Carrie Brownstein was born September 27, in Redmond, Washington. Brownstein first rose into the public eye through the band Excuse 17, which ran from This relationship led to Brownstein later being outed as bisexual to the public. Later the drummer Jane Weiss joined the band. The feminist messages in their music speak of a need to bring change to society, something that Brownstein is still passionate about today.
Carrie Brownstein – Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest
They went on hiatus in and devoted themselves to solo projects. Vincent , and released in August Critics Greil Marcus and Robert Christgau have each praised Sleater-Kinney as one of the essential rock groups of the early s. The group's name derives from Sleater Kinney Road, in Lacey, Washington , where signs for Interstate 5 exit number announce its existence. Tucker was formerly in the influential riot grrrl band Heavens to Betsy , while Brownstein was formerly in the band Excuse They often played at gigs together and formed Sleater-Kinney as a side-project from their respective bands. Upon Tucker's graduation from The Evergreen State College where Brownstein remained a student for three more years , she and then-girlfriend Brownstein took a trip to Australia in early