Tuesday night, after Amy Poehler had wrapped up her interview with Carrie Brownstein at a Pasadena, California event to promote Brownstein's new memoir, Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl, they turned to the audience to ask if anyone had any questions for Carrie. Two young women, Kendall and Genevieve, raised their hands and asked if Brownstein, who recently became a licensed wedding officiant in California, would marry them. She said yes.
Sleater-Kinney's new album No Cities To Love is streaming at both NPR and the CBC. While you listen, read some of the justifiably hagiographic praise of the band within. (Or just rock out?) [more inside]
On October 21, Sub-Pop will be releasing Get Up, a vinyl box set of remastered versions of Sleater-Kinney's discography. Included with the expected content was a 7" labeled 1/20/15 containing a new song. Titled "Bury Your Friends", it can be streamed at Consequence of Sound. Plugged into Shazam, the song gives you the cover art for an as-yet non-extant album, No Cities To Love. The band has officially let the cat out of the bag, and reunion tour dates are on their website.
Claiming they haven't been asked any interesting questions in 17 years, Pearl Jam aren't [isn't?] doing any "press" for their new album release, but they have done some unconventional, interesting interviews: with director Judd Apatow [50m, via NPR.com], with Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein [part 1 of interview linked here, right-click and choose "open menu" or discover menu at end of each segment to view more parts, or those with FaceBook can "like" to gain access to full interview, around 1h total], with Down-Under surfer Mark Richards [34m, via Brisbane Times], and with former NFL star Steve Gleason [YT, 9m30s]. (This last is less an interview and more a news magazine feature on Gleason and his struggle with ALS.) [more inside]
Democracy Distilled: A History of America's Voting Rights. Remember to vote this November. Women in America, let's rise up. [more inside]
Stumptown Girl: An indie-rock star satirizes hipster culture, on “Portlandia.” A profile of Carrie Brownstein from The New Yorker.