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News From The Matablog
(there will be plenty of time for questions, just as soon as I'm finished with my speech) Ever notice how government officials (and/or the New York Mets) try to bury stories that don't entirely flatter themselves on Friday nights or weekends? No? GOOD, you're just my kind of person! In the spirit of helpfulness (and perhaps acknowledging that every member of our constituency doesn't read popular music blogs 75 times a day), we'd like to issue the following friendly reminders ; a) On April 26, Merge (U.S.) and Wichita (UK) will be releasing the new Times New Viking album, 'Dancer Equired'. We've heard it, and no matter what hyperbole our rec. biz pals are throwing around, it's even better than whatever they're saying. . b) On Feb. 22, Jagjaguwar is issuing the 3rd album from The Cave Singers, 'No Witch'. I've not heard this one (damn you, Web Sharrif!), but when we're promised the new full-length exhibits "a ferocity and bite we've yet to see from the band", you can be certain I'm getting my
rabies vaccinationcash in order. Hope you do the same.
photo by Reuben CoxPitchfork's been chronicling a sneak peek into the experience that was Matador at 21: The Lost Weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes action by heading over to Pitchfork TV where they're rolling out documentary footage from "The Lost Weekend" as we speak. Right now you can watch Chris Lombardi and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham take you on a tour of the concert grounds (from the Pearl Ballroom to the Hardwood Suite) , Girls' Christopher Owens performing new tracks in a bathtub, Fucked Up and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists engaging in a legendary battle of the bands, and most recently: Damian on The Old Strip: Bob Nastanovich - The Gambler: Kurt Vile - "Hunchback" (at the Palms Ballroom): Times New Viking - "Natural Resources, I Love Mine" (at the Palms Ballroom): The Clean - "Anything Could Happen" (at the Palms Ballroom): Keep up with Pitchfork for Matador at 21 videos. Myspace Music also covered the event with live concert highlights from Pavement, Come, Chavez, Fucked Up, The New Pornographers, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Shearwater, Guided By Voices, Liz Phair, Sonic Youth and more.
First off, if these changes have left anyone disappointed or inconvenienced, we're truly sorry. I've been watching videos of the guys in the BP commercials all week trying to strike the right tone for this post, and wouldn't you know it, MY VIDEO CAMERA IS BROKEN. Bullet dodged. On the bright side, hey, DEAD MEADOW are playing. The opening VIP gala is still happening at 4pm Friday in the Hardwood Suite with dj sets by Ted Leo and myself. Same room becomes a VIP lounge Friday and Saturday nights, plus late night dj action on Friday (James McNew, Dean Bein) and Saturday (Dave Martin, Robby Morris). Here's the live entertainment schedule of events. Much like real life, everything is subject to change. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1st THE PEARL Pavement: 12:00am – 1:00am Sonic Youth: 10:40pm – 11:30am Fucked Up: 9:35pm – 10:15pm Chavez: 8:30pm – 9:10pm Guitar Wolf: 7:30pm – 8:10pm Doors: 7:00pm MC : Jeff Jensen LATE NIGHT PARTY IN PALMS BALLROOM (LIMITED CAPACITY) Fucked Up Vs. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: 1:30am – 2:30am (One stage. Two bands. At once. They're supposed to take turns, song by song...but who knows?) Doors: 1:00am SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd THE PEARL Belle & Sebastian: 11:45pm – 1:00am Spoon: 10:25pm – 11:15pm Superchunk: 9:20pm – 10:00pm Cat Power: 8:15pm – 8:55pm Perfume Genius: 7:55pm – 8:15pm Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: 6:50pm – 7:30pm Come: 5:45pm – 6:25pm Girls: 4:40pm – 5:20pm Doors 4:00pm MC : Bob Nastanovich MATINEE IN THE PALMS BALLROOM (LIMITED CAPACITY) Dead Meadow: 2:30pm – 3:15pm Harlem: 1:30pm – 2:05pm Doors: 1:00pm LATE NIGHT PARTY IN PALMS BALLROOM (LIMITED CAPACITY) Cold Cave: 2:25am - 3:15am Esben and The Witch: 1:30am – 2:00am Doors: 1:00am KARAOKE UNDERGROUND AT LITTLE BUDDHA: STARTS AT 1:30am SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd THE PEARL Guided By Voices: 11:30pm – 1:00am Yo La Tengo: 10:10pm – 11:05pm Liz Phair: 9:50pm – 10:10pm The New Pornographers: 8:40pm – 9:25pm Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: 7:35pm – 8:15pm Shearwater: 6:30pm – 7:10pm Doors: 6:00pm MC's : Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster MATINEE IN THE PALMS BALLROOM The Clean: 4:30pm – 5:15pm Times New Viking: 3:30pm – 4:05pm Kurt Vile: 2:30pm – 3:05pm Doors: 2:00pm General questions : firstname.lastname@example.org This event is sponsored by MySpace Music, Altamont, Incase, Sailor Jerry and Yowie.
