Pavement, beloved indie rock band and fantasy sports enthusiasts, have reunited after about ten years or so. Now, as expected, they've begun announcing US dates that don't involve festivals or the Central Park Summer Stage (via Pitchfork). And these dates, unsurprisingly, will bring them here to Boston for a September 18th show at the Agganis Arena (which is kind of crazy when you think about it, but I guess that's the these things go).
Great news for fans of Merrimack Valley post-hardcore. PIEBALD's first three albums - that'd be 1997's When Life Hands You Lemons, 1999's If It Weren't for Venetian Blinds, It'd Be Curtains for Us All (the best one), and 2002's We Are the Only Friends that We Have - are getting reissued courtesy of Rise Records, home of .
Updating a previous item, Pavement will indeed officially be touring and playing the Central Park Summerstage on September 21, 2010. From the press release:
After years of speculation, the most important American band of the Nineties is returning to the stage with the lineup of Mark Ibold, Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West reuniting for dates around the world in 2010.
So we're just not going to have any broken-up bands left anymore at this rate, huh? Brooklyn Vegan, citing "reliable sources," is reporting that another one will un-bite the dust in 2010 when popular and influential indie rockers Pavement - who've been rumored to be reuniting since, like, 2004 - are going to slant and enchant us all once more at Central Park Summer(Babe)stage that September.
It's official: Only Living Witness will play a reunion show at the Middle East downstairs on June 14. Support bands are still being finalized. Tickets are not yet onsale, we'll update as soon as more info becomes available. For a comprehensive history of the band, read James Parker's interview with frontman Jonah Jenkins here, on the occasion of Century Media's reissues of OLW's two studio albums.
Mission of Burma, 2wice (Live at Great Scott, 2008)
Mission of Burma, Academy Fight Song (Live at Great Scott, 2008)
As Justin Timberlake says, what goes around comes around: as the story goes, Mission of Burma took their name off a consulate building they happened to pass in New York.
Sure, it was only two songs. (Turns out they had a third ready to go, but decided against it. What, the applause wasn't loud enough? "Exactly," said Chris Brokaw.) But since this was the first time Come have performed since their 2 1/2-hour farewell gig at the MidEast's downstairs room back in -- what, 1998? -- well, this was pretty fucking rad.
The Inside Track -- or some Herald blog or something? -- confirms what MySpace gig calendars have been teasing us with for weeks: the new, improved version of the semi-legendary Allston sleaze-rock dive bar O'Briens is set to re-open within the week. If all goes as planned, dirtbag scum-metal bands will be soaking up the suds in the new space, which has been upgraded to what the Herald describes as "a new interior, cast in copper and plum and complete with two 37-inch plasma televisions."