Sleater-Kinney: Austin City Limits on PBS This Weekend
Sleater-Kinney sat down for an interview backstage at ACLTV and discussed reuniting as a band (above). The group’s decade apart made room for family and other fruitful collaborations, as well as an understanding of what the band’s singular chemistry demands. “Creativity is about where you want your blood to flow, because in order to something meaningful and powerful there has to be life inside of it,” says Carrie Brownstein. “Sleater-Kinney isn’t somethign you can do half-assed or half-heartedly. We have to really want it. This band requires a certain desperation, a direness. We have to be willing to push because the entity that is this band will push right back.”
Their first album in nearly ten years, No Cities to Love, debuted at #18 on the Billboard 200 chart and has received near universal acclaim. The New York Times hailed it as “the first great album of 2015, while The Guardian said it’s “a towering, fists-up record of thundering guitars and soaring hooks.”
Watch the band perform on Austin City Limits, which airs this weekend on PBS. Check your local listings, visit your local PBS station website or PBS.org for local airtimes.
A New Wave
Dig Me Out
No Cities to Love
Words and Guitar
Carrie Brownstein – vocals, guitar
Corin Tucker – vocals, guitar
Janet Weiss – drums, vocals
Katie Harkin – keyboard, guitar, percussion, vocals
About Austin City Limits
ACL offers viewers unparalleled access to featured acts in an intimate setting that provides a platform for artists to deliver inspired, memorable, full-length performances. The program is taped live before a concert audience from The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. ACL is the longest-running music series in American television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. Since its inception, the groundbreaking music series has become an institution that’s helped secure Austin’s reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. The historic KLRU Studio 6A, home to 36 years of ACL concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in 2012.