photos by James Richards IV

Sleater-Kinney

Tucker's voice leaped to the top of its range, as if she were being shoved off a cliff every time she started a verse. Brownstein sometimes sang alongside but more often in opposition. Her guitar provided a running commentary of its own, seldom settling for stock chords or harmonious counterpoint, but always in the mood for an argument. Weiss did not sit meekly and watch her two bandmates joust. She jostled and prodded, and yet for all the thunder in her rolls and fills, there was also swing and subtlety. She colored the songs instead of merely steam-rolling them. Her taut responses suggested another voice in "Light Rail Coyote," brought shades of cool to "Get Up" and patiently stacked kindling on "Good Things" until it caught fire. [Greg Kot for Chicago Tribune]

Sleater-Kinney are fully back in action with an excellent new album making their current tour much more than just nostalgia. The tour began in their home state earlier this month, and hit Chicago for a show at Riviera Theatre last night (2/17). The review quoted above is from that show. Did you go? How was it?

More pictures (including opener Lizzo) and the setlist below...

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SETLIST: (via)
Price Tag
Fangless
Start Together
Oh!
Surface Envy
Words and Guitar
No Anthems
What's Mine Is Yours
Get Up
No Cities to Love
Youth Decay
Light Rail Coyote
A New Wave
One Beat
Bury Our Friends
Good Things
Entertain
Jumpers

Encore:
Gimme Love
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
Little Babies
Modern Girl
Dig Me Out