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May 25, 2014 Watch the former Pavement frontman perform "Chartjunk," a highlight of his recent album Wig Out at Jagbags, live in The Current's St. Paul studios.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks.
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February 14, 2014 Wig Out at Jagbags features some of the Pavement singer's finest writing, as heard in this session.
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November 12, 2013 Hear new music from former Pavement founder Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks.
November 3, 2011 The band's latest album, Mirror Traffic, is an enigmatic mix of catchy tunes and lyrical mischief.
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Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks collaborate with Beck on the new Mirror Traffic.
August 14, 2011 The former frontman for Pavement returns with his oblique stream-of consciousness lyrics, sardonic wit and off-kilter riffs on the Beck-produced Mirror Traffic.
After a messy break-up, Pavement has reunited and embarked on a 2010 world tour.
March 4, 2010 Pavement is back together and on tour after its official break-up 10 years ago. After a drama-filled split, Quarantine the Past seems like a fitting title for the band's new best-of compilation. Hear selections from NPR's resident Pavement fans and let us know which are your favorites.
July 10, 2008 More than anything Malkmus has done, Real Emotional Trash engages in the sort of shape-shifting that marked Bob Dylan's career. He wears a different mask on virtually every song, and it certainly helps that the band is his strongest post-Pavement outfit yet.
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June 30, 2008 Propelled by Malkmus' characteristically thoughtful words, in-unison rock riffs and thundering drums, the upbeat and surprisingly poppy song "Cold Son" toys with dynamics to a surprising degree.
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March 28, 2008 With his ironic wordplay, deadpan delivery, and spiky guitar hooks, Malkmus helped make his former group Pavement one of the most influential rock acts of the '90s. Hear Malkmus and his backing band The Jicks, recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.
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March 4, 2008 Critic Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times talks about Tuesday's new releases, including CDs from Kathleen Edwards, The Gutter Twins, and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, and also addresses the controversy surrounding a recent review of the Black Crowes.
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