Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen have gone on some
memorable dates. They’ve investigated the life history of a free-range
chicken they were about to consume, fled zombie hordes of moonlighting
It's official, Portland: You can start loving Carrie Brownstein again!
In 2006, when Sleater-Kinney played its final show ever at the Crystal Ballroom, an invisible clock began running, counting down to the legendary Portland-via-Olympia riot grrrls' eventual reunion. It just felt inevitable, considering the group didn't seem to implode with acrimony, and because, let's face it, no one stays broken up anymore these days. Well, that clock has finally hit zero. This morning, ...
Movies & Television
This week Portlandia aired a sketch set at the Portland Tribune, which was actually filmed inside Willamette Week's office in Northwest Portland.So what’s all that crap scattered around? Don't worry, we know you're dying to know. We're stoked that our stuff is on national television, even if most of us were deemed unfit for camera. WW explains with this annotated catalog of every ...
Movies & Television
Who cares about the Emmys? Am I right, Portland? We don't even own televisions here! We're all much too busy with intellectual pursuits like reading our neighbor's unpublished autobiographical graphic novel and participating in physical activities such as unicycle jousting to devote time to things as frivolous as sitcoms, serial dramas, reality programs and whatever the hell Hemingway and Gellhorn ...
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein take the stage as Portland's ambassadors to itself
Arts & Books
Image courtesy of IFC's Portlandia BlogThe premise is, I suppose, simple: Take Portland on a tour, not merely in the pages of magazines and dailies, but actually as a place. Who says one city can’t visit another? But then of course, it is not so much Portland that is touring in live form to Seattle and New York and Boston (and also at the tour’s kickoff at the Hollywood Theater this past Tuesday, ...
In her 10 years as a Portlander, Carrie Brownstein has been many things: a guitarist, an actress, a blogger, an advertising writer, a dog trainer and, most recently, the creator of a TV series...
Carrie Brownstein was really holding back on the spinny arm thing. You know, her little Townshend twirl which, in reviewing her new band Wild Flag’s show at the Doug Fir, I am obligated to mention she does better than anyone.The restraint was admirable, the mark of a true show womyn. She wanted to go for it, you could tell. Right from the start, a stiff rendition of “Electric Band” that could’ve ...
[UNDER THE BANNER OF ROCK] In the music video for
“Romance,” the lead single on their recently released self-titled debut,
the members of Wild Flag play unlikely work buddies who, on their lunch