STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS
SOHO SANTA BARBARA
27 FEBRUARY, 2012Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks ventured further afoot, landing in Santa Barbara for a return visit to the intimate Soho. He was in rare form, loose and playful, perhaps given the presence of his sister at the show, whom he nearly outed both her address and phone. He also made time to parry the obligatory 'Pavement' shout out by launching into a monologue about doing Whippets w/said person's mother. Vintage Malkmus.
Nurses filled the opening bill, winning the restless audience over. Their tunes were ghostly psychadelic tinged animals that ran loose in a live setting. Lead guitarist Aaron Chapman was sporting a beautiful 1964 national Barracuda. Their last two LP's: Apple's Acre, from a few years back, and last year's Dracula, are both out on Dead Oceans.
Editor's Note: Previous blog post was a resurrected unpublished draft of a Malkmus/Jicks show from last fall, which, for consistency's sake, seemed to work best here...