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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…
T. Cole Rachel | January 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm


Watch St. Vincent & Isaac Brock On Portlandia + Fred Armisen’s 10 Favorite Portland Bands

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…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Rank & File

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week's biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did this…
Stereogum | January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm

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Watch Portlandia Mock MRAs With “What About Men?” Protest Song

Portlandia's seventh season premieres in January, and today, the series has shared a sneak peek at an upcoming episode. The sketch features Fred Armisen and…
Peter Helman | October 6, 2016 - 7:29 pm

Portland’s Real-Life Feminist Bookstore: “Fuck Portlandia”

Since Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein began putting together their Portland-centric IFC sketch show Portlandia, they've filmed their recurring feminist-bookstore sketches at In Other Words,…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2016 - 10:32 am

Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Adele Live In New York City, What Happened, Miss Simone? Nomimated For Emmy Awards

The nominations for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today. While (obviously) most of the honorees are in the television realm, a few…
James Rettig | July 14, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Watch Glenn Danzig Teach Fred Armisen Beach Goth Style On Portlandia

For the past four years the Growlers have been throwing their Beach Goth festival in Orange County. The name is funny for obvious reasons, reasons…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2016 - 1:38 pm

Watch The Flaming Lips’ Inner-Band Drama From Portlandia’s Pickathon Episode

Those of us who have been paying attention to the Flaming Lips for the past few years could be forgiven for wondering what the fuck…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2016 - 11:44 am

The Flaming Lips Will Guest In Portlandia Season 6

Portlandia will be back starting 1/21, and today Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen announced that the Flaming Lips will guest star alongside a slew of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 11, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Glenn Danzig To Guest On Portlandia

Wanna feel old? Portlandia is currently in its sixth season, and it's going stronger than ever. Since Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein incorporate about as…
Caitlin White | August 25, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Portlandia Filming Episode On Site At Pickathon

Is art an imitation of life, or is life an imitation of art? This is an existential musing that's plagued anyone with a lot of…
Caitlin White | July 16, 2015 - 2:36 pm

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…
James Rettig | March 2, 2015 - 11:48 am

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 10, 2015 - 11:43 am

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.
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2015 - 1:41 pm

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
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2014 - 3:33 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2014 - 4:39 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | April 15, 2014 - 2:55 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…
Chris DeVille | April 4, 2014 - 4:21 pm
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