Stephen Malkmus was the front man and driving force behind the legendary 80s/90s US indie rockers Pavement. Since Pavement split in 1999 he has continued making his trademark cryptically lyricised music with a new band The Jicks. I think they have made some albums that are just as good, if not better, than Pavement. A rare UK tour, not to be missed. Tickets are £17.50 from the Rock City Box Office.
Support act Mazes sound cool as well. They've been compared to both Pavement and Sebadoh, can't be bad!