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Q&A: Carrie Brownstein On The End Of Portlandia, Her Many Film Projects, And The Next Sleater-Kinney Album

Back in the summer of 2007, I fielded an email request from SNL’s Fred Armisen on behalf of him and his friend Carrie Brownstein of…
Scott Lapatine | February 6, 2018 - 11:15 am

Interview

Q&A: SNL Band’s Jared Scharff On His First 10 Years On The Show And His New Pearl Lion Video

Jared Scharff has one of the best music gigs in television. As a longtime member of the Saturday Night Live band, the Rockland County-bred guitarist…
Scott Lapatine | June 8, 2017 - 12:30 pm

Best Covers

Sleater-Kinney’s 10 Best Cover Songs

Last year Sleater-Kinney put a period on their world-shaking, band-revitalizing 2015 with a nearly weeklong victory lap across some of New York's finest venues. (They…
Michael Tedder | January 18, 2016 - 10:31 am

More Fred Armisen stories

Matt Berninger, Cass McCombs, Andrew Bird, & More Contribute Tracks To Free Songs For Swing Left Compilation

Songs For Swing Left is a new compilation to raise money and increase awareness of the Swing Left campaign to help flip the United States'
James Rettig | October 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Documentary Now! Announces Original Cast Album: Company Parody

IFC's SNL-offshoot mockumentary series Documentary Now! -- created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas and executive produced by Lorne Michaels --…
Gil Green | August 13, 2018 - 4:26 pm

Watch Portlandia’s Sardonic Pop Anthem “Let’s Give Up!”

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's sketch show Portlandia has almost reached its conclusion. With the show first airing back in 2011, the duo have spent…
Ryan Leas | March 14, 2018 - 3:15 pm

Watch Kurt Vile Play Carrie Brownstein’s Roadie On Portlandia

Portlandia's final season is currently airing, and Kurt Vile recently appeared during one of the skits, as promised. His cameo was pretty brief: He played…
James Rettig | March 9, 2018 - 11:36 am

Watch Portlandia’s Hardcore Band Reunion Sketch With Henry Rollins, Krist Novoselic, & Brendan Canty

In one of the century's best Saturday Night Live sketches, Fred Armisen played a dad who reunited his old teenage hardcore band, which also featured…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Watch Michael Shannon & Yo La Tengo Cover Suicide’s “Ghost Rider”

This year, after a five-year absence, Yo La Tengo brought back their eight-night run of Hanukkah shows to the New York metro era. The shows…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2017 - 11:47 am

Watch Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein Advocate Hugging, Not Punching Nazis On Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

On yesterday's episode of Full Frontal, Samantha Bee investigated the rise of white supremacy in America. During the segment, she talked to Christian Picciolini, a…
Peter Helman | September 14, 2017 - 6:45 pm

Kurt Vile, Krist Novoselic, Henry Rollins To Appear On Portlandia’s Final Season

Portlandia's eighth and final season airs at the start of next year, and today IFC has shared the characteristically stacked guest list of celebrities that…
James Rettig | September 7, 2017 - 12:55 pm

Jack White, Chance The Rapper, Common, Stranger Things Theme Nominated For Emmys

The Emmy Awards nominations are out, and a number of notable musicians are up for awards. Jack White, T Bone Burnett, and their associates are…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2017 - 12:23 pm

Fred Armisen, Adam Pally, And Zoe Lister-Jones Made A Music Video For Their Band Aid Band

In the Sundance hit Band Aid, filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones performs in a fictional band called the Dirty Dishes -- not to be confused with the
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2017 - 4:26 pm

Chris Cornell’s Funeral: Chester Bennington Sings “Hallejulah,” Mourners Include Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Hole, Soundgarden Members

Among those who attended Chris Cornell's private memorial today were his Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron; Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament; Nirvana's Krist Novoselic;…
Associated Press | May 26, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Ty Segall – “Break A Guitar” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen, Henry Rollins, & Jack Black)

Psychedelic rock warrior Ty Segall just shared his video for "Break A Guitar," the revved-up hammerhead beast from this year's self-titled album, and it is…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2017 - 9:54 am

Watch Andy Samberg Parody Eddie Vedder Singing “Alive” In Spirit Awards’ Non-Memoriam Tribute

Andy Samberg delivered a special non-memoriam tribute at the Spirit Awards last night, singing Pearl Jam's "Alive" in his best Eddie Vedder voice as a…
Peter Helman | February 26, 2017 - 1:29 pm
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