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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…   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 »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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…   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 »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »