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 project inspired by the great numbers of some of Broadway's legendary musicals, "Steve Wynn's Showstoppers" has abruptly set a closing date of Sept. 30.

  • Kats Report

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  • Kats Report

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  • Kats Report

    Early this week, Clint Holmes made the off-handed remark, “Everyone’s shows are closing while mine is opening.”

  • Opinion

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  • Kats Report

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  • Kats Report

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  • Arts & EntertainmentFeatured

    If anyone ever comes at me with a closet rod, and I also have a closet rod, I am like 60 percent sure I can ...

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    Cirque’s stage shows opened 20 years ago with “Mystere” at Treasure Island, and with the most recent activity on the Strip completed, there is a ...

  • Kats Report

    Deepak Chopra is playing the big room at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 28.

  • Music

    Ahead of her show at the Cosmopolitan July 20, actress-turned-singer Hailee Steinfeld shared her thoughts on working with Zedd, making new movies and learning to ...

  • Intersection

    The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recently invited artist Rich McCor to play in the city.

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    It's nothing less than an icon of late-night Vegas eats.

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  • Music

    During a stripped-down, mostly acoustic segment, the trio delivered a lovely version of hit “Travelin’ Soldier.”

  • Nightlife

    And one club is opening this weekend. Get the details here.

  • Intersection

    We spoke with Fagel about the positive and widespread reception of his poem "A Brief Note for Dallas" and the surprising maturity of Las Vegas.

  • Opinion

    Summertime, and the living is anything but easy. Only the people can make it better. First, we have to talk about the tragic events that ...