Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker (ex-Sleater-Kinney)
One of the earliest progenitors of the riot grrrl sound and aesthetic, Pacific Northwest power trio Sleater-Kinney became one of the most accomplished bands in music history, thanks to guitarists and vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein's uncompromising sexual politics and energetic songs. It didn't hurt that they also had Janet Weiss, one of the most thunderous drummers in the music game.
"Many people like Chrissie Hynde, Bikini Kill, Joan Jett and more inspired me," said Tucker, whose debut solo effort, "1,000 Years," arrives in October. "I hope that young women would feel inspired to make noise, find their voices, and not to be too concerned about what other people think."
Since Sleater-Kinney's 2005 break-up, Brownstein has written for NPR and starred in indie films like "Some Days Are Better Than Others" alongside the Shins' James Mercer. She's also re-teamed with ex-Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss in a new band called Wild Flag. But although Brownstein and Tucker are busy with their separate projects, Tucker is optimistic about the foundational power trio's return. "I hope Sleater-Kinney will play together again someday." she said. "I'm just enjoying the moment right now. I'm looking forward to playing this record ['1,000 Years'] live."