It's another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st. Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from www.primaverasound.es.
Though we're not often in the habit of encouraging you to watch major awards shows here at Matador Records & Filmworks, we must make a rare exception in the case of this Sunday evening's 2014 Grammy Awards on CBS. As mentioned previously, Queens of the Stone Age are up for 3 Grammys this year, having earned nominations for Best Rock Album ('...Like Clockwork'), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Best Rock Performance ("My God Is The Sun"). On top of that QOTSA will be making their Grammy telecast debut during the program's grand finale, performing alongside fellow nominees / compatriots Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham.
Post-Grammy Southwest Victory Lap & Additional 2014 U.S. Dates 2014 after the jump
Jan 30 2014 - Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
Jan 31 2014 Township Auditorium Columbia, SC
Feb 01 2014 Tennesse Theatre Knoxville, TN
Feb 03 2014 - Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 04 2014 - Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
Feb 05 2014 - The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater - Miami Beach, FL
Feb 07 2014 - Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
Feb 09 2014 - Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
Feb 10 2014 - Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX
Feb 11 2014 - Abraham Chavez Theatre – El Paso, TX
Feb 13 2014 - The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
April 12 2014 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 19 2014 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
May 14 2014 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
May 16-18 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
Not content with The NME and Grammy nominations already circulating, The Fly magazine in London have their inaugural awards show taking place on February 6th, with Thurston Moore to receive their "Living Legend" award, with the following Matador acts also up for nomination. Voting is, of course,
demanded encouraged and can be done so here, with the chance to win tickets to the award show.
Artist of the Year: Kurt Vile, Queens of the Stone Age, Savages
Song of the Year: Kurt Vile 'Air Bud', Queens of the Stone Age 'My God Is The Sun', Savages 'She Will'
Live act of the year: Queens of the Stone Age
Label of the year: Matador (amongst others).
This years NME awards spoonsored by Austin, Texas (...no, we don't get it either) take place on February 26th in London which sees Queens of the Stone Age and Savages battle it out in the Best Album and Best Live Act categories, whilst Queens are also nominated for Best International Band and Jehnny Beth of Savages is nominated in the Best Band Blog/Twitter. Voting is open now over at the NME website. Let's help Queens and Savages fill up their trophy cabinets.
As mentioned in this space a couple of weeks back, Queens of the Stone Age are featured on Saturday night's episode of "Austin City Limits", filmed at Austin's ACL Live last October. Check your local listings for the PBS station near you.