On Saturday evening (October 1), Pavement took a break from their ongoing reunion tour to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pavements 1933-2022: A Pavement Museum. The Manhattan exhibition included a lot of artifacts—real and bogus—from the band’s historical past, in addition to a batch of reside cowl units. Among the many performers had been Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, Bully, and Speedy Ortiz. At one level within the night, Bully’s Alicia Bognanno, Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan, Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison, and Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis joined forces to play “Grounded” from Pavement’s 1995 LP Wowee Zowee. Watch it occur by way of Brooklyn Vegan.
The Pavement Museum is positioned at 475 Greenwich Road in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, although the occasion ends at present (October 2). The gathering contains beforehand unseen imagery, paintings, ephemera, and “rumored relics of the band’s actual and imagined historical past,” because the exhibition’s web site states. After opening in New York, the gathering will journey to London and Tokyo earlier than settling completely within the band’s hometown of Stockton, California. The NYC ceremony coincided with Pavement’s sold-out run at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.
Since saying their highly-anticipated reunion dates final 12 months, Pavement have launched a string of reissue campaigns, together with deluxe variations of Terror Twilight, Spit on a Stranger, and Slanted & Enchanted. In August, the band was honored with particular album-themed pierogi at an occasion in Parma, Ohio. Pavement didn’t get to style their pierogi, nonetheless, till final month.