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October 5, 2010 It was somehow fitting that the Matador at 21 Lost Weekend at the Palms in Las Vegas coincided with an appearance by renowned DJ Pauly D and his camera crew -- after two decades of thriving just to the side of popular culture, why wouldn't the label do the same at its own 21st birthday party?
Like the anniversary bashes Sub Pop and Merge threw for themselves in the past couple years, the event saw beloved dormant acts coming out of ret …
October 1, 2010 Vaunted indie label Matador Records is celebrating its 21st birthday with a massive bash all weekend long at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and thanks to MySpace Music, you can watch a live stream featuring many amazing bands right here on this page, beginning Friday, Oct. 1, at 11:30 P.M. …
August 11, 2009 Even at 57, Chrissie Hynde has still got it. After three decades, one of the Pretenders' two remaining original members (drummer Martin Chambers is the other one) has held onto her provocative snarl and influential biker chick style. …
June 4, 2009 Blondie and Pat Benatar will have a little competition on the touring circuit this summer. The Pretenders have tapped Cat Power and Juliette Lewis for a month-long summer outing in support of their latest record, 2008's Break Up the Concrete. The 22-date jaunt kicks off Aug. 7 in Rama, Ontario.
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January 9, 2009 "You get the book?" Cat Power asked between songs Thursday night at Brooklyn's 150-person-capacity Union Pool, where her friend William Van Meter, a sometime SPIN contributor, celebrated the release of his new book, Bluegrass: A True Story of Murder in Kentucky.
The invite-only event saw Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, crowd onto the tiny stage with a guitarist, keyboardist, and bassist. …
December 9, 2008 Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores this week:
Cat Power, Dark End of the StreetThe queen of indie-rock soul struggles with the real thing. Read Review >>
Common, Universal Mind ControlThe electro bandwagon welcomes yet another passenger. Read Review >>
Justice, A Cross the UniverseBehind-the-scenes doc unveils nu-electro hijinks...zzzzz... …
November 13, 2008 These days, rumors of artist collaborations start more quickly than you can say, "The lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish has the No. 1 Country album." Below, we weed through the reports to set the record straight.
James Iha and Billy Corgan: After a dissatisfied fan at the Smashing Pumpkins show in D.C. …
October 2, 2008 Less than a year after releasing Jukebox, the sequel to 2000's classic The Covers Record, songstress Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power, is ready to give fans yet another sample of her eclectic musical tastes with Dark End of the Street, a new six-track cover EP.
Comprised of material left over from the Jukebox sessions, the new album will be released December 9 courtesy of Matador in digital and 10" formats, Pitchfork reports. …
September 22, 2008 Every fall, Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert goes down in Mountain View, CA, featuring an illustrious lineup of performers. And 2008 is no exception, with Young and his upcoming tour mates Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie set to take the stage, as well as Smashing Pumpkins, Cat Power, ZZ Top, Norah Jones, and Jack Johnson [via Pitchfork]. …
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