Matador lineup announced: GBV, Pavement, Sonic Youth & more!
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 (12:15 p.m.)
Photo: Michael Mishak
Let the guesswork end ... well, most of it. Matador Records has revealed the majority of the lineup for its three-day 21st birthday bash — scheduled for October 1-3 in Las Vegas at the Pearl — and it looks pretty freaking ridiculous from here. As we reported earlier, Pavement and Sonic Youth will be there. So will the hotly rumored Belle & Sebastian.
The fourth headliner? A reunited Guided By Voices, which played its last show on December 31, 2004. Better yet? The Matador poster promises GBV will bring back its “classic lineup,” the 1993-1996 version behind indie-rock album pillars Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes, featuring guitarists Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell and, of course, frontman Robert Pollard. (Spookily enough, you'll notice I wished for exactly that in the above-linked April 22 piece.)
Also on the bill: Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The New Pornographers, Superchunk, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Guitar Wolf, Chavez, Girls, Fucked Up, Harlem, Cold Cave, Shearwater, Kurt Vile and Jeffrey Joe Jensen. Whew! And in case that’s not enough, more artists are promised for a subsequent July 5 announcement. Can we get some Mission of Burma up in here? (Hey, it worked last time!)
Ticket particulars are also promised for July 5.
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