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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.
Matador (2011)
By DAN WEISS  |  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...
By Paul Driscoll  |  December 27, 2010
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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.
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By DAVID THORPE  |  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.
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By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 19, 2010
Win tickets to see Pavement this Saturday

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...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 15, 2010


Pavement at Agganis Arena

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....
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 13, 2010
Guided By Voices to reunite for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party

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...
By Michael Marotta  |  June 29, 2010
Get Wowee Zowee'd tomorrow with 33 1/3 author Bryan Charles

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...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  April 26, 2010
Pavement: STP for hipsters

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) 
By Adam12  |  March 01, 2010
Pavement playing Boston on September 18 at the Agganis Arena (tickets on sale March 12)

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...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 01, 2010


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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
Kemado (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 05, 2010
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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)
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 22, 2010
Coachella 2010 announced: Jay-Z, Muse, Faith No More, Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke

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...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 19, 2010
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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.
Matador (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  October 23, 2009
Pavement makes reunion official; ticket presale tomorrow

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...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 17, 2009


Report: Pavement to reunite, possibly play Central Park Summerstage in 2010

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...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 15, 2009
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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.
Matador (2008)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  December 02, 2008