“Middle America” (acoustic) video

Directed by Brook Linder

2018 North American Tour *Updated*

June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN ** SOLD OUT

June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI ** SOLD OUT

June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL ** Tickets

June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH ** SOLD OUT

June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA ** Tickets

June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH ** Tickets

June 8 The Magestic, Detroit MI ** Tickets

June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON ** SOLD OUT

June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC ** Tickets

June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA ** SOLD OUT

June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY ** SOLD OUT

June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY ** SOLD OUT

June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA ** Tickets

June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC ** Tickets

June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC ** Tickets

June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA ** Tickets

June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN ** Tickets

June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY ** Tickets

June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH ** Tickets

July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA ** Tickets

July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA ** Tickets

July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ ** Tickets

July 23 Launchpad, Albuquerque NM, ** Tickets

July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX ** Tickets

July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX ** Tickets

July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX ** Tickets

July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK ** Tickets

July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO ** Tickets

July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO ** Tickets

August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT ** Tickets

August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC ** Tickets

August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA ** Tickets

August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR ** Tickets

** With Lithics




We were happy to be asked to do our own take on Adult Swim’s  “Squidbillies” Theme Song.

Here it is:





Portland Show Feb 26!

We’re very excited to be added to this all-star line-up. Lots of great info on how you can get involved, even if you can’t attend the show. Should be an electrifying night!
Sunday, February 26

all profits and ticketing fees to benefit ACLU and Unite Oregon
featuring short sets by:
Colin Meloy
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks
Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Team Dresch
Gregory McKelvey of Portland’s Resistance
Chanti Darling (DJ set)
Summer Cannibals

5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. show
All ages welcome

SF gigs October 1st & 2nd at The Chapel

Jicks will be in SF for two nights to celebrate our buddy Spiral’s 50th, come on down and toast the birthday boy! We’ll be digging up some specialty cuts in his honor.

Both gigs at The Chapel.

Oct 1 featuring
Dirty Ghosts (with special guest Spiral Stairs)
For Your Pleasure (a tribute to Roxy Music)
Vinyl selections by DJ Foodcourt (Parker Gibbs)

Oct 2 (SOLD OUT) featuring
DJ Big Nate

FYI October 1st also happens to be the birthday of one devilishly handsome, lovable, NOT 50 year old drummer we know.

Gonna need more cake!!!

Tickets here


Now that’s one way to make setlist suggestions…



Concrete & Grass Festival Shanghai

Concrete & Grass Festival Shanghai

Check this out!



For you non-procrastinators, you can now buy tickets to the Father John Misty / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks show happening on September 1st of this year in Troutdale, OR. We both played the Boston Calling Music Festival last Fall and it was a blast.


Jick’s Picks Vol. 1: Quiet Music Festival 6/27/15

Back in the sweltering summer of ’15, The Jicks were invited to play the 5th Annual Quiet Music Festival, in the heart of Portland’s historic Kenton neighborhood. Despite the fact that Jake was out of town, and that we don’t normally play at a volume you can nap to, we rose to the challenges of this unique opportunity to play an intimate, unusual, and idiosyncratic set of re-arranged songs, one-off covers, and deep rarities from the depths of our catalog. It was captured on analog 2-track 1/4″ tape, and is now available for streaming and download via the QMF’s bandcamp page. Check it out and see what all the hype is about, if only to hear what might be the only time we ever played ultra-rare s/t album track “Deado” live.

2015 Shows Part 2

Fun fact: the line in beloved Pig Lib bonus disc rarity ‘Dynamic Calories’ that goes “From York to New York, you were a mild sensation” was originally “From Austin to Boston….”. It’s true! And I know I have a bootleg live recording of an early version of it lying around in the archives somewhere to prove it if you don’t believe me. Anyway, as Summer turns to Autumn, and my thoughts drift back to the forgotten college radio bands of yore (Fetchin Bones anyone?) we Jicks are in the midst of living out those prophetic lyrics. Last weekend we brought our lighthearted and lackadaisical show to Austin’s Parish club (read all about it here: ), and next weekend we make our way to Boston for not one but two shows! On Saturday, we’ll be a part of the excellent Boston Calling music festival, for which single-day tickets may be purchased here: Preceding that, on Friday we will be headlining the Boston Calling Official After Party at the Sinclair (ticket link: I know it seems strange that we’re playing an after party BEFORE our festival show, which presumably means we’ll be partying before the after party, but I’m pretty sure it all makes sense somehow. Come on down if you can and join us while we “make a little rendezvous…”

2015 Shows Part 1

Hello all,

We have just a handful of shows left for the rest of 2015. Some of which you may already know of, some we can’t announce yet. So for now, on with what we CAN say.



Things kick off with Opening Night of The T:BA festival in Portland, Thursday September 10th.

This show is FREE and ALL AGES at 10:30 PM at The Works At The Redd 831 SE Salmon St.



Earlier this week single day tickets went on sale for the SOLD OUT Boston Calling Festival.

You may still be able to get some here:

We play on Saturday, September 26th along with such notable acts as Sturgill Simpson and Father John Misty among others.




Saturday, October 3, 2015


Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks plus Tomten perform as part of the Influencers Concert Series at EMP.

By bringing together up-and-coming artists with the established acts that inspired them, the Influencers Concert Series celebrates how the greatest forms of creativity are often sparked by sharing in the creativity of others.



Stay tuned here for more info on  MORE shows we have coming up.


Take care,hope to see you soon