Win Tickets ($50): Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks @ Lola’ Room | Part of “Project Pabst,” w/ + Pure Country Gold

(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 [email protected] or [email protected]

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.


We are giving away a pair of tickets to Guided By Voices @ Crystal Ballroom on September 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 26.

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From our sponsors:
Guided By Voices @ Crystal BallroomGuided By Voices
as part of “Project Pabst” w/ special guest Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and Pure Country Gold
September 26, 2014
8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show | $25 ADV | 21+

Lola’s Room
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047

Inspired equally by jangle pop and arty post-punk, Guided by Voices created a series of trebly, hissy indie rock records filled with infectiously brief pop songs that fell somewhere between the British Invasion and prog rock. After recording six self-released albums between 1986 and 1992, the Dayton, Ohio-based band attracted a handful of fans within the American indie rock underground. With the 1994 release of Bee Thousand, the group became an unexpected alternative rock sensation, winning positive reviews throughout the mainstream music press and signing a larger distribution deal with Matador Records. Despite all of the attention, the band members never changed their aesthetic, continuing to record their albums on cheap four-track tape decks and thereby limit their potential audience, yet that devotion to lo-fi indie rock helped Guided by Voices maintain a sizable cult during the late ’90s.

Schoolteacher Robert Pollard formed Guided by Voices in the early ’80s. Throughout the group’s history, Pollard was at the center, writing the majority of the songs and leading each incarnation of the band. During the ’80s, Pollard was frequently joined by his brother Jim, who continued to write songs for the group even after his departure in the late ’80s. Guided by Voices didn’t become a full-fledged band until guitarist Tobin Sprout and bassist Dan Toohey joined the group in 1985. A year later, the group released an EP, Forever Since Breakfast, on the local indie I Wanna Records. Guided by Voices released their first full-length album, Devil Between My Toes, on their own G Records in 1987; it was followed several months later by Sandbox, which appeared on Halo. Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia was released on Halo in 1989 and Same Place the Fly Got Smashed appeared on Rocket #9 Records in 1990.

In 2010, Pollard assembled what he called a “classic lineup” of 1990’s GBV veterans (including Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, and Greg Demos) to play a show at the Matador Records 21st anniversary festival. The show was well received, and the lineup proceeded to tour again; in 2011, Pollard announced they were working on new material. The following year, GBV released their first new album in eight years, Let’s Go Eat the Factory. Making up for lost time, a second new album, Class Clown Spots a UFO, arrived in June of the same year, with a third, The Bears for Lunch, following before the year was out. The reunited band soldiered on in 2013 and dropped its fourth album, English Little League, right on schedule in May, followed shortly by the six-song EP Down by the Racetrack. After a public falling out with drummer Kevin Fennell — who was asked to leave the band in October 2013 following a curious incident in which he attempted to sell his drum kit online for $55,000 — frontman Pollard announced that the group would release its 21st album, Motivational Jumpsuit, with Kevin March behind the drums. The album saw release in February 2014. They continued their resurgence with Cool Planet, scheduled for release just months after Motivational Jumpsuit appeared, after recording 18 tracks during the freezing “polar vortex” weather system that swept through America that winter.

w/ special guest Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Mirror Traffic (Aug. 23, Matador Records) is the new Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks album, recorded at LA’s Sunset Sound Studios and at the home of the album’s producer, Beck.

With the question of a Pavement reunion having been triumphantly answered last year with an Ono-esque “YES”, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks return with their most energized set to date. These 15 songs range from hard-rocking political commentary (“Senator”), to touching, winsome folk (“No One Is”), to virtuosic but melancholy and contrite kiwi pop (“Stick Figures In Love”). The lyrics are as curious as ever but more meaningful than they have been since Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. “This record,” concedes Malkmus dryly, “is relatively approachable.”

