Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Soccer Mommy


Star Theater Downtown
Sun Aug 5, 9 pm 21+


Giovanni Duca
Stephen Malkmus

Recommended by Ben Salmon

For the past three decades, Stephen Malkmus has approached his music career with a sort of oblique nonchalance, whether he’s fronting ’90s indie giants Pavement or piloting a solo-ish career with his band the Jicks. In a world where so many artists must hustle to make something of their art, Malkmus keeps getting dragged back in, somewhat reluctantly, by the music and expectations of a world that counts him as an underground icon. That said, there’s a different vibe on Sparkle Hard, the album Malkmus released in May. Malkmus seems deeply invested and connected to this material, and his band sounds punchier than it has in years. It’s hard to imagine many people trying out Stephen Malkmus’ music for the first time in 2018. But those who do will find a man—and a band—at the top of their game.

Star Theater

13 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209

Event Times
  • Sun Aug 5, 9 pm