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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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.   Read Story »