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Friday, September 26

This event moved to Lola's Room (sold out)

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks

as part of "Project Pabst"

and Pure Country Gold

(Appearance cancelled: Guided By Voices)

8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

21 and over

*** Sold out ***

Presented By: Portland Mercury

This event moved to Lola's Room (sold out)

Please note: this event has moved to Lola's Room on the second floor of the Crystal Ballroom.

Unfortunately Guided By Voices have canceled all their future tour dates including their Crystal Ballroom performance as part of the  2014 Project Pabst Festival in Portland. 

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Pure Country Gold are still scheduled to perform with the show being moved to Lola's Room in the same building.  The event is now SOLD OUT. Tickets purchased for the show will still be honored. 

Should patrons seek a refund they will be available at Point of Purchase until Friday September 26. Refunds will not be issued after Friday. (Request refunds at

Guided by Voices announced via that they have broken up and all scheduled appearances are canceled.  

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Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks

the title.
new album called Wig Out at Jagbags. Jagbag is a great word. A smeared aspersion, not profanity, but derived from one..... watered down for the airwaves, or the assembly line. To Wig out--we've all been there. We ARE there, at least i Am.

And the "I" on a record is speaking for/as/to you, so If you're not wigging out, go no further, dear reader... (and then there is Dag Nasty, which I wont bother justifying , just a first flourish of the unstoppable need to name drop).

the album.
produced by the band and Remko Schouten, the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame, and owner of IJland studio in east Amsterdam.

I don't know where to start... again. This record is inspired by Cologne Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas. Imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, Sic Alps, UVA in the late 80's, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townshend, Pavement, the Joggers, The NBA, home life in the 2010's...

We (Remko) found a studio over in the Ardennes with a" farmhouse vibe". It was isolated, rural Belgium... near Luxembourg, the cradle of morbid Tax relief. It went very well cuz the band is quite good....We were (are?) pretty psyched with results.

I've spent the last couple years in Berlin. Berlin, while very hip and in some ways the "center" of Europe, is still isolated. At least if you are an American Dad. Pretty amazing place as you probably already know, and so easy to disappear into. Perhaps any " big" city has this quality-- but a New one (to me), where they speak German(mostly)....well, you can almost cease to exist. Which is of course a liberating fantasy.

But after two years there, we were Starting to Exist. It was like an average birth, without pain. I worked the lyrics/chords out on a computer on someone else's table in someone else's apartment. And This is what you get: Projected Imaginings of ROck and ROll from the freezing north, rendered by West Coast stalwarts and a Dutch Uncle.

And we feel compelled to share it with you.
SM (& Jicks)

(Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris, Mike Clark)





(Appearance cancelled: Guided By Voices)

Please note!

We are very sad to report that Guided By Voices will not be appearing due to the band breaking up (see band statement below). However, the show will go on, tickets will be honored at the event, and we will be announcing another artist soon.

Those who want refunds may get them at the original point of purchase or by emailing or

Statement from band: Guided By Voices has come to an end. With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run. The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV.

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