Watch Pavement take to the stage for the first time in 12 years

Stephen Malkmus performs on stage during Primavera Sound at Parc del Forum on May 30, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain
(Image credit: Jordi Vidal/Redferns)

On Monday evening (May 23) alt-rock icons Pavement played their first show since November 2010, thrilling the faithful at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles with a 30-song set.

Before taking to the stage, the group had taken to Twitter to announce, “It’s been 4,198 days since our last work incident. That changes tomorrow.”

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.

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