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Sleater-Kinney taped an episode of ‘Austin City Limits’ (pics, setlist ++ updated tour dates) ++ Rest in Peace Bill Arhos

photos by Tim Griffin

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV – 4/15/2015
Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

The band opened with little fanfare but tons of energy on the jagged rocker “Price Tag,” the danceable power popper “Fangless,” both from No Cities to Love, and crowd-pleasing new waver “Oh!” The cuts showcased not only the band’s way with uncommon hooks, but also the combustible chemistry between the clashing guitars and vocals of Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein and powerhouse drums of Janet Weiss. “This is one of our favorite cities and we’re so excited to be playing Austin City Limits,” noted Tucker in a rare between-song comment, before the band launched into “What’s Mine is Yours,” a sprightly rocker that detoured into grinding guitar noise. Following that avant interlude, Sleater-Kinney eschewed respites and simply rocked out for another hour, hitting tracks from nearly every LP they’ve released. The band ripped through the bouncing power pop of “Get Up” and “Words and Guitar,” urgent punk of “Light Rail Coyote” and the ironically titled “No Anthems” and the bristling rock & roll of “Bury Our Friends” and “Start Together.” With a one-two punch of the excessively melodic “Entertain” and “Jumpers,” both from the band’s masterpiece The Woods, Sleater-Kinney brought the main set to a close. -[ACL]

Sleater-Kinney, who toured through NYC back in February, are currently in Texas and last night taped a episode of long-running PBS series Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater. Their entire 22-song set, like all ACL tapings now, was streamed live via ACL’s YouTube channel and the edited show will air this fall. While you wait for that, check out photos and setlist from the taping in this post.

In sad news, Austin City Limits founder Bill Arhos died last weekend at age 80. After paying his respects to Bill, ACL executive producer Terry Lickona reminded the packed Moody Theater that the show must go on. He’ll be missed.

The tour rolls on for Sleater-Kinney, who play Dallas tonight (4/16) and then return to Austin on Friday (4/17) to play Stubb’s with THEESatisfacation. All dates are listed under the pictures below…

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

Sleater-Kinney taping for ACLTV - 4/15/2015

SETLIST: Sleater-Kinney @ Austin City Limits 4/15/2015:
PRICE TAG
FANGLESS
OH
WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS
IRON CLAD
NO ANTHEMS
SURFACE ENVY
GET UP
NO CITIES
A NEW WAVE
TURN IT ON
LIGHT RAIL
START TOGETHER
BURY OUR FRIENDS
ONE BEAT
WORDS AND GUITAR
ENTERTAIN
JUMPERS

Encore:
SYMPATHY
JOEY
DIG ME OUT
MODERN GIRL

Sleater-Kinney – 2015 Tour Dates
Apr. 16 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater * [Sold Out]
Apr. 17 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s *
Apr. 18 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live *
Apr. 19 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre * [Sold Out]
Apr. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle *
Apr. 22 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *
Apr. 23 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
Apr. 24 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Apr. 25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note *
Apr. 26 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre *
Apr. 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
Apr. 29 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
Apr. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium ** ^
May 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium* ^ [Sold Out]
May 02 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic * [Sold Out]
May 03 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic ^ [Sold Out]
May 05 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom * [Sold Out]
May 06 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom * [Sold Out]
May 07 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox * [Sold Out]
May 08 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox * [Sold Out]
May 09 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox * [Sold Out]
May 22 – Quincy, WA – Sasquatch
May 29 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera
Jul. 18 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
* w/ THEESatisfaction
^ w/ Ian Rubbish (aka Fred Armisen)
** w/ Body/Head

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