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

    Music, food and fun will take over the Fremont Street Experience this weekend, from 11 a.m. to midnight February 25 and 26.

  • Intersection

    Among the additions to the area: More buildings and facilities, more retail and housing—and more doctors.

  • Music

    The California goth-punk veterans are an efficient hard-rock machine, as they proved over the course of 70 minutes.

  • Dining

    For a young city still blooming in the desert, Las Vegas has some deep soul-food roots.

  • Music

    The three-night total: 77 songs, without a repeat. That’s how you take over a venue.

  • Dining News

    Get ready for a Wagyu feast at Andiron, a top wines reception at Aureole and local brews with barbecue in Henderson.

  • A&E

    Fifty-six percent of you Aries feel more in love with life than you have in a long time.

  • Film

    Charlie Day's Mr. Campbell is far from the only character in this movie who deserves a pop in the mouth.

  • Music

    He changed costumes often, but it would have been a fun set even with my eyes closed.

  • Reviews

    SoCal transplant Matt Meyer tosses Asian and Latin flavors into the mix of a massive menu.

  • Industry Weekly

    The celebrated chef’s Japanese restaurant at MGM Grand offers adventure for all.

  • Music

    Also: Young the Giant, Kidz Bop and Katchafire.

  • Intersection

    Long part of the university's V-Day tradition, the play will be produced on campus for the last time on Saturday.

  • Industry Weekly

    The man behind Casa Fuente and the new Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace has a new headquarters off the Strip.

  • Intersection

    The revitalization of the area has been projected for years. Naturally, we have ideas.

  • Intersection

    Not only is ax-chucking a thing outside of lumberjack circles, it has spread to Las Vegas, because Las Vegas.

  • A&E

    Also, catch Heat and Soul at Henderson Events Plaza and poet Morgan Parker at UNLV this week.

  • Film

    Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • Industry Weekly

    Also: DJ Spider plays Light, Dillon Francis plays XS, DJ Mustard plays Marquee and many more.