Posted in music on September 22, 2010

Pavement @ Central Park Summerstage - 9/21/2010 (matte_)
Pavement
* note: they didn't stick 100% to what is written

Full report coming HERE. Sunday night's setlist HERE.

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Comments (92)

this show was about 10000000000000000x better than the waterfront show. that venue is such shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:08 AM

:) great show! expected more weed from people + more jumping but really wonderful! wanna go back this week!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:12 AM

show was killer. ditto on the better than waterfront comment. crowd wasn't effusive but very cool. appreciated the lack of cellphones and shitty digital cameras blocking the view.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:15 AM

second to last song in the encore was "heaven is a truck," not "spizzle recorder."

still, epically epic. "unfair" and "conduit for sale!" destroyed faces.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:17 AM

they didn't exactly stick 100% to that setlist...

Posted by bill p | September 22, 2010 12:17 AM

er, "spizzle trunk"

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:17 AM

fucking amazing show!

perfect depth was an amazing surprise, and now that i see it wasn't even on the setlist, it makes it even more special that they played it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:23 AM

i was expecting to be disappointed but the show was great. the crowd wasnt very into it once things got rolling. a few songs cleared the place.

but i thought it was great. not as good as seeing them in 94 or 95 or 97 or 99 but a fun time.

btw, i bought tickets for $10 on ebay. scalpers were selling tickets for $1 minutes before pavement went on.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:33 AM

think i can get something super cheap for tomorrow?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:35 AM

AMAZING show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:41 AM

any better?

01: Shady lane
02: Frontwards
03: Intrumental
04: Elevate me later
05 : Starlings of the slipstream
06: Stereo
07: Kennel District
08: Grounded
09: Rattled by the rush
10: We dance
11: In the mouth a desert
12: Perfume v
13: ?
14: Fin
15: Gold soundz
16: Debris slide
17: Range life
18: Trigger cut
19: Cut your hair
20: Perfect depth
21: Fight this generation
22: Box Elder

23: Date with IKEA
24: Shoot the singer
25: Conduit for sale
26: Silence kit
27: Heaven is a truck
28: Stop breathing

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:52 AM

consider altering your week's plans to make time for this show. it exceeds expectations, and exceeds previous shows on this tour, and exceeds shows they did in the 19 hundred and 90s. this was quality mellow awesome.


Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:54 AM

What time did people get there? What time did they go on? Pumped for tomorrow.

Posted by doop | September 22, 2010 1:14 AM

Doors opened at 5:30pm.
Oh Sees played at 7:00pm.
Pavement played at 8pm.

Incredible show!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 1:17 AM

Agreed. Really solid show, sometimes just plain awesome. Crowd was chill and danceaphobic, but the general lack of camera-phones was a welcome bonus. It was pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a slightly older (but not too old!) group of die-hard Pavement fans. Scruffy enthusiasm.

And I for one was surprised to find myself really digging the Oh Sees. Had never heard them--good stuff.

Posted by john | September 22, 2010 1:45 AM

one questions looms. was any hummus available at the show?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 2:05 AM

Great show, and really thrilling to see them back together, but did anyone else think that Nastanovich was SHITFACED?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 2:09 AM

Pavement delivered better than Pavement the myth. Amazing show

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 2:10 AM

Nastanovich was definitely wasted

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 2:20 AM

Talked to Bob after the show. He was pretty sober. Great during the show, and just an all around awesome dude. Definitely Pavement's most underrated member. He brings the energy, and normally dictates whether a show's bad, good, or great. There are obviously exceptions to this rule.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 2:38 AM

Bob is the fucking man

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 2:48 AM

I have Pavement tix for wed (9/22) show. email: sale-hjmxe-1965274244@craigslist.org

Posted by :) | September 22, 2010 2:50 AM

Bob doesn't drink.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 7:03 AM

to the tall drink of (male) water that repeatedly pegged the woman holding the giant cardboard sign with a loaded beach ball - you are a gentleman and a scholar.

after one too many hits, she flew past my girlfriend and i with more than a slight appearance of dejection and fear, something all of us New Yorkers should feel in wake of the tragedy of 9/11.

Posted by dave | September 22, 2010 7:19 AM

"I have Pavement tix for wed (9/22) show. email: sale-hjmxe-1965274244@craigslist.org"

Yeah, you and hundreds of other people. Expect to sell them for pennies or end up eating them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 7:57 AM

i think that prices might get back up after how good last night's show was. probably still less than face value, but not pennies.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 8:08 AM

Thought the show was good, better than when I saw them back in the late 90s. Sound was loud and clear. Very nice atmosphere. Good set list. Pavement fans will not leave disappointed.

12:33 AM - Scalpers were offering to buy tickets for a $1, not sell. Doesn't mean anyone sold it for that price. Sorry you don't understand the basics of buying and selling.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 8:08 AM

13) Unfair

That was probably the best Summerstage show this year......the sound was perfect and maybe tonight, thursday, or Friday might top this show but oh man, they sounded great.

