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October 20, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Sleater-Kinney returns with new album and tour in 2015

Sleater-Kinney is back, the critically-acclaimed band will release a secretly-recorded album via Sub Pop on Jan. 19/20, 2015. “No Cities to Love” is the band’s first release in 10 years, though it surprised fans by including a new song on “Start Together,” the band’s seven-LP box set which will be released on Oct. 21 also via Sub Pop. The new album is now available for pre-order on CD/LP/ DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website.  Sleater-Kinney will be touring the U.S. and Europe in 2015, but so far no Seattle date has been announced.

Sleater-Kinney (Marina Chavez)

Sleater-Kinney (Marina Chavez)

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October 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Bob Dylan and his band in fine form at Paramount

Bob Dylan’s so-called Never Ending Tour, a string of concert treks that have kept him on the road nearly nonstop since 1988, will someday end with Dylan’s final bow.

But for now, the folk-rock icon with the gravelly voice, poetic songs and enigmatic personality shows few signs of slowing down.

If experiencing Dylan in concert is on your bucket list, there’s no sense in putting it off. The 73-year-old troubadour and his seasoned, five-piece band were in fine form Friday night for the first of three concerts at the Paramount Theatre, performing to a near-capacity crowd spanning several generations.

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October 17, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Previously unreleased Sleater-Kinney song in new box set | Record preview

Sleater-Kinney's box set contains the first new song from the band in nine years.  (Sub Pop Records)

Sleater-Kinney’s box set contains the first new song from the band in nine years. (Sub Pop Records)

It’s the ten-second music clip that’s rocking the Internet today — at least if you’re a fan of Sleater-Kinney, who went on “indefinite hiatus” in 2006.

Now, early recipients of the Pacific Northwest act’s box set, “Start Together” (due to be released by Sub Pop next Tuesday, October 21 — though the physical box set is actually already sold out), found that the set included a surprise: a seven-inch one-sided single with a previously unreleased song by the band, believed to be called “Bury Our Friends.” A ten-second clip of the song has been posted on Stereogum.

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