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Sleater-Kinney announce Golden Plains sideshow

American riot-grrrl legends Sleater-Kinney are heading to Australia for the Golden Plains festival next year, and have just announced their first headlining sideshow – hopefully there will be a bunch more to follow. They’ll be playing at The Croxton in Melbourne on Wednesday, March 9 with special guests to be announced.

Sleater-Kinney began in the early ’90s as a side-project for Corin Tucker, then in Heavens To Betsy, and Carrie Brownstein, then in Excuse 17. Though American, they recorded their self-titled debut album in Melbourne during a single all-night session that convinced them they were onto something special. The two singers and guitarists were joined by permanent drummer Janet Weiss in 1997 for their album Dig Me Out, which helped push them into the limelight. After their 2005 album The Woods Sleater-Kinney went on hiatus, with Weiss joining Stephen Malkmus in the Jicks and Tucker launching the Corin Tucker band. Brownstein unexpectedly became famous as a comedian after co-founding sketch comedy show Portlandia, but also continued making music with Weiss in Wild Flag.

Sleater-Kinney re-formed and released the album No Cities To Love this year. Their trip to Australia in 2016 will be their first time here since they played the Big Day Out 10 years ago.

Sleater-Kinney sideshow

Wednesday, March 9 – The Croxton, Melbourne