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Portlandia Rock City: The Music Behind ‘Portlandia’ (photo)

Portlandia Rock City: The Music Behind ‘Portlandia’

The Portland, Ore., music scene has come a long way from the days of Nu Shooz playing Tuesday nights at the Copper Penny. (Trust me, native Portlanders understand that sentence.) Even on school nights Pine Street was packed for The Wipers show, the X-Ray Cafe was filled to capacity for Heatmiser gigs, and underage kids […]

Mark Your Calendars For Portlandia’s Premiere  (photo)

Mark Your Calendars For Portlandia’s Premiere

With all the buzz generating about the great new comedies (Larry Sanders! Mr. Show! Ben Stiller!) joining the IFC schedule in January 2011, let’s not forget the incredible original programming we are also launching. The Onion News Network and Portlandia will premiere back-to-back on January 21, 2011 at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. As we […]

‘Portlandia’: Can’t Hardly Wait (photo)

‘Portlandia’: Can’t Hardly Wait

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have an announcement: Portlandia is coming. Okay, we can hear you sucking in your breath in anticipation, because you have been waiting anxiously, chewing your fingernails, desperate for news of when the hilarious comedic stylings of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein would start lovingly skewering the people and values of Portland, […]

Before There Was ‘Portlandia’, There Was ‘Thunderant’ (photo)

Before There Was ‘Portlandia’, There Was ‘Thunderant’

We can’t wait for Portlandia to hit our airways. The show features Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney fame and Fred Armisen, the once and future Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live in a sketch comedy show dedicated to gently skewering Portland, Oregon. Unfortunately it won’t be on the air until January, so we have to bide […]

SNL Fans Prepare for ‘Portlandia’ (photo)

SNL Fans Prepare for ‘Portlandia’

IFC has greenlit “Portlandia,” an original comedy series that lovingly skewers illustrates the people and values of Portland, Ore. We’re guessing a lot of recycling, rain gear, and coffee drinking will be happening. Fred Armisen of “Saturday Night Live” fame and Carrie Brownstein, the vocalist/guitarist from Portland band Sleater-Kinney, will star in the series, alongside […]

Carrie Brownstein, From Sleater-Kinney to NPR to Movie Star (photo)

Carrie Brownstein, From Sleater-Kinney to NPR to Movie Star

Carrie Brownstein ought to write a movie about rock and roll. She’s played guitar for the eminent rock band Sleater-Kinney. She has a music blog on NPR.org called Monitor Mix, and has also written for Slate and the Believer. And she’s acting in her first feature-length film, “Some Days Are Better Than Others,” which premiered […]

Eluvium, Portland heavy film score premiering at SXSW. (photo)

Eluvium, Portland heavy film score premiering at SXSW.

Eluvium is Tennessee born Matthew Cooper, now an accomplished Multi-instrumentalist out of Portland known for his genre blending experimental music, thick with atmosphere. His new album, Similes, may be his most experimental yet, as it has him singing for the first time, after five instrumental albums. [Matthew Cooper, aka Eluvium. Photo by Noel Javier for […]

Indie Rock: A Love Story. (photo)

Indie Rock: A Love Story.

There are people out there who leap on any chance to fling the epithet “hipster” as the ultimate insult. As a wise editor of mine once pointed out, all the adjective really means is “people in my scene who I don’t like and don’t want to identify with.” But when a movie pops up with […]