Posted in music on September 20, 2010

"Just returned from tonight's Pavement show. When I grow up, I want to be Bob Nastanovich." - Eric Weaver

Pavement setlist - September 19, 2010 (michaeldayers)
PAvement

"Pavement were amazing. They went on 8:10, done by 9:50. Endless Boogie were cool. Other opening band (jenny and something) was awful. Pavement did 25 songs and all 25 of them were among the best 100 songs ever written." [Anonymous]
One down, four to go.

Also, Bob Nastanovich is DJing the Living Room Monday night. Flyer below...

Living Room

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Comments (117)

show was really good. only complaint was it wasn't loud enough and i think that was due to sound ordinances etc.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:50 AM

I wore my normal earplugs to this show, and it was quite a bit lower than most shows I go to, but I still got to hear everything fine. My hearing is damaged already and has been for like 7 years, so I'd rather prevent more damage. I enjoyed the show, though it started way early, and I missed Endless Boogie and 1/3 of Jenny and Jonny.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:58 AM

Pavement was even better tonight than before they broke up. It felt very natural and nothing was forced. They sounded great and sounded like they could've been together this whole time. Bravo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:59 AM

Anonymous person cited in post: it was Jenny and Johnny, and they were great, even if they weren't your thing. A lovely night.

Posted by tom | September 20, 2010 1:01 AM

SM was looking pretty foxy to me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:45 AM

range life is an awesome way to end a show. grats to all who went

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:46 AM

Jenny and Johnny were great. Gotta love the "music fans," who are clueless as fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:50 AM

Sorry but Jenny and Johnny were a snoozefest (I think their guitarist was catatonic). Moreover, if you are the opener for Pavement (or most bands) no one gives a fuck about what you have to say that night. Just play some songs and let everyone get on with their lives. Jenny and Johnny just went on and on and on. Endless Boogies were pretty boring too but at least their ghost-of-Spinal-Tap-past thing was at least funny/interesting and their set was quick even if their songs weren't.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:04 AM

jenny needs to cut this schtick and bring back rilo kiley.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:13 AM

SM was looking pretty foxy to me too.

Posted by Manic Cat | September 20, 2010 2:32 AM

Gah is it Tuesday yet?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 3:42 AM

"Moreover, if you are the opener for Pavement (or most bands) no one gives a fuck about what you have to say that night."

This sums up well how ignorant general audiences are. Does not really make much difference whether they're Pavement or Top 40 fans.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 3:56 AM

Endless Boogie was an endless Dad-rock fest. i'm pretty sure they would have been a hit with teens in the early 70's. Jenny & jonny were cute. But it was really boring, dare i say generic sounding rock. It was stale. It was boring. Pavement was perfect. They still have that sloppy charm about them, and by the end of the set stephen seemed rather uninspired, with his half assed guitar playing in Kennel District and Range Life. It was nothing short of what i had expected. Fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 4:26 AM

no elevate me later :-/

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 5:02 AM

...Gah is it Tuesday yet?...

Can't wait for the Kevin Dunn show? What's a day, after 30 years of waiting...
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/nightlife/kevin-dunn-joes-pub

Well, he's also playing a short free show at Permanent Records tomorrow at 7pm:
http://permanentrecords.info/in-store-performance-kevin-dunn

Hilly Kristal's favorite front man, back in the day. Dunno what current band is like, though, apparently, it's not The Regiment of Women.

Posted by paperbagmarlys | September 20, 2010 5:17 AM

they played elevate me later. it's on the setlist.

such a fun show. my god, they sounded incredible

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 6:29 AM

Yeah, pavements in NYC rock!

