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Matador celebrates 21st birthday with Pavement-featuring festival

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This year marks the 21st birthday of the incredible independent label Matador Records. You may know it as the home of such acts as Pavement, The New Pornographers, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Fucked Up, Belle and Sebastian, Girls, and Mogwai.

Now, what better way to celebrate a 21st birthday than by heading to Las Vegas. You’re legal after all. Well, Matador Records apparently thought the same, as the label will be throwing a giant birthday/three-day music festival in Sin City later this year.

Now, what better way to throw a music festival than by having Pavement play. They’re totally kick ass after all. Well, Matador Records apparently thought the same, as the label has tapped the recently reunited indie outfit to head the festivities.

Though an official announcement is still forthcoming, Las Vegas Weekly reports that Matador will indeed celebrate its 21st birthday by bringing a three-day, Pavement-headlining festival to Las Vegas’ Pearl at the Palms between October 1st and 3rd.

Loads of other Matador acts are also expected to appear on the bill. So you can start guessing, we included a list of current Matador acts as well as alumni below. One probable is Sonic Youth, which has a date with Pavement in Los Angeles just days before the festival kicks off.

We’ll of course update you when more information becomes available.

Matador Active Roster:
A.C. Newman
Belle and Sebastian
Brightblack Morning Light
Cat Power
The Cave Singers
Cold Cave
Condo Fucks
Dead Meadow
Earles and Jensen Present
Fucked Up
Girls
God Help The Girl
Harlem
Jay Reatard
Jennifer O’Connor
Julian Plenti
Kurt Vile
Matmos
Mission Of Burma
Mogwai
The New Pornographers
Pavement
The Ponys
Shearwater
Sonic Youth
Spiral Stairs
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
Times New Viking
Yo La Tengo

Matador Alumni:
2 Foot Flame
18th Dye
Aereogramme
Arab Strap
Arsonists
Bardo Pond
MC Paul Barman
Babylon Dance Band
Bailter Space
Bassholes
Cornelius
Bettie Serveert
The Bionaut
Boards of Canada
Bullet Lavolta
Bunnybrains
burger/ink
Neko Case
Chain Gang
Chavez
Circle X
The Clean
Chavez
Cornelius
Come
Console
Couch
D-Stroy
dälek
Demolition Doll Rods
Dizzee Rascal
Graeme Downes
D-Stroy
Dustdevils
Early Man
Mark Eitzel
Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo
The Fall
Fire In The Kitchen
Flipper
The For Carnation (below)
The Frogs
Fuck (below)
The Fucking Champs
Guided By Voices
Guitar Wolf
H.P. Zinker
Helium
Interpol
Jaguar Love
Jega
JPS Experience
Tommy Keene (below)
Khan
David Kilgour (Europe)
Chris Knox (Europe)
Kustomized
Large Professor
Laura Cantrell
Lavender Diamond
Lesser
Liquor Giants (below)
Mecca Normal
Modest Mouse (Europe)
The Modernist
M. Ward (Europe)
Moonshake
Mount Florida
Mr. Len
Nightmares On Wax
Non Phixion
Pastels (below)
Pell Mell (below)
Liz Phair
Pizzicato Five
Pitchblende
Plone
Pole
Robert Pollard
Portastatic
The Schramms (below)
The Double
Sensational
Shams
Silkworm
Sleater-Kinney (Europe)
Smog (Europe)
The Soft Boys
Solex
Spoon
Sportsguitar
Tobin Sprout
Superchunk
Techno Animal
Teenage Fanclub
Jimi Tenor
Tobin Sprout
Superchunk
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
Mary Timony
Toiling Midgets
Two Lone Swordsmen
Unrest
Unsane
Unwound (Europe)
Void
Thalia Zedek
Various Artists—The Funky Precedent Vol 2
Various Artists—Teenbeat 50
Various Artists—What’s Up Matador
Various Artists—Everything Is Nice
Various Artists—Warp10
Various Artists—New York Eye & Ear Control
M. Ward
The Wisdom of Harry

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