Pavement, JSBX, Sleater-Kinney To Help Matador Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

Matador Records, the indie label home of Pavement, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and Sleater-Kinney, will celebrate its tenth year anniversary in September with two special weekends of shows, slated for New York City and London.

Pavement, JSBX, and Yo La Tengo will headline the New York gigs, scheduled for September 23-25 at NYC's Irving Plaza, while Sleater-Kinney, Yo La Tengo, and unannounced "special" guests will top the bills of the U.K. concerts, being held on September 3-5 at the University of London Union.

As part of the celebration, Matador plans to issue a special double-album retrospective, dubbed "Music is Nice," collecting some of its artists best known "hits," and some previously unreleased tracks, from the likes of Pavement, Yo La Tengo, JSBX, Cat Power, the Arsonists, and others.

A companion Matador video collection, "Video Is Nice," is also being assembled, and both the album and the VHS/DVD set are expected to drop on September 14.

Tickets for both

the London and New York shows will go on sale on July 2, and the daily line-ups for the concerts is as follows:

A Nice Weekend in London @ ULU Manning Hall

September 3:
  • Sleater-Kinney
  • Cat Power
  • Solex
  • Unwound
  • Khan

    September 4:
  • "very nice special guests"
  • Cornelius
  • Arsonists
  • Non Phixion
  • Pole
  • Void

    September 5:

  • Yo La Tengo
  • Bardo Pond
  • The Wisdom of Harry
  • Mark Eitzel
  • Jega
  • Mount Florida

    A Nice Weekend in New York City @ Irving Plaza

    September 23
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • Cornelius
  • Arsonists
  • Non Phixion
  • Red Snapper
  • Jega

    September 24
  • Pavement
  • Cat Power
  • Chavez
  • Guitar Wolf
  • Lynnfield Pioneers
  • Khan September 25
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Mary Timony
  • Solex
  • Mogwai
  • Come
  • Bardo Pond
  • Pole


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