Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Middle America”, North American Tour Dates


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Following Tuesday’s all-too brief teaser, we’re thrilled (and maybe a little relieved) to be unveiling the first new music from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks since 2014 in the form of the new single, “Middle America”.  The Jicks hit the road for a major (and minor) market tour this June ; you can probably expect more than just one new song (BUT WHO ARE WE TO DETERMINE OR EVEN SPECULATE ABOUT THIS GREAT AMERICAN BAND’S REPERTOIRE?).  Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am local time, dates are below.

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD “Middle America”

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI

Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR

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NYC: STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS HEADLINING 4KNOTS FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY

It’s been a minute since The Jicks have played in NYC and that’s about to change. 4Knots Festival has enlisted them to be a headliner this year. If you’re interested in going, find all the necessary information below.

4 Knots Festival – 2015 Schedule
Super Furry Animals – 8:30pm
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS – 6:45PM
Twin Peaks – 5:45pm
Mikal Cronin – 4:45pm
Screaming Females – 3:45pm
Happyness – 2:45pm
Meatbodies – 2:05pm
Heaters – 1:25pm
Heaven – 12:40pm
Surfbort – 12:00pm

TICKETS: available here

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Today On WNYC’s “Soundcheck”, Last Night On “The Late Show With David Letterman”

Heads up — the Jicks will be performing this afternoon at 2pm (eastern) on WNYC’s “Soundcheck” , which you can hear all over the globe at WNYC.org. In addition, here’s Monday night’s performance of “Houston Hades”, from “The Late Show With David Letterman”. And if you’re thinking this entire campaign was an awful lot of work just so we could get Letterman to say “jagbag” on TV, well, you’re not wrong.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Tonight On CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman”

(photo culled from Food Is The New Rock, where you can hear Joanna, Stephen and Mike discussing, y’know, food)

Barring some kind of major miracle (ie. SM knocking out a new album in the next 5 months or Colbert getting cold feet), tonight (Monday, May 19) will most likely mark Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ final appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman”, an occasion that ranks somewhere between Craig Ferguson’s final show and the David Letterman’s final appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” in terms of historical significance.

We’re told the Jicks will be performing “Houston Hades” off ‘Wigout At Jagbags’, but given the show isn’t being taped until later today, reporting this is just a tad premature. LET THE CBS CENSORS DO THEIR JOBS, that’s what I always say in these situations. They don’t show up at our place of work and tell us which critically acclaimed, commercially underwhelming records to release, nor should we poke around the Ed Sullivan Theater trying to tell them that “kids grow up really fast nowadays” and “the whole world’s a fucking sewer besides”.

It’s all happening at 11:35 eastern time, by the way, or shortly after animal trainer Jack Hanna subdues a brutish creature from either soiling or maiming the host. But enough about Dave’s old stalker — enjoy the show everybody!

Tommorow On WTF : Stephen Malkmus With Marc Maron

(we’re very hopeful the entire band will be in focus when they’re on national television)

You might recall a few months ago a wide-ranging conversation Marc Maron had with Josh Homme — if not, you can find it here. Either way, on tomorrow’s edition of Marc’s WTF, his featured guest is Stephen Malkmus. Good thing they’ll be getting into some intense subject matter as the latter is unlikely to receive any couch time when the Jicks appear on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” on Monday, May 19 (see how I slipped that in there?)

VIDEO : Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks -“Chartjunk” via The Current

There’s probably a terrific excuse why we didn’t post this clip of The Jicks performing “Chartjunk” from January’s ‘Wigout At Jagbags’ at Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current. SXSW hangover, tension over Crimea, Heartbleed virius, momentary depression over Letterman quitting, euphoria over Nardwuar getting Letterman’s gig…take your pick. The important thing is, this huge oversight has been corrected.

