Sleater-Kinney Shows No Signs of Rust

“Live in Paris” is the perfect soundtrack for confronting the madness of the world today.


Sleater-Kinney
Live in Paris
Sub Pop

 

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After a hiatus of nearly a decade, Sleater-Kinney reunited for the triumphant 2015 album No Cities to Love, showing no signs of rust. Describing the trio as iconic does them a disservice by understating the rebooted S-K’s vitality, as this blistering live set from the same year proves. Call them a cornerstone of the Riot Grrrl movement, a stellar punk band, or simply a great rock’n’roll act—regardless of labels, singer-guitarist Corin Tucker, guitarist-singer Carrie Brownstein and drummer-singer Janet Weiss still know how to unleash the ferocious-yet-controlled energy of disruptive women determined to be heard, two decades on. The songs on Live in Paris span their terrific catalog, from ’90s classics like “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” and “Dig Me Out” to the 21st-century faves “What’s Mine Is Yours” and “Surface Envy,” making this the perfect soundtrack for confronting the madness of the world today.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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