Daily Archives: January 6, 2012

Friday TV: All Hail ‘Portlandia’

“Portlandia” (IFC, 10 p.m.) is such a funny show you wonder if Fred Armisen is being held back on “Saturday Night Live.” More like he feels inspired to riff with his friend Carrie Brownstein to take their characters, largely poking gentle fun on hipsters in her adopted city, taking their story to absurd ends. Tonight’s […]

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The B-52’s at 35: Rockin’ Over to PBS

It’s fitting that the B-52’s, the Athens, Ga., party band marking its 35th anniversary this year, the group came out of a Flaming Volcano. It was a drink. “We went to Hunan’s Chinese restaurant, and it’s like a kava bowl with five straws,” purple-tressed singer Kate Pierson explained at the TV Critics winter press tour, […]

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