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There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour sent the entire mob of people at Union Park scrambling for cover. It let up just long enough for four really good Ex Hex songs, and then it came back… More »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

After spending some more time at Primavera, it’s just striking how civilized of a festival it is. Things are reasonably priced! You spend the whole time looking out at the water! You can wear a jacket at night! For a festival that goes until sunrise, people do a surprising job of keeping their shit together,… More »

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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…
brandon | April 8, 2010 - 11:00 am
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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,…
brandon | March 22, 2010 - 2:18 pm
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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…
brandon | February 4, 2010 - 11:44 am
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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…
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…
brandon | December 4, 2008 - 10:31 am
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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
brandon | September 8, 2008 - 3:13 pm
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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.
brandon | September 3, 2008 - 12:11 pm
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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.
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…
brandon | March 20, 2008 - 4:43 pm
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New Thunderant Video – “The Perfect Song”

We've visited with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in the past -- on a nice date and behind the scenes at a feminist bookstore. With…
Stereogum | December 14, 2007 - 2:43 pm
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Various Artists’s 2007 Best Of Lists

A couple weeks ago we told you about David Byrne, Kim Gordon, and Marissa Nadler's year-end lists in Artforum. The list-giving season continues, so here…
Stereogum | December 6, 2007 - 12:58 pm
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NPR Asks Stephin Merritt To Write A Song (Very Quickly), Hosts Carrie Brownstein’s Blog

NPR’s All Songs Considered has this new segment “Project Song” where a musician type’s given 48 hours to write a tune based on the material…
Stereogum | November 6, 2007 - 1:10 pm
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Thunderant – Episode 2: “Feminist Bookstore”

We're sure you remember the nice date between Fred Armisen and Carry Brownstein in Thunderant's debut, "This Is Nice." Well, the Sleater-Kinney ex and SNL
Stereogum | September 17, 2007 - 1:29 pm
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ThunderAnt – Episode 1: “This Is Nice” (Stereogum Premiere)

We just told you Corin Tucker's been busy singing along with AT&T spokesman EdVed, but ever wonder what happened to Carrie Brownstein after Sleater-Kinney called…
Stereogum | August 24, 2007 - 6:52 pm
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New Eddie Vedder (Feat. Corin Tucker) – “Hard Sun”

EdVed (thanks for the nickname, Nic Offer!!!) buddy Sean Penn produces and directs the forthcoming biopic Into The Wild (based on a novel of the…
Stereogum | August 20, 2007 - 11:38 am
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War Doesn’t Solve Anything

It's USA For Africa for the ironic hipster set! Head here for the "Coronation" episode of sketch comedy show Wonder Showzen, and FF to 14:27…
Stereogum | December 11, 2006 - 4:31 pm
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