Posted in music | tour dates on March 10, 2008

Pavement

I kept seeing "Pavement Reunion" rumor headlines last week, but I ignored them because the boy has cried "Pavement Reunion" one too many times to be taken seriously anymore, but then someone pointed me to this article this morning that actually makes it seem like there might be something behind it this time.....

The band have pencilled in the forthcoming Matador Records party, due to be held in 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the record label's conception, as a possible date for their live return.
In the meantime, the latest Stephen Malkmum & The Jicks tour dates are below....

March
wednesday 19 Minneapolis, MN First Ave. *
thursday 20 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater *
friday 21 Chicago, IL The Vic Theater *
saturday 22 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue *
sunday 23 Cincinnati, OH Southgate House *
tuesday 25 Nashville, TN Mecy Lounge *
wednesday 26 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse *
friday 28 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club *
saturday 29 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore @ The TLA *
monday 31 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *

APRIL
tuesday 1 New York, NY Bowey Ballroom *
wednesday 2 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *
thursday 3 Boston, MA Paradise *
friday 4 North Adams, MA Mass Museum of Contemporary art *
sunday 20 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa +
monday 21 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre +
wednesday 23 Alburquerque, NM Launchpad +
thursday 24 Tucson, AZ Plush +
monday 28 Sacramento, CA Harlow's +

MAY
monday 3 Vancouver, CA Richards on Richards +

* w/John Vanderslice
+ w/The Joggers

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Comments (43)

Please oh please make this happen. Some of the best shows i have ever seen were Pavement shows. Plus these guys were making fun of you hipster idiots before you ever took over Bklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 12:56 PM

I saw Pavement perform at the 10th anniversary party at Irving Plaza. Great show, although Cat Power was terrible. I never thought they were a great live band, but I did like them at Lollapalooza.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:13 PM

pavement were never an amazing live band but it was one of my first shows back in 94...with guided by voices opening at roseland...ah youth.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:19 PM

This is terrible reporting. Read the original EW article and you can see that all they are doing is throwing some ideas out there. It's pretty clear they have nothing planned.

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/03/wait-a-pavement.html

Posted by anon | March 10, 2008 1:25 PM

pavement = best band of the 90s

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:26 PM

pavement is the pavement of the 1990s.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:28 PM

>>pavement = best band of the 90s
really? best band of the '90s? sure you want to stick with that one? final answer?

Posted by suncitygirl | March 10, 2008 1:30 PM

I disagree, Pavement were great live.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:30 PM

"This is terrible reporting. Read the original EW article and you can see that all they are doing is throwing some ideas out there. It's pretty clear they have nothing planned"

It is not terrible reporting. You are just a fucking idiot. They are planning something genius. They are planning some sort of reunion. It is the when and where that is still up in the air.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:32 PM

"pavement = best band of the 90s"

whateva!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:33 PM

I was stoked until I remembered that Pavement was boring live. Great music but just not a good live show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:34 PM

what time does galaxie 500 go on?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:36 PM

pavement were heroes to most, but they never meant shit to me

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:36 PM

pavement were absolutely hit or miss, it seemed to depend on their mood and what kinds of drugs they'd taken.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:40 PM

"I was stoked until I remembered that Pavement was boring live. Great music but just not a good live show."

Probably never saw em live.


"what time does galaxie 500 go on?"

Now wouldnt that be something

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:41 PM

anon 1:36 - GREAT PE reference (still applies to elvis p as well).

i skipped the whole pavement thing as i couldn't even think of approaching a band that co-opted all the album artwork-styles of one of the GREATEST bands of: the 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's - THE FALL.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:42 PM

Please let this one be serious. I can't take the suspense any longer.

Posted by Anon | March 10, 2008 1:44 PM

who cares

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:45 PM

Pavement will play Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain this year in its entirely on Friday night of Pitchfork Festival (7/18-7/20)!

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | March 10, 2008 1:51 PM

They were pretty over rated. Still better than 95% of the bands as over-hyped today as they were then...

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:51 PM

They were pretty over rated. Still better than 95% of the bands as over-hyped today as they were then...

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:51 PM

yea...these guys are pretty much derivative of pavement.

fuckin' psyche!

having been in grade school when pavement were in their prime (i mean, were a band), i would really love the opportunity to see them play some of the world's most slaying trax ever.

Posted by burp! | March 10, 2008 1:52 PM

"Pavement will play Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain this year in its entirely on Friday night of Pitchfork Festival (7/18-7/20)!"

If that is true, I'm going to Pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:52 PM

Hey 1:32, I guess detail and accuracy are unimportant. That Yahoo story was based on the paragraph below. So Yahoo paraphrases an EW article (hardly "penciled in") and all of the sudden Pavement are playing the Matador 20th.

