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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  • Dining

    Daytime dim sum, family dinner or late night noodle fix, Ping Pang Pong continues to be a true Vegas food institution

  • A&E

    August 11 will mark the first time the Las Vegas-based tribute artist has performed at the iconic International Theater.

  • Intersection

    Enthusiasm for the HBO show is high, and Disney/Lucasfilm just announced plans to create an immersive Star Wars-themed resort in Orlando.

  • A&E

    This is the local charity event that's known as an automatic good time, but the cause behind the party is just as important as it's ...

  • Industry Weekly

    The Front Yard is bringing more food, drinks and music to the off-Strip favorite.

  • Industry Weekly

    The crispy chicken tamale is the perfect flavor contrast for tres leches pancakes.

  • Industry Weekly

    The pop music titan plays T-Mobile Arena on August 11.

  • Reviews

    Dig if you will the picture, of you and I engaged in a fish.

  • A&E

    “The twinge of ‘Go back to Mexico’—of racism and bigotry—has never been higher at any point in my career, and Donald Trump is directly responsible ...

  • Music

    Frontman Nick Hexum says 311's fans have enabled the band to move beyond "the whims of radio and press."

  • Fine Art

    “When you’re drawing the president or anybody, the more attractive they are, the more difficult they are to draw.”

  • Industry Weekly

    “This show allows me to go deeper as an actor and to sing like a pop star or rock star, to really go for it ...

  • Intersection

    For starters, Nevada is the only state in the country where you can legally bet on the Olympics.

  • A&E

    Folks packed the place for Avi Buffalo, an LA-based singer-songwriter on Sub Pop Records.

  • Music

    Also: I Prevail, Freddie Jackson and Molotov

  • Dining

    It’s still dark and sleek, but now there’s a secret steampunk society vibe.

  • Music

    The band will play its first show in five years August 11 at Vinyl.

  • A&E

    Chada Street, Cleo, Mint and more

  • Industry Weekly

    The creator of Trapsoul and True to Self hits the Hard Rock Hotel on August 12.

  • FeaturedOutdoors

    Back in Scotland, she competed in triathlons, swimming in an icy “man-made loch” until her face became rubber.