1. Meet Lizzo, the Body-Positive Rapper Opening for Sleater-Kinney

    March 02, 2015 5:49 PM EST She's worked with Prince, gotten props from André 3000, and proudly calls herself a big girl in a small world. "I always say that there's this magnet for weird people." That's how 26-year-old rapper Lizzo describes Minneapolis, the adopted city that helped propel her…

  2. Sleater-Kinney Returns to New York, Rocks Through Past and Present: Live Review

    February 27, 2015 12:51 PM EST The Sleater-Kinney 2015 reunion extravaganza rolled on last night (Feb. 26), with the first of two sold-out shows at New York's Terminal 5, a venue far larger than what the trio would have played prior to its 2006 split. S-K's power goes beyond the goodwill of having them back --…

  3. How the 33 1/3 Series, In Spite of Two Shrinking Industries, Continues to Thrive

    February 25, 2015 11:27 AM EST How 'Harry Potter' made the long-running series possible. You've heard it before: music criticism as we know it is dying , replaced with editorial positions at Apple or lifestyle reporters masquerading as music journalists. But in one tiny corner of the publishing industry, at…

  4. Watch The 'Broad City' Girls' Nicki Minaj 'Micro-Impression'

    February 20, 2015 9:33 PM EST When a full impression is just too long, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City recommend the 'mico-impression.' Watch the 'Broad City' Girls' Incredible Sleater-Kinney Interview   The comedy duo joined David Letterman on The Late Show Thursday night, teaching…

  5. Carrie Brownstein Talks 'Portlandia' and Sleater-Kinney: 'I Don't Feel Schizophrenic with Acting and Music'

    February 20, 2015 11:33 AM EST The Queen Of Cool Before Carrie Brownstein was the Emmy-nominated writer and star of IFC TV series Portlandia , she was a singer-guitarist in beloved feminist-rock band Sleater-Kinney , formed in 1994. But when the trio went on hiatus in 2006, she ventured into new territory, sketching…

  6. Watch Sleater-Kinney Join 'Bob's Burgers' Cast for 'A New Wave' Video

    February 19, 2015 4:50 PM EST Sleater-Kinney 's last music video enlisted a bunch of cool people like Sarah Silverman and Andy Samberg singing their own rendition of "No Cities to Love." For the next music video off their kickass new album, the trio has again gone the unconventional route, and we love…

  7. Exclusive: Happy Fangs Premiere Video For Driving Garage Rocker 'Raw Nights'

    February 18, 2015 11:00 AM EST Rockin' San Francisco trio Happy Fangs released their debut LP Capricorn on Jan. 27 and now they're giving their song "Raw Nights" the video treatment. The punkish garage trio put their warpaint on -- literally -- for the video, which brings the cut "Raw Nights"…

  8. Exclusive Premiere: Alien Ant Farm Returns With 'Always And Forever'

    February 17, 2015 1:09 PM EST The last several months have been big on musical comebacks: Garth Brooks and D'Angelo both released albums for the first time in more than a decade, and Sleater-Kinney put out a new record after a hiatus of nine years and change. Joining the list of prominent returning musical acts is…

  9. Pitchfork Fest 2015 Lineup: Chance The Rapper, Wilco, Sleater-Kinney To Headline

    February 13, 2015 10:47 AM EST Pitchfork Music Festival, now entering its tenth year at Chicago's Union Square Park, has unveiled its 2015 lineup of indie rock all-stars. Wilco , Sleater-Kinney and Chance The Rapper will headline the annual festival, which will take place July 17-19 this year. Chance The Rapper, a…

  10. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Kate Pierson (The B-52's) Interview, Plus Joey Badass & More

    January 30, 2015 6:06 PM EST We were lucky to get a very special guest on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast: Kate Pierson of (one of my favorite bands!)  The B-52's. Pierson's solo debut, Guitars and Microphones , comes out Feb. 17, and she stopped by to explain how the album came together with help…

  11. Sleater-Kinney Hits New High on Billboard 200 & Top Rock Albums

    January 30, 2015 10:28 AM EST Sleater-Kinney scores its highest rank on the Billboard 200 (No. 18) and starts at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums with its eighth full-length album, and first in nearly 10 years, No Cities to Love . The influential punk trio (Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein, also of Portlandia…

  12. Who Says Rock Is Dead? Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy & More Notch Big Debuts

    January 28, 2015 6:38 PM EST Even if "rock is dead" has become an overplayed claim, we can all agree that 2014 didn't produce many great counter-arguments. Coldplay , who rock about as hard as the Kidz Bop Kids, earned the best-selling rock album of 2014. Eek. And that's only if you count albums…

  13. L7's Original Lineup Announces 2015 Reunion Shows

    January 27, 2015 5:21 PM EST January 2015: The month riot grrrl returned. Not long after Sleater-Kinney released their killer comeback album No Cities to Love , L7 have confirmed two concerts dates for the original lineup's first show together in 14 years. Back in December, the band teased a reunion of the…

  14. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Bjork, Sleater-Kinney, Frank Ocean & More

    January 23, 2015 3:00 PM EST Unlike most Januarys in the music realm, 2015 is off to an impressive start. This week saw the surprise early release of Bjork 's Vulnicura , Sleater-Kinney 's first album in 10 years and the jaw-dropping debut from Viet Cong. We also discuss DJ Mustard's remix of Beyonce &…

  15. Watch the 'Broad City' Girls' Incredible Sleater-Kinney Interview

    January 22, 2015 10:25 AM EST Sleater-Kinney returned from a nearly decade-long hiatus to release the fantastic No Cities to Love this week. Broad City kicked off its second season last week. A year layoff isn't quite the same, but the comedy duo and musical trio have a lot more in common than that. How Many…

  16. Publishing Briefs: Anjali Malhotra Southward to Lead YouTube's Relationships With U.S. Publishers

    January 22, 2015 4:34 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  The Nettwerk Music Group continues to assert itself in the music publishing space: it has acquired the catalog of Robot  Of the Century Music , the publishing catalog formed by Roadrunner…

  17. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , James Blake , Interpol , Belle & Sebastian…

  18. Sleater-Kinney Talks New Album & More With 'Broad City' Stars Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer

    January 17, 2015 1:00 PM EST It seemed almost too good to be true. On Friday night (Jan. 16), in the flatteringly lit basement of midtown Manhattan's Ace Hotel, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of  Broad City , the scrappy webisode turned TV show cum cultural (and, as Glazer's eponymous character might say,…

  19. Watch Sleater-Kinney Ride a 'New Wave' on Fiery 'Letterman' Performance

    January 16, 2015 11:00 AM EST The release of Sleater-Kinney's kick-ass comeback album No Cities to Love is only four days away, and the cool promotion bits keep coming. Last night (Jan. 15), the power trio stopped by Late Show   With David Letterman for a performance of the album cut "New Wave." The band…

  20. How Many Celebrities Can You Pick Out in Sleater-Kinney's 'No Cities to Love' Video?

    January 15, 2015 6:10 PM EST Who wants to watch rock video after rock video that just shows the band playing their instruments? Not Sleater-Kinney , obviously. We love watching the ladies shred, but this concept is pretty neat too. The girls asked a bunch of their friends to sing along to the title track from their…

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