Matador Records has announced a three day celebration of the 21st anniversary of the label to be held at The Palms in Las Vegas from 1 October. Dubbed The Lost Weekend, the headliners include the reformed Pavement, Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian and the classic '93 - '96 lineup of Guided By Voices.
But the "undercard" is even more intriguing to us: Spoon, Cat Power, Yo La Tengo and The New Pornographers. The indie label's genesis began in of the NYC apartment of Chris Lombardi in 1989.
Tickets go on sale on July 9 via matadorrecords.com. There are VIP packages and three-day passes in coordination with hotel stay available on that date. More info to come on that subject, says the site.
Matador also states that as the weeks roll on, other "special guests" will be announced further filling out the roster of bands that will play at the 2,000 seat arena at The Palms. Our suggestions? Current label residers Interpol, The Ponys and Mission of Burma. And from the alumni list, The Fall, Laura Cantrell, M. Ward, Smog and Teenage Fanclub.