News & Events

This page is for news & events that I think are relevant,
and obviously only includes what I know/hear of.
Please email me if you have news, or know of events that should be posted here.

--Carrie Brownstein's Birthday: September 27, 1974
--Corin Tucker's Birthday: November 09, 1972
--Janet Weiss's Birthday: September 25, 1965
--Marshall Tucker Bangs's Birthday (Corin's son): March 08, 2001

--For much more Sleater-Kinney news, check out Toiras' website Tiny Suns Infused with Sour.


--Oct 21, 2005:
From the band's official site: Sleater-Kinney regretfully must cancel their November European dates on account of medical issues. Guitarist/Singer Carrie Brownstein has suffered two severe allergic reactions within the past four months, both resulting in trips to the emergency room. Her doctor has advised that she not travel/tour for prolonged periods of time until the condition stabilizes and further tests are conducted. The band apologizes to all the people that this cancellation affects.

--Oct 03, 2005: From the Subpop email-newsletter: All Tomorrow's Parties May 2006 to be curated by our own Mudhoney, The Shins and Sleater-Kinney! ...Weekend Two takes place May 19th-21st and that weekend Sleater-Kinney, The Shins and Ween will be curating the event. ATP is a remarkably good time, put together the way that every festival should be (and because of the on-site lodging there's never that annoying trapped-rat feeling so pervasive at most music festivals) and if you can possibly make it, you really, really should. Tickets can be purchased directly through:

--Sept. 13, 2005:
Sleater-Kinney is in Comes With a Smile magazine. The magazine comes with a CD, which includes the XFM version of Entertain.

--Sept. 13, 2005: Sleater-Kinney's video for the song Jumpers is up on

--Sept.13, 2005: Out now! CD single for Jumpers. Subpop has a few, if you live in the US, and also has it, if you live in the UK...

--Sept 4th & 5th, 2005, Sunday & Monday of Labor Day Weekend: Sleater-Kinney will play at ArthurFest, along with Sonic Youth, Spoon, and many other bands. Two-day passes and one-day tickets can be purchased on Ticketweb. More information is available at

Sunday, Sept. 4th: Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, The Black Keys, T-Model Ford, Wolfmother (Australia), Sunburned Hand of the Man, Magik Markers, Brightblack Morning Light, Merzbow (Japan), Six Organs of Admittance, Josephine Foster, Lavendar Diamond (feat. Becky Stark), Circle, Radar Bros., Winter Flowers, Residual Echoes, Viking Moses.

Monday, Sept. 5th: Yoko Ono, Spoon, Cat Power, Olivia Tremor Control, Sunn 0))), The Juan Maclean, Comets on Fire, Dead Meadow, Vetiver, Earth, Brad Laner (of Electric Company; Medicine), Marissa Nadler Growing, Jack Rose, Nora Keyes (Centimeters), The Modey Lemon, Fatso Jetson, Geronimo, Future Pigeon.

--June 27th, 2005, Monday: Sleater-Kinney will play on the David Letterman Show. The show airs @ 11:30pm EST, on CBS.

--May 24th, 2005: Release date of the bands 7th album, titled The Woods. Check the band's official website for Spring/Summer 2005 tour dates.

--May 13th, 2005: now has a stream available of all the song from "The Woods". Go here (the link to the stream is at the bottom of the page).

--May 6th, 2005: The Subpop site lists the band as being on "The David Letterman Show" on June 27th, 2005. I wonder if that is tentative or definite? Last but not least, Subpop is also running a "survival kit contest" that you will be entered into, if you pre-order The Woods from them. I am not sure if this is the same kit that is offering in *their* contest, or if it is something else...

--May 2, 2005: Win a Sleater-Kinney "survival kit" from Sleater-Kinney's new album 'The Woods' is coming! Don't be left unprepared! Pre-order for a chance to win one of 10 Sleater-Kinney survival kits! The kit includes a Sleater-Kinney: button, poster, sticker AND their UK 7" for the song "Entertain"! Here's the link to the contest info . I should mention here that pre-orders placed with will also enter you into a contest to win S-K items. So either way, you might win something!

--April 20th, 2005: Official Sleater-Kinney site has been updated, with tons of new features. Includes an Mp3 and video for the song "Entertain" which will be on the upcoming album... Check it out!

--March 31st, 2005: is offering pre-sales of "The Woods" !!! They have the CD, the LP, and the limited edition CD (comes with a DVD of 5 songs performed live). As an added incentive, you can use a coupon code upon check-out, to get 15% off of your order of the album. The code is "thewoods15". All you need to do is just click that link, and run a search for "Sleater-Kinney". The coupon code expires on May 25th, 2005.

--March 2005: The band appeared on Air America radio.

--Aug. 11, 2004: According the official Sleater-Kinney website, Sleater-Kinney is no longer playing the show on August 31st, 2004.

--Sunday, July 25, 2004; San Jose, CA: Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney will be joining rock critic Josh Kun in his discussion with artist Yoshitomo Nara on Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 6:00 pm at the San Jose Repertory Theatre in downtown San Jose (California). Brownstein also contributed to the 'Nara: Nothing Ever Happens' catalogue. A book signing will follow at the San Jose Museum of Art

For more information, please visit the web site here.

Tickets are $30 for SJMA Members and $40 for non-members. To purchase tickets or to join the Museum, please call (408) 271-6867 or visit

--Jan 2004: Sleater-Kinney has launched their very own website, with tour dates, photos, personal pages for Carrie and Corin, + more! Click here to visit their site!

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