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Darin Gray and WILCO’s Glenn Kotche, On Fillmore + smut film

Darin Gray and WILCO’s Glenn Kotche, On Fillmore + smut film (photo)

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Somewhere in the five hour space along the route between St. Louis and Chicago, lies a place called On Fillmore. There you’ll find Glenn Kotche (WILCO) and improv-bassist extraordinaire Darin Gray (Dazzling Killmen, Brise-Glace, Jim O’Rourke) building a world out of bass and percussion, haunting it with vibraphones and pretty birds.

[Darin Gray and Glenn Kotche of On Fillmore. Photo by Nathan Kaye]

The duo conceived of the this experimental project while on tour with Jim O’Rourke, who mused that they were “the rhythm section’s revenge.” They have since released several albums, collaborating from their aforementioned respective Midwestern cities, the latest of which is Extended Vacation on Dead Oceans. It pairs equally well with well dressed cocktail party and losing your mind alone in your pajamas. Indeed, I have found it does wonders for Christmas tree decorating as well, there’s almost an echo of glass ornaments gently pinging together and there’s little birdies in them branches.

If you’ve listened to On Fillmore before, you know how clearly cinematic their soundscapes are, so it’s no surprise they have been doing some soundtrack work. They recently did the
the soundtrack for J.T. Petty’s “Blood Red Earth” a period horror short about a group of Lakota Native American’s plagued by burrowing creatures back when whites were first moving into their world. “S&MAN,” is feature documentary, also by Petty, about creepy smut films made in New Jersey – it’s hard to imagine something more horrifying than that. Dig On Fillmore’s subtle scoring on this trailer and check tomorrow for an interview I had with Kotche and Gray.

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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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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