Scott Kannberg, a.k.a. guitarist "Spiral Stairs," who co-founded the band with Malkmus in 1989 and now lives in Seattle and fronts his own post-Pavement band, Preston School of Industry, comes closest to pin-pointing an exact date — perhaps tied to the 20th anniversary of the band's label, Matador Records, in 2009. "Matador is having a 20th anniversary party soon, so maybe we'll try to do something for that. [When contacted, Matador had no response.] The only hurdle might be getting everyone to drop what they're doing, but I'm sure the excitement of playing again will make it okay."

Posted by anon | March 10, 2008 1:56 PM

"i skipped the whole pavement thing as i couldn't even think of approaching a band that co-opted all the album artwork-styles of one of the GREATEST bands of: the 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's - THE FALL."

While i absolutely love The Fall I would say this band had a lot more in them then JUST The Fall. Although SM always pays tribute to Mark E Smith, the guy has a really expansive knowledge of music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:57 PM

Total Pavement rip off.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 2:01 PM

Anon 1:56pm You just said the same fucking thing you said in your first post and you are still an idiot. You do see the words "MAY" and "POSSIBLE" mentioned in the yahoo article, right? You also see the queston mark at the end of the headline that BV posted, right?
Please go fuck off now, thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 2:01 PM

If they do this as a one-off it will be awesome.

If they make a tour of it, it will be one giant let down with zero passion behind it.

The new Malkmus album was good and the new Silver Jews album will be awesome, let them all do their own things. Pavement should have broken up in 1995.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 2:03 PM

Archers of Loaf were the best band of the 90's. It's a fact, and as such not debateable. I'll go see Pavement, though, if the club is easily accessible for me and my walker.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 2:05 PM

Scott Templeton at the the Baltimore Sun is reporting that he attended a secret Pavement reunion practice this weekend and the band will make an announcement in those pages soon as to the forthcoming tour.

Posted by bill p | March 10, 2008 2:09 PM

pavement have maybe a total of 4 good songs and a most of their albums were way overhyped and inconsistent. i much prefer malkmus & the jicks

Posted by hipster poseur | March 10, 2008 2:13 PM

"Scott Templeton at the the Baltimore Sun is reporting that he attended a secret Pavement reunion practice this weekend and the band will make an announcement in those pages soon as to the forthcoming tour."

Hahaha idiot. The Wire is not that good of a show

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 2:20 PM

>>Archers of Loaf were the best band of the 90's. It's a fact, and as such not debateable. I'll go see Pavement, though, if the club is easily accessible for me and my walker. <<

I love the Loaf too, but even they would admit that Pavement heavily influenced their first record...

Pavement is in a 3 way tie with My Bloody Valentine & Neutral Milk Hotel as best band in the 90's

Posted by Charles in Charge | March 10, 2008 3:06 PM

FIRST!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 4:23 PM

Shaddap 'only a total of 4 good songs' dood, or I'll have to debris slide all over your face.

Posted by Matt | March 10, 2008 4:37 PM

Hey 2:01. Go back to flipping burgers or whatever it is that you do that doesn't involve being accurate. Yahoo wrote the quote below, cited the EW story as the source, and now everyone thinks they are scheduling a reunion. Read the original quotes.

The band have pencilled in the forthcoming Matador Records party, due to be held in 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the record label's conception, as a possible date for their live return.

Posted by anon | March 10, 2008 5:03 PM

the best band in the 90's was clearly ace of base, morons. pavement is so overrated, it's like water...for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 7:57 PM

who's pavement?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 9:02 PM

Anon 5:03 CAN YOU REALLY BE THIS FUCKING STUPID!

Moron..LOOK..

"as a possible date for their live return"

POSSIBLE!!!!! do you even know what that word fucking means??????

IT means maybe you piece of shit and that is what the article is saying. The band is thinking of possible situations in which to reunite.

My god, the only people who read that and think they are playing the Matador benefit for sure are dummies like yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 9:33 PM

Malkmus said last week in EW that he'd consider this "in 10 years". Pretty sure that it isn't happening this year.

Your trucker hats are all on too tight.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 9:40 PM

"Cut Your Hair" doesn't signify as much today as it did then.

Comment.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2008 12:08 AM

Like I said, go back to flipping burgers. Even giving you the benefit of the doubt, if that is what they are trying to say, it should read "possible live return" as opposed to "possible date for their live return." Learn to read and write without swearing every third word. It's more effective.

Posted by anon | March 11, 2008 1:28 PM

"Like I said, go back to flipping burgers. Even giving you the benefit of the doubt, if that is what they are trying to say, it should read "possible live return" as opposed to "possible date for their live return." Learn to read and write without swearing every third word. It's more effective."

Oh good lord, once again you have confirmed what a fucking idiot you are. Dude, give up, you seriously look dumber each time you try to justify the original statement. Funny you seem to be the only person who thinks this was bad reporting. Oh wait you must be smarter than everyone else. HAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2008 1:39 PM

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