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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 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

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 Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015

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 Makers All-Star event, so naturally she dropped by Late Night With Seth Meyers where Armisen is the bandleader. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 11, 2015

Watch J Mascis Cover Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” On Late Night

Back in 2013, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis released a solo cover of Mazzy Star's 1993 soft-focus torch-song classic "Fade Into You"; it was a limited-edition 7" that came with Mascis' personalized sneakers, so don't feel bad if you missed it. Last night, Mascis played the song for NBC cameras. Mascis was the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 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

Kate Pierson – “Mister Sister” Lyric Video (Feat. Fred Armisen) (Stereogum Premiere)

Kate Pierson's "Mister Sister" video, from the B-52s singer's debut solo album Guitars And Microphones, featured a heavy dose of Fred Armisen. There's more where that came from: Armisen stars in a lyric video for the song, too, goofing around in frilly yellow gloves to the triumphant jangle of Pierson's colorful, trans-positive new wave… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014

Kate Pierson – “Mister Sister” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen)

B-52s singer Kate Pierson has announced her debut solo album and released a video for the lead single. Guitars And Microphones was executive produced by Sia, who collaborated with Pierson on the songwriting. Ima Robot's Tim Anderson produced the album, and the Strokes' Nick Valensi plays on it. Lead single "Mister Sister" is a tra… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2014

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

Fred Armisen’s Latest SNL 7″ Features Joshua Rainhorn, Paulinho e Beatriz

At the beginning of the year, Drag City announced that it was teaming up with Fred Armisen to release a series of 7-inches featuring songs by some of the musician characters he portrayed on Saturday Night Live. They've already released two splits: the Blue Jean Committee with the Fingerlings and the BjellandMore »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 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 Lil Jon, Fred Armisen, Devendra Banhart, & Lena Dunham In A “Turn Out For What” Voting PSA

There's a mid-term election this November, which means you, the American citizen, have the right to elect representatives to Congress (and probably a Senator too) plus weigh in on lots of locally relevant matters. Lil Jon wants to make sure you know this and that you turn out to cast your ballot. As such, he… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014

J Mascis – “Every Morning” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen)

You keep thinking Fred Armisen's schedule is so busy that he'll have to stop appearing in random indie rock music videos, but no, he never does. Yesterday, Armisen's buddy J Mascis, the Dinosaur Jr. guitar hero, released a beautifully weary solo album called Tied To A Star. And now Armisen and Mascis are co-starring i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014

Supergroup Dead Men Walking Features Members Of The Damned, Guns N’ Roses, Stray Cats, The Alarm … And Fred Armisen

A large supergroup calling itself Dead Men Walking has announced it will play a one-off show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on 9/14. The core members of the group are Captain Sensible of the Damned, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, and Mike Peters of the Alarm, though the show will also feature… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 5, 2014

Watch A Squinty Stephen Malkmus Present Ylvis With A Webby Award

Last night brought the 18th Annual Webby Awards, where Ylvis' captivatingly bizarre video for "What The Fox Say?" won for Best Viral Video. Appearing to hand off the award were Stephen Malkmus and Reggie Watts, who both appeared to have trouble reading the teleprompter, which led to the already stiff dialogue taking on a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 20, 2014

Watch Parquet Courts And Fred Armisen Debut “Black And White” On Seth Meyers

Earlier today, Brooklyn punk outfit Parquet Courts released the studio version of their new song "Black & White." Last night, the band played the new track on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The ever-talented Fred Armisen even joined in with a little guitar noise of his own to help fill out the solo. More »

By: Sam Behrens / May 1, 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

Watch Eleanor Friedberger Sit In With The 8G Band On Late Night With Seth Meyers

Although Late Night With Seth Meyers has scaled back its musical component, Fred Armisen's 8G Band still comprises a number of indie rock veterans, and last night they added one extra. Fiery Furnaces frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger sat in with Armisen and the band throughout last night's broadcast. Watch Friedberger rock out bumper-style below… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 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
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