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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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  • Business

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  • As We See It

    The much-demanded app is finally here! So now what?

  • Music

    The former Van Halen singer will celebrate his birthday by rocking with his friends Downtown.

  • Film

    Having exhausted police and crime stories in LA, David Ayer tackles the unrelenting intensity of WW2 tank warfare.

  • Lifestyle Featured

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  • Dining

    It was like Disneyland, only with a beautiful burnt ends burrito.

  • Reviews

    The Chicago takeover continues with this fiery new Chinese restaurant.

  • Nightlife

    Jenna Marbles knows what your eyebrows mean.

  • Recipes

    This pasta dish has a lighter touch but doesn't scale back the flavor.

  • DiningFeatured

    Don't know how to attack the buffet? Let us show you the way.

  • As We See It

    Millionaire Chess: What happens when the "ancient sport" moves its pieces onto the Strip?

  • Dining

    There’s plenty of variety here, different styles of fried rice, bowls and sushi, along with salads and appetizers.

  • Hot Spots

    Also, an "Adult Halloween Bash" at the Sheri's Ranch brothel. Yes, brothel.

  • As We See It

    From discounts on ceremonies to matching bands, lucrative promos are being offered to LGBTQ couples wishing to wed.

  • Dining News

    Restaurateurs are hoping to find new locations.

  • Music

    The indie pop artist on her parents' Vegas showbiz past, Troop Beverly Hills and what you'll hear on the LIB stage (hint: Rilo Kiley).

  • Music

    The frontman talks playing his hometown's music fest, the next P!ATD album and a Kanye-centric LIB schedule conflict.

  • Music

    Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

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