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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 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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2015

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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015

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

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.,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2014

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

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

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 Hayne… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014

Watch Jeff Tweedy Learn To Write An Honest Folk Song On Portlandia

As promised, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy appeared in a season 4 episode of Portlandia last night. Tweedy played himself in a sketch that involved Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen urging him to write a folk song more in line with his suburban upbringing. It's funny, so press play. More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 4, 2014

Watch St. Vincent Get Harassed By Portlandia‘s Studio Guy

Annie Clark has a long history of collaborating with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein -- it started with the music video for "Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood" and she's shown up on Portlandia two times since. Last week, she made a third appearance, this time alongside Armisen's equipment-obsessed Studio Guy (who… More »

By: James Rettig / March 31, 2014

Watch St. Vincent Save A Tax Lawyer’s Career On Portlandia

Annie Clark has been through Portlandia before to model a sexy new police uniform, and as promised, she's back on IFC's indie-rock-friendly sketch show for Season 4. Below, in a preview of this week's episode, watch Ms. St. Vincent step up to the plate to help save Carrie Brownstein's Hard Rock Café-loving tax… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014

Watch Portlandia‘s Hip Hop History Sketch

Have you ever wanted to go to a hip-hop show, but you're stuck with that one friend who doesn't know anything about hip-hop? Obviously the best course of action is to do what Carrie does in this recently released Portlandia sketch: Go over the entire history of hip-hop and make your friend cram before the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 6, 2014

Hear Tegan And Sara, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Crutchfield, Dee Dee Penny, And More Sing A Feminist Theme For Rookie

Over the past few years, Rookie has become a pillar of feminist discussion on the internet so it makes sense they would be the ones to create a "feminist 'We Are The World'" anthem to start off the new year. The zine recruited some of indie's biggest stars to contribute vocals to "Go Forth,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 31, 2014

Q&A: Carrie Brownstein On Writing Her Memoir, Portlandia‘s Fourth Season, And The Future Of Sleater-Kinney

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 6, 2014
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