Archive for April, 2007

Publicist Meltdown: “Save To Drafts” Method Strongly Recommended For Future Blog Promotion

By Adam F on Friday, April 20th, 2007

oops.jpgNot since Lizzie Grubman turned that valet stand into her personal monster SUV rally have we witnessed such an embarassingly-public-publicist-melt-down as Man Man's publicist's public melt-down over at Philebrity.  We're pretty sure people only go to that blog to remind themselves of which night is free Sparks night at the Khyber, so what's the point?   

It’s No Urban (Outfitter) Legend : Free Ponys Show In Lawrence, KS

By Matt on Thursday, April 19th, 2007

(photo by Tom Rippe, used without permission)

Asked if we support college and non-commercial radio here at Matador, we would have to reply "yes". And, of course, if that means plying college MDs with free goods, tickets and expensive gifts to pump up chart positions, we'd emphatically reply "hell yes!!"

Well, The Ponys are about to put a little more rock action in their support. The Free Yr Radio campaign is putting together a series of in-stores to help in the support of the local college radio stations across the US and next Tuesday April 24th the band are going to be rocking Urban Outfitters (where else?) in Lawrence, KS in support of the very fine radio station KJHK.


Urban Outfitters

1013 Massachusetts Street Lawrence, KS 66044


The show begins at 6pm and your free invite can be printed at

Make sure you show up early and have your invite in-hand as the show is first come, first served and you MUST have an invite.

Other bands participating include Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Man Man, The Rapture, Tapes n Tapes and more. Additional cities and in-stores can be found here:

A Shitty Week For My Diaper Service

By Adam F on Thursday, April 19th, 2007

diaper letter

Yes folks, with this letter left on our doorstep last week (the second half of which reads half like a missive from NASA on why Lisa Nowak won't be on Atlantis flight STS-117), it's official…no more diaper services in Brooklyn. 

(Gerard:  Apologies in advance if I'm turning Matablog into babycenter) 

Happy 60th Birthday, Jim

By Gerard on Thursday, April 19th, 2007
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Matmos in London! In July!

By Ruairi on Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Yes, the fine men of Matmos will once again grace these shores (England, that is) on July 1st for a date in the Royal Festival Hall with our old pal Cornelius.

More information can be found here.

And obviously, this will be nothing less than MIND-BLOWING. 

“Open Your Heart” Video: The Revolution Will Wear Rollerskates

By Nick on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

The Fader's got some great on-set pictures from Lavender Diamond's video shoot for "Open Your Heart."  If the picture above is any indication, the liberation of the suburbs will involve a lot of bright colors, floral prints, and waving arms.

Here’s Your Sunday Night All Figured Out

By Gerard on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

In Every Dream Home, A (Fuhrerbunker) Heartache

By Gerard on Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

From the Guardian's Karen McVeigh,


Bryan Ferry has apologised for remarks he made praising Nazi iconography. The 61-year-old singer sparked condemnation from Jewish leaders after he was quoted in a German newspaper describing the aesthetic behind Nazi Germany as "just amazing".

In an interview with Welt am Sonntag, Ferry also revealed that he calls his studio in west London his "Fuhrerbunker".

He said: "My God, the Nazis knew how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves. I'm talking about Leni Riefenstahl's movies and Albert Speer's buildings and the mass parades and the flags – just amazing. Really beautiful. "

The singer, who is also a model for Marks and Spencer, issued a statement yesterday in which he said he was "deeply upset" by the negative publicity his remarks had caused. It added: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused by my comments on Nazi iconography, which were solely made from an art history perspective. I, like every right-minded individual, find the Nazi regime, and all it stood for, evil and abhorrent."


Because I Think The Matablog’s Readers Are Mature…

By Gerard on Monday, April 16th, 2007


….and of a strong constitution, I suggest you check out the Mirror's interview with David Gest. Who amongst us hasn't stayed up late at night, curious about the details behind how he lost his virginity?  Or longed for the day we'd learn about his teenage experiments with angel dust?

Lavender Diamond with strings attached

By Nick on Friday, April 13th, 2007

Lavender Diamond is performing next Thursday at the Redcat theatre in the Disney Concert Hall in LA.  A really special event that will feature Lavender Diamond with an orchestral backing (arrangements written by the band's own Steve Gregoropoulos), this is a one off engagement with Indian Jewelry.  So if you're in the LA area, clear your calender.  There isn't a better way to spend $15 on a Thursday night, not legally anyway. Check out details and buy tickets HERE.