As a ’90s kid, all I ever really wanted was to see my god-like indie rock heroes—Jeff Mangum and Stephen Malkmus—play their alt anthems and now, within a week of each other, I saw ‘em both live. While Neutral Milk Hotel’s Mangum was well-aged, bushy-bearded and graceful, let me hit you with some cold, hard SLUG truth: Stephen Malkmus looks like the lovechild that Peter Murphy and Aaron Carter spawned after a heady night of blazin’, snackin’ and talkin’ sports. Goofiness aside, The Jicks and openers Speedy Ortiz entertained a packed crowd of seasoned slackers and young fans alike at Urban Lounge last Thursday night.