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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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  • Music

    The Killers’ frontman only plays three new songs from upcoming solo album The Desired Effect.

  • Dining

    The thing about pho is that it’s pretty much the same all over.

  • Music

    If he didn’t win you over from behind his turntables, his bear hug and wide smile would close the deal.

  • Nightlife

    The SLS’ new cool-down spot, from swordfish salad to Steve Angello.

  • Nightlife

    Local nightlife veteran Jesse Waits has kept Encore's megaclub XS on top six years after its debut.

  • Reviews

    Great, easy comfort food from the island of Guam.

  • Dining

    The expo has been around for 30 years. John Arena’s been there for 29 of them.

  • As We See It

    The new app might get better, but for now it has issues.

  • Arts & EntertainmentThe Smith CenterLas Vegas Philharmonic

    “I’m hoping ... maybe it can create a shift in the thinking of how things happen here. Brave is about changing your comfort zone.”

  • As We See It

    "That’s gotta be going through his head ... how he went from going places and now it turned very quickly. He’s doing a lot of ...

  • Dining

    From pambazo to pozole, this mom-and-pop eatery does it right.

  • A&E

    The retro-themed roller skating party is back in Vegas after taking a break in 2012.

  • Music

    Also, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Wu Tang's Ghostface Killah and Raekwon.

  • As We See It

    Las Vegas excels in over-the-top VIP packages, but the latest two surpass extravagance.

  • Dining

    Chef Brian Malarkey brings his upbeat, social eatery to the Strip on March 27.

  • Southern

    Even if your bracket is a mess, this drink is a safe bet.

  • As We See It

    Also, recent visitation numbers show gaming is down. Better luck next year?