Pavement @ Central Park, NYC – 9/24/2010

Pavement @ Central Park, NYC 9-24-2010
Pavement went out with a bang on Friday night. Their last of 5 NYC area shows, I just want to let the pictures speak for themselves. The band looked happy. The fans looked happy. If they stay together, even if just for touring purposes once in a while, we’ll all be happy. Pavement. We love you.


…and also download the last song of the NYC nights…”Range Life,” live in Central Park below. has all of the complete shows for download up on their site. I highly suggest you check them out.

The Setlist:

01 Heckler Spray
02 In the Mouth of A Desert
03 Frontwards
04 Spit On A Stranger
05 banter
06 Shady Lane
07 Date With Ikea
08 Grounded
09 Cut Yr Hair
10 Perfume-V
11 Conduit for Sale!
12 Father to a Sister of Thought
13 Stereo
14 Starlings of the Slipstream
15 Gold Soundz
16 banter
17 And Then (The Hexx)
18 We Dance
19 Silence Kit
20 Unfair
21 No Life Singed Her
22 banter
23 Stop Breathin
24 banter
25 Elevate Me Later
26 banter/jamming
27 Here
28 encore break 1
29 Rattled by the Rush
30 Heaven Is A Truck
31 Summer Babe
32 encore break 2
33 Kennel District
34 banter
35 Debris Slide
36 banter
37 Range Life

Pavement – “Range Life” – Central Park, NYC 9/24/2010 by ModernMystery3
Pavement @ Central Park, NYC 9-24-2010
Pavement @ Central Park, NYC 9-24-2010
Pavement @ Central Park, NYC 9-24-2010
Pavement @ Central Park, NYC 9-24-2010


Pavement Drop By Fallon, Play Last NYC Show Tonight

If you are lucky enough to spend the last night in NYC with Pavement today, make it a good one. The show starts only in a matter of hours. To hold you over until then, check out the performances the band did on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night! They played “Unfair,” and “Stereo,” the latter on the internet only, with contest winner Steve Goss. Lucky bastard. You can watch those below.

Pavement goes on at 8pm tonight at Central Park. Tickets are sold out. See you there!

Watch “Stereo” HERE


Pavement – Central Park Summerstage, NYC – 9/22/2010

Somehow a whole year passed without me losing my precious Pavement tickets. Though they almost got thrown out twice, they survived. Last night was the first time I have ever seen Pavement live and it was one of the most amazing experiences in my life.

To be honest with you lately for the most part I have been semi-bored with shows. They seem to be lacking something. Pavement is where I found the missing link. One of the greatest things to ever happen in Indie rock is this iconic band reuniting, and you could tell by their smiles on stage, they were not taking the situation for granted.

The fans trickled in slowly mostly after openers Times New Viking took the stage. Understandable. I didn’t even know what was going on with the opening act because I just wanted to see Pavement. The crowd was sprinkled with celebrities (very lightly. also, depending on your perception of celebrity) like Brian Bell of Weezer and the Ace of Cakes crew who was there giving the guys a horse cake. Apparently this will be on a future episode of the show.

The band played around 25 songs, a few less than they played in NYC the night before. The cause of this was the 15 minute break Pavement had to take for the thunder storm. Let me tell you, we got SOAKED, and that is putting it lightly. Though it didn’t stop the crowd or the band from having fun. When you spend a year waiting for a reunion show of the best band ever, you better make sure you see it. Even for a while when you could see Stephen Malkmus from the side of the stage looking up at the sky, it looked like he just wanted to jump back on and play regardless. The band came back on and did an astonishing set that will not be forgotten.

The rumor was in the 1990s that Pavement wasn’t much of a ‘great live act.’ Fast forward to 2010 and they just blew the whole audience away. Tighter and better than ever, especially Bob Nastanovich who could scream without missing a breath. They seemed to love being Pavement again. Thats what matters most, right?

Some of the highlights of the show were “Range Life,” “Stereo,” “Zurich,” “Summer Babe,” “Father to a Sister of Thought,” “Gold Soundz,” “Cut Your Hair,” umm..okay the whole setlist.

Tomorrow I hit up round two of the band at Central Park and I couldn’t be any more excited. Pavement ist rad.

Check out the setlist below and PAVEMENT pictures after the JUMP.

Via Brooklyn Vegan Via Keith G.

Pavement Tour Kicks Off!

With the time difference, it already has begun. Pavement officially played their first reunion show in Auckland, New Zealand’s Town Hall today. Apparently the band was in full form, making the fact that they have reunited even sweeter. Pavement played almost 30 songs (!!!!!) including most of their classics from “Cut Your Hair” to “Range Life.” They also added more dates to their September North Amercian jaunt. Check out the setlist and tour dates below. This is pretty magical folks.

