Sleater-Kenney bid fans farewell

Published: 2006-08-16
After more than a decade of rocking out, the gals from Sleater-Kinney are hanging up their guitar picks and drumsticks for good.

Sleater-Kinney was highly influential in the riot grrrl movement of the late 90's influencing both female and male rock groups all over the music scene. The band, made up of Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, announced their split in June but gave no definite reason for their departure.

August 12 the ladies played their final show at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Their final show was opened by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. According to the LA Times, he bid the ladies farewell saying, "You know how you wish you could have seen the Beatles or Jimi Hendrix or the Who with Keith Moon? Well, I am very fortunate and extremely grateful to live in a time when I can see Sleater-Kinney play live."

The band played a mix of songs from throughout their career from 1995 till now with a concentration of tunes from their most recent record The Woods.

No word on what will be in store for the ladies post Sleater-Kinney.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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