Coolest musician cameo on Portlandia?

by yrnej | created - 30 Mar 2014 | updated - 31 Dec 2014 | Public

Fred and Carrie's excellently quirky show has attracted more than its share of musician cameos. Which is the coolest, IYO?

Discuss the list here

1. Tunde Adebimpe

Actor | Rachel Getting Married

Tunde Adebimpe was born as Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe. He is known for his work on Rachel Getting Married (2008), Never Back Down (2008) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

2. Jello Biafra

Soundtrack | Planet Terror

Jello Biafra is a compelling, enigmatic public speaker and musician. He has sung for many bands: his first band, Dead Kennedys, was a seminal early punk band and continues to define and influence American punk rock and its beneficiaries. A leader and follower of the "Do It Yourself" punk ethic of ...

3. Angel Bouchet

Actress | Crimson and Clover

Angel Bouchet was born in a small town in Southern Oregon. Her life began in tragedy. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer at the same time as she became aware of her pregnancy. Bouchet's mother chose to bring the pregnancy to term and as a result died of cancer when Bouchet was 4 years old. This ...

5. Kim Gordon

Actress | I'm Not There

Kim Gordon was born on April 28, 1953 in Rochester, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for I'm Not There (2007), Last Days (2005) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). She has been married to Thurston Moore since June 9, 1984. They have one child.

6. Josh Homme

Soundtrack | End of Watch

Josh Homme was born on May 17, 1973 in Palm Springs, California, USA as Joshua Michael Homme. He has been married to Brody Dalle since 2007. They have three children.

7. k.d. lang

Soundtrack | Twister

k.d. lang was born on November 2, 1961 in Consort, Alberta, Canada as Kathryn Dawn Lang.

8. Aimee Mann

Soundtrack | Magnolia

Aimee Mann is a Grammy- and Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter. She has released 9 albums including Bachelor No. 2, @#%&*! Smilers, Lost in Space, and Mental Illness in January 2017. Her work includes the soundtrack from the critically acclaimed film Magnolia. "Save Me" was later nominated for an ...

9. Johnny Marr

Music_department | Inception

Johnny Marr made his name as lead guitarist with the cult British rock band, The Smiths, regarded by some as one of the most influential bands of the 1980s. Along with Morrissey, Marr created some of the most memorable and acclaimed songs of that decade, with Morrissey's witty, satirical lyrics and ...

10. J. Mascis

Actor | The Double

J. Mascis was born on December 10, 1965 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA as Joseph Donald Mascis Jr. He is married to Luisa Mascis. They have one child.

11. Sarah McLachlan

Soundtrack | Charlotte's Web

Sarah McLachlan was born on January 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Sarah Ann McLachlan. She was previously married to Ashwin Sood.

12. James Mercer

Soundtrack | Wish I Was Here

James Mercer was born as James Russell Mercer. He has been married to Marisa Kula since April 2006. They have three children.

13. Duff McKagan

Soundtrack | Terminator Salvation

Duff McKagan was born on February 5, 1964 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Michael Andrew McKagan. He has been married to Susan Holmes-McKagan since August 28, 1999. They have two children. He was previously married to Linda Johnson and Amanda (Mandy) Brixx.

14. Michael Nesmith

Soundtrack | The Monkees

Singer, composer, heartthrob, pioneer - all are accurate descriptions of Robert Michael Nesmith. Most easily identified by his trademark bluish wool hat with pompom, Nesmith fashioned a diversified career within music and also in film. Born in Saint Joseph's Hospital in downtown Houston, Nesmith ...

15. Joanna Newsom

Actress | Inherent Vice

Joanna Newsom was born on January 18, 1982 in Nevada City, California, USA as Joanna Caroline Newsom. She has been married to Andy Samberg since September 21, 2013. They have one child.

16. No Doubt

Soundtrack | Zoolander

Members have included Gwen Stefani, Adrian Young, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal

17. St. Vincent

Composer | XX

St. Vincent was born on September 28, 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Annie Erin Clark.

18. Tuck Andress

Actor | Portlandia

Tuck Andress is an actor and composer, known for Portlandia (2011), Bus Stop (2011) and Solace: A Windham Hill Collection (1999).

and Patti Cathchcart, aka Tuck & Patti

19. Corin Tucker

Soundtrack | The Horse Whisperer

Corin Tucker was born on November 9, 1972 in Eugene, Oregon, USA. She has been married to Lance Bangs since June 19, 2000. They have two children.

20. Jeff Tweedy

Soundtrack | Boyhood

Jeff Tweedy began his musical career in the late 80s with the band 'Uncle Tupelo.' The band had two frontmen: Jeff on bass and vocals and his long time friend Jay Farrar on guitar and vocals. The band was based out of St. Louis, MO and lasted until the early 90s when the members decided to go their...

21. Eddie Vedder

Soundtrack | Into the Wild

Eddie Vedder was known in San Diego for being a surfer and a singer in the progressive rock band Bad Radio, where he sang in the 80's until he departed to join Pearl Jam in 1990. Right before Eddie left Bad Radio, they opened for Andy Summers at the Bucchanal in San Diego. After the show, Eddie ...

22. Jack White

Soundtrack | Quantum of Solace

Jack played guitar and sang in the band The White Stripes. They released six albums: their self-titled debut -- "The White Stripes", "De Stijl", "White Blood Cells", "Elephant", "Get Behind Me Satan", and "Icky Thump", before breaking up in 2011.

White also sings and plays guitar in the band The ...



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