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Watch The Flaming Lips’ April Fool’s Videos For Funny Or Die

The Flaming Lips recently shared Flaming Side Of The Moon, a new piece of music that's intended to accompany both Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wizard Of Oz -- which requires nearly as much media-syncing as Zaireeka once did. And now they've made a series of April Fools-themed videos for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 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

Split Single’s Jason Narducy Has The Sexiest Elbows In Rock

Besides fronting Split Single (Britt Daniel's other other band), indie-rock veteran Jason Narducy is a member of the Bob Mould Band and Superchunk and has logged time playing with Verbow, Robert Pollard, and Telekinesis. That's an illustrious career, and judging from the very funny new Split Single promo video, it seems Narducy has accumulated… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 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 Marnie Stern Sit In With Late Night‘s 8G Band

When Fred Armisen was announced as bandleader and "curator" of Late Night With Seth Meyers' 8G band, it implied the lineup might change from time to time. And last night the Portlandia star put his curatorial skills to good use by inviting his good friend, indie guitar hero Marnie Stern, to sit in. You ca… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 8, 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

Watch Tunde Adebimpe’s Portlandia Cameo

Last night's Portlandia season premiere meant the beginning of the parade of celebrity cameos we heard about previously. One of the first rock stars to pop up was Tunde Adebimpe. The TV On The Radio singer appeared in a sketch in which a "date fact-checker" meticulously busts out Fred Armisen on all the lie… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 28, 2014

Seth Meyers’ Late Night Band Includes Fred Armisen & Members Of Les Savy Fav

The most important person in any late-night show is obviously its host, but a show's bandleader can have a huge impact on that show's personality. Consider, if you will, NBC's Late Night franchise. In its past incarnations, Paul Shaffer, Max Weinberg, and ?uestlove have all led the house bands, and it would be impossible to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014

Drag City’s Releasing Some Obscure SNL Songs On 7″

The former SNL cast member and indie-scene lifer Fred Armisen is teaming up with Drag City to release a couple of less-heralded songs from his tenure on the show. Next month, the label will release a split 7", featuring two fake songs: the Blue Jean Committee's "Massachusetts Afternoon" and the Fingerlings' "Embrace Me." The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 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

Red Fang – “Blood Like Cream” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen)

I don't know where the Portland sludge-rockers Red Fang found the budget to make an amazing and funny video for their pounding "Blood Like Cream," from their new album Whales And Leeches, but god bless them for it. The video features the following things: Fred Armisen, a zombie horde, copious beer consumption, and excessive… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013

Jeff Tweedy, Josh Homme, Tunde Adebimpe To Appear In Portlandia Season 4

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's hipster-skewering/celebrating sketch comedy series Portlandia returns to IFC for its fourth season on 2/27/14, and as usual the guest list is long and impressive. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, and TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe are among the many rock stars set to appear… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013

Watch Fred Armisen & J Mascis Cover TLC’s “Waterfalls” In Boston

Portlandia's Fred Armisen has played shows alongside a wide range of talent and we have seen him perform TLC's "Waterfalls" in the past. Last Friday night, Armisen covered the song again at the Berklee School Of Music with Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash and J Mascis on guitar. Mascis and Armisen have collaborated… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 19, 2013

Watch Fred Armien’s Ian Rubbish Interview The Clash

In a new FunnyOrDie video, Fred Armisen's under-recognized first-gen punk Ian Rubbish interviews Mick Jones and Paul Simonon at NYC's Electric Lady Studios. Of course the Clash were a big influence on Rubbish. For example, the Clash would say something political, and the Bizarros would say "we agree with the Clash" or "what they… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 16, 2013

Watch The 14th Annual Best Member Of Kings Of Leon Awards

Kings Of Leon performed last week at Shepherd's Bush in London for an AMEX Unstaged webcast that was directed by Fred Armisen. There were some funny promos that led up to the live show, but here's one more clip to cap off of the band's endeavor with Armisen, in which they attend the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 15, 2013

Watch Kings Of Leon’s AMEX Unstaged Webcast

The latest installment of the AMEX Unstaged webcast features Kings of Leon playing live from London. It was directed by Fred Armisen, and you can watch it below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 10, 2013

Watch Fred Armisen’s Kings Of Leon Unstaged Promos

Kings Of Leon's sixth studio LP Mechanical Bull is out in September and the band will support its release by performing the next AMEX Unstaged live webcast. The performance will take place at famed London venue Shepherd's Bush with Fred Armisen on directing duty. Below you can watch an awkward and hilarious promo… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 5, 2013

Next AMEX Unstaged Is Kings Of Leon Directed By Fred Armisen

Kings Of Leon is the next AMEX Unstaged artist and their live webcast will be directed by SNL alum Fred Armisen. The broadcast, which will stream live via both Vevo and YouTube, airs on 8/9 from the venue Shepherd's Bush in London. Kings Of Leon just recently released "Supersoaker," the lead single from their… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 26, 2013

Watch A Queens Of The Stone Age USB Drive Commercial Starring Fred Armisen

The new Queens Of The Stone Age album ...Like Clockwork came out a few weeks ago, and there's a decent chance you've already bought a copy; it gave the band their first-ever Billboard #1. You may, however, want to buy the thing again, since there's one format that's apparently more special than all the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2013

Watch Grimes, Frank Ocean, Tanlines At The 2013 Webby Awards

The 17th Annual Webby Awards went down last night at Wall Street's cavernous Cipriani's. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the ceremony featured a performance by Tanlines, who played their song "All Of Me," as well as the presentation of awards to the previously-announced winners, including Frank Ocean and Grimes. Ocean was unable to attend, so… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 22, 2013