Posted by Reisetipps | September 20, 2010 6:59 AM

For anyone reviewing the shows, please indicate whether or not you saw Pavement in the '90s.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 7:51 AM

SO GOOD! elevate me later was a highlight, as was heckler spray leading into in the mouth a dessert... and grounded. and every fucking song.

this week is going to be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 7:52 AM

did the rocks off boat thing actually happen? anyone do it?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 8:12 AM

there was no boat thing for Pavement... the Williamsburg Waterfront show was the Rocks Off show. though, having seen Built to Spill on that boat, it would have been absolutely insane to see Pavement there.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 8:51 AM

Did they hang out at Mugs after the show?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 9:23 AM

I thought the sound at Summerstage on Saturday for BSS was pretty nice so I'm hoping they turn it up a little bit for Pavement's residency there....can't wait;)

Secret show at MHOW tonight see you there:)

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 9:29 AM

wrong 851

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 9:31 AM

Bob Odenkirk! What?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 9:35 AM

better call sau1!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 9:41 AM

Bob Odenkirk! What?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 9:50 AM

SM said, " This area looks nothing like it was 15 years ago...."

The crowd either....
a) laughed
b) became silent for 10 seconds

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 9:53 AM

Great show... great sound... great venue (really, great, organized venue).

Posted by beheindler | September 20, 2010 9:55 AM

yeah, what is the deal with the show tonight @ MHOW?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 9:56 AM

me want! me want!

Posted by thatguy | September 20, 2010 10:10 AM

If they are doing a secret show, it must start early. Bob's DJ set starts at 10.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 10:11 AM

awful venue

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 10:37 AM

They didn't do the boat thing because stephanie thayer of OSA said so. OSA is so cool

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 10:41 AM

no way they are playing another show, dont believe the liars

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 10:53 AM

no way they are playing another show, dont believe the liars

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 10:53 AM

pics?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:04 AM

It took about five songs to balance out the mix, and even then everything was still too low.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:09 AM

The liars are playing?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:14 AM

I saw them a good 15 times in the '90s, and I enjoyed this show immensely. Usually hate reunions. Wish I'd skipped The Pixies, who I haven't even listened to since I was so bummed out by their show in 2004, but Pavement were in terrific form last night. They actually seemed like they were enjoying themselves, which is more than I can say for half the shows I saw them do from 94-99.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:18 AM

Does anyone know where they went after the show?I hung out at that horribly pretentious knitting factory fo'eva! They were a no-show.

Posted by Trishkabob | September 20, 2010 11:24 AM

pavement dudes all had a late dinner at sea.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:28 AM

Thanks anonymous! Seeing Pavement last night made my millenium!

Posted by Trishkabob | September 20, 2010 11:31 AM

Desperately want "Serpentine Pad" on Tuesday. Plzzzzzz!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:43 AM

all the security in midtown is for SM, not for Ahmadinejad.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:45 AM

pavement, taking overrated self indulgent dicking around into the 21st century.

these guys suck and have always sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:53 AM

^^jealous^^

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 11:54 AM

Whatever Anonymous douchebag. Why don't you use your real name?

Posted by Trishkabob | September 20, 2010 12:02 PM

"I saw them a good 15 times in the '90s, and I enjoyed this show immensely. Usually hate reunions. Wish I'd skipped The Pixies, who I haven't even listened to since I was so bummed out by their show in 2004, but Pavement were in terrific form last night. They actually seemed like they were enjoying themselves, which is more than I can say for half the shows I saw them do from 94-99."


Thanks so much for the review. I was also disappointed by the 2004 Pixies shows and I also never thought much about Pavement live in the '90s. Great albums, so/so live. They were fun at Lollapalooza, but that was about it.

Perhaps I should like for a Central Park ticket. They are going for cheap.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:02 PM

The show was good.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:09 PM

I eat carrots.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:14 PM

Why oh why aren't they playing Fillmore Jive???

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:15 PM

i eat carrot ropes

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:16 PM

show us yr birth certificate, Trishkabob

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:18 PM

who were those d-bags from pittsburgh last night?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:29 PM

sorry folks johnny and jenny suck big time!!!

Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:41 PM

i wouldn't mind if they played that same list for the rest of the week.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 12:55 PM

saw them back in 94 and 99 and last night was better than i remember them. the songs still glisten live. they play loose and look like they're having fun. no complaints with their set last night.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:03 PM

I just hope they don't pull an 'LCD Soundsystem' and play most of their stuff all week.

Loved the show even though I agree the sound was a little muffled. 3rd time seeing them this year.

How about some 'No Tanlines' boys? That's a GREAT song to play live!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:06 PM

i saw the first ever pavement show in new brunswick by accident. they were awful that nite who knew i would grow to love them...

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:18 PM

Just wanted Zurich and Loretta's Scars. I would totally pay money to see an identical set with those two tunes subbed in somewhere. Stephen, Steve, Mark, Spiral, and most especially BOB, can you fellas do me a solid and tell me if you gonna play those tunes?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:42 PM

We've been playing Loretta's Scars! So yes we'll fit that into the set;)

Posted by Stephen Malkmus | September 20, 2010 1:51 PM

anyone have any idea when they are supposed to go on at central park on tuesday? ticketmaster only says 530 doors. i think thee oh sees in opening

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:52 PM

31 songs?! No Life singed her, Nirvana cover, and Sonic Youth cover?! Denver might have the best set list by them so far but I bet this week, Pavement will play more than 31 songs!!!

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pavement/2010/ogden-theatre-denver-co-33d5e41d.html

Heckler Spray Play Video
No Life Singed Her Play Video
Shady Lane Play Video
Kennel District Play Video
Summer Babe (Winter Version) Play Video
Frontwards Play Video
Starlings of the Slipstream Play Video
Cut Your Hair Play Video
Father To A Sister Of Thought Play Video
In The Mouth A Desert Play Video
Silence Kit Play Video
Zurich Is Stained Play Video
Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite at :17 Play Video
The Hexx Play Video
Stereo Play Video
Date w/Ikea Play Video
Gold Soundz Play Video
Spit On A Stranger Play Video
Unfair Play Video
Grounded Play Video
Range Life Play Video
Fight This Generation Play Video
Two States Play Video
Stop Breathing Play Video
Encore:
Lithium (Nirvana cover) Play Video
Box Elder Play Video
Fin Play Video
Rattled By The Rush Play Video
Expressway to Your Skull (Sonic Youth cover) Play Video
She Believes Play Video
Our Singer Play Video

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 1:59 PM

Hmmmm so there are one opener for each of Summerstage shows?

I'm guessing....

Doors 530pm
Opener 630pm-700pm
Pavement 730pm-10pm

yes. We'll get over 2 hrs of Pavement this week....

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:02 PM

I think the show will start at 7...can anyone confirm this? I might have to leave work early.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:04 PM

info on summerstage site says shows starts at 7
http://www.summerstage.org/mainstage.html

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:06 PM

how come punches did not play?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:19 PM

Opener 7pm
Pavement 8pm

Why curfew at 10pm?!?!?!??!?!?!?

I wish they could do 4 nights at Irving Plaza instead like back in 1999.....

Posted by Boooo | September 20, 2010 2:27 PM

punches were too busy being crappy somewhere else

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:28 PM

Can't wait! Four more days

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:38 PM

SM said, " This area looks nothing like it was 15 years ago...."

couldn't this apply to anywhere in NYC?? made him sound old, like in a "walked up-hill both ways in the snow" kinda old.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:54 PM

surprise show at Maxwells early next week. Exact day yet to be determined, but it's happening.

Boo-ya.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 2:58 PM

the only open night at maxwell's next week is monday.

and that statement is BS anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 3:01 PM

Anybody else witness the cat fight in front of Malkmus during the 1st encore? Hilarious! Afterwards, one of the drunk offensive chicks that started the whole melee was crawling around on the floor whining about finding her glasses. They tried to push their way up through everyone & got served by another fine young woman that wasn't having any of it. Justice!

