Jesus Lizard put on great shows in the ’90s. Just as intense, albeit in a different way, were Guided By Voices’ acrobatic karate-kicking, beer-swilling collagist epics. It’s unclear if Robert Pollard & Co. will have as much energy in 2010 (he will), but regardless, the “classic” ’93-’96 lineup’s getting back together in Las Vegas for Matador’s 21st Anniversary Party in October. The event takes place 10/1-10/3 and also includes past and present Matador heroes like Pavement, Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power, Yo La Tengo, Spoon, the John Spencer Blues Explosion, Girls, the New Pornographers, Cold Cave, Kurt Vile, Fucked Up, etc. You can read, so take a look at the flyer for the event while you check out some additional details.
The shows will take place at the Palms Casino & Resort in Vegas. You’ll be able to find out how to get tickets on 7/5. Keep watch at Matablog while listening to Alien Lanes and Bee Thousand on repeat.