Riot Grrrl rockers Sleater-Kinney will play Oakland’s Fox Theater, November 16 and 17. Their ninth album, The Center Won’t Hold debuted this past summer with Mom + Pop, and serves up existentialist themes on a modern platter with references to technology-induced disconnection and dread.

Songs like “Can I Go On” and “Reach Out” allow Sleater-Kinney’s gravelly truths to escape amidst a lighthearted and danceable tone. The Center Won’t Hold‘s sleek and vibrant sound is due in large part to expert production by the dynamic singer/songwriter/producer St. Vincent, who gives the band’s politically and socially conscious lyrics a container from which to expand with precision.

Sleater-Kinney, Kaina
Fox Theater
November 16 & 17, 2019
8pm, $45