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If You Can
I won't be going to see Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks this evening in Tempe. I've toyed with the idea of going up to Flagstaff tomorrow, but that's not almost certainly not going to happen either. But that doesn't mean I don't want to make the trip. Last night's concert at Plush was remarkable. The addition of Janet Weiss to the band is sheer genius. She brings levity and calm to the proceedings, further dulling the anti-social edge that made some of Malkmus's performances with Pavement hard to watch. More importantly, though, she is exactly the sort of drummer that he needs to make his meta-AOR jams work. And she's singing a lot too, as she does in Quasi, adding much needed texture to the backing vocals. The new songs he has been working up sound tremendous. The ones I heard in September, when he played a solo acoustic show in Portland, are transformed by the strength she brings to their execution. I could tell they were going to be good when played with the band, but not that good. Anyway, if you have a chance to see either Arizona show or one of the other ones to follow on the tour's West Coast leg, you should make every effort to be in attendance. Especially if you have a Janet Weiss fetish!

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siyeh From: siyeh Date: January 10th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Come by the Garter tonight if you have time. I imagine you're busy, but we'd love to see you if you can...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 10th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I totally would. But, if things continue to go better with her dad, Kim will be taking advantage of the opportunity to go out and see a movie. Drink one in my honor, though!
dlowestanimal From: dlowestanimal Date: January 11th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Did he play The Craw Song? It reminds me of Waterloo Sunset, which I know you dig.
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: January 11th, 2007 08:33 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Saw the Phoenix show tonight. Quite good.
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