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Latest News From The Matablog

  • The Yo La Tengo / "Parks & Recreation" Connection Finally Explained

    April 24th, 2014 at 10:52 am by Gerard
    As you might've read elsewhere, Yo La Tengo --- appearing as the combo Bobby Knight Ranger --- are featured in tonight's season 6 finale of NBC's "Parks & Recreation".  Given that many of you know even less about show business than you do fitness, personal hygiene or the importance of getting up before 2 in the afternoon, I'm gonna graciously catalog the various scenarios on how exactly, this TV booking came to be.
    
    
    
    1) In 2000, the sleeve to Yo La Tengo's cover of George McRae's "You Can Have It All" featured an at-the-time struggling NYC model-slash-actress, Amy Poehler, previously best… Read more
  • KURT VILE PLAYING PUKKELPOP 2014

    April 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 am
     Kurt and his Violators are joining Queens of the Stone Age and Darkside for Pukkelpop 2014.The festival will be in Hasselt, Belgium. All three bands will be playing on Saturday, August 16th.
    
    Get your tickets on the official website and for more info take a look at:
    
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    Here are the rest of the dates and venues to catch Kurt the rest of the summer:
    
    May
    
    Friday 23 KIngston, NY, US BSP Kingston
    Saturday 24 Northampton, MA, US Pearl Street Nightclub
    Sunday 25 Boston, MA, US Boston … Read more
  • COACHELLA WEEKEND 2: QOTSA AND DARKSIDE THIS SATURDAY

    April 18th, 2014 at 3:50 pm
    
    
    If you are at the festival, but sure to catch Queens of the Stone Age tomorrow, April 19th, at 9:35pm PST on the Coachella Stage and DARKSIDE in the aptly-named Gobi tent after at 10:50pm PST. If you are anywhere but Indio this weekend, you can watch many performances (including QOTSA) on AXS TV here (please check local listings) or watch it on your computer at AXS.tv.
    
    The full schedule for the festival can be found here and a map here.
    
    Pictures from Coachella Weekend 1:
    
    
    
    
    
    QOTSA Photo by: Kevin Winter… Read more
  • What Record Store Day Means To Me (Pt. II)

    April 18th, 2014 at 2:33 pm by Gerard
    It was very tempting to post Pt. 1 for the 7th year in a row, but it’s getting harder and harder to find anyone old enough to get the joke that Chris and I once worked at Empire Records.   Anyhow, as you’re probably aware, tomorrow marks Record Store Day 2014, undoubtedly a hectic afternoon for our many friends in music retail — here’s hoping the staff at Best Buy manages to stay hydrated.
    
    
    
    As for the workers and patrons at what I’m told are “independent music shops” (sounds pretty quaint, right?) it seems the event is not without controversy.  On one hand, there’s the  perennial complai… Read more
  • TRAILER: 'FUCKERS' LIVE FROM THE LONDON FORUM

    April 17th, 2014 at 10:03 am
    'FUCKERS' live from the London Forum is coming soon.
    
    
    
    Directed by: Giorgio Testi (http://www.pulsefilms.com/)
    
    Sound by: Johnny Hostile
    
    "Fuckers" / "Dream Baby Dream" 12" (w/ digital download) out May 5 in the UK and Europe and May 6 in North America via Matador/Pop Noire.
    
    More on this release here.
    
    Here is a new episode of Jehnny Beth's radio show presenting some of the bands performing on the upcoming Savages-curated Pop Noire nights at Shacklewell Arms (May 5th) and Birthdays (May 6th) and concentrating on music she has been discovering while on tour.
    
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  • YLT'S IRA KAPLAN & GEORGIA HUBLEY ARE ON KLRU'S "OVERHEARD" WITH EVAN SMITH TONIGHT, PERFORMING "THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER" LIVE IN AUSTIN 4/17

    April 16th, 2014 at 10:41 am
    
    
    Austin's KLRU is hosting Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley TONIGHT on "Overheard" with Evan Smith. Please note that this event is free, but RSVP is required. In the event page here, you can do just that.
    
    Time: 7pm
    
    Map and directions to KLRU here.
    
    
    
    The band is in town to perform "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller" as a collaboration with filmmaker Sam Green. Love song premiered in 2012 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. This revival will be in Austin for only one night and two performances on April 1… Read more