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Wednesday March 5, 2014 | 9:00PM
Bottletree Cafe (Get Directions)
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks / Purling Hiss
Doors at 8 PM / Show at 9:30 PM / Ages 18+ / Tickets $14

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Mirror Traffic is the new Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks album, recorded at LA’s Sunset Sound Studios and at the home of the album’s producer, Beck. With the question of a Pavement reunion having been triumphantly answered last year with an Ono-esque “YES”, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks return with their most energized set to date. These 15 songs range from hard-rocking political commentary (“Senator”), to touching, winsome folk (“No One Is”), to virtuosic but melancholy and contrite kiwi pop (“Stick Figures In Love”). The lyrics are as curious as ever but more meaningful than they have been sinceCrooked Rain, Crooked Rain. “This record,” concedes Malkmus dryly, “is relatively approachable.” more >>>
Purling Hiss
It takes balls to let Purling Hiss get in your face- their records are a half-corroded, screaming roar of high-end guitars crushed together, obliterating vocals and drums with their singular assault. Well, if you’ve got balls, get ready to swing ‘em! With Water On Mars, Purling Hiss have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are now loose, out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes. Yes, Water On Mars, from the swirling sound of Purling Hiss – Drag City’s gonna let you have it, come March 19th, 2013! more >>>