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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 a few… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012 - 2:51 pm

The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television’s best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon’s music talent booker. Way to go, person responsible for pointing those Studio 6B HD-cameras at our tag cloud: Bang the Fallon gong (btw, there should be a Fallon gong), a full 70% of this list come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people’s champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm

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

Stream Wild Flag’s Debut Album

If you’re an indie rock-inclined human being of a certain age, there’s a good chance you’ve been checking for updates on the Wild Flag album the same way 14-year-old girls are checking for updates on the Hunger Games movie. Here’s why: Wild Flag’s members include Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, which means two thirds ofMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2011 - 10:37 am

Wild Flag – “Glass Tambourine”

Wild Flag, the supergroup of Sleater-Kinney/Portlandia‘s Carrie Brownstein, Helium’s Mary Timony, S-K/Quasi’s Janet Weiss, and the Minders’ Rebecca Cole, are releasing their debut 7″ on Record Store Day. It was produced by Britt Daniel. You can listen to the expansive, Helium-esque B-Side now at NPR. If you liked that, make sure to catch them live,… More »

By: brandon / March 4, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Colin Meloy, James Mercer, Corin Tucker Guest On Portlandia

Portlandia‘s already been good for unexpected cameos (Aimee Mann, Steve Buscemi, Aubrey Plaza, plus many others). And it looks lik Portlandia is upping the number of musical cameos. Next week Colin Meloy, James Mercer, and Corin Tucker will guest star as fictional band Echo Echo (sorry guys). Check out a clip of the sketch below. More »

By: jessica / February 17, 2011 - 2:34 pm

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

Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Minders Supergroup Wild Flag Plan Album, Tour

No music just yet, but I imagine the Portland, OR/Washington D.C. quartet Wild Flag will come up with something interesting. The group includes Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (also of Quasi, of course) with Helium’s Mary Timony and the Minders’ Rebecca Cole. As their label Merge points out, this isn’t the first time the… More »

By: brandon / September 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Corin Tucker – “Doubt”

UPDATE: The tracks were mislabeled, this one’s actually called “Doubt.”

A couple weeks back we learned that Corin Tucker’s awaited solo LP had a name, cover art and track list. Now you can hear a track from 1,000 Years. “Doubt” starts out okay, but really gets strong at the breakdown, when Tucker come… More »

By: jessica / August 2, 2010 - 12:15 pm

Corin Tucker 1,000 Years LP Due In October

As we mentioned, Corin Tucker’s been working on her debut solo LP. Now it’s got a name and a release date: 1,000 Years (how long it’s been since Sleater-Kinney announced their indefinite hiatus) will be out via Kill Rock Stars on October 5. As you can see, the release is under the name “The Cori… More »

By: jessica / July 12, 2010 - 6:24 pm

Corin Tucker Announces Solo LP

Janet Weiss has been busy with Quasi’s American Gong and Carrie Brownstein puts on the best in-stores when not blogging for NPR. Now, after a long hiatus, Corin Tucker’s moving back into the music thing: The former Sleater-Kinney co-vocalist/co-guitarist is working on her debut solo album, due at some point via Kill Rock Stars. She’… More »

By: brandon / April 8, 2010 - 11:00 am

Quasi – “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” is the second to last track on Quasi’s eighth album American Gong, but according to its Titanic-themed Clyde Peterse-directed video, it’s the end-all finale. The Portland institution of vocalist/guitarist Same Coomes and ex-wife/Sleater-Kinney drummer/vocalist Janet Weiss (and since 2007, bassist Joanna Bolme) are experts of a certain strain of old-school… More »

By: brandon / March 22, 2010 - 2:18 pm

St. Vincent – “Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood” Video (Feat. ThunderAnt)

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, aka team ThunderAnt, again return to the feminist bookstore, this time for an in-store performance by St. Vincent. There isn’t as much Annie Clark face time as recent St. Vincent clips: In fact, Armisen and Brownstein, who really hit their stride in Women And Women First, manage to steal (and… More »

By: brandon / February 4, 2010 - 11:44 am

James Mercer, Carrie Brownstein Star In New Movie

The Portland indie rockers show off their acting chops in Portland indie filmmaker Matt McCormic’s Some Days Are Better Than Others. It’s basically Portland indie rock Space Jam. Corin Tucker cameos! Watch the trailer. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 23, 2009 - 3:34 pm

Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein Return To The Feminist Bookstore

We’ve kept you abreast of ThunderAnt’s various adventures. In the newest, possibly funniest episode they head back to Women And Women First to stock the music section, deconstruct laptop live performances, and discover the sound of chard: Browse. “Do you feel the AC?”… More »

By: brandon / December 4, 2008 - 10:31 am

New Live Britt Daniel – “Who Backs Your Money?”

That’s right, Britt Daniel, not Spoon. Through the power of bootlegging, we heard a live take of the strutting new Spoon track “Writing To You In Reverse” as it was performed at the 2008 Pitchfork Fest in July. Last week Britt Daniel performed a solo set at Wonder Ballroom in Portland as part of MusicFestMore »

By: brandon / September 8, 2008 - 3:13 pm

Fred Armisen Shows Carrie Brownstein His “One Man Show”

Last time ThunderAnt were in the kitchen, today Fred invites Carrie to his probing performance art piece which is funny for all the wrong reasons.
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By: brandon / September 3, 2008 - 12:11 pm

New ThunderAnt: Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein Enter The Kitchen

At this point, Thunderant doesn’t need an introduction, but taking short attention spans into consideration, it’s the comedy duo of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Last time we saw them, they tried (and succeeded in) penning “The Perfect Song.” This time, they’re Steven and Maggie, promoting a new Portland restaurant, Katchenza, which hasn’t been doing… More »

By: brandon / April 21, 2008 - 3:19 pm

Blitzen Trapper Meet Carrie Brownstein, Play The Stereogum Party

Of all the bands at our SXSW party, Blitzen Trapper seemed most likely to collapse the Volume stage. Yes, more so than HEALTH — there are more people, you see. The six Portlanders crowded onto the riser and proceeded to bounce and stomp with an overflow of energy you might not have immediately grasped from… More »

By: brandon / March 20, 2008 - 4:43 pm