Last night (Saturday, October 1, 2016) hundreds of fans got together with Stephen Malkmus, The Jicks, and some other pals to celebrate the 50th birthday of Pavement guitarist Spiral Stairs, AKA Scott Kannberg. Although his actual date of birth was August 30, The Chapel in San Francisco's Mission District became the scene for celebration this weekend. The celebration actually continues tonight, and I'm not quite sure that Scott and some Jicks aren't still at The Chapel partying...
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks did a complete set of their material, then Spiral Stairs joined them for a few songs, including a scorching version of Pavement's "Summer Babe". There was no encore. None was necessary.
Setlist from fogindex on the message board on StephenMalkmus.com
Thumbs Off - The Clean
Cinnamon & Lesbians
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
The Janitor Revealed
My Kingdom - Echo & The Bunnymen
Real Emotional Trash
Away - The Meat Puppets
Cocaine - Eric Clapton (orig. JJ Cale)
Androgynous - The Replacements
No One Is
Falling Away - Preston School of Industry (with Spiral Stairs)
Date W/ Ikea - Pavement (with Spiral Stairs)
Kennel District - Pavement (with Spiral Stairs)
Summer Babe - Pavement (with Spiral Stairs)
...and some other favorite Malkmus videos I shot at previous shows: "Harness Your Hopes", "Stairway To Heaven", "Beginning To See The Light", "Stereo", "Mother Of Pearl", "Us", "Surreal Teenagers", and "Mr. Soul".
P.S. Isn't it time for another Pavement reunion tour? It was so much fun last time (in 2010) and the popularity of these videos proves there is a tremendous interest in the band in 2016... and some of those people have never seen the band live. So what do you think guys? Pavement Reunion Tour, Part II in 2017??? Yes, please...
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