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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

Interview

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

List

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

More Fred Armisen stories

Portlandia Announces Final Season

IFC has renewed Portlandia for an eighth and final season, which will air in 2018. IFC president Jennifer Caserta announced the news at the Television…
Peter Helman | January 15, 2017 - 10:46 am

Stream/Download Run The Jewels RTJ3

It's a Christmas fucking miracle! Killer Mike and El-P weren't supposed to release RTJ3, their highly anticipated third album under the name Run The Jewels,…
Peter Helman | December 24, 2016 - 11:55 pm

Run The Jewels, The B-52’s To Appear In Portlandia Season 7

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's sketch comedy show Portlandia returns for its seventh season in a few weeks (1/5). It reliably has a cadre of…
James Rettig | December 20, 2016 - 1:44 pm

Netflix Announces Michael Bolton Valentine’s Day Comedy Special With The Lonely Island, Fred Armisen, & More

Netflix has announced a new comedy special called Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special that will be released to the streaming service on 2/7.
James Rettig | December 16, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Hear Fred Armisen’s Jingles For KFC’s Nashville Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken has been a big foodie trend for a while now, so of course KFC is adding their own take on the delicacy…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2016 - 9:31 am

“Mother Mother” Singer Tracy Bonham Crowdfunding 20th Anniversary Album Remake With Help From Fred Armisen

Tracy Bonham's debut album The Burdens Of Being Upright turns 20 this year, as does "Mother Mother," that album's hit song. To celebrate the anniversary…
James Rettig | November 4, 2016 - 4:29 pm

Stream Fred Armisen & Bill Hader’s Talking Heads Parody Album

On the most recent episode of their IFC show Documentary Now!, the Saturday Night Live veterans Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, along with old friend…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2016 - 1:09 pm

Watch Clips From Documentary Now!‘s Talking Heads Parody Episode

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have devoted an episode of their IFC comedy show Documentary Now! to parodying Jonathan Demme's 1984 Talking Heads concert film…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2016 - 2:33 pm

Watch Portlandia Mock MRAs With “What About Men?” Protest Song

Portlandia's seventh season premieres in January, and today, the series has shared a sneak peek at an upcoming episode. The sketch features Fred Armisen and…
Peter Helman | October 6, 2016 - 7:29 pm

Portland’s Real-Life Feminist Bookstore: “Fuck Portlandia”

Since Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein began putting together their Portland-centric IFC sketch show Portlandia, they've filmed their recurring feminist-bookstore sketches at In Other Words,…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2016 - 10:32 am

Watch Fred Armisen & Bill Hader’s Test Pattern Parody Talking Heads On Seth Meyers

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader appeared as their Talking Heads parody band Test Pattern on last night's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers. Meyers…
James Rettig | September 14, 2016 - 11:02 am

Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, & Maya Rudolph Making Talking Heads Parody For Documentary Now!

Stop Making Sense, the 1984 Talking Heads concert film that Jonathan Demme directed, might be the single greatest live-show movie ever made. And this fall,…
Tom Breihan | July 6, 2016 - 9:31 am

SNL’s Season Finale With Fred Armisen: Courtney Barnett, The Lonely Island’s “Bin Laden Song,” & A Surprise Carrie Brownstein Cameo

On last night's Saturday Night Live hosted by former cast member Fred Armisen, noted Australian Courtney Barnett helped close the 41st season in spectacular fashion.
Collin Robinson | May 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

Watch Fred Armisen & Courtney Barnett’s SNL Promos

Courtney Barnett is the musical guest for the season finale of Saturday Night Live this weekend, and she's joined by fellow musically-inclined (at times) guest…
James Rettig | May 19, 2016 - 6:48 pm

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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