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Brace Yourself: IFC And SxSW Are Ready To Take Austin By Storm

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The IFC Crossroads House is back at SXSW 2011 and we are back with a vengeance. We’re talking live performances by Liz Phair and The Kills, all day happy hour, and interviews with SxSW keynote speaker Bob Geldof, “Super” stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, and Gregg Mottola and Simon Pegg from “Spaced”. Hurry up and RSVP so you can be hep to all the happenings and goings-on at our humble home away from home. If you’re over 18, RSVP here for a Crossroads House wristband to gain access on a first come, first served basis to all of our interviews, performances and events, featuring the best of SXSW Film, Interactive and Music.

Bands currently booked to perform (in partnership with The Bowery Presents) include:

o The Kills, Mon. 3/14 @ 9 p.m.
o Emmylou Harris, Fri. 3/18 @ 2 p.m.
o Liz Phair, Fri. 3/18 @ 9 p.m.
o Fitz and the Tantrums, Fri. 3/18 @ 5 p.m.
o Sharon Van Etten, Sat. 3/19 @ 1 p.m.
o Rural Alberta Advantage, Sat. 3/19 @ 4 pm
o Wild Flag, Sat. 3/19 @ 7 p.m.

And that is only the beginning! You know that anything that starts with Emmylou Harris, Liz Phair, and Wild Flag is only going to end up awesome, so stay tuned. For schedule updates and more, keep an eye on, follow us on Twitter, and friend us on Facebook.

The IFC Crossroads House will be in Austin for the duration with doors open from 3 – 10 p.m. during film and interactive (3/11-3/15) and from 12 – 8 p.m. during the music portion of the festival (3/16/-3/19). Head to the corner of East 7th and Brazos and you can’t miss it. Bad sense of direction? Just holler — it is Texas after all.

See you in Austin!


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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.)

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Wedding Planners

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Disaster Hut

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Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

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Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

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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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