After an eight-year silence, riot-grrrl torchbearers Sleater-Kinney are back with their eighth LP and a slew of shows (they play Terminal 5 February 27). But this ain’t no teary, wet-eyed nostalgia trip. In this week’s special double issue, we sit down with singer-guitarists Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss to talk about where they’ve been, and what they’re up to now (oh, and we recreate their 1999 album cover on our cover).
But that’s not all we’ve got in store this week. We’re setting our sights ahead to warmer weather in our Spring Preview, rounding up the best upcoming dance performances for true aficionados or sparkle-lovin’ novices, the four types of people you’ll definitely meet at this year’s Black Party, and the coolest new DIY jazz clubs in Brooklyn and beyond. We also take a look at Bjork’s evolution before her MoMA retrospective, the British history coming to Broadway and the two new restaurants we’re anxiously awaiting (from the crews behind Per Se, Dirty French and Mile End Deli).
And just in case that’s not enough to get you through these frigid February weeks, we pick the best bowls of soup in the city, tell you where to get warming spa treatments and catch up with artist Kehinde Wiley about his hip-hop portraiture taking over the Brooklyn Museum. Plus: we size up the Oscars competition between Birdman and Boyhood, and give a resounding five stars to Hamilton at the Public Theater.
The end of winter is in sight, and it’s looking good. Almost there, New York!