Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pavement reunites for Sasquatch

Posted By on Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 1:37 AM

He's got six different flannel shirts
Airwalks, not thongs
he even understands the words to Pavement songs...

—Noise Addict


Pavement will reunite for the Sasquatch! Music Festival 2010. The three-day event kicks off on Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge (Quincy, Wash.) but discount tickets go on sale today Sat., Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. MST. The complete festival lineup will be announced Feb. 16.

Pavement, for those of you who aren't cool enough to know (just kidding. Uh, sort of) started playing its lo-fi, feedback, minor key pop in 1989 and disbanded in 1999. The band experienced cult success—never mainstream—and it's often referred to as the influence for bands throughout the 1990s and beyond. Bassist Mark Ibold plays for Sonic Youth now.

I'm sure other bands and comedy acts—Flight of the Conchords and Sarah Silverman have graced the Sasquatch stages, too—will draw audiences as the festival always has top-notch indie acts. And certainly reunion shows aren't always a good thing. Still, Pavement's one of those bands that might be worth seeing for the sake of music history.

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