Mark Ibold

Mark Ibold
Born (1962-10-17) October 17, 1962
Occupation(s) Musician, bartender
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar
Associated acts Pavement, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, Dustdevils

Mark Ibold (born October 17, 1962) is a New York-based bass guitarist, member of the indie band Pavement[1] from 1992 to 1999, and again as of their 2010 reunion. He was also in the alternative rock band Sonic Youth.

In addition to playing bass in Pavement, Ibold did some back-up vocals, most notably on the track "Carrot Rope" from the album Terror Twilight. Prior to joining Pavement, he was a member of the Dustdevils in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

While a member of Pavement, Ibold joined Free Kitten along with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Pussy Galore's Julie Cafritz and Boredoms' Yoshimi P-We.

In 2006, Ibold joined Sonic Youth on their Rather Ripped tour, and he also appeared with the band on their first encores during the 2007 "Don't Look Back" shows. As of their 2009 album The Eternal, he was a full participating member of the band until they split up in 2011.

Activities outside music

Currently Ibold is a bartender at "Great Jones Cafe" in New York City.[2]

He was listed in the closing credits as "Wardrobe Assistant" on the Comedy Central's Strangers with Candy, and has made several cameo appearances on the show. In 2006, he was published as the "male hand model" in Strangers with Candy star Amy Sedaris' book I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence.


  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Phares, Heather. "Biography: Pavement". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  2. "Pavement and Sonic Youth Bassist Mark Ibold Slings Hurricanes at Great Jones Cafe - Grub Street New York". Retrieved 2011-07-14.
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