Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks live on WNYC Soundcheck today

(photo by Larry Hirshowitz)

It seems like only yesterday that Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks wowed New York City’s Webster Hall with a collection of old favorites and instant classics from their new album, Mirror Traffic. Before they say goodbye to the Big Apple, they’ll be appearing live on WNYC’s popular Soundcheck program to play some tunes and chat with host John Schaefer (no word yet on whether SM will be asked to participate in today’s “Smackdown” discussion of the later years of R.E.M.). The fun starts at 2:35 EDT, and can be experienced on New York’s radio waves at 93.9FM or online at

Those of you who will accept no substitute for the live experience can take solace in the fact that there are plenty more upcoming Jicks shows happening this month and next.