I was one of about six people who were more excited about seeing Pavement than anyone else playing Sasquatch 2010. Alas, it proved to be a total shit show. While the band eventually made it through all the songs, the set was punctuated by a possibly-intoxicated Malkmus berating his band for not doing a better job. But if you love Pavement, you need to see them standing in solidarity with other people who love Pavement, not some underage Kid Cudi-worshippers. Which is why it's worth giving the band another chance as a headliner in a nice venue. That the show is taking place during Bumbershoot weekend just strengthens the argument to attend, because anyone who's going to skip out on Bumbershoot's solid 40th anniversary line-up to catch Pavement is a true fan. Hopefully the band will recognize this by actually fucking practicing beforehand so they can give the real fans the show they deserve. With Quasi. SARA BRICKNER

Sun., Sept. 5, 8 p.m., 2010

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