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

    Iron Mike’s new version of his one-man show shares stories from his life beyond the ring.

  • Dining News

    Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger confirmed plans to add two more Las Vegas-area restaurants. The new restaurants are scheduled to open at the

  • A&E

    If your first time acting in a play live on stage resulted in that play getting an extension from a three-month run to an eight-month ...

  • NewsAllAggregate

    After a thorough victory over the weekend at Idaho, one of ESPN’s writers have the Rebels pegged for a postseason bowl game. David M. Hale’s ...

  • Intersection

    The eventual arrival of an Amazon-sized, non-gaming employer is inevitable, so will we fortify our schools, our infrastructure and our transit?

  • A&E

    Brooklyn Bowl, Beerhaus and, of course, Hofbräuhaus.

  • NewsAllSports

    Most felt Golovkin won the slugfest, or at very least it was an extremely close fight, but ringside judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight ...

  • A&E

    Las Vegas' first lady of jazz is ready to bring another dose of Carole King hits to Cabaret Jazz.

  • Arts & EntertainmentMusicFeatured

    It’s the hook from “Despacito”—the recent monster smash by another Puerto Rican artist, Luis Fonsi—that’s fueling the current surge.

  • Intersection

    Amenities will include lakes for cable wakeboarding, surf and whitewater rafting; indoor biking and skydiving; towers for rock climbing and bungee jumping; and ziplines.

  • Reviews

    The ribs are rich and smoky, and the brisket is just fatty enough, moist and tender with a thin layer of savory bark.

  • Industry Weekly

    Stylist and salon owner Tzigane Libson knew she wanted to go above and beyond.

  • Dining

    The always-interesting food journey of Jolene Mannina continues.

  • Music

    Also announced: a huge wave of new bands, including Lower Dens, White Reaper and The Regrettes.

  • Intersection

    Spun off the technology that enabled the “silent disco” trend, it uses wireless headphones to transmit music and instruction to yogis.

  • Dining News

    Also: Stop what you're doing and go vote on the official nachos of the Vegas Golden Knights.

  • Arts & EntertainmentFeaturedFine Art

    It’s not an ideal platform—the service flatly rejects vertical works—but it is an easy gallery to browse, one that never closes.

  • Industry Weekly

    Flosstradamus plays Intrigue as a warm-up for his big club tour.

  • Industry Weekly

    Don’t skip the colorful, creative cuisine on the Cosmopolitan’s third floor.