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Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Create Mini Movie for 'Sparkle Hard'

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks have created a mini movie to promote their new album Sparkle Hard, coming out 18 May.

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks have created a mini movie to promote their new album Sparkle Hard, coming out 18 May. The film was shot in Portland by director, Brook Linder, who says that he has "long been a Malkmus fan, and for years have thought very hard about what I would make with him given the opportunity. He's such a unique character and there's obviously so much history involved - making anything at all seemed pretty formidable. To me he is mysterious and nothing is obvious. The idea of making a typical visual to match the sound was out straight away."

TOUR DATES

6/1/18 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club SOLD OUT

6/2/18 - Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room at Colectivo SOLD OUT

6/3/18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall SOLD OUT

6/5/18 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups SOLD OUT

6/6/18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater

6/7/18 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

6/8/18 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

6/9/18 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace SOLD OUT

6/11/18 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount

6/12/18 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair SOLD OUT

6/14/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT

6/15/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT

6/16/18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts

6/17/18 - Washington, DC - Black Cat

6/19/18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

6/20/18 - Athens, GA - The Georgia Theatre

6/21/18 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge

6/22/18 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar SOLD OUT

6/23/18 - Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater

7/17/18 - Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre

7/18/18 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's

7/20/18 - San Diego, CA - Casbah SOLD OUT

7/22/18 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom

7/23/18 - Albuquerque NM - Launchpad

7/25/18 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk

7/26/18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

7/27/18 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

7/28/18 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard

7/29/18 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar

7/31/18 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre

8/1/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

8/3/18 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

8/4/18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre

8/5/18 - Portland, OR - Star Theater

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