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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

Try and Spot St. Vincent on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

During last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, St. Vincent's Annie Clark led the talk show's band in place of Fred Armisen, a…
Brennan Carley / August 12, 2014

Fred Armisen Forms Punk-Rock Supergroup With Members of Guns N’ Roses, Stray Cats

Members of bands including Guns N' Roses, the Stray Cats, and the Alarm will join forces with musician-turned-comedian-turned-Late Night musician/comedian Fred Armisen for a one-night-only Hollywood…
Brennan Carley / August 5, 2014

‘Portlandia’ Casts Josh Homme as Carrie Brownstein’s Sloppy Gay Brother

This season of Portlandia has been top notch when it comes to musician cameos. St. Vincent showed up twice to give advice to a tax lawyer and…
Dan Reilly / April 15, 2014

Watch St. Vincent Meet the ‘Portlandia’ Studio Snob

When Annie Clark last visited the bizarre-yet-familiar residents of Portlandia, she showed up to help Carrie Brownstein's tax-attorney boyfriend avoid pursuing a misguided music career.
Dan Reilly / March 31, 2014

‘Put a Bird on a Bird’: 10 Best Moments From Fred and Carrie’s ‘Portlandia’ Reddit AMA

Portlandia's star creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein popped into Reddit today for an "Ask Me Anything" that touched upon everything from his new gig…
Chris Martins / February 25, 2014

Punk Paint by Numbers and More ‘Portlandia Activity Book’ Fun

Fans of IFC's Portlandia know that the show is full of by-example advice on how to live one's life ridiculou— erm, holistically. But what's a…
Chris Martins / February 25, 2014

Fred Armisen’s ‘Late Night’ Band Sounds Like This

Seth Meyers officially becomes the new host of Late Night on Monday, February 24, but we already know a few details about the incoming administration.
Chris Martins / February 21, 2014
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