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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

    Welcome to your party checklist. From beach clubs to beats, we've got everything you need for five days of MDW fun, aka Biggest Weekend Ever.

  • Nightlife

    Four alternatives to this weekend's big nightlife parties.

  • Music

    Charli XCX and Ed Sheeran added their unique styles to the pop weekend mix, too.

  • Music

    The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go ...

  • Music

    Also on the bill: Brandon Flowers, Shamir, Duran Duran, Hozier, Weezer, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels and more.

  • Nightlife

    Where the music is sweet (and so are the Jell-O shots). It's time to get down with your bad self!

  • Reviews

    From shortrib-stuffed cannelloni to branzino livornese, everything sounds good on Julian Serrano's massive menu of Italian treasures.

  • As We See It

    Cates isn't thinking too much about strategy going into Last Cowboy Standing. He’s focused on having a good time and making the best of the ...

  • Dining

    Espresso is front and center at the new Green Valley coffee house, with only one "sweetened" drink on the menu.

  • A&E

    "Their preservation and activation is vital to downtown's revitalization."

  • Dining

    We've never tasted anything like the sikil pak pumpkinseed dip, and we'll be craving it for weeks.

  • Dining

    Hurry in for the limited-time Le Grande Burger. Come back for the scallops and spring pea pasta.

  • Dining News

    Plus: A Korean cooking class at Roy's and a St. Jude's fundraiser at Ra Sushi.

  • As We See It

    The Last Cowboy Standing competition is complemented with three days of country music and slices of Western life.

  • Music

    The standard product line bears phrases like "fiercely motivated," reflecting both the feel-good messages Global Gravitation Group wants its customers to walk away with, and ...

  • Dining

    The small but scrumptious food menu is complemented by a vast assortment of drinks like frappuccinos and fruit-ades.

  • The Sunday

    Leading up to Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Marianne Schwartz and George Barnett station themselves at local grocery stores to hand out poppies in honor ...

  • As We See It

    The artist has already conducted more than 1,000 self-weddings in Brooklyn, New Orleans and even at Burning Man.

  • A&E

    Also, Rumpshaker Storytelling at the Writer's Block and Craig Ferguson at Cosmopolitan.

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