-style show created by I Am Not Okay With This co-creator Christy Hall. The series will follow a group of women vying to be the Rodeo Queen, the “female representatives and ‘face”‘of the sport of rodeo.” Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame, will direct. According to Collider, Dakota Johnson will star in Rodeo Queens, a new Amaz...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, Wikipedia, Johnson, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Dakota Johnson, Sleater Kinney, Collider, Brownstein, Elisa Ellis, Christy Hall, Rodeo Queens

All Hands On The Bad One Turns 20

Julian Casablancas didn't even exist yet, and Corin Tucker already cooked his ass. Casablancas was alive when Sleater-Kinney released All Hands On The Bad One, the triumphant face-exploder of an album that turns 20 tomorrow. The Strokes had started, but they were still playing the Mercury Lounge. They were still months away from releasing the … More »
Tags: Music, The Anniversary, Sleater Kinney, Julian Casablancas, Corin Tucker, Casablancas

Watch Quasi Kick Off Quarantine Video Series & Demo New Song “Rotten Wrock”

The great drummer Janet Weiss had a rough summer last year. In the span of a month and a half, Weiss quit Sleater-Kinney, the band that had counted her as a member for the past 20 years, and got into a bad car accident. Because of that accident, Weiss had to … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Sleater Kinney, Weiss, Janet Weiss, Quasi, Sam Coomes

Kraftwerk: where to start in their back catalogue

In Listener’s Digest, a new series to help you through self-isolation, our writers will help you explore the work of great pop musicians. We start with the German electronic pioneers KraftwerkWhile many of us worldwide are unable to experience live music during the coronavirus crisis, or even socialise as normal, we can still use streaming services. Now is the time to delve into that artist you’ve always wanted to check out more deeply – but where to start?This week we’re starting a new series t...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Rihanna, Culture, Pop and rock, Electronic Music, Kraftwerk, Sleater Kinney, Alice Coltrane, Listener 's Digest

Wilco & Sleater-Kinney Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour

God bless the power of human confidence. Right now, with pandemic fears tanking the stock market and with festivals and big tours shutting down, it seems like a massive act of hubris to announce that your band is hitting the road this summer. And yet that's what some bands are doing. More »
Tags: Music, Wilco, Tour Dates, Sleater-kinney, Nnamdi

How to get a job at famous ad agency Wieden and Kennedy, and what applicants should never do, according to insiders

37-year-old independent agency Wieden and Kennedy is famous for its Nike, Facebook, McDonald's, and other ads, and it gets hundreds of applications a week. The agency seeks out people from outside the ad industry, often finding them through nontraditional channels. Executives there said aspiring employees should emphasize their personal passions rather than awards or titles. Click here for more BI Prime stories. With 1,500-plus employees in Portland, Oregon and 7 other offices around the wor...
Tags: New York, London, Instagram, Trends, Nike, Amsterdam, Portland, Starbucks, Portland Oregon, West Coast, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Michael Bloomberg, Kennedy, Business Insider, Sao Paulo Brazil

Insiders reveal how to get a job at Wieden and Kennedy, the famous ad agency behind Nike, Bud Light, and McDonald's

37-year-old independent agency Wieden and Kennedy is known for its ambitious ads for brands like Nike, Facebook, McDonald's, and Old Spice. It's notoriously hard to get a job there, and the agency seeks out people from outside the ad industry, often finding them through nontraditional channels. Executives there said aspiring employees should emphasize their personal passions rather than awards or titles. Click here for more BI Prime stories. With 1,500-plus employees in Portland, Oregon and ...
Tags: New York, London, Instagram, Trends, Nike, Amsterdam, Portland, Starbucks, Portland Oregon, West Coast, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, Michael Bloomberg, Kennedy, Business Insider, McDonald

How St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein Convinced Dakota Johnson to Make a Cameo in ‘The Nowhere Inn’

“The Nowhere Inn,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is a music mockumentary that stars Carrie Brownstein, one of the founding members of the rock band Sleater-Kinney. In the film, Brownstein plays the director of a documentary chronicling Annie Clark’s music persona St. Vincent on a fictionalized version of her Masseduction tour, but to […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Carrie Brownstein, St. Vincent, Dakota Johnson, Vincent, Annie Clark, Sleater Kinney, Brownstein

‘The Nowhere Inn’ Review: St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein Tackle the Surreal Side of Fame [Sundance 2020]

On stage, St. Vincent is sexy, mysterious, and seemingly all-powerful. Offstage, though, she’s Annie Clark – and Annie Clark is a bit of a boring nerd. Or so says The Nowhere Inn, a surreal meta-comedy about fame – and what we demand from the famous people we idolize. Framed as both a faux documentary and a narrative film, The Nowhere Inn finds Clark’s best friend Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame, setting out to make a documentary about St. Vincent on tour. But as Clark ...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Nintendo, St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia, David Lynch, Dakota Johnson, Vincent, Sundance, Annie Clark, Clark, Sleater Kinney

The 12 Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Cameos of All Time

Last October marked 20 years since Curb Your Enthusiasm debuted as an hour-long special that would soon morph into a long-running series. Though there have been multiple hiatuses between seasons — presumably for creator Larry David to mine his anxieties for compelling story arcs— Curb has continually returned to add its own fresh dose of awkwardness to an evolving culture. Throughout its run, Curb has consistently featured notable, often delightful casting of famous faces in shock...
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SOAK – “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (The National Cover)

Way back in April, the young Derry, Northern Ireland native Bridie Monds-Watson released Grim Town, her second album as SOAK. Beyond her own tunes, she's delivered some intriguing covers this year including the 1975's "Love It If We Made It" and Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl." And today she's taken on … More »
Tags: Music, The National, Sleater Kinney, Derry Northern Ireland, Bridie Monds Watson, Soak, Bloodbuzz Ohio

Review: Sleater-Kinney end their American tour in Seattle, a place ‘we call home’

With personnel changes and a newly pop-inflected sound, Sleater-Kinney's been under scrutiny. But at their latest performance in Seattle, the band's political convictions and devoted fanbase hadn't changed a bit.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Life, Seattle, Sleater Kinney

Shorties (The National Book Award Winners, Janet Weiss on Leaving Sleater-Kinney, and more)

The 2019 National Book Award winners have been announced. Janet Weiss discussed leaving Sleater-Kinney in an interview with the podcast The Trap Set With Joe Wong. November's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $3.99: Black Deutschland by Daryl Pinckney A Prayer for the Dying by Stewart O'Nan Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 309 year-end lists so far. Noisey listed the best albums of the 2010s. Michael Chabon on Ursula K. Le Guin. Stream...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, Michael Chabon, Ursula K Le Guin, Kevin Wilson, Kim Gordon, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Stewart, Sleater Kinney, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Janet Weiss, Jenny Offil, Mindscape, Samuel R Delany, Sean Carroll