The Ohana Festival Adds An ‘Encore Weekend’ With A Different Lineup

By Alyson Camus | July 21, 2021

this second lineup seems curated for me.

Political Engagement Among Musicians: Unprecedented At One week From The Election

By Alyson Camus | October 27, 2020

the focus has been on Black artists

The 500 Greatest Song of the 1990s: 410 to 401

By Steve Crawford | July 22, 2020

a band that never played background music

Unflattering Photos: Are We Really Looking At Male And Females Musicians The Same Way?

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2019

if a woman is over 35-40, the deal is very different than for a man

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks From November 11th To 17th

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2019

Cat Power plays the intimate Echo on Wednesday

Los Angeles Shows To Look For Before 2019 Ends

By Alyson Camus | November 8, 2019

Youth Of Today is visiting Zebulon on November 14th

Sleater-Kinney At Hammerstein Ballroom, Thursday, October 31st, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2019

couldn’t pull greatness out of good songs

Major Concerts By Sleater Kinney And The Milk Carton Kids Arriving Soon: Let’s Take A Look At The Setlists

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2019

they would rather be your St. Vincent than your Joey Ramone 

Girlschool 2018 At The Bootleg, Friday February 2nd 2018

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2018

this new edition of Girlschool was packed with stars


By Alyson Camus | September 24, 2017

 Interpol are playing their second show at Los Angeles State Historic Park

Music Tastes Good 2017 Lineup Features Ween And Sleater Kinney

By Alyson Camus | May 9, 2017

an even stronger lineup this year

Not With The Band: Where Are The Misogynists?

By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2016

I have attended at least 140 concerts in 2015, and the large majority were about men, males, guys…

ABC Best of the Year: Queens Of The Stone Age, TV On The Radio, Sleater Kinney, Titus Andronicus

By Alyson Camus | December 29, 2015

I have decided to look back at this past year in alphabetic order,…

Bad Weather And The Lack Of Live shows In 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2015

For better or worse and even if you are going there for the primary purpose of reviewing the show, you are hoping for a pleasant experience. And last month the weather made sure you didn’t get one, nothing felt worth the effort of going to a show.

Sleater Kinney At Terminal 5, Thursday, February 26th, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2015

There is something a little icy about them, as live bands go SK play it a little too cool, a little too close to their chest, if the music is releasing something it is hard to see quite what it is.They don’t talk to us much, the set is ridiculously short, and the band aren’t that forthcoming

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of February 23rd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2015

The second most anticipated concert of the year, right after D’Angelo, is this killer reunion: the all girl masters Sleater Kinney. I followed em through much of their career (I got bored circa The Woods), and saw both Wild flag and the Corin Tucker Backer (the latter at Mercury Lounge where Tucker sold her own tee shirts) and I love the new album and always loved them live. So I am more than excited to catch em on Thursday (they are also playing Friday). Yes, even at Terminal Five.

Sleater Kinney In Bob’s Burgers Fantasy

By Alyson Camus | February 21, 2015

There is always something magical about seeing musicians in cartoon, it’s funny and cute and Carrie, Corin and Janet have never looked so powerful at what they are doing. They make the Burgers crew bounce, kick and jump to the riotous tune, ‘A New Wave’, which is of course one song off Sleater Kinney’s latest release ‘No Cities to Love’

Leading Up To Sleater Kinney’s Late February Gig 2015: The Spokane, WA Setlist, Spotified

By Iman Lababedi | February 10, 2015

Well, I know we are both salivating at that three song mini set i the middle of the encore. The only song from Call The Doctor is one of the best they’ve got and it is surrounded by their two other best songs ever. Otherwise, I am less of a fan of their other stuff though they scatter the wealth pretty well and altogether, scuse me if I get very very excited now

Sleater Kinney’s “No Cities To Love” Video reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2015

Hearing all these voices sing the hook hooked me, it taught me to hear it and as videos go it was a real blast. The song, about what we love in environments is not the environments offers a joke before a as a rebuke to David Byrne’s “Cities” -“it’s the loving we love” the band concludes.

Sleater Kinney, Belle And Sebastian, And Viet Cong REALLY REALLY Early Review

By Iman Lababedi | January 13, 2015

There may be worse ways to review albums than on your work PC, with the sound low, while you do other things. If you know what they are, please send me a little message because I can’t imagine what it is. So consider this the before the first review review, a true sneak peak, a listen and learn a little experience…

My Most Anticipated Albums For 2015

By Alyson Camus | December 29, 2014

We are almost at the end of 2014, and do you wonder what 2015 has in store for us? We already know about some upcoming releases and these are the ones that excite me the most:

Sleater-Kinney Share A New Song, 'Surface Envy’

By Alyson Camus | December 4, 2014

This is a great come back as the fury contained in this second song, ‘Surface Envy’, truly demonstrates it. The descending crescendo of the guitar starting the song with the pounding drums combined with Tucker’s famous yell are a total thrill, it’s an empowering full-force ride that culminates into some serious damage

rock nyc Top 10 Songs w-o 10/20/14

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2014

Sleater-Kinney is growing on me with every spin, it is exactly what you think, angular, atonal, guitar shards and it works like a memory reflexive. Meanwhile Taylor Swift’s least song off the upcoming album ain’t bad at all, I mean not at all, and the Game reminds us why he is the best rapper this side of Cam’ron.

Sleater-Kinney's "Bury Our Friends" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2014

After nine years of offshoots, most of them good and two of them, Wild Flag and Corin Tucker Band, better than that the Clash of riot grrrls, and circa Dig Me Out, the greatest rock and roll band in the world, have played everything out till they are back together.

10 Songs: Monday, October 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2014

Off their final (or is that last?) album The Woods, this acoustic pop song makes you wonder why they weren’t more popular with the album reaching # 80 on the Billboard 200, their best placing ever. So, of course, they broke up. This is a really quite wonderful singalong acoustic folk good feel – A