Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich pay tribute to David Berman
Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich, members of the iconic indie rock band Pavement, have paid tribute to the late David Berman during a recent concert.
The show, taking place at a Portland Memorial Show, saw Malkmus and Nastanovich celebrate the life of the Silver Jews and Purple Mountains songwriter on what would have been his 53rd birthday.
Berman, who died on August 7th at the age of 52, had recently returned to music with Purple Mountains prior to his death, ending a ten-year hiatus with a debut album released in May 2018. As fans still attempt to come to terms with his death, a series of different tribute shows were performed in New York, Philadelphia and, of course, Portland.
While the event at Bunk Bar, Portland, included performances from the likes of Clay Cole, Frank Bruno, Red Ronne, A Certain Smile, William Tyler, and more, it was the Pavement duo that has garnered the most attention. Malkmus and Nastanovich performed covers of Berman’s band Silver Jews which included American Water track ‘Random Rules’ and Starlite Walker song ‘Trains Across the Sea’.