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Sleater-Kinney’s 10 Best Cover Songs

Last year Sleater-Kinney put a period on their world-shaking, band-revitalizing 2015 with a nearly weeklong victory lap across some of New York's finest venues. (They…
Michael Tedder | January 18, 2016 - 10:31 am
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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…
T. Cole Rachel | January 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm
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Watch St. Vincent & Isaac Brock On Portlandia + Fred Armisen’s 10 Favorite Portland Bands

Portlandia is a show by, for, and about indie rock types, so it's no surprise that indie big dogs show up in sketches every so…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 4:09 pm
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More Fred Armisen stories

Watch Mick Fleetwood, Stewart Copeland, Taylor Hawkins, & Tommy Lee Join Will Ferrell & Chad Smith’s Latest Charity Drum-Off

Celebrity doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith held a charity drum-off on The Tonight Show back in 2014. (Ferrell won.)…
Peter Helman | April 30, 2016 - 2:58 pm
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Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex – “Mountain” Video (Dir. Fred Armisen)

Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex will release a new album titled Denver this Friday, and in anticipation they released a video for the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 13, 2016 - 11:29 am
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Watch Glenn Danzig Teach Fred Armisen Beach Goth Style On Portlandia

For the past four years the Growlers have been throwing their Beach Goth festival in Orange County. The name is funny for obvious reasons, reasons…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2016 - 1:38 pm
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2001 – “Overloaded” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen) (Stereogum Premiere)

How does Fred Armisen find time to make so many musical cameos? The Portlandia star, SNL alum, and Late Night With Seth Meyers band leader's…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2016 - 10:03 am

Watch Sleater-Kinney Cover The B-52s’ “Rock Lobster” With Fred Armisen

There's always been a slight B-52s influence in the Sleater-Kinney sound. It's never been obvious or overbearing, but it's there in things like the spidery…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2015 - 9:47 am
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Blue Jean Committee – “Catalina Breeze” Video

Former Saturday Night Live castmates Fred Armisen and Bill Hader like '70s soft rock so much that they formed a band, the Blue Jean Committee,…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 11:31 am
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Watch Bob Mould Join Dinosaur Jr. In NYC

Dinosaur Jr. are in the middle of a star-studded week-long residency at the Bowery Ballroom -- special guests so far have included Kurt Vile, Kim
James Rettig | December 7, 2015 - 10:18 am

Watch Dinosaur Jr. Cover Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” With Kurt Vile

Dinosaur Jr. just kicked off a seven-night run of shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Dinosaur.
Peter Helman | December 4, 2015 - 7:12 pm
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The Blue Jean Committee – “Gentle And Soft”

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader's fake band the Blue Jean Committee has been around since their days on Saturday Night Live, and now they're starting…
James Rettig | November 13, 2015 - 12:38 pm
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Watch Blur Play “Parklife” With Fred Armisen In Hollywood

Blur played Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl last night, and Damon Albarn invited Fred Armisen to the stage so the two could perform a lively rendition…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 21, 2015 - 9:46 am

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 as…
Caitlin White | August 25, 2015 - 5:11 pm
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Preview Fred Armisen & Bill Hader’s Blue Jean Committee Documentary And Watch The Band Reunite On Seth Meyers

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have long been toeing the line between comedy and music, with Armisen even going so far as to release a
Caitlin White | August 18, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me” Video

Just yesterday, Jenny Lewis and Vanessa Bayer were joking about Troop Beverly Hills, the 1989 kids movie that Lewis appeared in when she was a…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2015 - 10:51 am
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Watch Bob Mould Perform With Ian Rubbish In San Francisco

Fred Armisen's faux-Brit and surprisingly pro-Thatcher punk-rock alter ego Ian Rubbish has been around for a while, and he's caught the ear of musical greats…
Caitlin White | May 7, 2015 - 10:35 am

Howard Stern Announces Beatles Special With The Flaming Lips & Fred Armisen

There are going to be some confused boomers this Friday night. At 11PM, Howard Stern is turning over his Sirius XM channel to guest host…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 11:04 am

Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, And A Million Others Paid Messy Tribute To Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” In L.A.

It was an unusually wet evening in Los Angeles, and soggy Allen Ginsberg fans lined up outside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate…
Molly Bergen | April 8, 2015 - 11:13 am
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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's…
James Rettig | March 2, 2015 - 11:48 am
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SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm
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Tracee Ellis Ross Wishes Kanye Hadn’t Revealed Her Address

Blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross (who is the daughter of Diana Ross for those who don't know) is in New York for Fred Armisen's Lipstick
Caitlin White | February 11, 2015 - 12:21 pm
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