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Carrie Brownstein bounces between 'Portlandia' and punk rock

Carrie Brownstein bounces between 'Portlandia' and punk rock

With one foot in punkish indie rock and the other in off-kilter comedy, Carrie Brownstein has always considered herself an artist operating outside the mainstream. But her latest activities may be moving her gradually from "out" to "in." Brownstein is riding the wave of accolades surrounding "Portlandia," IFC's quirky comedy in which she and co-lead Fred Armisen poke twisted but gentle fun at the residents of Portland, Ore. The two seemed a bit stunned when they received a rock-star-worthy reception from a crowd of celebrities and fans attending a premiere of the show's fifth season last week at downtown L.A.'s Ace Hotel theater. Of course,...

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