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Matador at 21

Indie icons rock out centerstage during record label's anniversary weekend

Matador at 21: Fest of a lifetime

October 6th, 2010

Indie icons rock out centerstage during record label's anniversary weekend

  • Music

    Guided by Voices, Yo La Tengo, Liz Phair, The New Pornographers, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Shearwater, Kurt Vile, Times New Viking, The Clean

  • Music

    Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, Superchunk, Cat Power, Perfume Genius, The Jon Spencer Blues Experience, Come, Girls

  • Music

    Pavement leaves audiences wondering. Fucked Up leaves audiences scared. And more awesome details from the first day of the festival.

  • Noise

    One of the men behind Matador shares what he looks for in a band.

  • Music

    An offhand mention by bandmate Ira Kaplan prompts a quick e-mail exchange

  • Music

    The JSBX frontman on frontman on his love for ex-label Matador, and his mission to reissue his catalog.

  • Music

    One of Matador's newer artists talks about his favorite albums and what he's working on.

  • Noise

    Anyone remember when Pavement played Huntridge Theatre? Stephen Malkmus does.

  • Noise

    One-third of Yo La Tengo speaks to the Weekly about why the band's stayed with Matador so long, and why it's never played Vegas

  • Noise

    Perhaps it’s fitting for Matador Records to blow out its 21st birthday candles in the very un-indie setting of a Las Vegas casino.

  • Music

    Pavement, Sonic Youth, Fucked Up, Chavez, Guitar Wolf—and why they matter

  • Music

    Was the Matador festival the impetus for the reunion? The Weekly asks.

  • Music

    Pink Eye talks Matador missteps, his band's rock opera and opening for Arcade Fire

  • Music

    Does McCaughan think his record label-Merge-competes with Matador? No. Find out why.

  • Music

    Liz Phair talks about her history with Matador, and whether she misses the label.

  • Music

    Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo, Liz Phair, The New Pornographers, Ted Leo—and why they matter

  • Music

    Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, Cat Power, Superchunk, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion—and why they matter

  • Music

    Carl Newman talks about why the Lost Weekend will be the greatest thing EVER.

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  • Dining

    Not since the Cosmopolitan has a Strip arrival brought a stable of high-profile restaurants like what SLS promises.

  • Dining News

    Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.

  • Music

    Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra among latest batch of LIB names.

  • FeaturedLifestyle

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • A&E

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • A&E

    When Maren Wade gets to play the showgirl inside the cake, it's not quite the sweet experience she expects.

  • Reviews

    You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

  • Music

    Although the two bands played for almost the same amount of time, NIN came off like the main attraction.

  • As We See It

    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

  • Incidental Tourist

    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • Music

    The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • As We See It

    Ever notice that drivers can’t access the parking lot from the welcome side? Yeah.

  • Music

    Also, a Phish pre-sale and an EDM bash at Brooklyn Bowl.

  • Dining News

    The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Nightlife

    The performance troupe brings its interactive production to House of Blues this weekend.

  • MusicArts & Entertainment

    The last time the Vermonters played Halloween here, they covered The Velvet Underground's 'Loaded.'