Posted by treece | September 20, 2010 3:10 PM

tonight at don hills...

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 3:41 PM

i was one of the people helping to:

a - break up the catfight
b- help the catfight instigator find her glasses
c - break up the altercation after the catfight instigator slapped some dude in the face out of nowhere and he responded by clutching her throat
d - ask security to get her the hell out of there

i felt badly for the woman who just wanted to stand where she had been standing all along. she got fucked with, then fucked with again, then the crowd helped her by shifting her forward and toward the center of the stage, and the drunk instigator found her and yelled at her again.

ruined two whole songs for me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 3:43 PM

don't ever get between Malkmus and a woman who's ovulating.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 3:51 PM

Ha! I missed the throat clutch. I was trying hard not to miss the show.

Posted by treece | September 20, 2010 3:55 PM

That cat fight was crazy and all, but the one in the back bar area was crazier!
Some dude was peacefully enjoying some hummus and this other dude walks up with some corn chips and asks if he could get a dip. The man with the hummus said sure take a dip, then the corn chip guy used his chip in a "shovel" method and took a massive dip.
Tempers started flaring! Before I knew what was going on, pita triangles and corn chips were flying all over the place and middle eastern curse words mixing with pavement guitar riffs.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 4:10 PM

i love a good catfight at a show. some girl at the mudhoney show at bowery kept picking fights with people in the mosh pit. pretty hilarious stuff

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 4:10 PM

4:10 - epic fail

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 4:13 PM

4:10 is by far the worse hummus joke yet. Not funny, clever or witty.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 4:17 PM

I'm wondering why 3:43 would assist this woman in finding her glasses, when he could've stepped on them, and prayed she wandered into traffic.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 4:22 PM

I commend 4:10's efforts. At least he tried to be a little creative. Much better than the standard "Are the Hummus Mehs playing?"

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 4:36 PM

is it true that someone farted in the pit during "Perfume V"? a rather ironic fart if you think about it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 4:40 PM

SM was foxy to me too, guys. I had a raging boner the whole time. dem arms.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 6:08 PM

okay, i love pavement. i saw way back when and then a couple months back in chicago. it was a good show, but damn, show of the year? can somebody rational explain it to me?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 6:18 PM

4:40. I was there. It was two farts. And the two worst i have EVER had invade my nostrils.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 8:24 PM

They needed to play more off of Slanted and Enchanted and Watery Domestic. No Loretta's Scars, Here, Zurich Is Stained, Shoot The Singer, etc...

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2010 8:41 PM

They haven't played carrot rope ONCE on this whole tour!

http://www.setlist.fm/stats/pavement-7bd6ae98.html?year=2010

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 12:00 AM

No way could those farts be worse than the one during Intervention. At least this was open air, the Intervention fart managed to linger in MSG through the whole show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 8:47 AM

um, carrot rope is a good song and all, but did you really expect them to play that on this tour? i'm surprised they're playing spit on a stranger

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 9:25 AM

i dislike carrot rope muchly. but in terms of songs they're playing on tour, they rehearsed about fifty to fifty-five before the tour started, so it's a safe bet that they're not going to be playing much that they didn't rehearse before then. in other words, if they haven't played it yet on tour, there's probably almost zero chance they'll bust out with it now.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 9:46 AM

Awesome show but never seen a more catatonic crowd. Was at the Ween show on Friday, and it was like standing with a bunch of zombies in comparison. And what's with the beer 'corral'? First time seeing a show there and wasn't expecting that. Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 10:02 AM

the Kevin Dunn set at Permanent Records was great.

set:
20,000 years in sing sing
private sector
somewhere over the rainbow
nadine

and he's a priest. and I think his band is just his kids.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 11:01 AM

How many families were there? Felt like a wiggles concert

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 11:04 AM

I'm guessing the catfight chick was the one stumbling around screaming every word on the left side about halfway back. Wish one of her boring little friends would have gotten some video of that and showed it to her the next day. She was so fucking Alt....

