Pavement:Classic or Dud

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Quirk-out kings of cult US rock or over-rated Fall rip-offs? Personally, I love 'em to bits.

Michael Bourke, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

I do realize that they can't swing, that Stephen Malkmus can't sing and that they could lay off the irony a little, but they're so much fun that I don't care. Pretty much everything up to Wowee Zowee is classic. Brighten The Corners I found a bit drab, so I didn't get Terror Twilight. Am I missing much ? Anyway, a Classic band, and "Father To A Sister Of Thought" is freakin' gorgeous.

Patrick, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

I am not surprised to discover stevie's new record sounds exactly like pavement, except maybe "the Hook", which sounds like a slightly blues- funkier version of Pavement. Slanted & Enchanted was pretty much where it started and stopped for me. The songs, even Stevie agrees, all started to sound "the same"... "started to" or "always did"?

I can sum up Pavement with a few words: run-on sentences, inside-jokes (which, unfortunately are never explained), sloppy jams hovering somewhere between self-mocking angst and slacker apathy culminating in complacency.

Something about them was unique at one time, but not terribly more unique than several other bands of the same era. And, is it just me, or does Steve have NO RANGE?!

That being said, I think Pavement are okay for summer music ("Summer babe"...) but Steve's starting to wear out his welcome in my eardrums.

john yonderboy, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

It says something about them, or me, or this site, or all three, that I was absolutely stone-cold positive we'd had this thread before.

I like the ballads, I think - "Here", "We Dance". Ask me in ten years.

Tom, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Actually no, Patrick, I feel "Terror Twilight" was where the rot set in but it still has some class songs on it eg. "Billie","Major Leagues"..Its funny that you mention that they are great fun because I always feel their music is full of those lovely cuddlesome FUN moments.....check the "Woo-woo" harmonies in "Trigger Cut"...the anthemic scarf waving chorus of "We are underused" and that line in "Billie"..."Black widows are seen as stigmatised beings who ought to have a second chance/and hurricanes spin like debutantes into a trance"...I could go on forever..

Michael Bourke, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Best experience I've ever had with them was the collection of B-sides that I made from my friend Brian's collection on a CDR. Worked better than *any* of the real albums. I have no idea what that might mean.

I appreciate the Fall's virulence, to hark back to an obvious predecessor, to Pavement's mere quirkiness. Compared to the bile Mark E. can drop from his lips, the endlessly quoted putdowns from "Range Life" seem completely wimpy and pointless.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

you know what was a killer pavement tune? 'robyn turned 26', from the grand royal groovebox comp a while back. it's like they decided to out-grand royal all the grand royal artists on their own album. brilliant.

ethan padgett, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Zee Pavement, veering into sub-classic territory. They were good and they alway surprised me in that I always liked their latest record, up till 'Brighten the Corners' after that i really lost interest. My favorite is "Wowee Zowee", it has the best ratio of pure melody and cool minimal krautrockin tunes. They were a rather boring live band after they fired Plant Maaaaaan.

Omar, Tuesday, 27 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

I like 'em. Never really heard the Fall. The last album they made wasn't so great. The Stephen Malkmus solo album is good. bye.

jel, Tuesday, 27 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

I've never understood all the fuss about Pavement. The press have always liked Malkmus and the fact that he gives good interview seems to obscure the often dull music.

"Slanted.." is the only album that I play regularly, and I admit it's good, as is half of "Wowee Zowee". They CAN be almost great ("Summer Babe", "Here", "Father to a Sister of a Thought"), but seem content to pad out releases with half-arsed Pavement-by-numbers material. Or should that be Fall-by-numbers?

I lost interest by "Brighten the Corners" when it was clear that they could only do one thing, and we're probably going to do it for ever.

Dr. C, Tuesday, 27 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Classic. Pavemnet 4 ever MAN!

JM, Tuesday, 27 February 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

four months pass...
For one thing, some have taken (and still seem to take) Pavement too seriously. They are not meant to be (nor ever were meant to be) some sort of generational anthem band (ala Nirvana or Pearl Jam or Blur or whatever). They are just a bunch of kooks (funny slackers) who can toss off one hell of a catchy pop/rock tune that happen to come out of the 90's.

They make me bob my head and laugh and feel good - which is the whole of the point of Pavement (as far as I see it). And...job well-done.

