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The Sweet Sounds of “Portlandia” (photo)

The Sweet Sounds of “Portlandia”

Carrie Brownstein gained well-deserved fame and notoriety as the guitarist in Sleater-Kinney for songs like “Jumpers”: Then she started doing sketch comedy with Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen in Thunderant and crafted scenes like this: Then along came Portlandia, her upcoming show on IFC with Fred Armisen, which premieres January 21, 2011 at 10:30 p.m. […]

The Dream Of The 90s Is Alive In ‘Portlandia’ (photo)

The Dream Of The 90s Is Alive In ‘Portlandia’

Ah, the 90s. Remember back when grunge was a music style AND a fashion trend? When everyone wanted to look like a junkie, but they called it “heroin chic”? Music was loud, hair color was unnatural, you could wear flannel to the opera, “Singles” was high art, combat boots and sundresses were the ultimate look, […]

The World of Fred Armisen  (photo)

The World of Fred Armisen

During these days of winter when the weather is getting really cold, your holiday shopping is all done (you’re welcome), you’ve roasted every chestnut, chugged all the nog, and yet it is still not Christmas Eve, you may feel down. You probably feel similarly sad when you think about how many weeks minutes it is […]

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 […]

Coming Soon To IFC: Comedy! Comedy! And More Comedy! (photo)

Coming Soon To IFC: Comedy! Comedy! And More Comedy!

You are going to spend 2011 in front of the television set, so plan accordingly. Today IFC announced an amazing line up of new shows hitting our air in 2011. To accompany our original series, including Onion News Network, the television series based on the iconic fake news organization, and Portlandia, from Carrie Brownstein and […]

‘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 […]