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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Watch: Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Thao Nguyen, and Mirah Cover 'Push It' on Portlandia's S.F. Live Tour Stop

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

click to enlarge Fred, Thao, and Carrie onstage in S.F.
  • Fred, Thao, and Carrie onstage in S.F.

No, dammit, we didn't get to go to the S.F. stop of the live Portlandia, either, and in case we all need any evidence that missing it was a huge bummer, here it is: A sizzling clip of the show's co-creators and stars, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, onstage at Mezzanine, playing a cover of Salt-N-Pepa's deservedly immortal "Push It" with local friends and musical heroes Mirah and Thao. Immediate reactions: Wow, the song's beat sounds good live; wow, Thao Nguyen's husky flow would make her quite a decent rapper; and wow, Fred Armisen is totally going to make that headless Steinberger bass the hipster's '80s artifact of choice. (Which is absolutely fine with us.) Watch this and just try to not go on a YouTube binge through Salt-N-Pepa's greatest hits.

... and here's the original:

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