Portlandia: The Tour coming to Philadelphia, at The Trocadero on Sunday, February 19th

Here’s the word straight from the press release:

Portlandia: The Tour” will feature Armisen and Brownstein, the co-creators, writers and stars of Portlandia, performing live music, presenting sneak-peek clips from the show’s second season and sharing personal anecdotes about the creation and inspiration of Portlandia and its variety of eccentric characters.

Tickets for the performance go on sale tomorrow, January 12th, at 10 a.m.; tickets to Wild Flag’s performance at The Trocadero are available now.


Tonight’s Concert Pick: The Thermals at First Unitarian Church

The Thermals

What does Carrie Brownstein have against “I Don’t Believe You,” the first single off The Thermals‘ latest album, Personal Life? Sure—in addition to taking up residence in her backyard shed—the band apparently broke into her home and installed a bunch of mini-speakers that constantly blare the song from a variety of hidden locations (including a bunny statuette, a ceiling fan, and…uh, her toilet). But, if some band is going to creepily sneak into your house in the dead of night, don’t you want it to be an adorable pop-punk trio like The Thermals? And if you’re going to wake up to the inescapable sounds of that band’s music, don’t you want it to be a catchy, “oh-oh-oh”-laden single like “I Don’t Believe You”? In fact, given Brownstein and The Thermals’ shared Portland, OR, origins (and their Kill Rock Stars/Sub Pop labelmate status), we’re going to go ahead and assume they’re all best buds. That way, we can enjoy the video without worrying about any weird invasion-of-privacy undertones that may or may not be present. The Thermals perform with Cymbals Eat Guitars and Post Post at 8 p.m. at First Unitarian Church; tickets to the all-ages show are $14.