Janet Weiss (Slang, Sleater-Kinney)

Performance Anxiety

16-08-2022 • 1 hr 4 mins


Janet Weiss of way more bands than I can mention here joins the podcast. She’s here to talk about her latest release, Cockroach In A Ghost Town by her band, Slang. But we go back to find out how that band came to be. We start with her playing guitar, NOT drums. But once she did find drums, it was an instant connection. It was so obvious that everyone else felt it, too. Janet talks about how many lessons she took before joining a band and opening for The Flaming Lips! She also explains her move to Portland, starting a few other bands, like Quasi, who ended up being Elliot Smith’s band for a bit. We also talk about joining Sleater-Kinney, her terrible car accident that could have spelled the end of her career. But she had an incredible support system of family, friends, & fans that kept her recovery on track. We do talk about Slang’s album, how things have changed from a duo doing covers to a full band. And we wrap up on our mutual love of the automobile.Give the band a follow on Facebook, check out @theeslang on Instagram and @realslang on twitter. Follow us @PerformanceAnx on twitter & instagram. You can help us out through ko-fi.com/performanceanxiety or performanceanx.threadless.com for merch. Now let’s get right into the show with Janet Weiss of Slang on Performance Anxiety, part of the Pantheon Podcast Network.