Following something of an unexpended reunion late last year, indie punk trio Sleater-Kinney announced their first album in a decade, No Cities to Love (which dropped in January to rave reviews), and their first tour in nearly as long, which will strop at Marathon Music Works on April 23. More recently, labelmates THEESatisfaction were added to the lineup, and tickets are still on sale here. Given the excitement around the group’s return, the buzz surrounding their new LP, and the fact that their schedules will make future tour plans intermittent at best, we fully expect this one to sell out. That said, if you’d like to try your luck to win tickets, we’re giving away a pair! Enter below, and find out more about the show.
Even if you weren’t a Sleater-Kinney fan during their first run, which lasted from 1994-2006, odds are you’ve heard tunes from the Washington rockers lately. Between their star-studded viral music video for “No Cities to Love” (which was partially filmed here in Nashville), their Bob’s Burgers collaboration for “A New Wave,” television and podcast appearances, national press coverage, and, not to mention, guitarist Carrie Brownstein’s popular sketch comedy series, Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney have seemingly been everywhere since their triumphant return last fall. Drawing heavy influence from their northwest upbringing, Sleater-Kinney channel punk and indie rock sensibilities with smart and idealistic lyrics, settling into a broader rock and more mainstream accessible aesthetic towards the later releases of their eight album run. They’re practically indie rock royalty at this point, and they boast an incredible live show to boot. This will be the ladies’ first Nashville show in a long, long time, and it could be just as long until they return; don’t miss it.
Signed to Sleater-Kinney’s longtime label home Sub Pop, THEESatisfaction first shot to recognition after guesting on a song by Shabazz Palaces in 2011. Since then, they’ve released two full-lengths; the most recent, EarthEE, just last month. A stark stylistic contrast to S-K, their unique and original sound combines hip hop, r&b, soul, and electronic elements, and the duo’s live show is as just as hypnotic and unforgettable.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend, per the show’s age requirements. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winner will be announced Monday, March 23 at 5 p.m. CST, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Sleater-Kinney and THEESatisfaction will perform Thursday, April 23 at Marathon Music Works. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $25-28.