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Black Mountain, “Old Fangs.”

Black Mountain, “Old Fangs.” (photo)

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The first experience I had with Black Mountain was all hot, bothered and involved too much cheap whiskey smuggled into a little spot in Brooklyn where they were performing. My crew of mostly girls arrived early and took over a little paint and graffiti covered room on the balcony overlooking the stage. A flask was passed around, everyone was all dolled up, it was exciting.

[Black Mountain. Photo by Ryan Walter Wagner]

Shortly after Black Mountain took the stage and started broadcasting their wizardry, one of my dearest friends was in tears. Soon there was all kinds of pouting followed by flashes of anger, and streaked eye liner. Before I knew it three girls were crying and casting spells against each other in the swirling lights while “Druganaut” played on. I don’t know exactly what long gestating conflict erupted there, because I promptly grabbed that flask, left the balcony and those dear friends to their ruin. Away from the drama I pressed my body into the mass that was gathered around the foot of the stage, right under Amber Webber who was opening her mouth and sending beautifully undulating sonic caresses around the room. In the end, everyone left happy, if slightly bewitched.

Check out Black Mountain’s video for “Old Fangs,” the first single from Black Mountain’s upcoming record Wilderness Heart due out September 14

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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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