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | September 22, 2010 8:16 AM

"03: Intrumental"

Heckler Spray

"Nastanovich was definitely wasted"

Bob was Bob, not drunk.

Very fun show. Looking forward to the rest of the week.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 8:34 AM

I've never been to Summerstage but I'm going tonight. If you get there after 7 can you still get a decent spot/view of the show?

Posted by Don T. | September 22, 2010 8:43 AM

^ maybe, but expect to deal with a bunch of people who aren't gonna wanna move out of your way. i'm gonna get there at 5:30 and firmly plant myself front and center with a gigantic flask

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 8:52 AM

God, I wish Pavement had pulled out "Perfect Depth" for the Waterfront show.

Posted by Regular reader | September 22, 2010 8:54 AM

8:52 the sticky and adhesive nature of hummus will guide you in your quest to remain 'firmly planted'. It provides solid nutrition during the set too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:01 AM

i got there at 720 and was front and center fir the whole show... plenty of room until they started

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:02 AM

Do they sell beer?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:03 AM

got there around 7:15 and got a great spot front and center too. given the reviews, might not be so easy to do again. yes, they sell beer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:10 AM

"Do they sell beer?"

does a bear shit in the woods?

Posted by bobby the rookie | September 22, 2010 9:12 AM

Grateful Dead + Pavement = Legends

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:13 AM


"That was a really good version of that. and I've heard them all"
- Malkmus after "Range Life"

such great times. they were in an amazing mood last night

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:16 AM

Anyone know The Oh Sees setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:20 AM

>>a few songs cleared the place.<<

You must have been at a different show, because the place was packed beginning to end PERIOD. Dumbass.

I cannot get over how insanely great they were last night! Pay a dollar, 10 dollars, face value, whatever--get to Summerstage to see them. Last night was waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than anyone could have hoped! Fucking powerful.

Posted by soysalami | September 22, 2010 9:20 AM

anyone know if was there only the one entrance on 69th st/5 ave? or is it possible to enter from the west side of the venue?

Posted by guy incognito | September 22, 2010 9:21 AM

only the one entrance

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:28 AM

Band sounded great... got there at 8:05 though and couldnt find a spot with even anything close to a decent view. I'd say get there at 7:30 at the latest if you want even an ok spot...

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:39 AM

Many years ago, Summerstage had two entrances and things went smoothly. Then at one point in the past ten years some genius decided to have only one entrance, and now we have the huge line problem.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:39 AM

who is opening for pavement tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:41 AM

Who is opening the Thursday and Friday shows? Can't seem to find this info out. thnx

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:44 AM

worst Pavement show ever.

Did no one else notice how slow the set list was and whenever they played upbeat songs they slowed down the tempo.

P4K was the best.

Posted by Michael | September 22, 2010 9:45 AM

"who is opening for pavement tonight?"

Times New Viking

All set times and openers are on Summerstage's Twitter page.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:47 AM

"who is opening for pavement tonight?"

low fi crap

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:48 AM

I hope they play some songs from Terror Twilight tonight. Also weird not to hear Summer Babe and Here.

I'd kill for them to close with Fillmore Jive tonight.

I was trying to get rid of one of my tickets for a week in advance and then sat on a bench for 45 mins trying to sell it there.

No one wants them. I say 1 guy sell two for $30 and another douchebag sell one for a high five from a cute girl.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:55 AM

Am I the only one who will state that the emperors have no clothes? Last night's was one of the most boring shows I have ever seen, not only by Pavement but by anyone. Thankfully, help is on the way and my concert soul will be cleansed by The Clean next week (now that's a band that knows how to reform and put on a show).

Posted by Disappointed | September 22, 2010 9:55 AM

THANK GOD NOW ALL THE HYPE WILL DIE DOWN

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:55 AM

so Pavement went on at 8?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 9:59 AM

If anyone wants to get a beer, Range Life is next. I'm parched. Then we're going to going to play Trigger Cut.

San Francisco is getting more affordable if you're looking to move.

The dollar goes a long way in Des Moines. We welcome you with open arms.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:05 AM

Hey 10:05 - I'll meet you at Range Life & we'll grab a beer with ya.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:08 AM

so...

to confirm, if you get there between 6 and 7, you can get a decent spot, and pavement came on around 8? what time did it end?

thanks for the info in advance.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:16 AM

What song did Thee Oh Sees end their set with? Anyone?

I'll second that it was a bit boring. 2/3 through the show I wanted to leave - WAY TOO MANY Crooked Rain songs. Not nearly enough interesting songs were played last night.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:17 AM

i have tickets for thursday (that i paid full price for). if the show is great and i wanted to go friday, would it be easy to just show up without tickets and get one for a decent price (that isn't a fake)? what price, realistically, are people selling extras for outside the show?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:17 AM

wait till 7:55 and get one for 10 bucs or less

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:21 AM

Tickets are basically free before the show. You can easily get in for $5. Hundreds of fans, myself included, could not dump tickets at any price.

