File this under bizarre: Oakland's Grand Lake have just covered the classic Pavement tune "In the Mouth of a Desert." So how does it sound? At first listen: weird. Second listen: very weird. Frontman Caleb Nichols tweaks Malkmus' lines in a nasally vocal spray over a persistent, distorted drum-machi ... More >>
Gretchen RobinetteStephen Malkmus of PavementPavement
June 25, 2010
@Greek Theatre, Berkeley
Better than: Pavement's hometown show in Stockton the previous night.
The night after its gushy homecoming in Stockton, reunited indie-rock band Pavement summoned its energy, reached deep into its ... More >>
Gretchen RobinetteStephen MalkmusPavement
June 24, 2010
Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton, CA
Better than: Any show where the local mayor doesn't come out to introduce the headlining band.
Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg started Pavement in Stockton, Calif., more than two decades ag ... More >>
Richard Haick Photography
Monday, August 3rd
The IndependentBetter Than: The Year Punk BrokeBy Brian Moss
Perhaps the quintessential indie rock band, for nearly three decades Sonic Youth has been demolishing genre conventions and redefining the sound of subculture. The band's pro ... More >>