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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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  • News & Notes

    New Las Vegas mega-club hotspot Omnia at Caesars Palace announced this morning the addition of Grammy Award-nominated and multiplatinum-selling artist Steve Angello to its list ...

  • As We See It

    The space-themed party crew’s art car has traveled to the festival six times.

  • Featured

    Getting lost in the Mojave: Lava beds, ghost towns and roadside ruins.

  • News & Notes

    Change continues at the 20-year-old off-Strip casino resort.

  • Las Vegas

    As one of the world’s top destinations for weddings, Las Vegas sent an open-arms invitation to millions of same-sex couples now able to elope without ...

  • As We See It

    Weigh in on Las Vegas' best dining, nightlife, entertainment and more!

  • Nightlife

    "We kicked it and it was dope ... I don’t give away my TRAP QUEEN kandi to just anybody."

  • A&E

    Reba is largely responsible for the early success of Brooks & Dunn, and also for this residency.

  • As We See It

    As Electric Daisy Carnival's final sets ended in June, so did its five-year contract with the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (no word on whether an ...

  • Dining

    How the celebrity chef and first-time restaurateur makes it look easy when it's anything but.

  • FeaturedWeddings

    Love at first tweet? A local couple who met on Twitter just tied the knot (on Periscope no less).

  • Dining

    Could this be the backyard cookout of your dreams?

  • Reviews

    Oysters, sashimi and cocktails. Chef and owner Dan Krohmer delivers all three in a tidy package.

  • A&E

    The record-collecting industry lives and dies by those who have a little extra cash and time on their hands.

  • Dining

    The restaurateur/chef and Chopped judge debuts long-in-the-making afternoon fare.

  • Nightlife

    Looking to fill your country void? Look to a Latin spot.

  • Nightlife

    "I always adapt to the crowd that’s in front of me, but then again, they’ve booked Armin van Buuren, so I’m like, 'You get what ...

  • Fine Art

    Some argue that in a work by an artist using an idea presented by another artist, only the intention needs to be different—not the art ...

  • A&E

    Plus: Tuxedo at the Bunkhouse and a Tenaya Creek/Tapas by Alex Stratta pairing.