Zero Mile Presents
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Wed · June 20, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$18.00 - $22.00
This event is 18 and overhttp://www.georgiatheatre.com/event/1639418/
On "Middle America," Malkmus's wry wordplay and sunny twang create an ode to underdogs everywhere, with bittersweet words of encouragement for the ramshackle character on their receiving end. Only SM & the Jicks can craft this kind of brightly low-key anthem, a perfect three-minute-thirty-second country-speckled gem about life's questions big (the inevitable passage of time; aging) and small (getting shitfaced; blushing the color of Robitussin).
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will tour North America in July, hitting major markets including Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland. Fans can likely expect a further taste of new music, on top of the band's beloved catalog.
“...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.
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