Techno? Heck No: Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks Wig Out At Brooklyn Steel

Before Stephen Malkmus officially transforms from guitar geek to electronic egghead with the March 15 release of Groove Denied (Matador), the Pavement frontman got his rock ya-ya’s out via a couple shows with the Jicks. At Brooklyn Steel, Malkmus and Co. played a 16-song set, half of which consisted of songs from last year’s Sparkle Hard. While the rest spanned the Jicks’ two-decade career, Malkmus tossed the crowd a couple Pavement bones as well (“Starlings Of The Slipstream,” b-side “And Then (The Hexx)”). MAGNET photographer Wes Orshoski was there and born to be a camera.