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Take a walk down memory lane with Pavement

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Pavement is one of the most beloved and influential indie rock bands of the 1990s. But in the approximately two decades since they officially broke up in the early 2000s, their legend has only grown. Just in the past year, they've gone viral on TikTok, sold out reunion tour shows, a musical based on their songs was performed in New York, and it's recently been announced that a Pavement movie is in the works.

In this session, I'm joined by Pavement percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Bob Nastanovich. After the band split, Bob got into horse racing — it comes up a few times in our chat — but he took a break to go on that reunion tour, which was spurred by an appearance at the Primavera Sound festival last year. We talk about that, we get into Pavement's enduring legacy and discovery by younger fans, and we'll take a walk down memory lane. Which is paved. Memory lane is paved. Get it? Thank you.

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Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, comes to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She was also involved with Canada's highest music honors: hosting the Polaris Music Prize Gala from 2017 to 2019, as well as serving on the jury for both that award and the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.
Miguel Perez
Miguel Perez is a radio producer for NPR's World Cafe, based out of WXPN in Philadelphia. Before that, he covered arts, music and culture for KERA in Dallas. He reported on everything from the rise of NFTs in the music industry to the enduring significance of gay and lesbian bars to the LGBTQ community in North Texas.