STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS with Soccer Mommy

Sun Aug 5 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$24.00

Ages 21+

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STAR THEATER PRESENTS
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS with Soccer Mommy

  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

    College Rock

    MODESTY and plain good manners might prevent them from saying so themselves, but the fact that Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have thrived, rather than simply endured over 17 years and delivered six albums of buzzy, sub-cultural significance, constitutes an impressive legacy. The challenge with album number seven is one that any successful band with integrity faces: how to safeguard that legacy and hold on to their identity without rehashing old ground (unthinkable), and also say something meaningful while (crucially) having fun doing it?

    Meeting that issue head on in the run up to The Jicks’ seventh record involved some “navel gazing”, according to singer, songwriter and guitarist Malkmus and not only in terms of what it means to be releasing music in 2018. If, like him, you’re a voracious consumer of all kinds of culture and feel the need to interact with it, rather than just react, then inevitably “there’s a world that prompts you to put your best foot forward”. With Sparkle Hard Malkmus, Mike Clark (keyboards), Joanna Bolme (bass) and Jake Morris (drums) do exactly that. And they hit the ground running – on air treads.

    It’s light ’n’ breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective, goodtime and bodacious, and it pulls off the smartest trick: it’s both unmistakeably The Jicks and – due to the streamlining of their trademark tics and turns, plus the introduction of some unexpected flourishes (Auto-Tune! A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) – The Jicks refashioned. If 2014’s Wig Out At Jag Bags balanced the lengthy prog workouts of Pig Lib with Mirror Traffic’s sparky pop moments, then Sparkle Hard bears less obvious direct relation to what’s come before. It also has turbocharged energy and enthusiasm by the truckload.

  • Soccer Mommy

    Soccer Mommy

    Dream Pop

    "The singer-songwriter Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) details the never-ending growing pains of young adulthood with uncanny precision." - Pitchfork

    "how absolutely enchanting Soccer Mommy’s music can be." - Stereogum (Best New Bands of 2016)

    "Sophie Allison’s Soccer Mommy is the latest project quietly creating a storm through a prolific, increasingly-exciting output on Bandcamp…Her songs are timeless snapshots of bittersweet youth." - DIY

    "so plainly beautiful and well-written that it sneaks up on you...one of my favorite choruses of the year." - MTV

    Sophie Allison’s songs are generously tender, pushing and pulling between preternatural composure and emotional disintegration.” - New York Times 

    "as she makes this empowering demand for respect [on ‘Your Dog’], Sophie Allison firmly establishes herself as a vital musical voice we'll be turning to in the years to come." - NPR Music

    "Allison delivers a much-needed update to the “cool girl” trope: Instead of faking nonchalance to impress men, Soccer Mommy’s character destroys them. Really, there’s nothing cooler." - Pitchfork

    “The first single from Soccer Mommy's upcoming album, Clean, is so flippin' good...Sophie Allison sounds feistier, and better, than ever before.” - The FADER

    “With her nostalgic pop sensibility, Soccer Mommy makes her songs feel intimate as she explores love, crushes and growing up.” - Billboard 

    "if Allison’s upcoming Clean includes even two or three more songs [as good as ‘Your Dog’] you might as well pencil it in on your year-end albums list right now.." - Stereogum (#2 Best Songs of the Week)

    “We’re deeply impressed with Soccer Mommy’s gorgeous, slightly fuzzy sounds, and can’t wait for the Nashville singer-songwriter’s debut to arrive” - Paste

    “Clean showcases what it is to be stuck in a quicksand of self-loathing, and have it stop you from seeing your own accomplishments and more importantly, being proud of them. If Allison isn’t already chuffed with this debut, she should be.” - The Line Of Best Fit

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STAR THEATER PRESENTS

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS with Soccer Mommy

Sun Aug 5 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS with Soccer Mommy

$24.00 Ages 21+

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