STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS
Fonda Music Box
19 October, 2011Stephen Malkmus is back to his own devices with The Jicks. Nearing the end of a US tour to support new LP Mirror Traffic, the band has covered the loss of powerhouse Janet Weiss by adding a new drummer and scaling back on the jams.
Opener Ty Segall represented the Bay Area with pure garage rock heaven. His band was high energy and razor sharp, following his every move, with Emily standing out on drums. The set focused on the recent release Goodbye Bread, and "The Floor" was the highlight of the night. A band I'd had on my list to see anyway, it was a treat to get them as an opener, and I'll certainly follow up with them on their own.