'Crooked Rain, Crooken Rain' is simply brilliant in it's slackerisms. And is in my top 3 (maybe even THE) summer album list. Already have listened to it many times this very summer period and will surely listen to it many more times (as I have for past summers). It still hasn't lost it's charms on me (not come summer time, at least). Last summer, a younger cousin of mine got married. And...I played 'Crooked Rain' loud as I drove there and back as the perfect soundtrack to all that has been slacked in my young, but getting old, life. Worked perfectly for that "I'm 30. What do I have to show for it?" mood when you just want to say "Fuck it all. I'm going driving in search of some far off land of fairies and hot cocoa." (fine, maybe that's just me, but)

'Woowee Zowee' is good in many spots (nix the forced "punk" tracks). And Malkmus solo album is a solid summer album (for the most part). The rest...I don't care too much for, but. 'Crooked Rain' makes up for the rest alone.

michael g. breece, Monday, 2 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

crooked rain, and wowee zowee are very good albums, but i'm wondering how well they've dated. i don't play these records anymore, maybe i don't connect so much with them now. i'm finding this, also with mercury rev (up to see you on the other side - deserters songs was appaling anyway), flaming lips, stereolab, tindersticks etc etc. these were favourite albums for such a long time, and i still think, objectively, they're great albums. so, why do i never play them anymore?

gareth, Monday, 2 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

You've changed, duh.

Josh, Monday, 2 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

two weeks pass...
Has anyone heard Spiral Stairs' new project, Preston School of Industry? I find it superior to Malkmus' solo debut, but below the best of Pavement. Very enjoyable listen, and for some reason, I detected some Silver Jews in it, which is odd given that it's Malkmus that worked with them.

alex in montreal, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

haven't heard it, no. but isn't preston school of industry a very '96 name, sound like the sort of band who would have supported stereolab and been very pleased about their silver apples records. they might have been quite good though

gareth, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

*I'm* very pleased about the one Silver Apples record I own. If "Preston School of Industry" sounds '96 it's the obvious Ooop North-ness: at least it makes *me* think of *that* Preston ...

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

My fave Pavement moment (besides all of S&E and Crooked Rain (does sign of cross)) is B-side of "Rattled by the Rush", where they do their best Jon Spencer Blues Explosion ("False Skorpion"). It's still incontrovertibly Pavement, like they're in a police lineup with a fake moustache, desperately trying to "blow" it back into place. It's the kind of thing the Stones did constantly. Trying to sound like someone else, and failing = being your own hairy self. The Spencerisms are hilarious: "I ain't no woman... I ain't no woman... I'm a... MAYunnn... check me out!") The other B song on that 45, "So Easily Fooled", I like better than the single prob. cause it sounds like it belongs on Crooked Rain... so did I say that I liked Pavement?

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

The Preston School of Industry is an abandoned reform school in Northern California. Merle Haggard has a PSOI tattoo on his arm. I thought the Stephen Malkmus album was ok, not as good as the Pavement albums but enjoyable all the same. I'll definitely check out the PSOI's new album tho. Great title too-"All this sounds gas".

Michael Bourke, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

Thanks. I see.

It being Preston, Lancashire would have fitted Pavement's rather tiresome Anglophile image, I suppose.

Robin Carmody, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

three months pass...
Dreadful garbage. I assume Pavement is one of those bands that "sounds better on vinyl." because on CD its just all flat murk with no texture. A crummy band trying...and failing...at imitating the VU. They don't imitate Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub or Slint any better. Every time I see a review where some self-satisfied critic gives "Slanted and Enchanted" a five-star review, I get angry. What a waste of perfectly good resources. Hell, at least Guided by Voices are incompetent enough to be funny. Pavement is just dull...dull...dullllll......

Lord Custos, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

hey look at me, back when i put my last name on my posts.

ethan, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

look at me, I was good old jel back then. I need a flashier name.

james, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

look at me, owning all the Pavement LPs and never talking about them.

Mitch Lastnamewithheld, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

the last three posts would make a great chorus for a pavement esque song.

james, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Too Late, Mark E Smith already used that as the chorus to a B-side.

Lord Custos, Wednesday, 31 October 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

it's not all good - the good tunes are good the bad tunes are bad. malkmus' new stuff sucks. preston ain't much better. at least they were better than polvo.

bob snoom, Saturday, 3 November 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

two years pass...
they were pretty good weren't they? i went off them for a good, long while there, but they will "last". 8/10.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 11:26 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm shocked that strongo's resurrecting a Pavement thread

Michael B, Wednesday, 12 May 2004 11:31 (eighteen years ago) link

ha ha why is everyone so shocked when i like an indie band considering my repeated admissions of love for superchunk for chrissakes!?!

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 11:33 (eighteen years ago) link

(plus i just find the very old threads super-quaint.)

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 11:33 (eighteen years ago) link

i sound like a spa up there. still my fave band tho.

