Sleater-Kinney, one of the most influential punk outfits of the late '90s, reunited this past year to deliver "No Cities to Love," a rip-roaring return to punk-rock glory.
Sleater-Kinney had always been highly regarded among the underground scene. Touring with Pearl Jam back in 2002 exposed them to the arena rock world for the first time. It ultimately stretched their sound into uncharted territories and inadvertently led to their hiatus back in 2006, following the release of the classic rock-vibed album "The Woods."
"Carrie [Brownstein] didn't like being on the road. Corin [Tucker] wanted to have another kid. We were exhausted," drummer Janet Weiss told Rolling Stone recently.
In 2006, Sleater-Kinney called it a day and each member went her separate way. Here's a look at the reach of the band's members during the hiatus:
Weiss joined Sleater-Kinney contributor Joanna Bolme in both the band Quasi, which reunited in 2007, and Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus' backing band the Jicks. She then joined with Brownstein to form the group Wild Flag in 2010. The band released their self-titled debut in 2011, but quickly fizzled out by 2014.
Thanks to the hit IFC show "Portlandia," co-created with "Saturday Night Live" veteran Fred Armisen, Brownstein has since become a household name. Derived from ThunderAnt -- a series of online comedy sketches -- the show averages about 5 million viewers (with new episodes on Thursdays). Keeping things in the Sleater-Kinney family, "Portlandia" also brought in Weiss to scout locations, according to Rolling Stone.
Tucker went on to concentrate on her solo career, while also taking time out to raise a family. She released the album "Kill Rock Stars" under the moniker The Corin Tucker Band. In between, Tucker also leveraged her time with Pearl Jam and sang backup on several Eddie Vedder collaborations, including the megahit "Hard Sun" from 2007's "Into the Wild."
If you go: Sleater-Kinney is at Terminal 5 Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., 610 W. 56th St., 212-582-6600, sold out.