Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stephen Malkmus Loves Record Stores, Is Doing Acoustic Sets At NYC's Academy And Other Music

Indie rock legend Stephen Malkmus loves independent music stores. Not a huge shocker there, but what IS extremely awesome about that fun fact is the news from Matablog that Malkmus will be stopping by NYC two days after the release of his new album with the Jicks, Mirror Traffic, on August 25 for not one but TWO free acoustic in-store performances.

As stated in the flyer above, Malkmus will hit up Academy Records in Williamsburg for a 6pm set before he crosses the river back into Manhattan to rock Other Music at 9pm. Both sets will be followed by signings.

One of our favorite artists ever stopping by two of our favorite local record stores... yep, kind of a no-brainer that we'll be there. Hopefully that will be the second time this year that we've stood within a foot of an indie rock hero.

Get excited, but in the meantime check out the first two tracks we've heard from Mirror Traffic below the jump: "Senator" (along with info about the renaming contest) and "Tigers." Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks will also be touring this fall - all dates below, including their NYC stop at Terminal 5 on September 26.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Fall 2011 US Tour

9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater

9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre

9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual

9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre

9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale

9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5 

9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts

9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live

9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater

10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom

10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse

10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge

10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House

10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre

10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall

10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre

10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre (with Ty Segall)

10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret (with Ty Segall)

10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom (with Ty Segall)

10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival

10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box (with Ty Segall)

10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern  (with Ty Segall)

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