Stephen Malkmus covered several artists including Nirvana at the Quiet Music Festival of Portland.

It all started in mid 2015, when Stephan Malkmus tweeted about his “eureka” moment.

Not too long after that, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks performed at the fifth edition of the Quiet Music Festival Of Portland. The band paid tribute to Nirvana with an opening cover of “Come As You Are,” and other songs by the Minutemen, Pink Floyd and Chad & Jeremy. The entire set consisted of “re-arranged songs, one-off covers, and deep rarities from the depths of our catalog,” according to Jicks’ keyboardist Mike Clark. The entire performance was captured on analog 2-track 1/4″ tape and with the newly released recordings, fans can enjoy Stephen’s take on these hits.

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks at QMF 2015 by The Quiet Music Festival of Portland

Stephen Malkmus is well known as the lead singer and guitarist of the band Pavement which was considered to be the torch-bearer of the indie rock scene in the 90s. He later went on to form the group The Jicks, which he is the current frontman of.

What do you think of The Jicks’ versions of these songs? Let us know!