Video: Pavement in New York City (BAL, Colbert, Summerstage)
The fine folks at Big Ass Lens (awesome name btw) recently sent over some great footage of Pavement from New York City on Sunday night. Pavement, the cult-indie band from the 90′s, who made their mark with Slanted & Enchanted and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain announced in 2009 that they’d be playing some reunion gigs. Many thought these would be the only shows, but shortly after a bona-fide tour was announced and sold quickly. So quickly, that one could even say Pavement is more popular now than in 1994.
With this reunion tour now winding down, the last stop being Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl on Thursday, September 30th, what is Pavement planning to do next? Well, not much but I’ll be there and hope to catch a glimpse. No future touring plans have been announced, and no new album on the horizon. Will Pavement just ride off into the sunset after a successful return? Now that they know they can…probably.
Holy reunion show! The BAL crew has a very special presentation for you guys today – some seriously hot footage of Pavement from their first NYC reunion gig in Willy-B. Plowing through a mass of material for nearly 2 hours, Malkmus and Co. had a blast tearing through the classics and basically reducing every twenty to thirty-something Brooklynite to mush. And naturally, we got the goods
The band also just stopped by The Colbert Report to play “Gold Sounz” on the show…
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Pavement – Gold Soundz|
But the significance of Tuesday night’s Central Park show wasn’t lost on Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus, who noted early on, “These are the real first shows. The others were just warm-ups.”
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