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Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice

Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice (photo)

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Justin Rice from Brooklyn’s, Bishop Allen, has been piling on film roles for awhile but in the last year has begun to make an actual career out of it. Rice most recognizably appeared with his bandmates in 2008’s “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” They performed as themselves after Michael Cera’s band plays at the club. Since then, in 2009 alone, Rice has acquired three indie credits, the forthcoming “The Mountain, the River and the Road,” IFC film’s “Alexander the Last,” and the recent, “Harmony and Me.”

(Bishop Allen. Photo by Sebastian Mlynarski)

His music is generally used if not prominently featured in these films and such is the case in the slacker comedy “Harmony and Me” which also stars Bishop Allen bandmate, Keith Poulson. Don’t be surprised if Rice keeps landing roles, he seems inextricably linked now with a group of indie filmmakers. Though “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” was not that well received, it’s a feather in his hat. It’s probably Michel Cera who takes the hit on that one, if not director Peter Sollett who has since made the transition to TV. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some quality TV, but you know what I mean.

Special screenings of “Harmony and Me” are showing at MOMA through the 24th in NY.

Bishop Allen Tour Dates announced:

10/27/09 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
10/29/09 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
10/30/09 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
11/01/09 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
11/02/09 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
11/03/09 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
11/06/09 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
11/07/09 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
11/08/09 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
11/09/09 San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Shop
11/10/09 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/13/09 Austin, TX – Mohawk
11/14/09 Ft Worth, TX – Lola’s
11/15/09 Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
11/21/09 Brooklyn, NY – Bell House

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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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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…