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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 News

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  • As We See It

    New York Reuben? Greektown Gyro? This year's finalists are pretty out there.

  • A&E

    For MGM Resorts, the new theater adds versatility and volume to its entertainment options.

  • Dining

    Macadamia nut-crusted scallops, homemade waffle fries, the obligatory macaroni salad and more.

  • Film

    CineVegas went on hiatus following its 2009 edition.

  • Nightlife

    Mike dances harder than anyone on the floor, taking his hands off the equipment only for a little shimmy or body roll as he flashes ...

  • Dining

    Avocado, arugula and walnut pesto all work in sync within one of these great sandwiches.

  • As We See It

    Introducing Weekly's new columnist, Stacy J. Willis.

  • Dining News

    The great chef will be replaced by Mark LoRusso, who slides over from Botero at Encore.

  • Nightlife

    Daiquiri insanity, crafts on tap and a rustic feel.

  • Weekly Q&A

    “You should care about what’s happening to your neighbor, even if your neighbor doesn’t look like you.”

  • Reviews

    Yojie does a traditional sukiyaki, a shallow pot of sweet broth into which you dip each piece of meat before plunging the bite into raw ...

  • Music

    The Downtown venue's closure left more than 25 scheduled concerts without homes.

  • As We See It

    Vegas recently suffered the loss of some key alternative culture options.

  • As We See It

    Don't have a lawn? This state park does.

  • Dining

    If Chicago dogs are dragged through the garden, Venezuelan dogs have rummaged through the pantry.

  • Incidental Tourist

    “Keep The Party Going!” it screams at you, as if Vegas needs help in that department

  • Hot Spots

    Also: DJ Snake at Encore Beach Club. Get all the party specifics here.