Stephen Malkmus

Watch: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks on Jimmy Fallon

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Monday in support of the upcoming new album "Wig Out at Jagbags." Malkmus brought an extra emphasis on guitar noodling to the stage during extended riffs on "Lariat." Goes to show you how much he's been honing his skills since the Pavement days.

Live review: Pavement @ the Ogden Theatre

Few things bring me back to my college days like the snarky, beautiful noise-pop of Pavement. Their records will forever remind me of late night BBQs with a pair of speakers crammed into a window so everyone within 100 yards could hear the album "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain." Or the mornings after, when whomever happened to crash on our floor was forcefully awakened by the salving acoustic guitar intro of "Wowee Zowee." It was ritual.

Ra Ra Riot @ the Larimer Lounge

[photopress:ra2.jpg,full,pp_image] Ra Ra Riot's infectious energy connected with the Larimer Lounge crowd on Friday. Photos by Laurie Scavo. Die-hard fans made themselves known at the Larimer Lounge Friday night at the double-fisted, first-rate show featuring Ra Ra Riot, the Cribs and opening act Jeffery Lewis, presented by the 2008 Monolith Music Festival.