Sleater-Kinney, ‘Live in Paris’


Aidin Vaziri | Following a decade-long hiatus, Sleater-Kinney came roaring back in 2015 with a string of live shows that left ears ringing across North America and Europe. Angry, loud and savage, it was almost as if the members of the Olympia, Wash., trio weren’t pushing 40, having only fine-tuned their righteous attack with the passing of time. “Live in Paris” documents one of those concerts, recorded at La Cigale in Paris during the group’s tour in support of its comeback album, “No Cities to Love.” While it’s impossible to capture the full-tilt S-K live experience with singer and guitarist Carrie Brownstein and rhythm guitarist Corin Tucker bouncing against each other, the music here is unrelentingly fierce. The tangled yelps remain an acquired taste, but for believers having these unhinged versions of “Dig Me Out” and “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” as souvenirs from the reunion is a rare treat.