Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein

Rising to riot grrrl fame with pioneering 90s punk trio Sleater-Kinney, and later gaining a whole legion of new fans as star of comedy sketch show Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein is a one-of-a-kind talent. Recently, she’s applied that talent to memoir-writing. In Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Brownstein writes of her turbulent suburban upbringing and of finding her people, and her power, through the feminist punk scene.

Visiting Melbourne on tour with the reformed Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein briefly rests her guitar for a chat with Myf Warhurst. Join the pair for a discussion of defiance, humour and rock and roll.


Portrait of Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein is a musician, writer and actor who first became widely known as the guitarist and vocalist of the band Sleater-Kinney and later as a creator, writer and co-star of the Emmy-nominated show Portlandia. Brownstein's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and numerous anthologies on music and culture. She lives in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles.

Portrait of Myf Warhurst

Myf Warhurst

Myf Warhurst currently hosts Lunch With Myf weekdays from 11am–2pm on ABC’s digital radio station Double J. Before that, she presented and co-produced Myf Warhurst’s NICE (ABC1), a TV series that embraced cultural icons of the past, the things that surround us, and all things... 'nice'.

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