Watch a New Short Film Directed by Carrie Brownstein, Featuring Kim Gordon and Natasha Lyonne

Carrie Brownstein probably has some experience with getting called "mom" on Instagram--the term of endearment preferred by thirsty millennials everywhere to signal their affinity for…
Andy Cush / September 13, 2016

All 109 Sleater-Kinney Songs, Ranked

In 1995, the Olympian monolith that is Sleater-Kinney rose and went on to wreak blissful havoc on rock fans' eardrums (and hearts) for the next…
SPIN Staff / January 20, 2015

‘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

St. Vincent Shares Helpful Tax Advice on ‘Portlandia’

As SPIN reported last month, St. Vincent has a guest spot on the new season of Portlandia in which she offers up some advice to Carrie…
Dan Reilly / March 18, 2014

‘Portlandia’: See TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Dis Fred

Considering Portlandia is a show created by musicians-turned-actors, it's no surprise that Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein frequently deliver the goods where cameos are concerned.
Chris Martins / February 28, 2014

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen Talk ‘Portlandia,’ Sleater-Kinney, and ‘Late Night’

On the new season of Portlandia, one of Carrie Brownstein's characters is dating a tax attorney; when he takes up the electric bass, she enlists St.
Jillian Mapes / February 27, 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

Carrie Brownstein Teases Sleater-Kinney Reunion Ahead of ‘Portlandia’ Return

Carrie Brownstein teases the possibility of a Sleater-Kinney reunion in a new interview. The Portlandia co-creator and co-star sat down with Stereogum to discuss her show's forthcoming fourth…
Chris Martins / January 7, 2014

‘Portlandia’ Season 4 to Feature Members of Wilco, Queens, TV on the Radio, Guns ‘N Roses

Before they were hipster-skewering comedic geniuses, the star creators of Portlandia were (are) DIY music-makers, which means every new season of the IFC show brings…
Chris Martins / December 10, 2013

Beyonce Gets Three Emmy Nominations for Crotch-tastic Super Bowl Halftime Show

The 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations are in and Beyoncé has nabbed three nods for her Super Bowl XLVII spectacular. Not only did Mrs. Carter draw…
Chris Martins / July 18, 2013

Watch Dirty Projectors and J Mascis Rock ‘Portlandia’ Gently

Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have been skewering rock's great clichés from the beginning — remember our October 2011 interview with the pair?
Chris Martins / January 23, 2013

Watch No Doubt Cameo on ‘Portlandia’ in a Hot Air Balloon

No Doubt, fresh off their "Hella Good" appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week, stopped by another comedy TV show last night: IFC's Carrie Brownstein…
Kyle McGovern / January 12, 2013

‘Portlandia’ Star Fred Armisen on His Keith Moon Dreams and Gene Simmons Reality

Deep into his tenth year as a Saturday Night Live castmember — and beginning his third season on IFC's Portlandia, which premieres January 4 — Fred…
Harley Brown / January 4, 2013

Watch Jack White Materialize on ‘Portlandia’

The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds is one of those albums that makes people go a little crazy. Hell, it helped inspire the Beatles to record Sgt. Pepper's Lonely…
Marc Hogan / December 17, 2012

Shins, Decemberists, Spurned Ben Gibbard: 3 Melancholy Gifts From Portland

While the music industry basked in Grammy afterglow today, Portland delivered three extremely Portland-y packages:…
Luke McCormick / February 13, 2012

‘Portlandia’ Coming to a City Near You

If Garrison Keillor can take Lake Wobegon on tour, then surely the stars of IFC TV comedy Portlandia can bring their affectionate rendering of Portland,…
Marc Hogan / November 21, 2011

‘Portlandia’ Stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Toast Rock’s Great Cliches

Why funny is deadly serious: Read guest editor Patton Oswalt's introduction to SPIN's first ever "Funny" Issue, plus the full Das Racist cover story and…
David Marchese / October 20, 2011