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In real life, the Sex Pistols were no fans of Margaret Thatcher, but in the wake of the former prime minister's passing, this weekend's SNL re-imagined a world in which Johnny Rotten (or a thinly…   Read Story »
Last night, a motley crew of stage and screen stars paid tribute to newly resurgent pop legend Prince at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Among the performers: D'Angelo, the Waterboys, Elvis Costello, Chris…   Read Story »
Last night, SNL/Portlandia's Fred Armisen played a solo show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. He was joined by a grip of friends, including Marnie Stern, Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington, and Leigh Nash,…   Read Story »
Apparently, celebrity chef Rachael Ray has a thing she does on her talk show where she gives her guests 60 seconds to talk about whatever they want. And in his recent appearance on the show, Fred…   Read Story »
Yesterday, Hoboken indie greats Yo La Tengo released Fade, their utterly gorgeous new album. And last night, they celebrated that release by serving as musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.…   Read Story »
On Friday night's episode of Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein played two secret-agent types who recruited iconic MTV personalities Kurt Loder, Tabitha Soren, and Matt Pinfield for the…   Read Story »
The Simpsons: It's still on! Last night's episode of the venerated animated institution, which I did not watch, concerned the hipsterification of Springfield, and the episode's guest voices included…   Read Story »
J Mascis is god, but he's also a notoriously difficult interview; he's known for being reticent and awkward and prickly. But maybe that's just the milieu of the exchange? Maybe he'd be a bit more…   Read Story »
Portlandia is a show by, for, and about indie rock types, so it's no surprise that indie big dogs show up in sketches every so often. This past weekend's episode featured two. St. Vincent's Annie…   Read Story »
At a recent San Francisco stop on the Portlandia tour, Thao & Mirah joined the show's two stars, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, to cover Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It," basically one of the most…   Read Story »