Sleater-Kinney on indefinite hiatus

Huge shock for me to discover this morning (in tiny print on Pitchfork.com's web site) that after 11 years, Sleater-Kinney is breaking up. S-K has been one of my favorite bands for as long as I can remember, so this is sad news. Here's the word from their web site:

After eleven years as a band, Sleater-Kinney have decided to go on indefinite hiatus. The upcoming summer shows will be our last. As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings.

We feel lucky to have had the support of many wonderful people over the years. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us, written kind words about us, performed with us, and inspired us.

But mostly we want to extend our gratitude to our amazing fans. You have been a part of our story from the beginning. We could not have made our music without your enthusiasm, passion, and loyalty. It is you who have made the entire journey worthwhile.

With love and thanks,

Apparently their last show is Lollapalooza -- however they will be in Lousiville (close to my neck of the woods) on July 29. Might have to get tix for that show...I've seen them twice and both times I was blown away. Music is taking a hit with this break-up...

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