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Watch Portlandia, Indie Sketch Show With Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, And A Washed Out Theme Song

"The dream of the '90s is alive in Portland," the place where young people go to retire. Or so goes the opening musical sequence of Portlandia, the new sketch comedy of Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney, aka ThunderAnt. After they put away the flannel, piercings, and surprising flash of leather, you should recognize Portlandia's mai… More »

By: brandon / January 14, 2011

Fred Armisen Joins Joanna Newsom In Concert

If you didn't know, Fred Armisen lets his hair down and records music/instructs drumming for Drag City as epic skinsman Jens Hannemann. He's in the midst of opening a couple of shows with his labelmate Joanna Newsom. One of those shows took place last night at the Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia where Armise… More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2010

The Lonely Island & Julian Casablancas – “Boombox” Video

My favorite song from Incredibad gets a video/SNL digital short. Come along to awesometown, b.y.o.boiledgoose. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 14, 2010

Watch SNL‘s Smash Mouth Sketch, “We Are The World 25″ Parody

Jennifer Lopez hosted and performed even though she doesn't have an album or movie out anytime soon. She was the best part of a "We Are The World" parody, and a small part of the best-in-show Smash Mouth sketch. Watch at Videogum. (And compare Bill Hader's Eddie Vedder to Adam Sandler'sMore »

By: stereogum / March 1, 2010

Them Crooked Vultures, Crisis Of Conformity Play SNL

The supergroup's performance was overshadowed by Crisis Of Conformity, Fred Armisen and Dave Grohl's pitch-perfect hardcore punk spoof. Plus John Paul Jones had the line of the night in an unaired sketch (with ?uesto) about farts. Watch and learn. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2010

St. Vincent – “Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood” Video (Feat. ThunderAnt)

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, aka team ThunderAnt, again return to the feminist bookstore, this time for an in-store performance by St. Vincent. There isn't as much Annie Clark face time as recent St. Vincent clips: In fact, Armisen and Brownstein, who really hit their stride in Women And Women First, manage… More »

By: brandon / February 4, 2010

Antony, Bono, Courtney, Scarlett, Rufus & Friends @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 10/4/09

Last night Carnegie Hall hosted the biggest assortment of megastars this side of the Orpheum for a (RED)NIGHTS charity show, benefiting the Global Fund's efforts against the African AIDS epidemic. The night was billed as "Hal Willner Presents: An Evening With Gavin Friday and Friends," and it turns out that the erstwhile Virgi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Take “Zero,” “Maps” To SNL

Some surprises on SNL last night. The first being that the show was sorta funny (Videogum will post the best bits tomorrow), and the second being Yeah Yeah Yeahs' decision to play 5-year-old Valentine's mixtape staple "Maps" instead of a second song from It's Blitz!. Hooky new wave single "Zero" came earlier, and legendary post-rock… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 12, 2009

New Man Man Video (Feat. Fred Armisen, Charlyne Yi & Martin Starr) – “Rabbit Habits”

It's been about a year since Man Man released the first video from Rabbit Habits. In the relatively quiet time since, Honus Honus apparently has been poring over storyboards and striking up friendships with ThunderAnts and members of the Apatow crew. The video for "Rabbit Habits" features Fred Armisen as a guy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 8, 2009

Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein Return To The Feminist Bookstore

We've kept you abreast of ThunderAnt's various adventures. In the newest, possibly funniest episode they head back to Women And Women First to stock the music section, deconstruct laptop live performances, and discover the sound of chard: Browse. "Do you feel the AC?"… More »

By: brandon / December 4, 2008

The Killers’ Day & Age Album Art

The Killers performed "Human" and "Spaceman" on SNL this past weekend. It turns out they also performed some songs off-the-air, which is documented in this clip, wherein Fred Armisen explains the situation and we spot a very gracious Brandon Flowers along with Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, and Will Forte sorta "rocking… More »

By: brandon / October 9, 2008

Fred Armisen Shows Carrie Brownstein His “One Man Show”

Last time ThunderAnt were in the kitchen, today Fred invites Carrie to his probing performance art piece which is funny for all the wrong reasons. Watch. More »

By: brandon / September 3, 2008

My Morning Jacket Bring Their “Amazed,” “Evil Urges” To SNL

This weekend's MacGruber-friendly Saturday Night Live episode featured Shia The Motherfucking Beef and musical guest My Morning Jacket. Jim James probably didn't want to scare America and so he kept "Highly Suspicious" on the sidelines. Instead MMJ catered to the jammier elements of Evil Urges, with southern rocking "I'm Amazed" and the Dead-inflected verses/Allmans-Skynyrd rapid-fire… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 12, 2008

New ThunderAnt: Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein Enter The Kitchen

At this point, Thunderant doesn't need an introduction, but taking short attention spans into consideration, it's the comedy duo of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Last time we saw them, they tried (and succeeded in) penning "The Perfect Song." This time, they're Steven and Maggie, promoting a new Portland restaurant, Katchenza, which hasn't… More »

By: brandon / April 21, 2008

Fred Armisen’s Guide To Music And SXSW 1998

Through his ThunderAnt collaborations with Carrie Brownstein or his various SNL skits -- recently as Obama -- Fred Armisen's no stranger to Stereogum readers. One extended skit you may not have seen is the short film he made at SXSW ten years ago. It's generally viewed as his official transition from being… More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2008

Saturday Night Live Returns With Rock Of Love Parody, Armisen As Obama

Back from the writers' strike with a backlog of Daniel Plainview and Hillary Clinton jokes, Saturday Night Live returned this weekend brandishing Tina Fey, a Steve Martin cameo, and huge prosthetic Obama ears. Obviously musical guest Carrie Underwood wasn't going to provide sufficient excuse for us to post about it. For that, we turn to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2008

Aimee Mann Mockumentary Starring John Krasinski, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell

For someone who says so much through sad songs, Aimee Mann's live shows are surprisingly comedic affairs. Patton Oswalt has pinch-bantered for Aimee in concert for over ten years now. The singer/songwriter's part of Jon Brion's Largo family, and it's always fun to watch that talented crew of comedians and musicians in new configurations, especially… More »

By: Stereogum / February 8, 2008

New Thunderant Video – “The Perfect Song”

We've visited with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in the past -- on a nice date and behind the scenes at a feminist bookstore. With this new Thunderant video, the comedic twosome's topped themselves, showing us the arduous, soulful recipe for creating "The Perfect Song." Hint: include lots of rainbows, a Raggedy A… More »

By: Stereogum / December 14, 2007

SNL Live @ UCB With Michael Cera, Yo La Tengo

This weekend, amid the writer's strike, the SNL cast performed in Chelsea in the Upright Citizens Brigade theater to an audience of less than 200 peeps, though their numbers included Julian Casablancas, Jon Glaser, Will Arnett, and John Krasinski. Guests included Norah Jones and the folks mentioned in this post's headline. The cast performed previously… More »

By: Stereogum / November 19, 2007

Kanye Mocks Himself, Freestyles On SNL (And “Iran So Far” Digital Short)

Clearly, this couldn't wait 'til Monday. Mr. West gamely mocks his much YouTube'd award show outbursts on Saturday Night Live's Lebron James-hosted season premiere... "It got champagne in it!" After the jump, the live performance of "Champion" ending with a clumsy freestyle that's ultimately brave and endearing despite the flub. He never be picture perfect. More »

By: Stereogum / September 30, 2007