Michael B, Wednesday, 12 May 2004 11:36 (eighteen years ago) link

We were soliders then, and young.

Mark (MarkR), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 12:04 (eighteen years ago) link

blazing a trail for lesser lights to follow a few months later. (cough.)

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 12:04 (eighteen years ago) link

ha ha why is everyone so shocked when i like an indie band considering my repeated admissions of love for superchunk for chrissakes!?!

well because your vitriol for the indie bands you don't like is so potent! but what people don't realize is that this is only because a True Indie Rock Player cannot tolerate impure visions, hangers-on, fake players in tha tr00 game! Why ride the Night Train to Butterglory when you can have the '97 California Cabernet of Trigger Cut! latecomers get a late pass, we been up in this game since the jump!

Thomas Tallis (Tommy), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 12:11 (eighteen years ago) link

this is all true thomas, but my vitriol for EVERYTHING i don't like is so potent. i mean, ask me about paul oakenfold sometime.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 12:12 (eighteen years ago) link

I know man I heard Oakenfold & DJ Tiesto are gonna ride up on you one of these days while you got Wiley in your headphones and pop! pop! one more megatrance hater 2 tha morgue

Thomas Tallis (Tommy), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 12:32 (eighteen years ago) link

dj tiesto can lick deez nuts. also, we're gonna run up outside twilo and hit that nigga bt with a spike fuckin bat.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 12:34 (eighteen years ago) link

http://www.residentadvisor.com.au/images/profiles/tiesto.jpg

Michael B, Wednesday, 12 May 2004 12:38 (eighteen years ago) link

watch out for these west coast trance g's homie, they got glowsticks in they motherfuckin belts

Thomas Tallis (Tommy), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 12:39 (eighteen years ago) link

I miss them, especially in light of my increased appreciation for the last two records. It's not that I'd choose one over the other (S&E/CR,CR vs BtC/TT); I'm just glad that the Pavement of the last two albums existed. It's like after seeing their "cool, ironic and detached" side, we got a rewarding glimpse at their more relaxed and at-ease side (thus more daydreaming material).

alex in montreal, Wednesday, 12 May 2004 13:10 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...

best song off S&E sounds least like the rest; i'd like them if all their songs sounded like that one.

Pantheism F. Mohair (res), Saturday, 1 November 2008 20:19 (thirteen years ago) link

With each Pavement album, there's like six good-to-great songs, and the rest is just absolute self-indulgent wankery garbage. It's shocking that their first couple records have achieved the status of Perfect Canonical Rock Classics That Everyone Should Buy. TRUST ME - THEY'RE NOT!

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 1 November 2008 20:47 (thirteen years ago) link

I completely agree with that, at least for S&E. I couldn't even listen to CRCR-- particularly that godawful single "Cut Your Hair"; Wowee Zowee and Brighten the Corners failed to make any impression on me whatsoever-- well, except that they seemed exceedingly mediocre. S&E has a few good songs, but "Here" is the standout tune, and it doesn't sound like the rest. I never feel inclined to listen to anything else by Pavement besides that song.

Pantheism F. Mohair (res), Saturday, 1 November 2008 20:51 (thirteen years ago) link

here?

also, classic!

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Kevin Keller, Saturday, 1 November 2008 20:52 (thirteen years ago) link

the last song sounds a lot like "here." i'm blanking on the name. "i've been waiting. anticipating."

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 1 November 2008 21:01 (thirteen years ago) link

pavement are my favorite band ever. it makes me a little sad to know that some people don't like them; there's certainly some aspect of their music that everyone can love. a lot of people complain about malkmus' voice (especially early), but i think that he does some fantastic things with his voice that don't really fall under the "technical" category.
i've never really heard anyone say that the guy can't write a tune, mostly because that would be absurd to say. i can see why some people would be a bit put off by his (to them) excessive ennui and laid-back style, but for me that just enhanced what i loved about him. also, the more time you spend with the records, the more you can appreciate the songs which aren't as obvious at first. i know he first time i listened to S+E, i didnt really 'get' it besides "here", which i probably put on repeat for 5 hours straight. once you get adjusted to that particular style, the other stuff starts to make sense. what might ostensibly be "self-indulgent" are to me fruitful exercises in his singular, genius style. to each his own, though.

