My first gig of the year was to see Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks earlier this month. I've loved Pavement for years and had a bit of a crush on Malkmus way back when ...
They were my rebellion band - the only time my dad has turned around and said 'what's this noise you're listening to' was about Slanted and Enchanted!
Anyway I've followed him along since (thank you Spotify...) and the albums with the Jicks are pretty great - I'm especially loving the new one and when the date was announced I jumped at those tickets!
They played a mixed of songs, not much chatting though unfortunately. Great crowd though, not too many youngsters making me feel old!