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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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  • Nightlife

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  • Music

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  • Dining

    What’s a girl to do when she knows her Las Vegas days are coming to an end? Eat up!

  • Film

    No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.

  • Dining

    With all of that decorating and shopping, who has time to make dinner? Make a reservation instead.

  • Reviews

    There's a lot going on at the Light Group's first off-Strip restaurant ... almost too much.

  • Dining

    This new Henderson deli is serving some of the most interesting and delectable food around.

  • As We See It

    A public nod to Las Vegas history like none other in this town.

  • Fine Art

    Reflecting and Projecting is as much about the process as it is about the end result.

  • Dining

    We have some surprises—only five of our 14 choices are on the Strip this year.

  • Dining

    At this new Chinatown-area spot, you cook most of the food at your table's hibachi grill.

  • FeaturedBusiness

    The business a growing set of services that helps prisoners and their friends and family keep in touch through photos and phone calls.

  • As We See It

    So many venues involved in Hakkasan Group’s $36 million buyout of Light Group, so many questions to ask.

  • News & Notes

    Plus, a strong lineup coming for New Year's Eve and beyond.

  • Dining

    The Christmas Eve tradition is available two nights at the celeb chef's eponymous Cromwell restaurant.

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    The last time the Rebel football program made a move this bold was the 1998 hiring of John Robinson.

  • Nightlife

    From big-name beatmeisters (Zedd! Calvin Harris!) to celeb-studded soirees (Iggy! Miguel!), where to get your party on this New Year's Eve.