Carrie Brownstein is a writer, musician, actor, dog trainer and blogger for NPR Music. She was a member of the critically acclaimed rock band Sleater-Kinney. Brownstein writes NPR Music's "Monitor Mix" blog, and is a contributor to All Songs Considered. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Pitchfork.com and numerous book anthologies on music and culture.
Along with Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live, Brownstein is one-half of the comedic duo, ThunderAnt. She also has a feature role in the upcoming independent film, Some Days Are Better Than Others, directed by Matt McCormick. Brownstein lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is working on her first book of non-fiction.