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Watch Portlandia‘s Kath & Dave Try To Make An Impression On Paul Simon

Portlandia is wrapping up in a few weeks, and the fifth season has been sadly lacking on the musical guest star front. On this week's episode, however, Paul Simon makes an appearance opposite some recurring favorites, Kath and Dave. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen do their best to make an impression on Simon, turning a… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015

Portlandia Will Be Back For A Sixth And Seventh Season

IFC announced today that they've renewed Portlandia for a sixth (in 2016) and seventh (in 2017) season. News of Sleater-Kinney's long-awaited reunion might've called into question whether or not Carrie Brownstein would have enough time and energy to be cool as hell 24/7, but those anxieties have officially been quelled. No word yet on who… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 10, 2015

Watch Portlandia‘s Feminist Bookstore Owners In An Epic ’90s Dance Battle

Portlandia's season premiere, titled "The Story of Toni and Candace," will break from the show's usual sketch-oriented format to tell one narrative throughout the half-hour. Specifically, the episode fills in the backstory of how the two owners of the Women & Women First feminist book store, portrayed by Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, first met. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 5, 2015

Portlandia Season 5 Guests Include Paul Simon, Greta Gerwig, Parker Posey, Oscar The Grouch

On January 8, IFC's Portlandia will return for a fifth season. The show is no stranger to musical guests -- we've seen appearances by Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy, and St. Vincent, among many others -- and this season Paul Simon will be added to that long list. Vanessa Bayer, Ed Begley Jr.,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014

Watch Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen Prep Their Own Goth Funerals In A Portlandia Season 5 Sketch

After Sleater-Kinney recorded their comeback album No Cities To Love, Carrie Brownstein joined Fred Armisen to film the fifth season of Portlandia. The series doesn't return until January, but a new goth-themed teaser video arrived today just in time for Halloween. In the clip, Brownstein and Armisen play goths who are super stoked to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2014

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / March 31, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014

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

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 lie… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 28, 2014

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

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

Watch Dirty Projectors And J Mascis On Portlandia

Here's a sneak peek of this Friday's episode of Portlandia. J Mascis and members of Dirty Projectors perform with a character played by Carrie Brownstein in sketch called "Battle Of The Gentle Bands." Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 23, 2013

Watch Kurt Loder, Tabitha Soren & Matt Pinfield Take Back MTV On Portlandia

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 beautiful, doomed mission of taking back the network and turning it into what it once was. I would've respected the sketch more if it had, like,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013

Watch Jack White’s Winter In Portlandia Cameo

On Portlandia's special holiday episode, there was a sketch in which Fred Armisen played a nervous, vintage-gear-obsessed studio engineer who uses the phrase Pet Sounds over and over, like a tourettic tic. To guys like that, Jack White must be some sort of glowing deity, so that's the form he took when he showed up. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2012

Watch The Decemberists, Daft Punk On The Simpsons

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 Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Patton Oswalt, and the Decemberists, who managed to look smug even as cartoons. Watch a quick glimpse of the band in SimpsonsMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2012

Watch J Mascis Interviewed By Portlandia‘s Feminist Bookstore Lady

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 comfortable talking to someone not necessarily concerned with professional demeanor? Here, Candace, of Portland's fine feminist bookstore… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 7, 2012

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington's Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012

Carrie Brownstein To Publish Memoir

The New York Times reports that Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag co-leader Carrie Brownstein, who's lately become weirdly famous as one of the two people behind Portlandia, has signed on with Riverhead Books, and she's currently working on a memoir. Brownstein has some history as a writer of things beyond songs and comedy sketches; she spent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012
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