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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 of us who came of age in the early ’90s, Brownstein was already an icon due to her role as a vocalist and unstoppable guitar shredder in Excuse 17 and… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Wild Flag Are No Longer

The indie supergroup Wild Flag had a great, albeit short, run: One excellent self-titled album, a year’s worth of face-ripping live shows, a place in the heart of every music dork who worried that they didn’t make bands like that any more. But now, it looks like the run is over. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2013 - 11:28 am

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Grimes, Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells & More

At ginormous festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, it’s pretty tough to craft a narrative — when there’s something like 200 bands playing over a weekend, it’s next to impossible to really sew a singular thread through the weekend’s performances. Pitchfork Music Festival is much smaller — 45 bands in three days — so, it’s a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 15, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

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 dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Watch Wild Flag Cover Fugazi’s “Margin Walker”

On Saturday night in Boston, Wild Flag finished up a show by covering a song from one of the few indie bands who can match them in terms of sheer firepower: The early Fugazi rager “Margin Walker,” which is such an awesome song. Someone in the crowd, blessedly, captured the cover on camera-phone for posterity,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2012 - 12:54 pm

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

Wild Flag Play Fallon

Last month, Wild Flag stepped on the Letterman stage to blaze through “Romance,” delivering one of our favorite late-night performances of the year. And on Friday night, it was NBC’s turn, as the band swung through to visit Carrie Brownstein’s fellow Lorne Michaels beneficiary Jimmy Fallon. On the show, the band played a tough, sinewy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2012 - 9:12 am

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

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2011

Having already revealed Your Top 10 Tracks and Your Top 10 Music Videos, next box to be punched on the Gummys’ advent calendar is the Top 10 New Acts Of 2011 category, and, unlike the Grammys, Stereogum’s readers did a nice job of representing 2011’s singular breakout artists. And, based on post count, we were… More »

By: Stereogum / December 14, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Watch Wild Flag On Letterman

Last night, Wild Flag were the musical guests on the Late Show With David Letterman, which meant that Carrie Brownstein got a chance to look unbelievably badass on network TV and Dave was forced to bust out that great little holy shit chuckle that he reserves for legit-amazing performances. I wonder if Brownstein has ever… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 14, 2011 - 8:42 am

The 5 Best Video Of The Week

There aren’t too many certainties in life, but here’s one: If you’re a rich, famous, globetrotting superstar DJ and you piss out of your mouth in your music video, that video will end up at the top of this list. There’s just no getting around it.

If, however, you’re the singer for a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Wild Flag – “Electric Band” Video

The punk rock all-star team of Wild Flag have a new video for “Electric Band,” a rave-up track from their excellent self-titled debut. In the Hollerings-directed clip, the members of the band play baseball against a team of actual bears, and the whole thing obviously leads to an inspirational sports-movie finish. Just like the band’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Wild Flag – “Romance” Video

The punk rock supergroup Wild Flag now has a video for their single “Romance,” and it’s a fun one. WFMU host and NYC comedy scene linchpin Tom Scharpling directs, and all four members of the band get a chance to get their Portlandia on a little bit, playing office functionaries who go on awesomeness spree… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2011 - 10:46 am

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

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