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 11:04 AM

Great show, Mark's smile was super-rad and Steven looked like he was having fun even, but yes, crowd sucked (with the exception of me, my husband and a few others i saw near the front it appeared that NOBODY was moving/dancing at all! I guess that's what the Arcade Fire means about kids standing with their arms folded tight... seriously you paid 50$ for your ticket, try to have a good time).

W'burg was TOTALLY different (read BETTER) in 97 when i first came around, this much I know... pretty funny when Mark said most of us just moved here. probably true, but hopefully the Central Park shows will feature fans with more gusto. Sorely disappointed by the choices for openers. Can Matador seriously not send someone better to open for Pavement's miracle reunion tour?

Posted by Sarah | September 21, 2010 12:01 PM

What do I have to do with anything? Leave me and hummus out of it!

Posted by Carrottop | September 21, 2010 1:24 PM

Cuomo won't debate me but Pavement reuinites. Apparrently they have cojones.

Posted by Carl Paladino | September 21, 2010 1:38 PM

SM plays fantasy baseball... what a dork

Posted by The Demon Settlement | September 21, 2010 2:26 PM

4:10 CONTENDER FOR GREATEST HUMMUS COMMENT EVER

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 3:50 PM

Why wouldn't they play Carrot Rope, dude? Is there some sort of slacker fatwa against it?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 3:52 PM

The Hexx > Carrot Rope

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 4:02 PM

"Carrot Rope" > rest of Terror Twilight > Wowie Zowie > Brighten The Corners

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 4:15 PM

sorry sir, but wowee zowee is far superior to brighten the corners

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 4:21 PM

The only Carrot Rope you'll see or hear will be in emails I send.

Posted by Carl Paladino | September 21, 2010 4:25 PM

Architecture students are like virgins with an itch they cannot scratch

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 4:35 PM

"W'burg was TOTALLY different (read BETTER) in 97 when i first came around"

i gentrified it foiiist!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 4:37 PM

Williamsburg in 1997 was Planet Thai and Muggs. And that's about it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 4:49 PM

Williamsburg in 97 only had 1 hummus place, but it was 24 hours.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 4:51 PM

Williamsburgh in 87 had hassidic folks and polish immigrants.


summerstage night one was spot on.

btw, some people who paid 50 bucks don't want to move, they want to listen. it's ok to do that too. it may not have been a rowdy crowd either (it wasn't), but it was a really enthusiastic and warm crowd, with no one acting like a jerk, and lots of people smoking pot.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 11:25 PM

yes, great show and really friendly crowd - no posers.

manhattan is the new brooklyn!

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 11:30 PM

"who were those d-bags from pittsburgh last night?"

Where?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:24 AM

The Iranian girl next to me at this Pavement concert was so cool . She came all the way from Baltimore too. I just wish I asked her what her name was. She was an art teacher at a private elementary school. If anyone knows her name, lemme know cause I just want to be friends (not a creep lol but really, she was such a cool person overall). Email: Samcollege2009@yahoo.com

My name's Sam and I was in the front row at the concert with my sister Cynthia. I camped out two hours before the concert and met her first in line and hung out with her, my sister, and a dude that came all the way from Montana to see Jimmy and Johnny.

Lemme know, please. I really want no regrets from this amazing show. I just wish I asked that amazing girl her name. I know she's going to that free Pavement show in Baltimore this Saturday cause she told me in line.

Posted by Sam | September 22, 2010 9:54 PM

That is really a killer set list. Talk about endurance. The show must have been over-the-top awesome.

Another thing that I like about going to Pavement concerts is that the people are really, really cool. Just like Sam said. Dedicated fans that are passionate but never out of control. Makes for a unique and refreshing experience.

Posted by LA Fitness | December 14, 2011 3:49 PM

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