Sleater-Kinney Will Play Pioneer Courthouse Square This Summer

Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker will perform as part of the annual PDX Live music festival on Aug. 7. Public tickets go on sale Feb. 23.

Crowds at the PDX Live series in 2023. (Allison Barr)

After releasing a new album recorded at a Northeast Portland studio, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker will once again be in the Portland spotlight this summer, when Sleater-Kinney plays Pioneer Courthouse Square.

As part of the annual PDX Live music festival, Sleater-Kinney will perform with Australian pub-rock ensemble Amyl and the Sniffers on Wednesday, Aug. 7. (Public tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 am, but you can receive a presale code to purchase tickets Feb. 21 by texting SLEATER-KINNEY to 29147.)

Sleater-Kinney are currently touring their album Little Rope. Recorded at local studio Flora Recording & Playback, the album was heavily influenced by the deaths of Brownstein’s mother and stepfather in a car crash in Italy (as detailed in a recent profile in The New Yorker).

It’s been a decade since Sleater-Kinney reunited after a hiatus, during which Brownstein created Portlandia with Fred Armisen and enjoyed a second career as a rock journalist for The Believer, NPR and Slate. The PDX Live show represents a second chance for Portlanders to see her and Tucker perform live this year, after their upcoming Crystal Ballroom show swiftly sold out.

Backed, as always, by True West—the independent concert promoter that produces events at the Aladdin Theater, Revolution Hall, and others—this year’s edition of PDX Live will feature performances by The Japanese House, Yo La Tengo, Built to Spill, Sunny Day Real Estate, and many more. Tickets go on sale at

Related: Carrie Brownstein Discusses Her Memoir, Fandom in the Internet Age, and Claims That Portlandia Ruined Portland.

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