Jicks are currently ensconced in fleece jammies recovering from our barn burner at the Crystal Ballroom this past weekend.

While we rest, we felt it a good time to give you all the hot gossip on our new record. When it will be here, what will be on it, what it will look like and what it could all be about.

‘Wig Out at Jagbags’, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks 6th(!?!) record will be released January 7th!! (January 6 in the UK

pre-orders from the Matador store receive pre-order only ‘Pick Up The Spare’ 7″ on strawberry red single sided vinyl (while supplies last)

Itunes pre-order gets ‘Lariat’ instantly and B-side ‘Pick Up The Spare’ on release day….

US: EU/UK: http://smarturl….it/WIG-OUT-ITUNES


What made the cut?

A:  1. Planetary Motion 2. The Janitor Revealed 3. Lariat 4. Houston Hades 5. Shibboleth 6. J smoov

B:  7. Rumble At The Rainbo 8. Chartjunk 9.Independence Street 10. Scategories 11. Cinnamon & Lesbians 12. Surreal Teenagers


The Suits™ asked: “what’s the inspiration behind all this?” Stephen faxed the answer to the office and you can read all about it, as well as see the cover art over at


Oh, and what IS french for “jerry rig”?


Check the tourpage for Europe/UK dates and we’ll have the US dates ,which will shortly follow, up soon.

Hope this finds you in good spirits and health and we hope to see you all early next year!!!! In the meantime, don’t try to kick any higher than Van Morrison would.


Hey there !

As 2013 winds down, it is important to take time and reflect on…oh who are we kidding, we’re hittin’ the road!  Starting January 13 in Leeds, we will begin to begin again (and again).  Head on over to the TOUR PAGE and get a look for yourself, and hey, might as well get your tickets too? We’ll be hitting some familiar spots, as well as some new ones. We will be (insert sports metaphor) all over the place. Can’t wait to see ya.

Stay tuned…………

Crystal Ballroom Show Details

Our show at the Crystal Ballroom is coming up quick!

We are excited to be playing again, and excited to play with Rose Windows and the shredding Sun Angle!!

Get your tickets fast if you are in, or going to be in the Portland area November 8th.

We’re sorting out the songs right now, dusting off some oldies, and a bunch of new stuff from our new record.

More news coming soon, expect regular updates!

Jicks out.

News? Some news

Hey, whats happenin? Oh that’s what YOU wanna know!? Ok,well, what we CAN say is we are excited to be playing our first US show in a long time November 8th here, in Portland OR at the Crystal Ballroom in celebration of their 100 year anniversary. There will be ticket links up here and on the facebook soon.

Also, we finished our new record that was recorded this past year in Belgium, Berlin and Amsterdam with long time co-conspirator Remko Schouten. We will have the official release info (think EARLY next year) up here soon, as well as European tour dates, album info, book recommendations, affordable getaway suggestions, kitten pics, etc.

Hope to see you soon!


Brazil and Chile dates!

It’s been so long, see you in a few weeks!

4/26  Rio – Circo Voador

4/27 Maringa – NIte Club

4/28 Belo Horizonte – Granfinos

4/29 Sao Paolo – Beco 203

4/30 Sao Paolo – Beco 203

5/2   Porto Alegre – Beco 203

5/5    Santiago – Ex Oz

Tokyo and Osaka

Why not play a couple of shows in Japan before we go to Australia? Oh yeah, duh.

Dates Down Under, Canberra and Castlemaine added!

We’re very excited to be headed to Oz for some shows in Sept/Oct (including our favorite party in the outback), check out tour page for venues and ticket links.

August Dates

Hey! Check out the tour page for all the August dates including recently added UK club dates and OFF festival.

Updated tour dates

Howdy! Check out the tour page for info on both France shows in April and some European festival dates for August.

Guess they don’t have IFC in France…

Not that anyone needs an excuse to visit Paris, but our friends at La Gaîté Lyrique are putting on a festival April 23rd-29th, featuring musicians, artists and writers from our little town of Portland. We kick off the first night of music with Rebecca Gates and the Consortium, Street Nights and the legendary Michael Hurley. I’ll be rocking the bass with the lovely Ms. Gates and Jake is coming out from behind the drum kit to front Street Nights! Check out the link below…

Keep Portland Weird

Sled Island and Green Man

We’re playing Sled Island Festival in Calgary, AB on June 23rd and Green Man Festival in Glanusk Park, Wales on August 17th. More August Euro dates coming soon!

Nurses, Las Vegas and ticket links added

Hangover Pt. 3?  Yep, probably.

Nurses open all dates in February and we hit Las Vegas on the 25th. Ticket links added too, have a look!