Sleater-Kinney Join Portland ACLU Benefit Concert

The gig also features fellow Oregonians Colin Meloy and Stephen Malkmus.

Written by Shelby Elizabeth • February 15, 2017

It was just recently that Zedd and a bunch of his friends announced an ACLU benefit concert in Los Angeles, and now Sleater-Kinney has done the same thing in Portland, Oregon. The trio will play The Crystal Ballroom on February 26 in an event called Hell No! Which also features performances by The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Quasi, and several others.

The Crystal Ballroom’s website describes the all ages event as “A protest concert in direct opposition to the policies of the new administration.” All proceeds will benefit ACLU and Unite Oregon.

According the non-profit’s website, Unite Oregon is a nonprofit[“[l]ed by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.”

Other performers on the bill include Team Dresch, Summer Cannibals, Mascaras and more. 

If you somehow didn’t know how awesome Sleater-Kinney are live, a listen to the group’s new concert album, Live In Paris, will blow you away. 

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