We reported back in January that the beloved hipster-targeting sketch comedy series Portlandia was coming to an end. Well, the news isn’t all that bad, with the show announcing a number of musical guest stars for its final season – and there’s some pretty huge names included.
The satirical sketch comedy series, created by comedian Fed Armisen, and Sleater Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, premiered back in 2011 and was an instant classic for its portrayal of hipsters in the famously progressive American city of Portland.
With a number of big musical names in the show over the years, including Jack White, Eddie Vedder, Josh Homme, and Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, the show has been revered by alternative rock fans for its comedic approach towards music, in addition to cultural critique that it employs.
Now, with the final season of the program looming, Fred Armisen has taken to Instagram to reveal a number of famous musicians that will be appearing on the show’s final run.
As Stereogum reports, a number of guests on the show have just been announced, including Terry Crews, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, Nick Kroll, David Wain, and John Mulaney, but it’s the musical guests we’re here for. Armisen’s Instagram recently featured an image of the comedian performing in some sort of musical supergroup with Black Flag’s Henry Rollins, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty.
Fred Armisen also shared another image online, this time featuring legendary indie music video director Lance Bangs alongside Kurt Vile and a fridge made to look like a Marshall stack amplifier. Of course, Kurt Vile has been in the news a bit lately too, having just given us the first taste of his collaborative effort with Aussie muso Courtney Barnett.
Currently there’s no news as to when we’ll be seeing the eighth and final season of Portlandia hit our screens, but considering the sort of musical royalty that will be making their way onto the show, it can’t get here soon enough.
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