If you ask me, Sleater-Kinney deserves to be in every Hall of Fame that exists—you could even make an argument for the National Basketball Hall of Fame based on the Blazers game recaps Janet Weiss did for WW a few years ago—but you've got to start somewhere. To that end: Sleater-Kinney are getting inducted the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
The post-riot grrrl power-trio leads a 2016 class that also includes singer-songwriter Fernando Viciconte, blues singer Duffy Bishop, sideman Paul Brainard and two-time inductee Pete Krebs, who also got in with alt-rock favorites Hazel in 2013. Brian Berg of 44 Long and Kung Fu Bakery recording studio founder Tim Ellis, both of whom passed away in the past year, are also being inducted, along with entertainment attorney Bart Day and Sundown Sound owner Dave Cutter.
Sleater-Kinney formed in Olympia, Wash., in 1994 but made their most well-regarded albums after relocating to Portland in the late '90s. They broke up in 2006 and reunited last year, releasing No Cities to Love—which also happens to be OMHOF's Album of the Year. In addition, the band is also the organization's Artist of the Year. Everything's just coming up S-K.
The induction ceremony is Saturday, Oct. 8 at Aladdin Theater, and will feature performances from Duffy Bishop, Fernando with Paul Brainard and Pete Krebs, and 3 Leg Torso.