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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

    TV and star chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey (“Top Chef,” “The Taste” and “Guy’s Grocery Games”) is bringing Searsucker to Caesars Palace in the spring. ...

  • A&E

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  • Nightlife

    The Electric Daisy Carnival juggernaut continues to pay dividends for the Las Vegas area.

  • Dining News

    Also, there's a big food truck fest set for Sunset Park this Saturday and you're gonna want to go.

  • Reviews

    Meat and potatoes? Nah. Try 87 different dishes from blood sausage with sea urchin to suckling pig.

  • SportsFeatured

    Fans spent the offseason poking fun at the Blue Devils, but Duke has set itself up to get the last laugh.

  • As We See It

    Frederick Foster looked the Vegas part, that is, minus the douchiness and yard-long margarita and plus class, culture and brains.

  • UNLV sportsSportsFeatured

    For the first time ever, the Runnin' Rebels will run on Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • UNLV sportsFeatured

    The Rebels’ team changes each season, but this voice is the one constant.

  • UNLV sportsSportsFeatured

    The Rebels welcome in eight new players, six of whom are eligible this season.

  • As We See It

    Six dancers filed a class-action lawsuit against Sapphire over wage and overtime requirements in 2009. And last month, the state Supreme Court ruled that the ...

  • Weekly Q&A

    "We’re always helping other people’s dreams come true, but we never had a chance to do any work on our own place."

  • Dining

    Say goodbye to meat cardboard when you sample from these creative snack spots.

  • Weekly Q&A

    The elite athlete will be running as a pacer in the Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon this weekend.

  • Film

    The effort comes across as desperate and sad, with meager laughs and sloppy storytelling.

  • As We See It

    Thierry Guetta is suing LIB for using the festival's titular phrase and its paint-splashed heart logo, which he says he's trademarked.

  • As We See It

    We put five uncheeses to the test and found some good, some weird, and one delicious.

  • MirageSteve WynnLas Vegas Strip

    Here’s a chilling thought, courtesy of the man who made it all possible: “Ask yourself, if there was no Mirage on the Strip, what would’ve ...