Here's a brand-new video for the "Move To California" 7" b-side "Teen Spirit In Hell". Buy the 7", and the album Born Again Revisited, and more awesome TNV crap. The video was directed by Brandon Reichard and edited by Marina Goldshteyn: The Columbus, OH sons and daughter of the revolution are playing shows with two of the best bands (just, the best). Tonight they open for Pavement in Central Park, and play with that band again in Atlanta on Sunday. Next week, TNV hit the road with the reunited, classic Guided By Voices lineup. Times New Viking will have their hands full blowing those bands off the stage, like they're used to doing. Go see them try, harder: September Wednesday 22 - New York, NY - Rumsey Playfield @ Central Park w/Pavement Thursday 23 - Montclair, NJ - Meat Locker Fri Sep 24 - Haverford, PA - Haverford College Sunday 26 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle w/Pavement Tue Sep 28 - Little Rock, AR - White Water Tavern Wed Sep 29 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Thursday 30 - Austin, TX - The East Side Drive In w/Guided By Voices October Sat October 02 - Lawrence, KS - Scion Garage Fest Sun October 03 - Las Vegas, NV - Matador 21 Monday 04 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern w/Guided By Voices Tuesday 05 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre w/Guided By Voices Thursday 07 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom w/Guided By Voices Saturday 09 - Seattle Wa, WA - Showbox SODO w/Guided By Voices Tuesday 12 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue w/Guided By Voices Wednesday 13 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre w/Guided By Voices Thursday 14 - St. Louis, MO - St. Louis University/Billken Club
First of all, we know you've been waiting patiently for the information below, and we sincerely apologize for the length of time it took to get it together. But if wanting to put together an even sicker bill than previously announced is a crime, PLEASE LOCK US UP. 1) 50 additional pairs of tickets priced at $250.00 per person (not including taxes and fees) will be available via a public lottery sometime next week. We'll announce the details here and on the 21 site beforehand. 2) Details regarding a limited number of room upgrades will be available at that time. 3) We regret to announce that at present, our supply of VIP tickets has been exhausted. If that situation changes, we'll let you know. 4) As rumored in a bunch of places (including this very blog), we're very happy to confirm the following additions to The Lost Weekend Bill ; Liz Phair, Times New Viking, Esben and the Witch, Perfume Genius, The Clean, MC's Jeff Jensen, Bob Nastanovich, Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster, and a late Friday evening presentation by Austin's Karaoke Underground. The rough schedule can be found below, and is very much subject to change : Friday: 4 PM: Gala opening party, Hardwood Suite (VIP ticketholders, limited capacity) MAIN STAGE (The Pearl): doors open 6 PM, first band (Guitar Wolf) on at 7 PM Pavement Sonic Youth Fucked Up Chavez Cold Cave Guitar Wolf MC : Jeff Jensen 2am onwards : Superchunk/Fucked Up/bands TBC, Hardwood Suite (VIP ticketholders only, capacity limited) 2am onwards : Karaoke Underground at Little Buddha (open to all ticketholders, space permitting) Saturday: MAIN STAGE (The Pearl): Belle and Sebastian Spoon Superchunk Cat Power Perfume Genius The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Come Girls MC : Bob Nastanovich 2am : Esben and the Witch, Harlem, Key West Ballroom (open to all ticketholders, space permitting) Sunday (MATINEE, in Key West Ballroom, open to all ticketholders, capacity limited): The Clean Times New Viking Kurt Vile Sunday evening : MAIN STAGE (The Pearl): Guided By Voices Yo La Tengo Liz Phair The New Pornographers Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Shearwater MC's : Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster Matador at 21: The Lost Weekend takes place at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from October 1-3, 2010. This event is sponsored by MySpace Music, Altamont and Incase.