Kevin Keller, Saturday, 1 November 2008 21:04 (thirteen years ago) link

mr snrub, that's "our singer", S+E's closer

Kevin Keller, Saturday, 1 November 2008 21:04 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...

http://blogs.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/2009/02/the_spin_pavement_reunion_at_t.php

four-fifths of Pavement reunites (not really) for Bob N.'s wedding

dmr, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 17:16 (thirteen years ago) link

was spiral stairs not invited? harsh.
i certainly wouldn't mind seeing Pavement play live again, but all of the hubbub and hype that would accompany a potential reunion would be dreadful, I'm sure.

tylerw, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 17:19 (thirteen years ago) link

It seems that I am parting with more money

https://kf-merch.com/products/uncut-magazine-pavement-edition

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:24 (one month ago) link

lol, yes, I ordered that the other day since it's not entirely clear that it will be distributed as widely as Uncut itself usually is...

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:30 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgCJJY23i7o

full primavera set

ufo, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 22:53 (one month ago) link

hell yes

thinkmanship (sleeve), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 23:13 (one month ago) link

Rebecca Cole of The Minders/Wild Flag on keyboards!

thinkmanship (sleeve), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 23:17 (one month ago) link

best things about this:
1. everyone looks like they are having a blast
2. you can hear the huge crowd singing along
3. Rebecca Cole!!! (keyboards & backing vox & attitude)
4. Bob's backing vocals, actually everything abt him
5. Spiral killing it on "Kennel District"

thinkmanship (sleeve), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 23:57 (one month ago) link

6. Best version of "Type Slowly" I think I've ever heard

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 12 August 2022 18:51 (one month ago) link

jumped right to that one--you're right, the extended jam sounds awesome

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 August 2022 19:14 (one month ago) link

7. Interpolation of "Marquee Moon" into "Folk Jam"

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 12 August 2022 19:17 (one month ago) link

8. Stephen dropping an "ACAB" into "Range Life"

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 12 August 2022 19:25 (one month ago) link

heres a hot one from 97

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh1flmiy_u4

a (waterface), Friday, 12 August 2022 19:43 (one month ago) link

type slowly that is

a (waterface), Friday, 12 August 2022 19:43 (one month ago) link

they definitely seem to be having more fun this tine around — it's nice!

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2022 19:49 (one month ago) link

I really love the versions of "Cut Your Hair" and 'Perfume-V" here as well

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 12 August 2022 19:50 (one month ago) link

they seem a little "restrained" hope it's just the big stage, and hope there are lotsa tapers this fall

a (waterface), Friday, 12 August 2022 20:14 (one month ago) link

Is there a little bit of "All Apologies" in the "Type Slowly" jam, do you think?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 12 August 2022 20:28 (one month ago) link

their p4k set in 2009 (?) was underwhelming, glad to see they're reaping the love from people and truly enjoying themselves

global tetrahedron, Friday, 12 August 2022 20:34 (one month ago) link

OMG "Two States"!!!!!!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 12 August 2022 20:36 (one month ago) link

Just want to say I loved them in 2010 and thought they were having fun then too! Were they faking?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 12 August 2022 20:36 (one month ago) link

(a lot more fun than they were having touring terror twilight in any event)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 12 August 2022 20:36 (one month ago) link

Yeah they definitely seemed to be having fun when I saw 'em in 2010, and so did the crowd.

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 12 August 2022 20:40 (one month ago) link

i saw them in 2010 and they killed. . .

a (waterface), Friday, 12 August 2022 20:40 (one month ago) link

my sense/guess is the big shows they're a little nervous, that primavera show SM doesn't even open his eyes for like the first 5 songs

a (waterface), Friday, 12 August 2022 20:41 (one month ago) link

malk seemed salty at the rest of the band at another show i saw around that time, had to start/stop then explain how a song went to spiral stairs to a half filled shitty venue

global tetrahedron, Friday, 12 August 2022 20:49 (one month ago) link

haha, it may have just been me having less fun in 2010, i don't know.

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2022 21:02 (one month ago) link

"Zurich Is Stained" sounds hella out of tune at the beginning(?)

Panda bear, my gentle friend (morrisp), Friday, 12 August 2022 21:12 (one month ago) link

Lotta singing along in this audience. Really had no idea this many people knew the words to old Pavement songs in 2022.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 12 August 2022 21:12 (one month ago) link

xp guess it's just Spiral's gtr all the way thru that song

Panda bear, my gentle friend (morrisp), Friday, 12 August 2022 21:15 (one month ago) link

god, what a fuckin' dream for Rebecca Cole. or at least it looks like a dream to me.

i would love to read a long, good interview with her about this experience.

alpine static, Saturday, 13 August 2022 05:34 (one month ago) link

Glasgow show I saw in 2010 was awkward as hell and soured the whole thing. Everything seems much better now

