News

Jan 05, 2015

This week Portlandia returns with the launch of its fifth season. Changing up the format of its usual comedy sketches, the premiere episode is poised to showcase a single storyline, following Toni Rose (Carrie Brownstein) and Candace Devereaux (Fred Armisen), otherwise known as the snooty owners of the Women & Women First feminist book store.  More

Oct 31, 2014

This January Portlandia returns for its fifth season.  More

Watch: St. Vincent Saves the Day on “Portlandia”

St. Vincent’s Self-Titled Album Is Out Now

Mar 18, 2014

This Thursday, keep your eyes peeled for a special guest on PortlandiaSt. Vincent’s Annie Clark.  More

Feb 27, 2014

The fourth season of Portlandia starts with a sketch that more or less encapsulates the social critique-mixed-with-absurdity aesthetic of the show. More

Under the Radar’s New Issue Features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia on the Cover

Also Features Interviews with Charli XCX, Dum Dum Girls, Elbow, EMA, Sharon Jones, Liars, Metronomy, The New Pornographers, Panda Bear, Real Estate, Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead vs. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., St. Vincent, Warpaint, and more

Feb 21, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the February/March 2014 issue, which is on newsstands now and will be out until late April/early May. It features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia on the cover as well as interviews with Charli XCXDum Dum GirlsElbowEMASharon Jones and the Dap-KingsLiarsMetronomyThe New PornographersPanda BearReal EstateNorman Reedus of The Walking Dead vs. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., St. VincentWarpaintWild Beasts, and much more. More

“Portlandia” Announces Season Four Premiere, Guest Stars

Josh Homme, Annie Clark, Jeff Tweedy, and More

Dec 10, 2013

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's cult sketch show Portlandia has announced that it will premiere its fourth season on Feb. 27. More

May 20, 2013

This past weekend the season finale of Saturday Night Live saw the departure of Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, two of the show's most entertaining, veteran performerers. More

May 17, 2013

Last night American Express premiered a brand new ad featuring former Sleater-Kinney member and Wild Flag guitarist Carrie Brownstein. More

Jan 23, 2013

IFC's hilarious hipster-driven sketch comedy, Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, has featured plenty of indie music stars over its first two seasons, (The Decemberists, Isaac Brock, St. Vincent, Joanna Newsom, just to name a few) and that tradition continues with the show's third season. This week's episode features Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis and members of Dirty Projectors in a battle of the gentle bands. More

Dec 17, 2012

Over the weekend Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's hit sketch comedy show Portlandia aired a special winter-themed episode in the lead up to its upcoming season premiere. More

Dec 10, 2012

After their brief vacation in Springfield Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are scheduled to return to their native Portlandia for a special pre-season bonus episode. More

Watch: The Decemberists Visit “The Simpsons”

Also Patton Oswalt and Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

Dec 10, 2012

Last night on The Simpsons the town of Springfield was invaded by a whole mess of special guests. More

Nov 27, 2012

Staying true to the template of its first two seasons Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's sketch comedy series Portlandia has enlisted the help of several notable indie music guest stars. More

Nov 09, 2012

Establishing a definitive niche in the realm of hipster-mocking comedy Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have announced the return of their hit sketch series Portlandia for a third season.  More

Feb 14, 2012

This week on the newest episode of Portlandia, beloved, quirky songwriter Joanna Newsom shows up to provide a few laughs. More

Feb 06, 2012

In the latest episode of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's hit sketch show PortlandiaSt. Vincent's Annie Clark and Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock made a special appearance to help add some laughs. More

2012 Sasquatch Music Festival Lineup Announced

Featuring Jack White, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, and More

Feb 03, 2012

The 11th annual Sasquatch Music Festival has announced its official lineup of artists, including Jack White, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, The Shins, St. Vincent, Feist, The Roots, Beirut, and Beck. More

Watch: Eleanor Friedberger -  “Heaven” Video

New Portlandia Dates Announced

Jan 30, 2012

Eleanor Friedberger released a video for "Heaven" as well as new Portlandia tour dates. Check them out here. More

Watch: St. Vincent Covers Pearl Jam

Plays "Black" At Portlandia Live Show

Jan 23, 2012

Continuing their regular inclusion of special guests, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein provided audiences with a special treat over the weekend for their Portlandia live tour appearance at NYC's Bowery Ballroom: St. Vincent. More

Jan 11, 2012

People sure seem to be liking themselves some Portlandia. More

Jan 05, 2012

Coinciding with the return of their much-loved comedy Portlandia creative team and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have embarked on the road for brief live tour, playing music, presenting clips, and talking about the show's sudden success. More

Jan 03, 2012

The new season of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's stellar sketch comedy show Portlandia is finally slated to air on IFC this week on Jan. 6, but for some reason the duo thought that wasn't soon enough. More

Watch: New Teaser of “Portlandia” Season Two

"Battlestar Galactica" Will Consume You

Dec 19, 2011

Sometimes discovering your new favorite television show can cause a bit of an addiction.  More

Portlandia Previews Season 2

"Wanna Come to My DJ Night?"

Dec 07, 2011

Despite only including six episodes in its first season, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein hipster-skewering sketch comedy show Portlandia became one of the standout new programs on television this past year. More


Interviews

May 02, 2014

Portland is the place where young people go to retire—that's arguably the most widely quoted line from season one of Portlandia. But if that's true, Carrie Brownstein and Stephen Malkmus must be the old-soul exceptions, as both relocated there when they were in their prime early retirement years and have continued working at more or less the same prolific pace.  More

May 01, 2014

"Carrie Brownstein is in my girlfriend's textbook. She was in a band called Sleater-Kinney?" That's the title of a post on the Portlandia fan forum on popular news and entertainment aggregate Reddit, submitted by a fan who was shocked to discover that Brownstein is also a musician of no small significance. More

Apr 30, 2014

For someone so accomplished, Fred Armisen gives the impression that he hasn't thought all that much about why he has become one of the most ubiquitous comedic writers and actors of his generation. More

Apr 29, 2014

When Portlandia debuted in the spring of 2011, it seemed like a longshot for breakout success. Fred Armisen, despite being a nine-year veteran of Saturday Night Live and countless TV and movie cameos, had never been the star of anything, always a brilliant member of an ensemble cast but never the face of a franchise. More

Feb 27, 2014

The fourth season of Portlandia starts with a sketch that more or less encapsulates the social critique-mixed-with-absurdity aesthetic of the show. More


Reviews

Portlandia (Season 4)

(IFC, Thursdays 10/9 Central),

Feb 27, 2014

Portlandia enters its fourth season tonight. Four seasons! Whodathunkit?! From the waning strains of viral hit "Dream of the '90s (Is Alive in Portland)" to the literally provincial title, it seemed fated to be one-note, despite its instant charms. More