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There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour sent the entire mob of people at Union Park scrambling for cover. It let up just long enough for four really good Ex Hex songs, and then it came back… More »

Few indie rock alums have managed to enjoy a career as successful — and as wildly varied — as that of Carrie Brownstein. For those of us who came of age in the early ’90s, Brownstein was already an icon due to her role as a vocalist and unstoppable guitar shredder in Excuse 17 and… More »

A couple of weeks after I graduated college, as a sort of birthday present to myself, I drove down to Washington, D.C. to see a couple of my favorite bands to play a show together at D.A.R. Constitution Hall, an old and ornate venue in the middle of the city. Belle And Sebastian, still a… More »

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Carrie Brownstein Announces Book Tour

Carrie Brownstein has announced a book tour in support of her upcoming memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl. The book is out on 10/27,…
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Glenn Danzig To Guest On Portlandia

Wanna feel old? Portlandia is currently in its sixth season, and it's going stronger than ever. Since Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein incorporate about a…
Caitlin White | August 25, 2015 - 5:11 pm
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Carrie Brownstein Lists Her 10 Desert Island Books

Out editor Aaron Hicklin is about to open a new bookstore called One Grand, with a sort of conceptual hook: The store will only sell…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2015 - 12:58 pm
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Watch Carrie Brownstein’s Impressive Recovery From An Onstage Spill At Pitchfork Fest

In his recap of Saturday's action at Pitchfork Music Festival, Tom described a dramatic wipeout and triumphant rebound by Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein:…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2015 - 10:18 pm
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Watch Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein And Corin Tucker Give Advice To Teen Girls

Rookie has a recurring series called Ask A Grown [Man/Woman] in which they enlist famous musicians/celebrities/people to give advice to teenage quandaries. One of the…
Caitlin White | July 14, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Carrie Brownstein Shares Cover Of Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl

When we interviewed Carrie Brownstein last year, she discussed the progress she'd made on her memoir, which has been in the works since 2012 and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 18, 2015 - 11:32 am
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Watch Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein Throw A Perfect First Pitch For The Mariners

Here's how famous Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein is now, thanks to Portlandia: She now gets to do things like throw out the first pitch at a…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2015 - 9:44 am
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Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Arrives This Fall

Back in 2012, we learned that Carrie Brownstein, the Sleater-Kinney co-leader and Portlandia star, was working on a memoir, and she talked a bit about…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2015 - 10:39 am
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Watch Carrie Brownstein Interview Kim Gordon On Her Memoir Girl In A Band

Last month, Kim Gordon published her memoir, Girl In A Band, a book that chronicles the Sonic Youth member's life as an artist, musician, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 12, 2015 - 1:19 pm
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Watch Portlandia’s Kath & Dave Try To Make An Impression On Paul Simon

Portlandia is wrapping up in a few weeks, and the fifth season has been sadly lacking on the musical guest star front. On this week'…
James Rettig | March 2, 2015 - 11:48 am
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Watch Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Many More Celebs Sing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities To Love”

Sleater-Kinney still haven't made any music videos for No Cities To Love, the triumphant comeback album that finally arrives next week. Maybe they won't! Why…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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Watch Portlandia’s Feminist Bookstore Owners In An Epic ’90s Dance Battle

Portlandia's season premiere, titled "The Story of Toni and Candace," will break from the show's usual sketch-oriented format to tell one narrative throughout the half-hour.
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2015 - 1:41 pm
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Portlandia Season 5 Guests Include Paul Simon, Greta Gerwig, Parker Posey, Oscar The Grouch

On January 8, IFC's Portlandia will return for a fifth season. The show is no stranger to musical guests -- we've seen appearances by Jeff
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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Watch Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen Prep Their Own Goth Funerals In A Portlandia Season 5 Sketch

After Sleater-Kinney recorded their comeback album No Cities To Love, Carrie Brownstein joined Fred Armisen to film the fifth season of Portlandia. The series doesn't…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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Watch Alexis Krauss, Carrie Brownstein, Cass McCombs, Eleanor Friedberger, Sia, & More In Joan Jett’s Voting For Women’s Rights PSA

Joan Jett recruited a whole bunch of people to appear in her women's rights PSA that encourages people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
James Rettig | October 28, 2014 - 10:36 pm
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Sleater-Kinney Announce No Cities To Love Reunion Album & World Tour

It's true! It's all true! Sleater-Kinney are back in every possible capacity, with a new album called No Cities To Love coming in January and…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2014 - 8:59 am
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Carrie Brownstein Finishing Nora Ephron Screenplay Lost In Austen

Long ago, Carrie Brownstein went from being a furiously talented punk rock singer and guitarist and songwriter to a furiously talented punk rock all-around media…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2014 - 9:26 am

Hear Carrie Brownstein Interview Hamilton Leithauser On The Talkhouse Podcast

Carrie Brownstein and Hamilton Leithauser are two attractive and charming people with things in common. They've both been in amazing bands that sadly appear completely…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2014 - 9:54 am

Watch Josh Homme Play A “Disappointing Gay” On Portlandia

We've seen rock stars Jeff Tweedy, Tunde Adebimpe, and St. Vincent (twice!) on Portlandia this year. Now Josh Homme's episode is about to air. Homme…
Chris DeVille | April 15, 2014 - 2:55 pm
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