It’s may be tough to believe, but Carrie and Fred’s dream of the 90s will be coming to an end when Portlandia’s final season starts on Jan. 18 next year. For the final season of the hit sketch comedy show, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have recruited a few notable musicians including Kurt Vile, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Black Flag’s Henry Rollins and former Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty to appear for some fun cameos, Stereogum reports.
The report didn’t share details on exactly what the artists would be doing on the show, or if they’d even be acting as themselves. Other notable musicians who have appeared on Portlandia in the past include Sarah McLachlan, Aimee Mann, Sleater-Kinney’s Janet Weiss, Eddie Vedder and Jack White just to name a few. Mann's appearance on the show back during its first season in 2011 can be watched in the clip above.
As fans of the show already know, Armisen and Brownstein are no strangers to the world of music. Brownstein got her start in show business after forming the power rock trio Sleater-Kinney back in the mid-1990s. Armisen gained fame thanks his tenure as a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2002 to 2013, and is also well established in the indie rock world. He’s performed with his own bands alongside fellow comedian Bill Hader in addition to jamming alongside other notable artists in the past. He also holds the role of bandleader for the 8G Band, aka the house band on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Kurt Vile will be heading out on tour this fall alongside Courtney Barnett to promote their collaboration album, Lotta Sea Lice, which is due out on Oct. 13. Tickets to select shows on the tour are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Portlandia fans can also check out some behind the scenes photos of the musicians from the set below, which were recently shared on social media.