We just enjoyed a killer weekend of shows for indie-rock nostalgia (or not) types: Pavement’s glorious return to NYC you saw coming from a long way off, of course; Superchunk’s equally glorious resurgence, maybe not so much. Thanks to NYC Taper, you can peruse full sets from both.
Superchunk’s set Sunday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg might be a better catch here, actually, if only because they’re not around now all week to recreate it — dig the John Darnielle cameo and Misfits cover (!). But the So Pavement’s East River State Park set the same night is equally rousing; go ahead and admit that “Spit on a Stranger” is way prettier than you remember it. And in that case, should this compel you wander head out to Central Park this week, hey, tickets are cheap! (Site’s been a little wonky lately — come back in an hour or so if it’s down.)
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 22, 2010