A Queer Feminist Hears Sleater-Kinney for the Very First Time Live at Terminal 5

February 27, 2015 6:19 PM

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Much to the dismay of a large portion of my friends, I had never seen or listened to Sleater-Kinney until last night at Terminal 5 in NYC. Demographically and temperamentally, I should have heard them before — I'm 34, queer, a woman, angst-y and angry and a feminist.

My best explanation is that I grew up in rural Vermont and at 14, I heard Ani DiFranco for the first time and waited in line with other baby queers from my arts camp for her autograph at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. When I finally got to the front of the line, Ani's handlers arrived to whisk her ...

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