Corin Tucker and Lance Bangs

25th February 2019

Bullseye is a show about the creative process. And how artists’ lives affect the work they make: their loved ones, friends and family, too. But what about when two artists – two genuine creative geniuses – are married to each other?
Corin Tucker, the singer and guitarist of Sleater-Kinney has been with her husband Lance Bangs for over two decades. Earlier this month, they joined Jesse to talk about how they mix music, movies and love… and how they spent this past Valentine’s Day. They couldn’t even get a table at the Cheesecake Factory!
This interview was recorded on stage at Revolution Hall in Portland Oregon as part of the first annual Listen Up Festival.

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Sleater Kinney’s Corin Tucker & filmmaker Lance Bangs On Mixing Up Marriage, Music, Movies
Corin Tucker is a rock legend. She sang and played guitar for Sleater Kinney and a bunch of other projects. These days she’s also collaborating with REM’s Peter Buck in the new band Filthy Friends.

Lance is a renowned director who works mostly in music videos and comedy. He’s worked with Nirvana, Odd Future, Jen Kirkman, Hannibal Buress just to name a handful. He’s also been very involved with the Jackass movies and TV shows. If you’ve ever seen them do something on film that was so gross it made the cameraman puke that cameraman was probably Lance.

Lance and Corin tell Jesse about how they spent the last Valentine’s Day and how they make their marriage and careers work after nearly two decades.

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  • Corin Tucker
  • Lance Bangs

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