PaulTMA, Saturday, 13 August 2022 10:56 (one month ago) link

my sense/guess is the big shows they're a little nervous, that primavera show SM doesn't even open his eyes for like the first 5 songs

This…guy is really working to perform these songs

calstars, Saturday, 13 August 2022 17:25 (one month ago) link

obsessed with this set tbh

I bought Slay Tracks b/c I am from Charlottesville and a friend of mine tipped me to it after I left town (in 1984) but was still coming back in the college and post-college years, so wild to me that Berman and Malkmus and James McNew (later of Yo La Tengo, who I knew in high school altho we went to different districts) all played in a basement proto-band with said friend, if I had stayed in town I would have met them. Instead I went to the West Coast and followed the band on and off until the post-Wowee era

coming at me after all these years this stuff hits hard, I was cool on the Watery-Crooked era back in the day but now "Frontwards" and "Cut Your Hair" and "Unfair" sound amazing to me in this context. I'd pay good money for a professionally mixed release of this set.

thinkmanship (sleeve), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 05:42 (one month ago) link

I think someone was taping their rehearsals back in the spring summer professionally, it was some famous director, Alex Ross Perry? But it looks like he did the Harness Your Hopes video. But if you look at their IG those LA rehearsals were taped and possibly even the Portland stuff.

a (waterface), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 14:36 (one month ago) link

I actually listened to a few 2010 reunion shows this week and they sound great for the most part. I think that maybe at the time, I wasn't quite ready for 90s nostalgia. I had fun at the show I saw back then, but it felt a little un-memorable.

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 17:07 (one month ago) link

i got lucky and saw a show where they played 3/4 of Watery Domestic! (They skipped Feed Em To the Lions)

a (waterface), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 17:46 (one month ago) link

does SM forget to introduce Bob at the end of that Primavera set?

alpine static, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 21:04 (one month ago) link

Crazy that the L.A. shows are in a few weeks… the summer went fast.

Panda bear, my gentle friend (morrisp), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 01:16 (one month ago) link

Errata: sometime in the last month, they posted an Instagram video of the guys goofing around at a chili dog place a few miles from our house. (I think it was even a live stream at first; we thought of jumping in the car and going down there…)

Panda bear, my gentle friend (morrisp), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 01:20 (one month ago) link

The Uncut mag has some great bits of narrative & ephemera I’ve never heard/seen. Dig this Kannberg story:

https://i.imgur.com/I8MHvuC_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

Panda bear, my gentle friend (morrisp), Friday, 19 August 2022 05:26 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

A few golden oldies at last night’s SD show: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pavement/2022/balboa-theatre-san-diego-ca-1bb0fd50.html

west coast heat dome blues (morrisp), Thursday, 8 September 2022 14:39 (three weeks ago) link

A few songs last night were great – Type Slowly, Home, Unfair – but the rest of it kind of just felt like your average Pavement show… definitely didn’t have the magic of that first club show in May, but I guess that’s not surprising (I feel really lucky to have been at that one). Will be back tonight as well.

(sorry, guess I’ve sort of jacked this thread…)

west coast heat dome blues (morrisp), Saturday, 10 September 2022 16:34 (three weeks ago) link

I’m wondering if it would just be cheaper to cop merch from the site as opposed to at the show (I’m seeing them Oct 6).

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:59 (three weeks ago) link

By merch I mean shirts

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 10 September 2022 19:00 (three weeks ago) link

I can report back on T-shirt prices at the merch table, if you’re interested.

west coast heat dome blues (morrisp), Saturday, 10 September 2022 19:45 (three weeks ago) link

I’d appreciate that!

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 10 September 2022 19:51 (three weeks ago) link

I'd peg the under/over on a t-shirt at $33

calstars, Saturday, 10 September 2022 20:54 (three weeks ago) link

Tonight was awesome!! They killed it. Such a good show…

(T-shirts are $35)

west coast heat dome blues (morrisp), Sunday, 11 September 2022 07:20 (three weeks ago) link

This rips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td0revzciXM

a (waterface), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

well I'm off to see this band

sloop johnnin' skater (geoffreyess), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 23:50 (one week ago) link

Fantastic shows in Chicago—I bought a ticket to the second one immediately after coming home from the first. Only a few shared songs between the last night and tonight; the former was heavier on Brighten, tonight on Slanted and the EPs. I haven’t gone to a show in years, but I’d never seen them before and this thread convinced me—boy, am I glad for that. I just stood there grinning and thinking that this sound is my platonic ideal of ’90s guitar music.

blatherskite, Saturday, 24 September 2022 04:55 (one week ago) link


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