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Sleater-Kinney played Kings Theatre (pics, setlist, video), play Hammerstein tonight

Sleater-Kinney‘s tour is parked in NYC currently for a two-night stay, and they played the first of those shows Wednesday night at Kings Theatre. While new St. Vincent-produced album The Center Won’t Hold has been a bit divisive, with drummer Janet Weiss’ parting from the group part of it, the group are rightly proud of it, starting the night with its two opening songs — the title track and “Hurry on Home” — and playing every song from it over the course of the night. While the album is a sleeker beast, live the songs fit in seamlessly with the classics like “Modern Girl,” “One More Hour” and “Dig Me Out.” The band — which includes new drummer Angie Boyan, past live member Katie Harkin and Enon/St. Vincent keyboardist Toko Yasuda — were clearly excited and happy to be there, with Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein leading things with boundless energy. After a 22-song main set, the band came back for two encores.

Pictures from Kings Theatre are in the gallery above (we missed opener Joseph Keckler) and setlist and a few videos from the show are below. Sleater-Kinney move to Manhattan for Halloween, playing Hammerstein Ballroom tonight and tickets are still available.

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SETLIST: Sleater-Kinney @ Kings Theatre
The Center Won’t Hold
Hurry On Home
Bury Our Friends
The Future Is Here
Jumpers
Reach Out
No Cities to Love
RUINS
What’s Mine Is Yours
One More Hour
Restless
Youth Decay
Light Rail Coyote
Bad Dance
The Fox
LOVE
Get Up
Can I Go On
A New Wave
Animal
The Dog/The Body
Entertain

Encore:
Broken
Oh!
Words and Guitar
Modern Girl

Encore 2:
Good Things
Dig Me Out

photos by P Squared

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