|Birth name||Janet Lee Weiss|
|Born||September 24, 1965|
|Instruments||Drums, guitar, vocals|
|Associated acts||Sleater-Kinney, The Jicks, Stephen Malkmus, Bright Eyes, Junior High, The Shadow Mortons, The Go Betweens, Sarah Dougher, Elliott Smith, Goldcard, The Furies, Quasi, Wild Flag|
Janet Lee Weiss (born September 24, 1965) is a rock drummer, best known as a member of Sleater-Kinney and currently also a member of Quasi and Wild Flag. She was the drummer for Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, leaving after the album Mirror Traffic, and contributed to The Shins' fourth studio album, Port of Morrow (2012).
Weiss was born in Hollywood, California to a Jewish family, and began playing guitar at the age of 16. She attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a degree in photography. While in college, she started playing drums with an all-girl trio, The Furies.
At the age of 22, Weiss went on tour with a San Francisco band, The Furies, as the drummer, even though she had only been playing for two weeks. She moved to Portland, Oregon in 1989 and soon after began playing with Sam Coomes (her ex-husband and Quasi bandmate).
Weiss started playing with Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein in Sleater-Kinney in 1996, after seeing them play a show. Tucker and Brownstein then played her a new song they were working on at the time, "Dig Me Out." Her bandmates later said that she made up a beat so solid "you could practically bang your head against it." Weiss eventually became the band's drummer; she was the fourth in the band's history.
Upon the dissolution of Sleater-Kinney in 2006, Weiss joined Quasi bandmate Joanna Bolme in Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. She performed on two albums, Real Emotional Trash in 2008 and the 2011 release Mirror Traffic. She left the band prior to the tour of the latter album.
On June 4, 2007, she performed with Bright Eyes on the Late Show with David Letterman before joining the band for their summer European tour.
As of September 2010 performing with the band Wild Flag, with Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney), Mary Timony (Helium), and Rebecca Cole (The Minders).
- Silverfox MR
- Quasi – Early Recordings (1996, Key Op)
- Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997, Kill Rock Stars)
- Quasi – R&B Transmogrification(1997, Up Records)
- Quasi – Featuring "Birds" (1998, Up)
- Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock (1999, Kill Rock Stars)
- Quasi – Field Studies (1999, Up)
- Sleater-Kinney – All Hands on the Bad One (2000, Kill Rock Stars)
- The Go-Betweens - The Friends of Rachel Worth (2000)
- Quasi – The Sword of God (2001, Touch and Go Records)
- Sleater-Kinney – One Beat (2002, Kill Rock Stars)
- Quasi – Hot Shit! (2003 Touch and Go Records)
- Sleater-Kinney – The Woods (2005, Sub Pop)
- Quasi – When The Going Gets Dark (2006, Touch and Go Records)
- Bright Eyes – Four Winds (2007, Saddle Creek)
- Bright Eyes – Cassadaga (2007, Saddle Creek)
- Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Real Emotional Trash (2008, Matador Records)
- Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst (2008, Merge Records)
- Quasi - American Gong (2010, Kill Rock Stars)
- Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Mirror Traffic (2011, Matador Records)
- Wild Flag – Wild Flag (2011, Merge Records)
- The Shins - Port of Morrow (2012)
- Weiss / Cameron / Hill - Drumgasm (2013, Jackpot Records)
- "American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers". ASCAP. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
- "Meet Carrie Brownstein: A Triple Threat". Jewish Women's Archive. March 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
- "The Official Website of Sleater-Kinney". Sleater-kinney.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
- "The online presence of Modern Drummer Magazine". Modern Drummer. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
- "Janet Weiss of the Jicks | Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Flickr. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
- Tiny Suns Infused With Sour, a Sleater-Kinney news blog