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Carrie Brownstein

Meet the feminist punk rocker who put a bird on it.
By Kayla Larson
March 05, 2016
By Kayla Larson
March 05, 2016

Carrie Brownstein is the sort of talent who can rock most things. In the '90s, she rose to riot grrrl fame with pioneering punk trio Sleater-Kinney, while the noughties saw her gain a whole legion of new fans through the satirical Portlandia. Like any good sketch show, they are short and sweet satires, with the most notable (not to mention quotable) highlighting society’s superfluous expenditure and excitement for all things branded with a bird.

Most recently though , Brownstein's caged the parodies and applied her talents to memoir. In Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Brownstein writes of her turbulent suburban upbringing and of finding her people — and her power — through the feminist punk scene. On tour with the reformed Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein will briefly rest her guitar for a chat with Myf Warhurst at Melbourne Town Hall this Tuesday, March 8. So put on your best casual attire and join the pair for a discussion of defiance, humour and rock and roll.

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