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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – June 12th, 2018

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Lithics

Tue, June 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25 advance / $29 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. 

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
the title.
new album called Wig Out at Jagbags. Jagbag is a great word. A smeared aspersion, not profanity, but derived from one..... watered down for the airwaves, or the assembly line. To Wig out–we've all been there. We ARE there, at least i Am.
And the "I" on a record is speaking for/as/to you, so If you're not wigging out, go no further, dear reader...
(and then there is Dag Nasty, which I wont bother justifying , just a first flourish of the unstoppable need to name drop).
the album.
produced by the band and Remko Schouten, the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame, and owner of IJland studio in east Amsterdam.
I don't know where to start... again. This record is inspired by Cologne Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas. Imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, Sic Alps, UVA in the late 80's, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townshend, Pavement, the Joggers, The NBA, home life in the 2010's...
We (Remko) found a studio over in the Ardennes with a" farmhouse vibe". It was isolated, rural Belgium... near Luxembourg, the cradle of morbid Tax relief. It went very well cuz the band is quite good....We were (are?) pretty psyched with results.
I've spent the last couple years in Berlin. Berlin, while very hip and in some ways the "center" of Europe, is still isolated. At least if you are an American Dad. Pretty amazing place as you probably already know, and so easy to disappear into. Perhaps any " big" city has this quality– but a New one (to me), where they speak German(mostly)....well, you can almost cease to exist. Which is of course a liberating fantasy.
But after two years there, we were Starting to Exist. It was like an average birth, without pain. I worked the lyrics/chords out on a computer on someone else's table in someone else's apartment. And This is what you get: Projected Imaginings of ROck and ROll from the freezing north, rendered by West Coast stalwarts and a Dutch Uncle.
And we feel compelled to share it with you.
— SM (& Jicks)
(Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris, Mike Clark)
Lithics
Lithics
Lithics is a four person minimalist punk band from Portland, Oregon formed in late 2014. Over the last year and a half they have refined a sound focusing on interlocked bass and drum rhythms paired with shrill guitar counterpoint and stark female vocals. While counting Wire, The Fall, Devo, Pylon, The Shadow Ring, and Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band as reference points, the band’s concerns are contemporary and urgent. An injection of uptight, nervous energy into the reverb drenched complacency of today’s musical underground.

“...basically the stuff of my post-punk dreams, with needles-and-pins guitar lines jabbing and competing for space with minimalist, meditative bass/drums synchronization and coolly detached female vocals that drift somewhere between the twin inspirations of Allison Statton of Young Marble Giants, and Vanessa Briscoe of Pylon. Throw in some hair-raising neo-no wave scratches and scrapes of six string across the otherwise steady and taut rhythmic throb of ‘Lizard’ and ‘Seven People’ and you’ve got a band who should be making all the weirdo art-punk kids drooling over that CCTV single similarly lose their shit, if they know what’s good for them.” - Erika Elizabeth, Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll #392.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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