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Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Shows at Bowery Ballroom - Night 1
photo by Kate Hoos
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Janet Weiss played her first show since her accident, drumming w/ Yo La Tengo for Hanukkah Night 2 (setlist, video)

Plus: Lucinda Williams, Fred Armisen, and a tribute to Flamin' Groovies' Roy Loney with Lenny Kaye and more.

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Sleater-Kinney at Riot Fest Chicago 2016 - Sunday
Janet Weiss with Sleater-Kinney at Riot Fest 2016 (more by James Richards IV)
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Janet Weiss talks leaving Sleater-Kinney: “the new record was made sort of without me”

”The rules changed within the band, and they told me the rules changed,” Janet Weiss said in a new interview. ”I said, ’am I just the drummer now?’ They said yes. And I said, ’can you tell me if I am still a creative equal in the band?’ And they said no. So, I left.”

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Newport Folk Fest Suite Judy Blue Eyes
photo by Nina Westervelt, via Newport Folk Fest Instagram
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Fleet Foxes, Shins, Fruit Bats, etc members cover “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” with Judy Collins (pro video out now)

Pro-shot video released of Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), James Mercer (The Shins), Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Jason Isbell, John Stirratt (Wilco), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and Janet Weiss (Quasi, ex-Sleater-Kinney) covering the song at Newport Folk Fest with ”Judy Blue Eyes” herself.

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Sleater-Kinney at Riot Fest Chicago 2016 - Sunday
photo by James Richards IV
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Janet Weiss GoFundMe launched by her sister to help cover medical bills

Janet Weiss broke her right leg and left collarbone and in a car accident a few weeks back. Good news: Janet says "I have been crushing my PT and my right leg has a lot more strength and flexibility than it did a week ago."

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Sleater-Kinney Center Won't Hold
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review: Sleater-Kinney’s ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ thrillingly defies expectations

Sleater-Kinney's second reunion album and ninth overall is their darkest and most varied yet.

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Sleater-Kinney at Riot Fest Chicago 2016 - Sunday
Janet Weiss with Sleater-Kinney at Riot Fest 2016 (more by James Richards IV)
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Janet Weiss cancels Quasi/Slang tour after getting in car accident

Janet sadly broke her right leg and left collar bone, but luckily she's expected to fully recover and she promises she'll ”be back at it in a couple months.”

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Kermit the Frog Jim James
Kermit the Frog and Jim James at Newport Folk Fest (via Kala Horvitz)
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watch Kermit the Frog, Jim James & Janet Weiss perform together at Newport Folk Fest

Dolly Parton wasn't the only big surprise guest at Newport Folk Festival...

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Quasi
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Janet Weiss’ bands Quasi & Slang touring together

Janet Weiss recently left Sleater-Kinney, and now her bands Quasi (with Sam Coomes) and Slang (with former Thermals bassist Kathy Foster and others) have announced a West Coast tour together...

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Sleater-Kinney
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Carrie Brownstein on Janet Weiss: “What am I supposed to say? She left. We asked her to stay. We tried.”

”Most people would ask me, 'hey are you ok?' That’s the human response.”

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Sleater-Kinney
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Sleater-Kinney issue statement on Janet Weiss’ departure

A new drummer has not been announced yet though. Any guesses?

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