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Portland in the 90s: A Playlist

Portland in the 90s: A Playlist (photo)

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If we’re doing our job right, Portlandia has you dreaming of Portland, Ore. You know, the place where young people go to retire because the Dream of the 90s is Alive in Portland. But what about the music of the 90s? How will you prove your Portland cred once you land on the fair city’s soggy shores? It didn’t all start with The Shins, you know. Don’t worry I made a cheat sheet playlist.

After sifting out the Seattle bands (sayonara, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Modest Mouse) and the Olympia bands (so long, Bikini Kill, Beat Happening, Heavens to Betsy) and even the Washington D.C. bands (hasta la huego, Nation of Ulysses) here is a list of bands that were the native sons and daughters making the scene in Portland in the 90s. Sadly there are lot of bands missing because back in the day digital downloads, mp3s and iPods were only available to time travelers and, I assume, spies, and thus not on the mass market yet. So unfortunately, with bands like Big Daddy Meatstraw, you will just have to use your imagination. Or come over and listen to my Puddlestomp CD or my “I-5 Killers” tape. Yes, tape. What? I’m from the past.

Better Off Dead” by The Wipers from “Best of the Wipers” (1990)

Plastic Bomb by Poison Idea from “Feel the Darkness” (1990)

Porch Song by Dharma Bums from “Welcome” (1991)

Sandbox by Sprinkler from “More Boy, Less Friend” (1992)

Young Splendor by Pond from “Pond” (1993)

Goin’ South by Dead Moon from “I-5 Killers, Vol. 2” (1993)

Come On by Calamity Jane from “Stars Kill Rock” (1993)

Why Did I Decide to Stay? by Heatmiser from “Cop and Speeder” (1993)

Spitfire by The Spinanes from “Manos” (1993)

Bring Me A Star by Roger Nusic from “I-5 Killers, Vol. 2” (1993)

Punch by Thirty Ought Six from “I-5 Killers, Vol. 3” (1994)

Sparkle Finish by Hazel from “Are You Going to Eat That” (1995)

Mexican Siren by New Bad Things from “Freewheel” (1995)

Ride by the Dandy Warhols from “Dandys Rule, Ok?” (1995)

Fake Fight by Team Dresch from “Personal Best” (1995)

L.E.O. Linda Evangelista Overdrive by Sone from “Holiday and Sport” (1996)

Things You Say by Sleater Kinney from “Dig Me Out” (1997)

Between the Bars by Elliott Smith from “Either/Or” (1997)

Song for Lon Mabon by Crackerbash from “Drinking From Puddles: A Radio History” (1999)

Fra Diavolo by Satan’s Pilgrims from “Satan’s Pilgrims” (1999)

Born to Sleep by King Black Acid from “Loves a Long Song” (1999)

Ft. Lewis by Richmond Fontaine from “Lost Son” (1999)

Who am I forgetting? Tell me in the comments.

Photo: CC:Flickr:Slim

Portlandia premieres on IFC on Jan. 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET

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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…