Posted in music | pictures on September 23, 2010

photos by Diana Wong

you can see the rain in the light
Pavement

Considering the band split apart in 1999 and most everybody in attendance bought tickets to the show a full year ago, there wasn't going to be anything keeping hardcore Pavement fans from Wednesday night's (September 22) concert at Rumsey Playfield in New York's Central Park. The weather certainly tried though, as a thick fog of humidity gave way to steady rain and a spectacular display of lightning (so spectacular, in fact, that the producers actually pulled the band off stage for 15 minutes half way through the set, for fear of lightning strikes).

With the weather threatening to derail the entire evening, Pavement found a completely new gear. Eschewing the sharp between-song banter that colored earlier shows on this reunion tour, the band tore through their set mostly in an effort to cram in all their songs but also because they remain clearly thrilled by the aspect of playing these tunes together again. ...Something clearly lit a fire under the asses of Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich, Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg, Steve West and Mark Ibold, as they were feisty, firey and tight (despite a few false starts)...

"Thanks for sticking with us," Malkmus said at the end of the set. He was probably talking about the rain, but he could have been talking about the 10 years in between appearances that gave his quirky songs a new energy that he clearly enjoyed. Will Pavement make another album? It seems doubtful. But they sure do seem to like being in Pavement again. -[MTV]

The band played most, if not all, of their setlist last night (in the rain).

Pavement round four kicks off tonight (9/23) at the also-sold-out Summerstage (but you can get a ticket for cheap outside) with Endless Boogie (who was one of the openers at the first show at Williamsburg Waterfront).

Times New Viking opened last night, and will be playing another show at the Meat Locker in Montclair, NJ TONIGHT (9/23). Times New Viking's other upcoming shows include a stint with the reunited Guided By Voices.

More pictures from last night's Summerstage show (including another of the setlist), below...

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Comments (38)

nice set of pics diana

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:07 PM

Gavin rosdale can juggle

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:09 PM

I saw Dave Matthews play in Giants Stadium in the rain when I was in high school...probably 2001. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Its nauseating how truly naive and misguided I was.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:09 PM

Ha 1:09 I did the same in 98 I think?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:12 PM

1:09 it's okay, I'm pretty certain I went absolutely nuts at a save ferris show in '98. I was 13, sue me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:14 PM

Hey guys its all good lets all just chill and eat some hummus together!

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:17 PM

Last night was nothing compared to a show I saw in Virginia with Radiohead/Liars. That show will still be one of the best/worst concert experiences in the past few years.....

But the set list made up for it:)

Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge - Bristow, VA USA
May 11, 2008

01 All I Need
02 Jigsaw
03 Lucky
04 15 Step
05 Nude
06 Pyramid Song
07 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
08 Myxomatosis
09 Idioteque
10 Faust Arp
11 Videotape
12 Paranoid Android
13 Just
14 Reckoner
15 Everything In Its Right Place
16 Bangers + Mash
17 Bodysnatchers

18 Like Spinning Plates
19 Optimistic
20 Karma Police
21 Go Slowly
22 Planet Telex

23 Fake Plastic Trees
24 The National Anthem
25 House Of Cards

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:23 PM

TNV > paveMEHnt

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:27 PM

wow - we give a shit about a radiohead show you saw once.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:34 PM

how much did everyone pay for tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:38 PM

Times New Viking was unlistenable. What's up with that drummer knowing one beat with the kick drum constantly doing eighth notes? Terrible, terrible opener for such a reputable band.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:53 PM

Hollister > TNV

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:55 PM

@1:23 i was at that show. but i was under cover.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 1:57 PM

What time did Pavement come on? And did they allow cameras?

Posted by JP | September 23, 2010 2:06 PM

tickets out front are $10

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 2:08 PM

What 1:34 isn't explaining is that this Radiohead show is a legendary one known for the tsunami-like storm that rolled in just as the show was about to start.

1:34--learn to give context and omit unnecessary, irrelevant details that detract from your primary message. Do that and you won't need to retake Business Communications.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 2:31 PM

Sorry 1:34, I meant that writing lesson for 1:23!

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 2:31 PM

Did they play Hot Trucks?!??!?!??????

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 2:32 PM

you can find tickets for $10 outside the show??

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 3:08 PM

3:08...did you just wake up?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 3:14 PM

Trying to decide who had the better shirt, Ibold or Nastanovich. SM clearly wins on the shoe front.

Also, TNV roolz and how much did you pay for tix.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 3:15 PM

3:14 dude, im just asking. i would like to go but i dont have much money.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 3:17 PM

I bought a ticket from the first guy I saw near the 69th St. Entrance and paid $20 at around 7:45 p.m.. I didn't haggle, but I guess I could have. There were a ton of people trying to get rid of tickets (despite what The New Yorker might think...)

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 3:23 PM

viking drummer dude gotta haircut...

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 3:24 PM

@ 1:23, to add insult to injury, those who never made it into the show were offered replacement tickets for their show in Camden...a nice 3 hour drive...heard that show was a disaster with flooding in the parking lot etc. DC has bad luck when it comes to RH shows.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 3:45 PM

"3:14 dude, im just asking. i would like to go but i dont have much money."

yea dude, someone in front of me in line last night bought two tickets for $10. the market is saturated. go see pavement for cheap, enjoy

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 4:03 PM

yeah that radiohead show was a disaster, definitely a memorable gig

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 4:06 PM

Why does Pavement pick such awful opening bands? I remember when I saw them in 99, they had US Maple opening the whole tour. Blech.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 4:22 PM

US maple slays! figures someone who would hate US maple would like all these cagey garagey bands..you're a tough nut, 4:22.

this show ruled.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 4:32 PM

why the fuck do people on craigslist think they get rid of these tix for 30-40? no one outside these shows were sellin tix that pricey.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 4:45 PM

maybe they're just hoping to get a reasonable amount of money for the tickets they paid a lot of money for.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 4:49 PM

people are lucky if they can get rid of these tix at all, let alone for a few bucks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 4:50 PM

give my bones to billy gibson

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 5:05 PM

Why do so many people feel the need to dog people on Craigslist trying to sell tickets?

A coupla years ago I posted some MBV tix on there and for every interested party I got three jags telling me I was stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2010 6:13 PM

JUGGLER!!!!!!
OY!

Posted by five country pie | September 24, 2010 8:20 AM

peanut butter > hummus

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 9:40 AM

bacon > vegan

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:00 PM

cock > pussy

Posted by gay dude | September 24, 2010 6:18 PM

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