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.
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: http://goo.gl/niS35K ), 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: http://bostoncalling.com/tickets.html. Preceding that, on Friday we will be headlining the Boston Calling Official After Party at the Sinclair (ticket link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004F31C5A755F2?brand=sinclair). 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…”
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: www.bostoncalling.com/tickets
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
Check out the 5th annual Quiet Music Festival this weekend at Disjecta! Hosted by our buddy Chris Johanson and featuring lots of rad music of the less blistering sort. Saturday is going to be HOT so come enjoy some AC and listen to Steve, Mike and Jo play a set of Jicks rarities, b-sides + psych and/or (quiet) punk covers. Summer is on!!!
Ahhhh Summer! Blistering bright greetings to you all. Stay hydrated and use a strong high SPF then clean off the lenses of your Vuarnet’s and peep these new East Coast Dates! Tickets are on sale now for 4 Knots Festival on the Hudson in New York City July 11th AND Boston Calling September 25-27th. Come on out!
We are excited to be playing this great show at the Oregon Coast for the release of the new collaboration between Tape-Op Magazine and Fort George Brewery. Check out this line up! Come party with us at the coast Saturday April 25th!
Just when you thought we were done Wigging Out, the Wigging Out continues! We’re so happy to announce that we’ll be returning to Australia early next year for what are sure to be a rambunctious and raucous bunch of shows. Check out the ‘tour’ page for details, dates, and ticket links.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mazes has had to cancel their appearances in Newcastle and Nottingham. Luckily for us all, Jack’s other band, Ultimate Painting has stepped in = we still have a great opening band, see you there!
Whew, finally. We are very excited to head back to Europe, the UK and SCANDINAVIA, geez, it’s been too long! We’ll be bringing some new jams, dusting off some deep cuts and even printing up a small batch of a classic Jicks T you might remember. Check out the tour page for updated dates, ticket links and band adds.
Portland, we’ll see you at the Crystal Ballroom in September, with GBV!
Hey! Which one of these excellent bands will be opening a Jicks show near you? Check the tour page to find out.
P.S. If you are in the Portland area this weekend (June 28) we will be playing a benefit for the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts at the OCAC. It will be a special night, we’re even dusting off Old Jerry for this one!
Go to the tour page for dates and ticket links to the just announced additions to our Beach Blanket Wig Out Tour!*
See you THIS SUMMER
*no one’s on board with this title…yet