Saturday: It's true, Sleater-Kinney was one of rock's most influential yet unfamous bands of the late-'90s and early-'00s, not just within the sorely missed riot-grrrl movement but really throughout the post-grunge indie-rock scene. Now the Olympia, Wash.-reared trio can also be called one of today's most exciting rock bands. That's an easy statement to make after the release of their nerve-racking new Sub Pop album, "No Cities to Love," which follows a decade-long hiatus that found co-leader Carrie Brownstein ironically gaining fame as the TV star of "Portlandia." It's time to remind folks what she does best. Lizzo opens. (9 p.m. Sat., First Avenue, sold out.)
Chad Batka • New York Times
From left, Sleater-Kinney’s Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker.
Chris Riemenschneider has been covering the Twin Cities music scene since 2001, long enough for Prince to shout him out during "Play That Funky Music (White Boy)." The St. Paul native authored the book "First Avenue: Minnesota's Mainroom" and previously worked as a music critic at the Austin American-Statesman in Texas.
MPR President Duchesne Drew said editors decided a story about sexual misconduct allegations against a Current DJ was "not ready to run because it does not meet our journalistic standards" and they were blindsided by reporter Marianne Combs' resignation.