NPR Music recently hosted a meetup that seems specifically designed to make me green with envy: the stars of Comedy Central show Broad City interviewing the members of Sleater-Kinney. Both groups have new creative projects worth discussing: Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson just kicked off the second season of their raunchy, stonerish comedy and Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney celebrated the release of their first album in ten years this week.
The discussion in front of about 150 people at the Ace Hotel in New York lasted an hour. Luckily, NPR put the video of the whole conversation online. Check it out:
The very second question from the Broad City ladies specifically focused on feminism. “Does rocking hard mean gender equality to you?” asked Glazer. “Does it touch on feminism in that way?”
“I would say so,” replied Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. “Certainly. It’s a big part of what we do. I feel very strongly about that, about an alternative to the idea of women being a certain way. You guys are working, chipping away at that, as well, chipping away at that quiet, demure, soft-spoken stereotype. The three of us try to get onstage and break that down, to give people who feel differently than that a place to go, a place to express themselves.”
Now, can we see Sleater-Kinney on an episode of Broad City?
Sarah Mirk is Bitch Media’s online editor.