Sleater-Kinney Play First Show With New Drummer


Angie Boylan has replaced Janet Weiss, who split the band in July.

Sleater-Kinney played their first live show since the departure of drummer Janet Weiss in July at the Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. The group fronted by Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker took the stage on Thursday (Sept. 5) with new drummer Angie Boylan, who has performed with Aye Nako, Little Lungs and Freezing Cold in the past.

Boylan stepped in for Weiss, who split the band after 24 years behind the kit just as the trio was prepping its ninth album, The Center Won't Hold; Weiss, who was planning a tour with her bands Quasi and Slang, was seriously injured in a car crash last month. Weiss said she decided to leave the band due to SK's "new direction."

"We had a blast at @hopscotchfest in #raleigh, playing to a lovely and effusive crowd. Felt great to finally perform the new songs along with the older ones. We’re joined on stage by @harkathon@hellozuzuhello and @angie_boylan," the band wrote on Instagram.

Check out some pictures and video from Boylan's first show with the band below.


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