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

    Elton had to cancel his spring shows at Caesars due to illness, and he couldn't be happier to be back in town.

  • FeaturedVegas Mass Shooting

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  • Dining News

    "I’d like to have something that’s more grab-and-go, a little more casual, where families can take their kids and they don’t have to spend a ...

  • Dining News

    The legendary restaurant's operators plan to reopen the original location, too.

  • FeaturedVegas Mass Shooting

    “After this event, I don’t think there’s an office or firefighter that just shakes hands. We hug now.”

  • FeaturedVegas Mass Shooting

    The livelihood of Las Vegas has been wounded before, and it might be again, but the idea of Vegas is forever.

  • Chef Talk

    The innovative chef talks about relocating Spago from the Forum Shops at Caesars to Bellagio in early 2018.

  • FeaturedVegas Mass Shooting

    The LVCVA’s Rossi Ralenkotter, County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani and many more weigh in.

  • Intersection

    Chef Mike Minor is back at Border Grill and his regulars are happy about the homecoming.

  • Music

    Uli Geissendoerfer wants it to serve as a go-to hub shining a spotlight on the recent surge of local jazz talent.

  • FeaturedVegas Mass Shooting

    “This could’ve been any one of us. We all go to concerts.”

  • Industry Weekly

    The pop icon plays Mandalay Bay Events Center October 14.

  • Music

    It aims to promote the great American art form through education, live performance and advocacy.

  • FeaturedVegas Mass Shooting

    “Consider that a hug from your grandma,” she said as she wrapped her arms around me.

  • Dining

    They’re doing what they always do: take care of people.

  • Industry Weekly

    The new facility offers classes in contortion, hand-balancing, pilates and yoga.

  • Music

    After Janet Jackson’s October 14 concert at Mandalay Bay, she's a primary candidate for her own casino-based show.

  • Industry Weekly

    Sharing a seafood tower in the “treehouse” is a rite of passage.

  • A&E

    Cockroach, LVLT, Majestic Repertory and more.

  • Intersection

    Great things are happening here daily, in galleries like Random Alchemy.