1. Silver Jews' David Berman Quitting Music

    January 23, 2009 3:31 PM EST Silver Jews mastermind David Berman plans to quit music, according to messages he posted on the Drag City Records Web site . A Jan. 31 show at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, Tenn., will be the group's last. "I guess I am moving over to another category. Screenwriting or…

  2. Silver Jews Working Out Growing Pains On Tour

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Once synonymous with never touring, the Silver Jews are hitting the road this fall for just their second U.S. tour in a 19-year career. Once synonymous with never touring, the Silver Jews are hitting the road this fall for just their second U.S. tour in a 19-year career. The trek comes in…

  3. 'Lookout': Silver Jews Ready Sixth Album

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Silver Jews have put the finishing touches on their sixth album, "Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea." The 10-song set is due in late April via Drag City. The Silver Jews have put the finishing touches on their sixth album, "Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea." The 10-song set…

  4. Pitchfork Music Festival / July 29-30, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there was one band that was able to inspire an audience clap-along without any prodding from the stage. That band was Britain's Ar On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there…

  5. Silver Jews / March 18, 2006 / New York (Webster Hall)

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Berman has been through hell. Severe bouts of depression coupled with drugs and booze eventually led to a suicide attempt and then repeated stints in rehab. So it wouldn't be too much to call se David Berman has been through hell. Severe bouts of depression coupled with drugs and…

  6. 'Number' Cruncher

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman reactivates his Silver Jews project for its fifth studio album, "Tanglewood Numbers." Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman reactivates his Silver Jews project for its…

  7. Berman Untangles New Silver Jews Album

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman has reactivated his Silver Jews project for its fifth studio album, "Tanglewood Numbers." Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman has reactivated his Silver Jews project…

  8. Malkmus Goes It Alone, Mostly, On 'Truth'

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his third solo album May 24 via Matador. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his third solo album May 24 via Matador. The 11-track "Face the Truth" includes the track "It Kills," a live version of…