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Ice Cube, Tegan and Sara, Vince Staples, and More to Perform at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest Festival

After 26 years of existence, Comedy Central is finally launching its own standalone comedy festival on June 2-4 at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and…
Brian Josephs / February 28, 2017

Watch Run the Jewels Talk Album Release Strategy on Portlandia

Run the Jewels' album release strategy has mainly involved surprise early drops—remember Christmas Eve, when they gave us RTJ3 ahead of schedule? But the duo did…
Brian Josephs / December 27, 2016

Run the Jewels Will Appear in the Next Season of Portlandia

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's Portlandia is known for featuring a cadre of guest stars. The show's upcoming seventh season, set to debut January 5,…
Brian Josephs / December 20, 2016

Watch Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen as Shopping Goths and Office Weirdos in Three New Portlandia Sketches

On January 5, Fred Armisen and Carrie Browstein's surrealist sketch comedy show Portlandia will return to IFC for its seventh season, and the network has released three…
Andy Cush / December 16, 2016

Fred Armisen Shills for Bad Chicken

Fred Armisen, who has a reputation, is now singing songs for KFC, which makes bad chicken. The SNL vet has recorded two jingles for the…
Taylor Berman / December 12, 2016

Johnny Marr Announces Book Tour for His New Memoir, Set the Boy Free

Today is Johnny Marr's 53rd birthday. To commemorate the occasion, the legendary Smiths (and Modest Mouse, and Electronic) guitarist has announced a book tour to…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 31, 2016

Watch Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph Perform Live as Test Pattern, Their Talking Heads Parody Band

Test Pattern, the Talking Heads parody band featuring Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph, is a clever and committed schtick. They've already got a late night performance,…
Anna Gaca / October 30, 2016

New Music: Stream an Album by Test Pattern, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s Talking Heads Parody Band

On the most recent episode of their IFC mockumentary show Documentary Now!, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader mounted a tribute to Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme's 1984 Talking…
Anna Gaca / October 13, 2016

Watch the First Performance by Test Pattern, Fred Armisen’s Talking Heads Parody Band

In an upcoming episode of their great IFC series Documentary Now!, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader will bust out the big suits and postindustrial dread as Test Pattern,…
Andy Cush / September 14, 2016

Watch ‘Saturday Night Live’s Tribute to David Bowie

In 1979, David Bowie gave Saturday Night Live one of the show's weirdest and most amazing performances of the series' 41 years. On Saturday, SNL…
Colin Stutz / January 17, 2016

Sleater-Kinney and Fred Armisen Play ‘Rock Lobster’ in New York

Say this: Once you've seen Sleater-Kinney and Fred Schneider Armisen play "Rock Lobster" together, you wonder how they ever pretended to be anything but a…
Andrew Unterberger / December 14, 2015

Watch Dinosaur Jr. Cover Neil Young’s ‘Cortez the Killer’ With Fred Armisen and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo

Update: Dinosaur Jr. played their third show for their ongoing 30th anniversary residency at New York's Bowery Ballroom last night, where the band brought out some more special…
Rachel Brodsky / December 5, 2015

Jenny Lewis’ ‘She’s Not Me’ Video Pays Homage to ‘Troop Beverly Hills’

More than a year removed from the release of her stellar record The Voyager, Jenny Lewis has just released the music video for that project's emotional…
Brennan Carley / May 27, 2015

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen Joke About Sleater-Kinney on ‘Conan’

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen work together on the hilarious IFC show Portlandia, but Brownstein is obviously also a co-frontwoman of the recently reunited indie-punk…
James Grebey / January 13, 2015

Fred Armisen Corrupts Hippie Cult in J Mascis’ ‘Every Morning’ Video

A few months ago, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis assisted Fred Armisen with his duties as band leader for Late Night With Seth Meyers. Now,…
Kyle McGovern / August 27, 2014
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