Pavement goes on at 8. Get inside by 7:30. When the opener ends, head to the front of the stage.

Posted by DM | September 22, 2010 10:28 AM

hey 9:55, you had no clue who pavement was until last summer, did you?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:45 AM

Reports are saying that Pavement was awesome, too bad Cuomo STILL won't debate me, maybe Nastanovich could loan him some of his cojones.

Posted by Carl Paladino | September 22, 2010 10:50 AM

thank you-10:28. appreciate the info.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:57 AM

"that song reminds me of fondu." high caliber banter last night. awesome show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:57 AM

anyone catch bob's address?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 10:58 AM

"Hundreds of fans, myself included, could not dump tickets at any price."

I never understood why someone would purchase tickets a year in advance. It was quite apparent that the situation highlighted above would happen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 11:00 AM

to 11:00 am: because i really like them? because i'm not an unemployed loser who can't scrap together $38 for ticket? because i would have been devastated if i'd turned out to be wrong? because i haven't paid for a pavement show in 10 years, and so $38 ... $3.80 a year ... isn't all that much?

i'm happy for you geniuses who paid $10 to get in, but it's not like you cured cancer. you saved $30. that's dinner for two at a shitty restaurant.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 11:05 AM

Don't sniff at $30 in a recession, 11:05.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 11:08 AM

>"Hundreds of fans, myself included, could not dump tickets at any price."

>I never understood why someone would purchase tickets a year in advance. It was quite apparent that the situation highlighted above would happen.

At that point, there were only two shows announced. Who knew they'd add three more in the area, and then a full tour?

Posted by DM | September 22, 2010 11:09 AM

Seriously, the show sucked.

Posted by michael | September 22, 2010 11:25 AM

Excellent show.
while not enough Slanted (Summer Babe? Loretta's Scars? Zurich is Stained? Here? Two States? Fame Throwa?? NONE of those. Thankfully Conduit made it in), it was a super solid set.
The revelation live was how totally UNpretentious this band is - contrary to what a lot of people used to think in the 90's listening to some of the albums. Slanted and Wowee have aged beautifully, though in my opinion Crooked Rain does sound a bit more of it's time, despite being a good album. Wowee is timeless it seems, and it was good to hear so much of it at the show. But live this band is straight up no bullshit good rock, compelling, and intelligent pop music.
How many folks realize just how influential these guys were/are on not only tons of indie bands from their time to now musically, but also on how bands look and feel on stage.
It started with them.
great show and really friendly crowd - no posers.
so happy to have seen it in Central Park and not in Williamsburgh.
manhattan is the new brooklyn indeed....
"master card!"
(Oh Sees were good.)

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 11:31 AM

seriously, no one gives a fuck what you think, michael.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 11:31 AM

"it's not like you cured cancer. you saved $30. that's dinner for two at a shitty restaurant."

best comment i've read all day

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 11:32 AM

thee oh sees dude has serious bieber bangs!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 11:37 AM

I have just written a book on how influential Pavement has been and it outlines my ideas for saving the music industry. As far as Paladino is concerned, I will debate him when he's finished with the debate inside his own head.

Posted by Andrew Cuomo | September 22, 2010 12:05 PM

"so happy to have seen it in Central Park and not in Williamsburgh."
That's because you live in Washington Heights dillweed.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:08 PM

"That's because you live in Washington Heights dillweed."

Uhoh, someone that just moved from the Midwest to spend $$$ in an ugly neighborhood was offended!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:23 PM

"Uhoh, someone that just moved from the Midwest to spend $$$ in an ugly neighborhood was offended!"
You probably live in Queens!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:32 PM

i live in jersey, its great!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 12:49 PM

I live in Queens and it's much nicer than Williamsburg. The sound at summerstage was much nicer than in Williamsburg as well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 1:10 PM

I live in Hummusville and it's superior to the entire tri-state area.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 1:17 PM

>I'd kill for them to close with Fillmore Jive tonight.<

I don't think they ever played that agin after the 94 tour for some reason. maybe cuz Westy cannot drum.

Posted by nygrump | September 22, 2010 2:41 PM

Do you think they will play Hot Trucks? I am hoping for an encore of at least Pencil Casket, or maybe even Your Eye--The Encroacher.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 4:13 PM

if you really think "westy" cannot drum, you are an absolute idiot

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 4:31 PM

man i can't wait for this show... me and my 15 frat brothers are so stoked. prolly gonna get some beer pong going on during their set, stop by!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 4:50 PM

maybe i'm old, but i don't remember frat boys liking pavement?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 5:07 PM

4:50 was kidding....there will be no frat boys.

he eats hummus, not to worry.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 6:33 PM

4:31 And if you don't know there's a Pavement song called "Westy Cannot Drum," then you're an idiot AND a fake.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 6:50 PM

hummus > pavement

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 11:55 PM

I know that there's a song called "westie can drum" but not this "westy cannot drum"

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 12:32 AM

LAST NIGHT RULED ! ! ! !

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2010 12:05 PM

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