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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
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
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
SXSW 2010: Lost in Austin
I can’t resolve an obsession with a sound until I find it live.
Two bikes, four chords, and the truth
P. NICK CURRAN
| March 26, 2010
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
Feel the music
I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
| December 08, 2008
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
Stephen Malkmus: expert Scrabble player, The Wire enthusiast, husband, father, indie-rock demigod.
Stephen Malkmus gets Jicky with it
| March 18, 2008
Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
| March 05, 2008
Going on sale: January 11, 2008
Mountain Goats, Joe Jackson, Stephen Malkmus, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| January 08, 2008
Start with some Spice
The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
| December 26, 2007
Dylan is his own cover band.
From Newport to I’m Not There
| November 20, 2007
Tone def jam
Def Jam: Icon is a marketing memo disguised as a video game, a conceptual nightmare that collapses under the weight of brand names and ill-advised “synergy.”
This Icon is just a con
| March 27, 2007
Vinyl goes digital
Some of us still remember the famed Sub Pop singles club, and Simple Machines’ 1993 single-a-month series, which featured everyone from riot grrrls Bratmobile to slo-rockers Codeine.
Limited edition gems are now downloadable
| November 20, 2006
Tapes 'n Tapes
Like Stephen Malkmus and his merry men, these guys regard noise and distortion and weird song structures as their birthright.
The Loon | Ibid
| May 31, 2006
It may be a relief for long-time fans of Belle and Sebastian to hear nothing but the subtle click of rimshot snare, light piano chordings, and strummy guitar at the start of the band’s new The Life Pursuit (Matador).
Belle and Sebastian outgrow indie on The Life Pursuit
| February 21, 2006
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