Matador Records celebrated its 21st birthday this weekend with a two-day concert at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, and bands from across the indie powerhouse's lifespan, from vets to newbies, came to join the party, including Spoon, Cat Power, Pavement (see frontman Stephen Malkmus above), Sonic Youth, and Superchunk.
Photographer Jake Giles Netter was on the ground in Sin City all weekend, capturing all the action at the Palms.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »