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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. …
September 27, 2010 Here was the rare show where you felt alright paying $8 for a beer and $10 for a basket of fries. After all, the tickets held by nearly all of the concertgoers at Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest in Columbia, MD were, well, free, which meant tons of goodwill going into the day-long event. …
September 21, 2010 Pavement returned to TV for their first late-night performance in over a decade on Monday night, stopping by The Colbert Report, where they played indie classic "Gold Soundz" and frontman Stephen Malkmus sat down for a hilariously awkward interview. Watch both below!
The quintet are promoting their greatest hits collection, Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement (out now), the name of which is lifted from a "Gold Soundz" lyric. …
July 19, 2010 Now five years old, Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival shook things up a bit this year, adding a comedy stage for a day and ditching the "Never Look Back" opening night where bands played seminal albums in their entirety. …
June 29, 2010 Like many a college student, NYC indie label Matador Records has chosen Las Vegas as the site of their 21st birthday, and their posse of revelers is packed with the biggest names from their expansive catalog.
Pavement, Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian, and the classic Bee Thousand-era lineup of Guided by Voices will headline three nights of music, October 1-3, at the Palms Hotel & Casino. …
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April 19, 2010 There was a brief kerfuffle on Twitter Sunday night because co-headliners Phoenix were outdrawing Pavement's ballyhooed U.S. return to Coachella. How could a bunch of omnipresent French upstarts with a couple catchy singles usurp the drooled-over return of the prodigal indie-rock darlings?
The truth is, Pavement were never built for a big stage.
Their last stint at Coachella, in 1999, was the picture of a band in its death throes. …
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