Indie rock icons Pavement just might get another moment in the spotlight.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly posted today on the magazine's Web site, Pavement's Stephen Malkmus admitted that members of the long-defunct band have kicked around the idea of a one-off Led Zeppelin-styled meet-up.
“Something small in 10 years like (a one-night) Zeppelin thing sounds good to me,” Malkmus told the magazine. "Obviously, the arena would be smaller than theirs, though.”
Might we suggest the Memorial Auditorium?
The Stockton-born band honed its noisy, fragmented pop chops in Sacramento clubs such as Old Ironsides before going on to international acclaim for albums such as 1992's "Slanted and Enchanted" and 1994's "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain."
Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg, now fronting Seattle's Preston School of Industry, pushed the possible reunion date up a few years to 2009 - just in time to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary as well as the 20th anniversary of its longtime label Matador.
Can't even wait that long? Head over to Matador's Pavement site to download Pavement ringtones and exclusive MP3s.
You can also check out Malkmus' latest band, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (featuring Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss), April 28 at Harlow's (2708 J St.).
Tickets ($15 advance, $18 door) are on sale through R5, the Beat, Dimple Records, Armadillo Music, Tickets.com outlets (inside select Raley's and Bel Air supermarkets) and online at Tickets.com and Harlows.com.