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks @ Lola’ Room | Part of “Project Pabst,” w/ + Pure Country Gold

  1. wallace September 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    GBV and the Jicks on one stage one night – that is a sound line up.
    I met a non-dairy creamer
    Explicitly laid out like a fruitcake
    With a wet spot
    Bigger than a great lake
    Took me to the new church
    And baptized me with salt
    She told me, “liquor”
    I am a new man
    hot freaks
    this one is on the house
    This one is better than ever
    I walked into the house of miraculous recovery
    And stood before king everything
    And he asked me to join him in the red wing
    Took me to pie land
    Said, “I’m a thigh man”
    I will be eternally hateful
    hot freaks
    Hot freaks
    Hot freaks
    this one is on the house
    This one is better than ever
    And this one is on the house
    This one is better than ever
    This one is on the house
    This one is better than ever

  2. Kevin Jones September 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Guided by Voices opened my eyes to so many different bands. They’re fantastic in general, but they put so much energy into their live performances that seeing them live is like experiencing them for the first time all over again. I’d love to have a chance at feeling that again.

  3. Jared September 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    I am a freebiest I seek to see gbv. I love them so much, please send me

  4. Jen September 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    In addition to all of the obvious reasons, I’m a fan of sharing and will take one of the gentlemen eager to win as my +1.

  5. Melissa Beth September 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    i am a tree with roots that thrive on pbr who loves pig lib. please send me to free crystal ballroom show shiny happy times. thank you.

  6. JP September 16, 2014 at 12:02 am #

    Bob is God!

  7. Z September 16, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    I’m having a couple of root canals that morning. I think everyone in attendance at the show would love to see a drooling person out of their minds on pain killers there *not on stage*. Think of this as a service to the community.

  8. AK September 16, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Does anyone else have the GBV rune tattooed on their body somewhere? If so, where?

  9. John September 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see GBV, but have never been able to. So winning this would be a special treat. However, if I don’t win I’ll be OK, because I’ve got Bulldog Skin.

  10. Ryan September 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    I haven’t seen them since 2001 ! I’d love to see them but have missed more recent shows due to lack of $$. Bob’s work ethic & stick to it-ness is an inspiration. Is Slusarenko sitting in ? I’d even take Buchino to this show!

  11. Michael Buchino September 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    Like Bob, I survived Dayton, Ohio.

  12. Elizabeth September 18, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    I’d love to go! SM&tJ are incredible live and I’ve always wanted to see GBV!

  13. Toby September 18, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    because I don’t know what “jangle pop” is and I think I should.

  14. Yume September 18, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    Sounds like it’s gonna be a great show! What better way to kick off the weekend?

  15. Cory September 18, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    I wanna Rock!!!!!!

  16. Aurelia September 18, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Would love to see them live – hope you send me to the show!!

  17. Steve burnett September 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Seriously my favorite artists! I can’t afford to go! Send me please please please

  18. Maddy September 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    …two of the greatest! Would love to see them!

  19. Kimi September 18, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    Love them!

  20. cornelius September 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    cause i think…

    Everything is right
    Everything works out right
    Everything fades from sight
    Because that’s alright with me…


  21. Hunter M September 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Gotta do it! RIP GBV (again)

  22. Yelena September 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I need something to soothe the pain of GBV breaking up…

  23. Dave G. September 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    Rock on pdxpipeline!

  24. Tom P September 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Sure, I’ll accept the honor that is free tickets

  25. Sherry September 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    This is one of the few shows I’m actually interested in seeing. Great line-up!

  26. John September 18, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    I would love to see GBV, especially because I live with Redmen and their Wives.

  27. John M September 19, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    I would have love to see GBV but I just read they announced their dissolution and canceled their tour. Ouch.

  28. Mark September 21, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    Still holding out hope that GBV gets back together before this show happens. Would be an epic “Reunion Show” that I would love to have free tickets for. Thanks.

  29. Jamie September 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    I would love to see them live- what a special show!

  30. Kelly September 22, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Would love to see Guided by Voices as well as get to see good ol’ Stephen Malkmus!

  31. Tomah September 25, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    Will be visiting from Vancouver, BC for the weekend, and would be epic to see GBV and malkmus together on one stage!

  32. Sherry September 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Would love to see them both!

  33. Erik September 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    Yes, please.

  34. Kimi September 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    I’m so excited about the Pabst-Fest!

  35. Richard A McQuade September 25, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    I would love to see the show. Memories are all we have as we age, and, I would love and cherish this one particular memory.

  36. TANYA FARRIS September 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    I’m curious and it sounds like my kind of gig !!!!

  37. Emma September 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    I love GBV! I’d love to win and bring my best friend.

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