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.
Will Butler has always been an outlier. As Arcade Fire's second-most-famous Butler, he's always made being weird seem just as alluring as fitting in. During the band's live shows, the multi-hyphenate artist (synthesizer, bass, guitar, clarinet, and hell, even the glockenspiel) avoids the spotlight while throwing out enough manic energy — howling in one moment,… More »