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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  • Industry Weekly

    The model and activist is preparing her Chocolate Rose party at Sugar Factory’s Chocolate Lounge.

  • Industry Weekly

    "I’m a proud Londoner but I’m also very proud of this country and of Las Vegas."

  • Dining

    It’s time to go back to eat at Jerry’s Nugget.

  • Reviews

    Don’t skip the C.F.C. wings, golden-brown fried chicken sprinkled in a spicy “house dust.”

  • Industry Weekly

    The lavish space has morphed into one of the most star-stocked rooms on the Strip.

  • A&E

    Ethel M Cactus Garden, Opportunity Village, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and much more.

  • FeaturedHolidays

    They’re synced up with a curated list of songs, like Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.”

  • FeaturedTheaterHolidays

    ‘It really is a comment on where we are as a culture and a society right now.”

  • MusicFeaturedTheater

    Melody Sweets, Clint Holmes and … Tournament of Kings?

  • MusicFeaturedHolidays

    The violinist released Warmer in the Winter in October.

  • FeaturedHolidays

    The holiday production runs December 9-24 at the Smith Center.

  • Industry Weekly

    Since their first big break on BBC Radio in 2003 with “Mr. Brightside,” it seemed as though The Killers exploded overnight.

  • Intersection

    Regal Palace Station, a Luxury+ at Boulevard Mall and Maya Cinemas’ first local theater.

  • Intersection

    Coming soon: Jammyland and Nevada Taste Site.

  • Music

    From Gary Allan to Jamey Johnson to Alabama and beyond.

  • Music

    Founding member Jeff Cook, who's been battling Parkinson’s disease, will be onstage this week.

  • Dining

    Industry veteran Miguel Mercado is showcasing varied influences two miles east of the Silverton.

  • Industry Weekly

    The official DJ of Las Vegas’ first major league pro sports team is living the dream.