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Pavement members reunite at Spiral Stairs’ 50th birthday shows (video/setlist)

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Stephen Malkmus and his band The Jicks played two nights at San Francisco club The Chapel over the weekend (October 1 & 2) in celebration of his former Pavement bandmate Scott Kannberg (aka Spiral Stairs)’s 50th birthday. On both nights Spiral Stairs joined the Jicks at the end of the sets for some Pavement tunes: On 10/1 they played “Date w/ IKEA,” “Kennel District” and “Summer Babe” (as well as “Falling Away” by Scott’s band Preston Schools of Industry); on 10/2 it was even more of a Pavement reunion as original wild-man drummer Gary Young joined them for “Lions (Linden)” and a requisite headstand. Minus Young, they also played “Stereo,” “Two States,” “Box Elder” and, again, “Date w/ IKEA” (which Kannberg sings lead).

The Jicks’ sets, both nights, were peppered with covers of Kannberg’s favorite songs, in including ones by The Clean, Meat Puppets, The Strangers, Echo & The Bunnymen (Scott used to be in a Bunnymen cover band with Kelley Stoltz), The Replacements, The Grateful Dead, and JJ Cale/Clapton nugget “Cocaine.”

Video of almost the entire 10/1 show, and video of “Box Elder” and the Gary Young reunion from the 10/2 show, as well as Instagrams, other video and setlists from both nights, are below.

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Spiral Stairs & The Jicks

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Stephen Malkmus & Jicks @ The Chapel 10/1/2016
Thumbs Off (The Clean cover)
Cinnamon and Lesbians
Away (Meat Puppets cover)
Golden Brown (The Stranglers cover)
The Janitor Revealed
J Smoov
My Kingdom (Echo & The Bunnymen cover)
Real Emotional Trash
Fall Away
Cocaine (J.J. Cale cover)
No One Is (As I Are Be)
Forever 28
Androgynous (The Replacements cover)

Falling Away (Preston School of Industry cover) (with Spiral Stairs)
Date w/ Ikea (Pavement cover) (with Spiral Stairs)
Kennel District (Pavement cover) (with Spiral Stairs)
Summer Babe (Pavement cover) (with Spiral Stairs)

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Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs at @thechapelsf @matadorrecords @folkyeahevents

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About that iPhone 7+ camera…

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(Almost) Pavement

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

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Stephen Malkmus & Jicks @ The Chapel 10/2/2016
Baby C’mon
Animal Midnight
Away (Meat Puppets cover)
Brain Gallop
Out of Reaches
China Cat Sunflower (Grateful Dead cover)
I Know You Rider (Traditional cover)
Asking Price
Stick Figures in Love
Freeze the Saints
Houston Hades
Stereo (Pavement cover) (with Spiral Stairs)
Two States (Pavement cover) (with Spiral Stairs)
Lions (Linden) (Pavement cover) (with Spiral Stairs & Gary Young)

Box Elder (Pavement cover) (with Spiral Stairs)
Date w/ Ikea (Pavement cover) (with Spiral Stairs)

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