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks on Sirius XMU tonight

(photo by Leah Nash)

Traipsing along your Sirius XM dial to Sirius XMU (channel 35) tonight at 9:00PM EST will pay dividends this week, as you’ll be just in time to feast your ears on a performance by the four and only Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks. Not near your satellite radio tonight? Guess what, I’ve personally seen to it that you have three more chances to listen:

Thursday, 1/23 at 4:00PM EST
Friday, 1/24 at 9:00AM EST
Sunday, 1/26 at 12:00 noon EST

I also convinced the band to go on the following tour dates. I really hope you appreciate all this.

Wed Feb 12 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre (with Tyvek)
Fri Feb 14 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s (with Tyvek)
Sat Feb 15 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House (with Tyvek)
Sun Feb 16 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room (with Tyvek)
Tue Feb 18 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center (with Tyvek)
Wed Feb 19 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (with Tyvek)
Thu Feb 20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (with Disappears)
Fri Feb 21 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch (with Disappears)
Sat Feb 22 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (with Disappears)
Sun Feb 23 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus (with Disappears)
Tue Feb 25 – Boston, MA – Paradise (with Disappears)
Wed Feb 26 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (with Disappears)
Thu Feb 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (with Endless Boogie)
Fri Feb 28 – Washington, DC – Black Cat (with Endless Boogie)
Sat March 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (with Endless Boogie)
Mon March 03 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (with Purling Hiss)
Tue March 04 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West (with Purling Hiss)
Wed March 05 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree (with Purling Hiss)
Thu March 06 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish @ House of Blues (with Purling Hiss)
Fri March 07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs (with Purling Hiss)
Sun March 09 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (with Purling Hiss)
Sat March 15 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
Thu March 27 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (with Speedy Ortiz)
Fri March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz)
Sat March 29 – San Diego, CA – Casbah (with Speedy Ortiz)
Sun March 30 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown (with Speedy Ortiz)
Tue April 01 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom (with Speedy Ortiz)
Wed April 02 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar (with Speedy Ortiz)
Thu April 03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge (with Speedy Ortiz)
Sat April 05 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat (with Speedy Ortiz)
Mon April 7 – Calgary, AB – Republik (with Speedy Ortiz)
Tue April 8 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room (with Speedy Ortiz)
Thu April 10 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz)
Fri April 11 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar (with Speedy Ortiz)
Sat April 12 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz)

 

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks On A French TV Program WIth Very Interesting Lighting

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, performing “Lariat” from the new LP/CD/digital album ‘Wigout At Jagbags’ on the Friday night transmission of France 2’s “Tonight Or Never”. The program’s topic was “Vie privée/Vie publique, quelles limites et quelles conséquences?”, which loosely translates to “Privacy / Public Life, what limits and what consequences?” I’m sure there’s a clip somewhere of Stephen having a similar debate with Matt Pinfield.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks On Pitchfork’s “Over/Under”

During Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ recent NYC promo blitzkrieg, the lovely people from Pitchfork dragged cameras and a whiter-than-white screen into our Hudson Street conference room in order to quiz the quartet about such burning topics as New Year’s Resolutions, Cat Shows, Mustard, Time Travel (“timeless”, says Stephen) and a few more things. This could be the first time today you hear a kind word about Josh Groban (unless you’re Josh Groban, in which case it might be the second or third time).

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – Reddit AMA is happening at 1PM EST!

Please join SM and The Jicks on Reddit for a chat! The band will drop by at 1PM EST but they are taking your questions now. Ask them anything!

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Lariat” on Fallon / Reddit AMA / Happy National Wigout At Jagbags Day

(“Lariat”, from Monday’s broadcast of “Late Night With JImmy Fallon”, footage courtesy NBC)

The 6th album of studio mastery from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, the not-at-all Dag Nasty baiting ‘Wigout At Jagbags’ is in finer record stores and is available from all better digital retailers today. (ALSO AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM US).

