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guttertwins.jpgAnyone who came of age listening to alternative rock in the 90’s should be very excited about The Gutter Twins.

Who are the Gutter Twins, you ask?

None other than Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli. The Gutter Twins’ debut effort, Saturnalia (Sub Pop), will be released on March 4. Don’t think of this album as a 90’s nostalgia trip though–it’s not like Lanegan and Dulli stopped making music once flannel went out of style. Both Lanegan and Dulli boast an impressive rock resume. Lanegan rose to fame as the lead singer of the Screaming Trees and has done sessions with Kurt Cobain, PJ Harvey, Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian), and most recently Queens of the Stone Age, while Dulli was the popular frontman of the Afghan Whigs, later forming the Twilight Singers.

In the Gutter Twins’ press release, Lanegan says, “When we actually decided to make a record, we agreed that it should be different from anything we’ve done before. If something sounded like anything we’d ever done, it was rejected.” Dulli summed up their different styles by explaining, “He’s more minimalist and I’m more maximalist, and both tendencies are present throughout the record.”

P.S. I have a couple good Mark Lanegan stories. I’ll save ’em for a blog posting that’s closer to The Gutter Twins release date. Stay tuned…


The album title Saturnalia is taken from an ancient Roman festival that culminates when slaves trade places with their masters.

U.S. Tour Dates:

March 1, 2008 
Noise Pop, San Francisco CA
March 3, 2008 
Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
March 4, 2008 
Showbox (Seattle), Seattle WA
March 7, 2008 
Metro, Chicago IL
March 8, 2008 
First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
March 9, 2008 
High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
March 11, 2008 
Southgate House, Newport KY
March 12, 2008 
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
March 14, 2008 
Mod Club, Toronto Canada
March 15, 2008 
Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal Canada
March 18, 2008 
Paradise, Boston MA
March 19, 2008 
Webster Hall, New York NY
March 20, 2008 
930 Club, Washington DC
March 21, 2008 
Roxy Theatre, Atlanta GA
March 22, 2008 
One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA
March 26, 2008 
Antone’s, Austin TX
March 27, 2008 
House of Blues (Dallas), Dallas TX
Cambridge Room
March 29, 2008 
Fox Theater, Boulder CO
April 2, 2008 
Avalon (LA), Los Angeles CA

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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