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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    "I love being in a small club where everybody has a good seat and we don’t look like ants. And you can feel the audience, ...

  • Reviews

    I have a hard time deviating from pastrami, but there are soups, bagel platters, burgers and other entrées.

  • Incidental Tourist

    The Tao Group will create a nightclub and a dayclub, and new restaurants are coming from Bobby Flay and Vegas newbies Michael Symon and Marc ...

  • A&E

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    “The Cyr wheel is a mystical apparatus. There’s something about whirling dervishes that is very entrancing.”

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    The College of Hospitality, the med school and a 30-point win over Duke some of you might remember.

  • A&E

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  • Industry Weekly

    “A lot of people are on my shoulders.”

  • Industry Weekly

    The theme for this year’s tour is “All the Right Moves.”

  • Industry Weekly

    The rising Puerto Rican trap star performs at Drai’s after the Latin Grammy Awards.

  • Industry Weekly

    Expectations were high when award-winning chef Bryce Shuman took control of the first new restaurant at Park MGM.

  • A&E

    Flip or Flop, Outdoor Nevada and more.

  • Dining

    There’s a patio with a bar counter, where it just feels like college again.

  • Music

    “We ended up eating lunch at a food court and heading back to catch our flight.”

  • FeaturedUNLV

    Jimmy Kimmel, Guy Fieri, Larry Johnson and more.

  • Film

    Part of the problem is the general fustiness of Poirot’s adventures, which are often more like word problems than narratives.

  • Music

    Sad Daze in Happy Valley drops November 17, with a release show one night later at Starboard Tack.

  • Music

    Her rampant vocal manipulation is distracting and distancing, while overuse of digital gloss robs other songs of personality.