Just two months after the departure of longtime member Janet Weiss, punk rock titans Sleater-Kinney have found a new drummer. Angie Boylan made her live debut with the band Thursday night in Raleigh, North Carolina.
After teasing their “mystery friend” on Instagram, Sleater-Kinney formally introduced her on stage at the Hopscotch Music Festival. The new lineup proceeded to pummel through a 14-song setlist featuring old favorites and material off the group’s recently released record, The Center Won’t Hold.
Boylan is a seasoned rocker in her own right, having played with bands such as Aye Nako, Freezing Cold, and Little Lungs.
Consequence of Sound has reached out to the band’s publicist for comment, and we’ll update if we hear back.
Weiss left Sleater-Kinney in July after more than two decades, and her drumming is featured on the outfit’s new, St. Vincent-produced album. “The band is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on,” Weiss explained at the time. Carrie Brownstein later issued a statement of her own, saying that she and Corin Tucker had “asked her to stay. We tried.”
Since parting ways with the band, Weiss was involved in a “scary” car accident and is currently recovering in her Portland home.
Below, find video footage of Boylan’s first live stint with the band. To catch (the new) Sleater-Kinney live, grab tickets to their concerts here.