Posts Tagged ‘Carrie Brownstein’

Six Degrees of Separation from Ex Hex

One of D.C.'s biggest sonic exports of the year has connections to Fidel Castro, Azealia Banks, and Beavis & Butthead.

Wild Flag (Officially) Splits

The rumors have been darting about for months, but now it's official: Wild Flag has broken up. The supergroup—whose members included the great D.C. guitar slayer Mary Timony alongside Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Rebecca Cole—put out one of 2011's greatest indie-rock records, toured around a bit (including three well-received gigs in D.C.), then fizzled. [...]

The Best D.C. Pandering at Tuesday’s Portlandia Show

It seems the stars of Portlandia have found the key to D.C.'s eternal love: validation.
That D.C. name-dropping episode got us so hot and bothered, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are just rollin' with it. Plus: What's one way to save a lackluster variety show? Talk about what town you're in!
At Tuesday's late show at the [...]

Portlandia: “Do You Know Ian?”

Friday's episode of Portlandia on IFC had no shortage of indie-rock cameos: Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock attempted to donate some bad records to an elite preschool (Talk Talk, Temple of the Dog); Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, did a runway walk in a proposed new cyperpunk uniform for the Portland Police Department.
The comedic duo of Carrie [...]

Photos: Wild Flag @ Black Cat

There was a moment last night, during Wild Flag's set at the Black Cat, when singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein basically gave herself over fully to her band's musical frenzy. During "Racehorse," she fell to her knees as if in a trance, slapped her own face a couple of times, and writhed around on the stage, all [...]

WCP Does SXSW: Wild Flag’s Mary Timony

All week, Arts Desk profiles area artists heading to Texas for the South by Southwest Music Conference, March 15-20.
District shredder Mary Timony—of the great '90s bands Helium and Autoclave, a wealth of jarring solo product, and most recently local sleeping giant Soft Power—is in a new band.
Since announcing the existence of Wild Flag last year, a sort of [...]

The Seven or Eight Things I Like About Wild Flag’s New Single

As you might have heard, local legend Mary Timony (Helium) recently got together with Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss (Quasi, Sleater-Kinney), and Rebecca Cole (The Minders) to form the Merge Records powerhouse that is Wild Flag. Today, NPR posted a new Wild Flag single called "Glass Tambourine." It's one half of a Record Store [...]

An Interview With Fred Armisen

A true Renaissance man, writer and comedian Fred Armisen did not get his start in the comedy circuit. After dropping out of NYC's School of Visual Arts, Armisen's first major artistic impact came from behind a drum kit. His tenure in the Chicago post-punk outfit Trenchmouth lasted through the early '90s until he went on [...]

1,000 Years Later, Corin Tucker Returns

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The clock is ticking for Corin Tucker. Her 9-year-old son Marshall's piano lesson is just wrapping up, and she only has 10 minutes to spare. “This is my only time to talk,” she laughs.
Fortunately, brevity is her strong suit. As frontwoman of the legendary ‘90s Riot Grrrl outfit Sleater-Kinney, Tucker only needed two or [...]

Reviewed: Imperial China’s Phosphenes

There’s a fight brewing on the interwebs, pitting generations of indie rock against each other. On one side is Carrie Brownstein, former member of Sleater-Kinney and NPR blogger, who favors the aggressive, punk take on indie rock that’s been passed over by allegedly toothless, safe indie rock over the past decade. On the other side [...]