Published Jun 29, 2010Indie giant Matador Records will be celebrating its birthday in time-honoured tradition: with a weekend of debauchery in La Vegas. From October 1 to October 3, the label will be hosting a festival in Las Vegas, and this one is a doozy.
The festival, which is called Matador at 21, features a jaw-dropping selection of major acts from the label's roster, most significantly DIY legends Guided By Voices. This will mark the first time songwriter Robert Pollard has played with his former band since New Year's Eve 2004/2005. Even more amazing is that this will be the 1993 to 1996 incarnation of the band, which produced the 1994 classic Bee Thousand.
The rest of the lineup is hardly less impressive. The three-day event will feature Pavement, Sonic Youth, Belle and Sebastian, the New Pornographers, Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, Fucked Up, Girls, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Superchunk and more. Head over to the Matablog to check out the full list of bands currently signed on.
The event will all take place at Las Vegas's Palms Casino Resort. Stay tuned for further lineup announcements and ticket information. If you're looking to cross off a whole bunch of names from your "Bands to See Before I Die" list, better book a ticket to Vegas now.