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SXSW: Day #4

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The final full day of music at SXSW (whew). It’s no longer a music festival–it’s an endurance test. Bands, managers, publicists, bloggers–everyone’s dragging. I’m excited for all the performances tonight, but I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t anxious to get back home and log some Z’s. Today I met up with Vampire Weekend, My Morning Jacket, Matt & Kim, and MSTRKRFT. Keep in mind all of these full-length interviews will be posted at a future date (don’t have enough time to transcribe them right now)…

Vampire Weekend
This morning I met up with Vampire Weekend. Alright, so I didn’t get into their showcase last night, but at least I got to talk with them about it (I guess that’s better than nothing). They’re done performing at this year’s SXSW, and using today to fulfill all their press requirements. Busy year for the guys–besides various tour dates, they’re also doing Coachella and Bonnaroo. Chris Tomson is excited about the latter date (peep the Phish shirt).


My Morning Jacket
Patrick Hallahan from My Morning Jacket will wind down his SXSW 2008 by celebrating his wife’s B-Day and taking in a solo set from his bandmate, Jim James.


Matt and Kim
Smiles as always from Matt & Kim. They’re just about finished with their new record and are looking for a label to put it out on. With or without a label, they will release a single and video, and will continue to tour, tour, tour. The new album was recorded in Matt’s childhood bedroom, and the pair hope to have it out by the summer.


Jesse and Al, two of kind. Just by looking at them, you’d never be able to tell that they’re one of the most up-and-coming sought after production teams in the world. They hope to have their new album out in September, but should have a new single dropping in two weeks. I believe Usher has just contacted the pair about doing a remix for him.

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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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