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INDIE EAR MADNESS: Tim Fite Shocks Gnarls Barkley in Sweet-16!

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EAST REGION
1 Vampire Weekend vs. 4 Nada Surf
A battle of New York Indie was on display tonight–uptown vs. downtown, young upstarts vs. rock veterans. Vampire Weekend sounded tight again (as they have in the first two rounds). In the end, youth won out. Vampire Weekend squeaks through into the next round.

11 Tim Fite (left) vs. 2 Gnarls Barkley
The clock refuses to strike midnight for the Cinderella-story of the tournament, Tim Fite. Unbelievably he pulled off another upset victory tonight! Gnarls Barkley looked confused throughout the match-up. In the first half, Danger Mouse arrived on stage in his Wayne’s World get-up, while Cee-Lo and the rest of the band were dressed in bathrobes. During the second half, Danger Mouse seemed more interested in Tim Fite’s set, even asking him if he could produce his next album. A bit irritated, Cee-Lo began performing Goodie Mob songs, however the band didn’t know how to play any of the instrumentals. Tim Fite takes down the #2-seed in a shocker!

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NORTH REGION
1 Radiohead vs. 5 The Kills
The Kills’ drum machine was no match for Johnny Greenwood’s massive electronic set-up tonight. Seemingly to rub it in, Radiohead played an 8-minute version of “Idioteque”, with Greenwood tweaking knobs and electronics throughout the duration of the song. Radiohead was up by so much in this contest, that Thom Yorke sat out most of the second half to rest his voice.

3 The Hives vs. 2 The Raconteurs
Jack White and Brendan Benson were reminiscent of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen tonight. White was great like Jordan, while Benson filled the ever important supporting role just like Pippen used to do back in the day. It’s called chemistry and The Raconteurs used it tonight for a hard fought victory against the those catchy Hives.

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WEST REGION
1 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks vs. 4 Hot Chip
It looked like Hot Chip was going to easily breeze past The Jicks, especially when they played material from their most recent album, Made in The Dark. Fittingly they opened with “Ready for the Floor” and when they played “Shake a Fist” the crowd erupted. However, in a move that shocked everyone in attendance, during the middle of The Jicks’ set, Stephen Malkmus brought out the members of Pavement and played the complete Slanted and Enchanted album. Pavement, I mean, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks advance to the Regional Semifinals.

6 Against Me! vs. 2 Band of Horses
Slow and steady, that’s how Band of Horses got it done tonight. They played well against the punk-rock full court press of Against Me!. With seconds remaining in their set, Band of Horses threw up a beautifully performed version of “Marry Song” to seal the victory.

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SOUTH REGION
9 Saul Williams vs. 4 Justice
In a move that surprised everyone (almost as if to challenge himself), Saul Williams performed without this band tonight, deciding to take on the French dance duo, Justice, by himself. As always, Williams’ rhymes were powerful and poignant, but without any music, the crowd tended to favor the feel-good dance numbers of Justice. The only time the crowd danced for Williams more than Justice, was during the commercial break when his song “List of Demands (Reparations)” played over a Nike advertisement.

3 Spoon vs. 7 The Black Keys
Although The Black Keys only have two band members, they sounded like they had eight tonight. That, combined with someone shining a laser beam on Spoon’s Britt Daniels, which flustered the frontman all night long, led to The Black Keys’ victory. When Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney was asked about the laser during the post-game press conference, he commented, “Yes, The Black Keys have been known to use real lasers from time to time, but I had nothing to do with that laser tonight.”

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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 IFC.com

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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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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…