Watch Spiral Stairs Play Pavement With Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks At His 50th Birthday Event

Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg, also known as Spiral Stairs, celebrated his 50th birthday in August. This weekend, to mark the occasion, he’s holding a two-day birthday celebration at San Francisco’s The Chapel, and he enlisted Dirty Ghosts, a Roxy Music cover band called For Your Pleasure, and New Zealand act the Clean to play the event. But after the Clean had to back out due to a family emergency, Pavement cofounder Stephen Malkmus and his new group the Jicks stepped up as replacements, turning the bash into a little mini Pavement reunion. Watch Spiral Stairs play Pavement songs like “Summer Babe” and “Date With Ikea” with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks below.

UPDATE: Thanks to This Small Planet, we now have video of the Jicks’ full set. Check out the setlist and watch it all below.


“Thumbs Off” (The Clean Cover)
“Cinnamon & Lesbians”
“Golden Brown” (The Stranglers Cover)
“The Janitor Revealed”
“J Smoov”
“My Kingdom” (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)
“Real Emotional Trash”
“Away” (The Meat Puppets Cover)
“Cocaine” (Eric Clapton/J.J. Cale Cover)
“Forever 28″
“Androgynous” (The Replacements)
“No One Is”
“Falling Away” (Preston School Of Industry Cover, With Spiral Stairs)
“Date W/ Ikea” (Pavement Cover, With Spiral Stairs)
“Kennel District” (Pavement Cover, With Spiral Stairs)
“Summer Babe” (Pavement Cover, With Spiral Stairs)