If this week’s multiple NYC instores, gourmet ice cream tastings and network TV appearances weren’t enough Jicks activity, Stephen will be doing a Reddit AMA on Thursday at 1pm. Will it be as illuminating as the AMA with “A Amazon warehouse associate who processes your returns”? I’m betting yes.

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SM & Jicks at Milk Bar, Brooklyn, Tomorrow

As previously mentioned, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Momofuku’s Milk Bar have joined forces to bring us Wig Out At Jagbags inspired new flavor, “Cinnamon & Lesbians”.

Starting tomorrow, visit Milk Bar’s Williamsburg location (382 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn) to get a taste of “Cinnamon and Lesbians”, available for this week only.

All purchases of this very special soft serve will come with a limited edition poster designed by the one and only Gary Panter . SM & The Jicks will also be making a special in-store appearance at Milk Bar Williamsburg tomorrow at 4pm to sign posters and enjoy some ice cream with fans.

And don’t forget the band are performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight!

Watch the video for Cinnamon and Lesbians here. Pick up Wig Out At Jagbags (out tomorrow!) on the Matador Store.

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Malkmus & The Jicks to play Fallon, in-stores, and more…

Jagbaggers, we’ve got a lot more exciting Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks news to announce.

Firstly, just a reminder that Wig Out At Jagbags is currently streaming in full on Amazon. Listen up and love it here.

Secondly, on Monday, January 6th, 2014 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Interested in attending? Enter here for a chance to win seats on the band bench and an opportunity to surround the stage during Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ performance. Please make sure you include the following band code: SMJ, in your entry form.

Thirdly, if you didn’t win the Other Music private in-store contest fear not. The band will also be playing an in-store at Generation Records in NYC on Tuesday, January 7 at 8pm.  Come by and ring in the release of Wig Out At Jagbags. All you gotta do to get in is pick up the record at Generation on Jan 7. First come, first served. More details on the below flyer.

Synchronize your Malkmus/Jicks watches:
NOW – Wig Out At Jagbags streaming in full on Amazon.
Monday Jan 6 – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon performance. Win a chance to attend here.
Tuesday Jan 7 – Generation Records in-store performance.
Thursday Jan 9 – Other Music private in-store for contest winners. Winners announced here.

And hey now, there’s a good chance we’ll have even more Malkmus & The Jicks fun stuff to announce in the coming days. Just keep it here for more…

Pre-order Wig Out At Jagbags on the Matador Store.

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Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – new album “Wig Out at Jagbags” streaming now at Amazon

Happy impending hangover everyone. We hope you’ve successfully escaped your family. I wrote this two weeks ago so pray for me to be free by now also, retrospectively.

We are very stoked, with the help of Amazon, to bring you the new album from Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags, streaming in it’s entirety. The album is available to pre-order on LP and CD.

CLICK HERE TO STREAM WIG OUT AT JAGBAGS

The record is truly fantastic: vintage Malkmusian guitar-flogging and melodic-wizardy, good for a listen on your comeups and comedowns. See you in the field.

Malkmus & The Jicks x Momofuku Milk Bar

In honor of their forthcoming LP, Wig Out At Jagbags, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Momofuku Milk Bar are joining forces to bring you a limited time soft serve flavor inspired by the song “Cinnamon And Lesbians”. The special flavor will be available at one of Milk Bar’s New York store locations for a very limited time starting on January 7 release date. Wondering what it will taste like? So are we. More details to come!

And as you ponder over the possibilities of this flavor, check out the “Cinnamon And Lesbians” video directed by Jay Winebrenner.

And don’t forget you’ll be able to listen to all of Wig Out At Jagbags in full starting New Year’s Eve on Amazon. The stream will live at http://smarturl.it/WigOut_Stream – but don’t visit that URL yet as nothing’s happening there until the 31st of December. Instead, we’ve made it easy for you to set a reminder with iCal, or with Google Calendar.

Pre-order Wig Out At Jagbags on the Matador Store.

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Flyer by Gary Panter