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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 books that various prominent cultural types (Ta-Nehisi Coates and Tilda Swinton among them) list among the 10 books they’d take to a desert island. One of those cultural types i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 12:58 pm

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:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 21, 2015 - 10:18 pm

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Saturday

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2015 - 3:57 pm

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 best things about the series is the way it highlights just how universal most of these dilemmas are; the problems of teenagers aren’t necessarily that different from the problems of… More »

By: 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 was, at the time, untitled. We later learned that the book will be released this October, and that Brownstein had decided on the apt title Hunger Makes Me A ModernMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 18, 2015 - 11:32 am

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 baseball game. And here’s how much of a badass she is: She makes it look good. Brownstein threw the first pitch at yesterday’s Mariners/A’s game in Seattle, and she fired… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2015 - 9:44 am

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 her process in an interview with us last year. (Brownstein also just interviewed Kim Gordon about her own memoir.) And today, we learn that Brownstein’s memoir is called Hunger MakesMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2015 - 10:39 am

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 mother, as well her romantic relationship with bandmate Thurston Moore. On March 10, Gordon was interviewed by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein at San Francisco’s Jewish Community Center as part of their… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 12, 2015 - 1:19 pm

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’s episode, however, Paul Simon makes an appearance opposite some recurring favorites, Kath and Dave. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen do their best to make an impression on Simon, turning a… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015 - 11:48 am

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 do Sleater-Kinney need to make a music video? They have, however, put together a clip of a whole bunch of famous people singing along with the album’s badass title track. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 12:44 pm

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. Specifically, the episode fills in the backstory of how the two owners of the Women & Women First feminist book store, portrayed by Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, first met. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 5, 2015 - 1:41 pm

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 Tweedy, Colin Meloy, and St. Vincent, among many others — and this season Paul Simon will be added to that long list. Vanessa Bayer, Ed Begley Jr., Steve Buscemi, Shepard… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014 - 3:33 pm

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 return until January, but a new goth-themed teaser video arrived today just in time for Halloween. In the clip, Brownstein and Armisen play goths who are super stoked to pla… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2014 - 4:39 pm

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. “There are candidates running for office this November that have backwards views on women’s rights,” she says at the end of the video. “If you care about our right to… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014 - 10:36 pm

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 a world tour to support it throughout February and March. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 20, 2014 - 8:59 am

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 presence. At this point, Brownstein is more famous for Portlandia than for any of her musical pursuits, and she’ll soon make her feature acting debut in the Todd Haynes film… More »

By: 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 inactive right now (Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag for Brownstein, the Walkmen for Leithauser). They’ve both gone on to do prominent things since (Portlandia for Brownstein, the forthcoming solo album BlackMore »

By: 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 plays Carrie Brownstein’s brother who brings home his boyfriend, played by Nick Swardson. Because they’re pizza-loving, Jager-chugging slobs who met at ESPN Zone, Brownstein and Fred Armisen dub them “disappointing… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Watch Eminem & Rihanna Peform, Jack White Cameo With Conan At The MTV Movie Awards

If you missed last night’s MTV Movie Awards, you have plenty of valid excuses — Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Coachella, watching people talk about Coachella on Twitter, literally one million other better things you could’ve been doing. So here are a couple of the things you missed. 8 Mile star Eminem and Battleship star… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2014 - 8:28 am

Carrie Brownstein Cast In Todd Haynes’ Carol

It’s a bit painful for old fans to realize this, but Carrie Brownstein is probably more famous for her work on Portlandia than she ever was for Sleater-Kinney. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Brownstein is beefing up the “actor” side of her resume with her first-ever dramatic role, in the forthcoming Todd Hayne… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 4:04 pm
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