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Portlandia Goes On Tour

Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s PDX-centric sketch comedy show, returns for its second season in January. And around the same time the show comes back, Armisen and Brownstein themselves will hit the road on a quick Portlandia tour. At the shows, they’ll play music, present clips from future episodes, and talk about their unexpected… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 23, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent To Guest On Portlandia

The first season of Portlandia, the IFC sketch-comedy show from Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, had a ton of cameos from indie-ish celebs; consider, if you will, last year’s segment “The Deuce,” which starred Corin Tucker, James Mercer, and Colin Meloy. From the look of things, season two of the show will feature even more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2011 - 11:46 am

Fred Armisen’s Guide To Music And SXSW 1998

A few years back we hosted Fred Armisen’s comedic five part video guide to SXSW 1998. Then we switched video platforms and the clips were swallowed by our system. Whoops! We’ve finally rescued them and promise not to delete them. This “guide” is generally viewed as Fred’s official transition from being the drummer in Chicago… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 17, 2011 - 12:25 pm

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 main theme… More »

By: brandon / January 14, 2011 - 5:13 pm

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 Armisen took… More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2010 - 1:50 pm

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 - 9:53 am

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’s circaMore »

By: stereogum / March 1, 2010 - 11:35 am

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 - 1:46 pm

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 to steal (and… More »

By: brandon / February 4, 2010 - 11:44 am

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 Virgin Prunes frontma… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009 - 11:33 am

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 - 1:18 pm

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 kicking chocolate-oriented picku… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 8, 2009 - 11:47 am

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 - 10:31 am

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 out.” It sounds like… More »

By: brandon / October 9, 2008 - 3:11 pm

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.
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By: brandon / September 3, 2008 - 12:11 pm

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 - 11:56 am

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 been doing… More »

By: brandon / April 21, 2008 - 3:19 pm

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 the drummer i… More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2008 - 11:10 pm

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 - 11:11 am

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 - 6:35 pm