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    old school Mr. Fuzz's Avatar
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    Pavement to headline Matador Records fest in Las Vegas
    The label will celebrate its 21st anniversary in October with a three-day bash

    Pavement to play Las Vegas? Strange as it sounds, it's happening and that's not all. Iconic indie label Matador Records will celebrate its 21st anniversary with a three-day, band-filled bash in our very town, October 1-3, as teased with this image from Matador's official site.

    No Vegoose? No problem. Matador Records will bring members of its stable for a festival at the Palms October 1-3.
    Though further details haven't been officially revealed apart from the event's name, The Lost Weekend, and its promoters, Goldenvoice (the folks behind Coachella) and LA's FYF Fest we've dug up two big pieces of the puzzle.

    First, the host venue appears to be the Pearl at the Palms, according to a source with inside knowledge. And, yes, Pavement is set to headline, a figure close to the band has confirmed; the just-reunited '90s alt-luminaries play LA's Hollywood Bowl on Thursday, September 30, and will perform in Vegas that weekend. Take it from someone who caught Pavement's first U.S. show in 11 years last Thursday in Pomona, California, when the quintet slammed out 30 (!) songs in two hours, you want to see these guys before they vanish again.

    Oh, also on that Hollywood Bowl bill? The legendary Sonic Youth, whose latest album, 2009's The Eternal, was released by, ahem, Matador Records. Hmm...

    If a 21st anniversary sounds less than colossal, consider that Matador last celebrated for its 10th, way back in 1999 (we're guessing the label skipped No. 20 to wait for Pavement at 21). Speaking of that 10th anniversary fest, held at New York's Irving Plaza over three days, the 17 acts on the bill were: Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, Mogwai, Cornelius, Chavez, Mary Timony, Bardo Pond, Guitar Wolf, Lynnfield Pioneers, Come, Solex, Red Snapper, Arsonists, Non Phixion, Jega and Khan, with David Cross emceeing. Here's hoping we might hear Chan Marshall's delicate vocals or Mogwai's rib-rocking sonic assault inside the pristine-sounding Pearl.

    While we're wish-listing, how about a Guided By Voices classic-lineup reunion, Liz Phair doing all of Exile in Guyville or some Mission of Burma destruction? Maybe a Boards of Canada pop-in? Hey, no one can stop us from dreaming, right?

    A check on Matador's current stable ...

    A.C. Newman
    Belle and Sebastian
    Brightback Morning Light
    The Cave Singers
    Condo Fucks
    Dead Meadow
    Fucked Up
    God Help the Girl
    Jennifer O'Connor
    Julian Plenti
    Kurt Vile
    Mission of Burma
    The New Pornographers
    The Ponys
    Sonic Youth
    Spiral Stairs
    Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
    Times New Viking
    Yo La Tengo

    and this..

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    Oh man, this has great potential. Another weekend in Vegas?! The fuckin' Pearl? I wanna go.

    I would love to see Liz do Exile from start to finish, I missed out when she did it last time. Mogwai and Pavement would be incredible at the Pearl.

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    I am probably in, no matter the lineup. Since I like practically everything on Matador.

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    Cat power and mogwai, plzkthx

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    Mogwai + Matmos, and I'm probably there.

    BoC is probably too much to ask for.

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    The Pearl. Capacity 2,500.

    Last edited by faxman75; 05-10-2010 at 12:00 PM.

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    oh shit. that venue does look pretty amazing.

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