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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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  • A&E

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  • Stage

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  • Conventions

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  • Weekly Q&A

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  • As We See It

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  • Education

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  • Music

    Concerts, films, albums, books! Your guide to the cultural onslaught from Labor Day through Thanksgiving.

  • Incidental Tourist

    If you’ve spent any time inside the D or the Golden Gate, it’s easy to see why this deal should be great for Fremont Street.

  • Music

    Fetty Wap, David Gilmour, Joanna Newsom and more—plus who’ll be the next artist to sneak an album onto the Web?

  • Dining

    In her usual tradition, Alberganti began handing out samples the moment we walked through the door.

  • Dining News

    Also, Off The Strip does brunch every day and CraftHaus Brewery throws a Glitter Bomb Party to celebrate its anniversary.

  • Print

    From a new Patti Smith memoir to the completion of a Sinatra bio, these books will keep you busy.

  • A&E

    Garrett's philanthropic organization, the Maximum Hope Foundation, hosts a celebrity poker tournament on September 19 at MGM Grand.

  • Dining

    If all goes well, the chef says, he’ll end up with multiple restaurants that serve sandwiches. This is a world where fine-dining folks can make ...

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    In the past eight months, eight cyclists have died on local roadways.

  • A&E

    The Vegas b-boys dominated, but Quest Crew walked away with the title.

  • Film

    A history lesson with occasional drama.

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    Medical marijuana was approved by voters in 2000, but it’s taken lawmakers more than a decade to set up a way for patients to legally ...