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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 Armisen dub them “disappointing… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2014 - 2:55 pm

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 - 8:28 am

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; Armisen introduce… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2014 - 12:47 pm

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 - 4:21 pm

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 Funny… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014 - 11:48 am

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 ran into JackMore »

By: James Rettig / March 31, 2014 - 4:05 pm

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 a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014 - 11:49 am

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 lawyer boyfriend… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014 - 11:07 am

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 - 11:12 am

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 - 3:43 pm

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 lies he… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 28, 2014 - 2:10 pm

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 - 4:39 pm

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 label… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014 - 4:13 pm

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 - 4:59 pm

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 gore. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013 - 11:14 am

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 - 12:00 pm

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 o… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 19, 2013 - 3:54 pm

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 said.”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 16, 2013 - 9:50 am

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 14th Annual… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 15, 2013 - 2:27 pm

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 - 1:17 pm