Stephen Malkmus

  • News

    September 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Summerland Tour at Comerica Theatre, 7/3/12

    Summerland Tour Featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground, and Lit Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Comerica Theatre See also: Our full Summerland slideshow, featuring Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Lit, Marcy Playground, and Sugar Ray. See also: Should We Feel Bad About '90s Nostalgia? See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Should We Feel Bad About '90s Nostalgia? A Few Words In Defense of the Summerland Tour

    See also: Throwback Thursday: Everclear The announcement of the Summerland Tour (an a la carte delight of prominent '90s soul-patch rock bands Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit,The Gin Blossoms, and Marcy Playground) has me thinking hard about nostalgia. I learned of the tour's Phoenix date, July 3 at Come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Blogs Teased in Our March 1 Issue

    This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Want to hear a single from hip-hop bikers Black Harley Riders? Want to watch Stephen Malkmus cover Elton John live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks at Crescent Ballroom, 2/24/12

    Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Crescent Ballroom Friday, February 24 Okay, Phoenix. First, the good news: According to no less an authority than Stephen Malkmus, godfather of slacker cool, genuinely tall and good-looking former frontman of Pavement and current leader of The Jicks, Portland now consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Joanna Bolme of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: "I Want to Warn You: We Still Jam."

    Here's kind of a crazy realization: Stephen Malkmus has been performing and recording with The Jicks longer than he played and recorded with Pavement. But following Pavement's reunion (I saw them at Coachella 2010, and had one of those mythic "Brochella Moments" with a complete stranger during "Cut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Hear Two Tunes from Stephen Malkmus' Forthcoming Mirror Traffic

    Leah Nash​Stephen Malkmus' new Beck-produced album, Mirror Traffic, doesn't hit stores till August 23, but if you are on the fence about whether or not you will be picking it up at any of the Valley record stores who will be likely be stocking it, "Tiger" and "Senator," the two songs hosted by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Black Cactus Records Launches Concert Series at Goathead Saloon

    ​Black Cactus Records does a little bit of everything -- people associated with the local collective design merch, record albums and make web sites for members.Now they're promoting shows, too. With touring bands, even.This Thursday, March 10th, the BC gang brings LA's Goldenboy to Mesa's Goathead ... More >>

  • Music

    August 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Q&A: Dr. Dog's Jeffrey Lewis

    By Frances Michelle Lopez ​It takes a brave person to release an album of covers. Sure, Rod Stewart's "Great American Songbook" had some sweet old school jams, not to mention the nostalgic tracks off of the infamous Pop Goes Punk compilations, and the growing number of indie artists covering hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Pavement Reunion Is For Real

    Pavement have announced dates for 2010 confirming that they will be reuniting after 11 years​The speculation broke last night that Pavement have announced a reunion set for 2010 via the fine folks at BrooklynVegan. Not wanting to fan the flames of a fire that has not yet started, they stayed relat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Just Announced: Black Lips, Cursive, Fall Out Boy, Gaslight Anthem, The Little Ones

    A great week for show announcements, as we've got indie faves The Black Lips, Cursive, Gaslight Anthem, and The Little Ones coming.Oh, and Fall Out Boy. You know, for kids.The Black Lips (above) have a druggy, melodic sound they call "psych-punk," which strikes me as something like The Stooges playi ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008

    Silver Jews

    Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
    (Drag City)

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

    Real Emotional Trash

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    The Elected

    Serving the public

  • Music

    June 30, 2005
  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    Burton Barr Central Library

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Basement Ax

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch is a guitar hero for a generation not interested in 'em

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Killing Joke

    The Kills want you to know that they don't want you to know about The Kills

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Stairs' Way to Heaven

    Former Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg strikes out on his own with Preston School of Industry

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Are They It?

    Believe the hype, because The Strokes are as good as advertised

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Fresh Ground

    Stephen Malkmus leaves Pavement behind with a slanted and enchanting solo debut

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    The Go-Betweens

    The Friends of Rachel Worth

  • Calendar

    September 18, 1997