Auckland, New Zealand – Town Hall Setlist

“In the Mouth a Desert”
“Trigger Cut”
“Elevate Me Later”
“Shady Lane”
“Father to a Sister of Thought”
“Rattled by the Rush”
“Summer Babe”
“Kennel District”
“Silence Kit”
“Range Life”
“Stop Breathin'”
“No Life Singed Her”
“Fight This Generation”
“Date w/ IKEA”
“Box Elder”
“Gold Soundz”
“The Hexx”
“Give It a Day”
“Cut Your Hair”
“Conduit for Sale!”
“Loretta’s Scars”

Pavement Tour Dates

03-04 Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre
03-05 Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre
03-06 Meredith, Australia – Supernatural Amphitheatre (Golden Plains Festival)
03-07 Adelaide, Australia – Thebarton Theatre
03-08 Perth, Australia – Metro City
03-10 Brisbane, Australia – Tivoli
03-12 Melbourne, Australia – Palace Theatre
03-14 Melbourne, Australia – Palace Theatre
04-07 Tokyo, Japan – Studio Coast
04-08 Tokyo, Japan – Studio Coast
04-10 Osaka, Japan – Zepp Osaka
04-12 Nagoya, Japan – Zepp Nagoya
04-18 Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
05-04 Dublin, Ireland – Tripod
05-05 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland
05-07 Paris, France – Le Zénith
05-08 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
05-10 London, England – Brixton Academy
05-11 London, England – Brixton Academy
05-12 London, England – Brixton Academy
05-13 London, England – Brixton Academy
05-15 Minehead, England – All Tomorrow’s Parties
05-18 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
05-19 Berlin, Germany – Astra
05-20 Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Akropolis
05-21 Vienna, Austria – Arena
05-22 Munich, Germany – Muffathalle
05-24 Rome, Italy – Atlantico Live
05-25 Bologna, Italy – Estragon
05-27 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
05-30 Quincy, Washington – Sasquatch! Festival
06-19 Toronto, Ontario – Olympic Island
06-25 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
07-02 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07-04 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-08 Liege, Belgium – Les Ardentes Festival
07-18 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
08-12 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08-14 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
09-09 Broomfield, CO – First Bank Center
09-11 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater  
09-12 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
09-17 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09-18 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
09-21 New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
09-22 New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
09-23 New York, NY – Central Park
09-24 New York, NY – Central Park
09-26 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle

Secondhand Sunday: Pavement “Stereo”

In a month from now, we’ll be seeing Pavement hit the stage together for the first time in nearly 10 years. Are we excited? OF COURSE. We’ve been talking about the reunion since, well before it even started. Actually we’re starting a rad little project in their honor starting on March 1st, so be sure to check back to see what we have in store for you….Hmm you’re interested now, aren’t you? Check out this week’s version of Secondhand Sunday. Pavement’s “Stereo,” one of my earliest memories of falling in love with this brilliant band. Enjoy.

Pavement to Release Greatest Hits Album

This year should be deemed the “Year of Pavement.” Every indie kid’s dream is that one day the classic band would reunite and of course, now that it’s happening and they’re going on a worldwide tour, what possibly could get us more into the mood? Matador Records has just the thing to hold us over until then. The label will be releasing Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement on March 9 and will feature 23 songs spanning the band’s 10 year career.  The album will be a double LP and CD, and the treble kicker is that Matador is making the fans guess what the tracklisting is, with the exception of the first song, “Gold Soundz.” If you figure out the right songs on the record,  you have a chance to win some awesome prizes like a trip to see Pavement play in Central Park, New York City! Check out the concert details below and head to Matador Records to enter!

From Matador

We are holding a Guess The Track Listing Contest. The album contains 23 tracks, all previously released, and the first track is “Gold Soundz” (MP3 of remastered version below). Prizes will be awarded as follows:

FIRST PRIZE for the track listing closest to the actual track listing
SECOND PRIZE for the most imaginative track listing
FOUR RUNNERS-UP in either of the above two categories (4 runner-up prizes total)

First prize will be a pair of tickets, with flights and hotel rooms, to see Pavement at Central Park Summerstage on Tuesday, September 21, 2009. Plus a complete set of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl.

Second prize will be having your track listing pressed up in a special limited-edition vinyl double LP for Record Store Day (April 17). You will receive 5 copies of your best of selection. Plus a complete set of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl.

Runner-up prizes will be complete sets of Pavement Matador 12″ vinyl.

…A few more clues: 3 pre-Matador tracks are included, plus one song that originally came out on a compilation. Every Matador album is represented, plus Watery, Domestic.

Deadline for entries is 2 weeks from today: TUESDAY, JANUARY 19.

Entry is open to anyone worldwide, with the exception of those listed under the contest rules and restrictions.