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Watch Johnny Marr On Portlandia

Johnny Marr is the latest figure from the rock world to drop into this season of Portlandia, joining the ranks of Isaac Brock, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent and Eddie Vedder (so far). In this sketch, Johnny experiences some customer service issues with Carrie and Fred's latest harebrained business, a bike valet. Watch the clip atMore »

By: Corban Goble / March 5, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Watch Joanna Newsom On Portlandia

On this Friday's episode of Portlandia, Joanna Newsom shows up in a sketch. And you don't actually have to wait until then to watch it; it's below. In said sketch, Newsom plays part of a group of flower-children (including Robin Pecknold) having an ethereal meadow jam session that goes sour when someone tries to jam… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012 - 5:04 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 often. This past weekend's episode featured two. St. Vincent's Annie Clark, who first collaborated with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein back when they were the online sketch duo ThunderAnt, played… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2012 - 4:09 pm

St. Vincent Covers Pearl Jam’s “Black”

While Friday night's Williamsburg incarnation of the Portlandia Tour featured the likes of Adam Horovitz and Hugh Cornwell (of the Stranglers), St. Vincent's Annie Clark showed up at Saturday's stop at the Bowery Ballroom, where she performed Pearl Jam's "Black." When Carrie and Fred said that every night's show would be different, so they ain't… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 23, 2012 - 9:14 am

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 because sometimes it's hard to know what was the biggest story, and it helps to have a scientific and definitive list of these things to keep everyone from arguing i… More »

By: Stereogum / January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Thao & Mirah Cover “Push It”

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 perfect songs in the history of the English language. It's impossible to tell whether they're joking, but everyone seems to be having… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 4, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Pearl Jam – “Chinese” (Previously Unreleased Demo)

At 1:30 in the embed below, you hear Cameron Crowe DJ a Stone Gossard composition called "Chinese," a '90s-era Pearl Jam demo, on Sirius/XMU's Pearl Jam station. Crowe says a bit of it made it to the DVD of Pearl Jam 20, his PJ documentary that is both streaming on Netflix and every bit a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 3, 2012 - 9:55 am

Check Out Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein’s iTunes Celebrity Playlists

It's poetic that after roasting everyone's DJ nights, the Portlandia stars sorta DJ for us. Well, for iTunes. I hope nobody is surprised that they are very good at this. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 16, 2011 - 4:35 pm

“Wanna Come To My DJ Night?” Preview Portlandia Season 2

Portlandia, the nominally Portland-specific but essentially all-purpose alt-culture-skewering sketch comedy show from the wonderful minds of fellow lifechampions Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is returning for a second season. There's a new preview clip available, titled "Wanna Come To My DJ Night?" It documents the tyranny of everyone you know and your mother having a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 7, 2011 - 9:40 am

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

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
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