Guided By Voices, the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its “classic ’93 – ’96 lineup” for Matador Records’ 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to sources, additional dates in other cities will be announced soon.
The classic GBV lineup is generally considered to include Pollard, guitarists Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell, bassist Greg Demos and drummer Kevin Fennell. The lineup imploded around the time of the release of its 1997 album “Mag Earwhig!” Demos and Fennell have kept a very low profile in recent years.
Matador Records, the independent record label that was founded in New York in 1989, is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a three night series of concerts in Las Vegas on Oct. 1-3.
Many of the artists already confirmed for the weekend are indie rock stalwarts, including Pavement, Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the New Pornographers. Guided By Voices signed to Matador and released several albums on the label.
The three day event will take place at the Palms Casino & Resort In Las Vegas, NV. The full lineup and details about booking tickets and travel will be announced on Monday, July 5.
Other artists already confirmed include Superchunk, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Guitar Wolf, Chavez, Girls, Fucked Up, Harlem, Cold Cave, Shearwater, Kurt Vile and Jeffrey Joe Jensen.