Carrie Brownstein last night brought WILD FLAG, her new supergroup of ‘90s indie icons, to a sold-out Brighton Music Hall, marking the young quartet’s biggest show to date. “We’ve been trying to play mostly to spaces that hold 80 to 150 people,” Brownstein told the crowd.
Apparently just fine with the Allston club packed-out with a head count nearing 350, the former Sleater-Kinney front-woman shredded and kicked her way through an hour-long set with former SK drummer Janet Weiss, Rebecca Cole of the Minders on keyboard, and Mary Timony, formerly of Helium, on guitar.
As you may or may not know, we here at OtD have been following the post-Sleater-Kinney moves made by Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Corin Tucker. Weiss and Brownstein now have formed a new band, and it may be the most intriguing new project from anyone affiliated with Sleater-Kinney thus far as it involves another one of our favorites, Mary Timony of Helium (as documented in this vintage On the Download post from the blog's infancy).