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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks | Mirror Traffic
Malkmus solo has always alternated concise "song" records between collections of the Jicks' sprawling jams (Pig Lib, Real Emotional Trash), but Mirror Traffic is the first time he's tried to make a Jicks-as-band record digestible.
| August 19, 2011
Leftover Lunch [Monday: 12/27]
Modern English – I Melt With You Pavement – Cut Your Hair The Clash – Straight To Hell Spacehog – In The Meantime David Bowie...
| December 27, 2010
The Big Hurt: Corgan vs. Malkmus: 15-year grudge
As a child of the '90s, I sure find it heartwarming to see a classic feud of my youth re-form for a big festival appearance.
| November 26, 2010
Screaming Females at SPACE Gallery, September 27
Screaming Females have played Portland regularly as their blog-fueled star has risen; the buzz behind them is of a time-honored punk tradition (their albums are fine, but they are essential live viewing), but their punk itself is not.
| October 08, 2010
VIDEO: Pavement at Agganis Arena
Pavement, "Summer Babe" (live at Agganis Arena) Pavement announced their reunion about a year ago and revealed this Boston date about six months ago. In...
| September 19, 2010
Win tickets to see Pavement this Saturday
Hey kids, wanna check out Pavement FOR FREE this Saturday at Agganis Arena? The Phoenix has two pairs of tickets to give away, and all...
| September 15, 2010
Pavement at Agganis Arena
In case you haven't heard the news, '90s indie/alt-rock pioneers Pavement have reunited and are playing their first Boston show in more than a decade....
| September 13, 2010
Guided By Voices to reunite for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party
And to think Guided By Voices fans in Boston got their fix when guitarist Doug Gillard joined Nada Surf on-stage at the FNX Clambake on...
| June 29, 2010
Get Wowee Zowee'd tomorrow with 33 1/3 author Bryan Charles
Remember when Pavement dropped Wowee Zowee in 1995? On the heels of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, the band was on the fast track to indie...
Michael C. Walsh
| April 26, 2010
Pavement: STP for hipsters
Looks like Pavement's coming to town, too. Agganis Arena 9/18; tix on sale 3/12. (click blog title for link)
| March 01, 2010
Pavement playing Boston on September 18 at the Agganis Arena (tickets on sale March 12)
Pavement, beloved indie rock band and fantasy sports enthusiasts, have reunited after about ten years or so. Now, as expected, they've begun announcing US dates...
| March 01, 2010
The Soft Pack | The Soft Pack
This Los Angeles foursome first emerged in 2008 as the Muslims, a name they elected to change after they grew disgusted with and exhausted by all the ignorant — and often racist — bullshit that came out of people's mouths during shows/interviews/conversa
| February 05, 2010
Los Campesinos! | Romance Is Boring
Toward the end of "In Medias Res," the first song on Los Campesinos!' third album, Gareth Campesinos (the entire Cardiff septet have adopted the surname) asks, "Is this something that would interest you?"
Arts & Crafts (2010)
| January 22, 2010
Coachella 2010 announced: Jay-Z, Muse, Faith No More, Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke
The lineup for this year's installment of the Coachella music and arts festival was announced today. The headliners: Jay-Z on Friday, Muse on Saturday, and...
| January 19, 2010
Spiral Stairs | The Real Feel
As his former band prepare to stage their much-ballyhooed reunion next year, Scott Kannberg is breaking his five-year recording silence with what is arguably his least cryptic post-Pavement release.
| October 23, 2009
Pavement makes reunion official; ticket presale tomorrow
Updating a previous item, Pavement will indeed officially be touring and playing the Central Park Summerstage on September 21, 2010. From the press release: After...
| September 17, 2009
Report: Pavement to reunite, possibly play Central Park Summerstage in 2010
So we're just not going to have any broken-up bands left anymore at this rate, huh? Brooklyn Vegan, citing "reliable sources," is reporting that another...
| September 15, 2009
Pavement | Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition
In 1997, not quite 10 years after he formed Pavement in Stockton, California, with friend Scott Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus was still singing like a dude unsure of what he wanted to be.
| December 02, 2008
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