LC Pavilion I Columbus, OH
Sept. 16, 2010
You can thank me for the Pavement show. Buy me a beer or something and we’ll call it even.
A few months ago PromoWest made some concert announcements on Facebook and I replied that I was still waiting for them to book something I liked. I offered up Pavement, Faith No More and Soundgarden as three bands that I wanted to see. Apparently they took me up on one of my suggestions.
Of course, I’m old enough to be one of those people who saw Pavement “back in the day” and while they aren’t the most exciting band in the world to watch, for nostalgia sake, this show can’t be beat. And, as Bela pointed out, Superchunk put out a new CD this week too – it’s like a great week in 1995.
If you want a sneak preview into a potential Pavement setlist (just so you can brush up in case you haven’t heard some of these songs in 10 years), check out what songs the guys played in Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
(Spoiler: “Painted Soldiers” was NOT on the Milwaukee setlist but I dig this video because of the cameo by Veruca Salt at the end)
SubPop’s No Age opens the show at the LC on Thursday night. Tickets ($32.50) are still available but it should be a packed house full of aging hipsters and kids who want a history lesson in slacker rock.
The Blastronauts will be performing pre- and post-show at the A&R Bar next door to the LC. (Pssss … beer is cheaper here than at the LC so stop in for a drink or two before the show)
My request list for PromoWest this summer contains the following: Soundgarden, Faith No More, Slayer, and Pavement. Earlier this morning, PromoWest met one of my demands (I’m holding out for the other three).
Pavement plays The LC on September 16. Tickets ($32.50) go on sale this Saturday.
I’ve always wanted to go to the Sasquatch Festival in Washington. Just look at the outdoor venue surroundings:
Tickets go on sale Saturday. Festival happens Memorial Day weekend.
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Everyone is going bonkers over a few select quotes from a forthcoming Entertainment Weekly weekly article. However Malkmus said in this month’s Spin, “We still all get on, but it’s hard to imagine that band being a living entity again. If we ever got back together again, I’d like it to be later, when we’re really paunchy and our fans are cashing in their IRAs.”
That doesn’t exactly sound like a dude chomping at the bit to do a reunion, especially since his newest album with The Jicks, Real Emotional Trash, is easily his best post-Pavement outing yet.
I think the Pitchfork Festival show last summer where Nastanovich came on stage to beat a few drums is the closest thing we’re going to get to a Pavement reunion for quite a while.
Although, Stephen, if you want to prove me wrong, I am TOTALLY O.K. with that!