2. A highly influencial 90s rock band that started in 1898 and then, unfortunately split in 1999. Stephen Malkmus was frontman (guitar and main vocals), backed up by Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg (guitar), Gary Young (drummer in the beginning), Mark Ibold (bass), Steve West (drummer after Young left), and Bob Nastanovich (percussion).
After Pavement fell out, SM developed "Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks" and Spiral Stairs started "Preston School of Industry."
Though five years have gone by since the band's demise, it still releases new editions of albumns and DVDs, thus retaining their impressive legion of fans.