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Birth name: Stephen Joseph Malkmus.
Also known as: SM.
born: May 30, 1966 , Santa Monica, California, USA.
Stephen Malkmus biography (bio):
Stephen Malkmus is an indie-rock musician, a former member of the band Pavement.
Malkmus followed in his father's footsteps by attending the University of Virginia; he majored in history and was a disc jockey for the radio station WTJU. Malkmus formed and fronted Pavement while he was living in Stockton, California during the 1980s. Their first album, Slanted & Enchanted, was released to critical acclaim, and the band continued to receive attention for subsequent releases. Pavement, and Malkmus in particular, was hailed as spearheading the underground indie movement of the 1990s. In 2001, following the 1999 dissolution of the band, Malkmus released his first self-titled solo album. He also comprises part of rock group The Silver Jews, along with poet/lyricist David Berman (though David Berman kicked Malkmus out of the band during the Natural Bridge recording), and his current solo career is backed by musical band The Jicks. In early 1999 Stephen Malkmus participated in a Sonic Youth side project that included bassist/vocalist Kim Gordon, guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore, Chicago avant-garde veteran Jim O'Rourke, and renowned Japanese drummer Ikue Mori. The project was named Kim's Bedroom. They never released an album, but did play a few live shows.
Malkmus currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife, artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins. In 2005, Hutchins gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Lottie. Hutchins and Malkmus were married on October 7, 2006 in New York.
On May 23, 2003 in Milwaukee, while touring with his new band The Jicks, Malkmus opened the show by saying, "This is off our first record." The band then proceeded to play an evening's worth of Pavement songs. This show has been dubbed by fans as The Milwaukee Show.
In 2005, Malkmus' "Phantasies" (from his self-titled record) could be heard in a Sears television commercial for a 13 hour sale.
Malkmus is an avid sports fan. He enjoys tennis, soccer and closely follows MLB and NFL, also keeping an eye on Australian rules football club St Kilda. His favourite cricketer is Australia's Glenn McGrath.