Review + Photos: Sleater-Kinney pull no punches at the Fox

Sleater-Kinney (Photo: by Daniel Kielman) Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein make it look easy to bring a great live show after nine albums in, especially for a band that has survived the recent departure of beloved drummer Janet Weiss. Having pulled together for over 20 years now, Sleater-Kinney know how to bring it. The release of one of their darkest albums during these turbulent times, this year's excellent The Center Won't Hold, has resulted in some new frontiers for the band to explore in the live setting at the Fox Theater, as there has never been more to angry and upset [...]

By |November 18, 2019|Tags: |

Start a Riot with Sleater-Kinney at the Fox Theater

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 [...]

By |November 4, 2019|Tags: , |

Live This Month: Slink into the holiday season with indie staples and promising newcomers

With spooky season behind us (and hopefully the wildfires, too), the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Turning the clocks back and hunkering down for winter brings an array of emotions for everyone, but regardless of your traditions or stress levels, the staff at the Bay Bridged is here to try to ease your tension. From indie heavyweights Bloc Party and Joanna Newsom and the Black Keys to the singular voice of Brittany Howard, there truly is something for everyone this month. (Personally, I've got my eyes fixed on FKA Twigs stop at the Fox, but I'm not picking favorites — [...]

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