Day #7: Wild Flag – “Romance”
Phil got really into Portlandia before I did, and in looking up where this Carrie Brownstein person came from, he was adorably clueless about her prior life as a musician. “She was in some kind of band a while back.” Before she became known as “That Girl From Portlandia,” and later, “Carrie Brownstein and that One Band.”
Brownstein will be passing through town in late February for the Portlandia tour, and again in the Spring with her band, Wild Flag, which I’m still debating getting tickets for. I haven’t listened much to Wild Flag, but so far, it’s much more upbeat than way back in those Riot Grrrl! days when that girl from Portlandia was in that one band, Sleater Kinney, (who my brother and I saw for a farewell tour several years, also at 9:30 Club).