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Review: Sleater-Kinney at the Riviera

Review: Sleater-Kinney at the Riviera

A few minutes into Sleater-Kinney’s concert Tuesday at the sold-out Riviera, a rarity occurred: guitarist Carrie Brownstein smiled. Just behind her, Janet Weiss was shaking her head like a Muppet while battering her drums. To Brownstein’s left, Corin Tucker was in full wail. The fans packed in up front were way into it -- shaking fists, shouting back the words to “Price Tag” -- and who could blame them? This was the Portland trio’s first Chicago show in nine years, since they announced an “indefinite hiatus” in 2006 after making one of its best albums, “The Woods.” During the long break, Tucker released solo albums while nurturing her...

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