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Matador Alumni Corner : There’s A New Thalia Zedek EP

By Gerard on Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Dear Friends,

Since 1982, I’ve had the privilege of standing around trying to pry my jaw off the floor while Thalia Zedek uses 6 strings and a voice that’s seen/felt-it-all to draw blood and much, much more.  While everything she’s done (Dangerous Birds, Uzi, Live Skull, Come) has run the gamut from great to really great her last couple of solo recordings for Thrill Jockey are kinda like Everest or K2 compared to 2001′s ‘Been Here & Gone’ (or as I’ve started calling it, “Lhotse I” — ASK MARK OHE).

Anyhow, the reason I bring this up at 3:30am on a Saturday is because Thalia’s new limited edition EP, ‘Six’ (also available from Thrill Jockey) is apparently only available in very limited numbers and maybe I purchased the last copy in Lower Manhattan, maybe I didn’t.  You shouldn’t take my word for it no matter what.

 

Free All Ages Come Instore

By Michael on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

So you mean to tell me that Come – with original lineup of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Arthur Johnson and Sean O’Brien – are playing a free, all ages instore the night of the final show on their US tour in Atlanta at the famed Criminal Records.

And while you’re there, be absolutely fucking sure that you pick up a copy of the reissue of “one of the best rock albums of all time.”

You’ll probably be treated to at least one version of ” Submerge”

COME – US tour starts TONIGHT in Los Angeles

By Gerard on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

(“Dead Molly, “Submerge”, “Bell” and “William”, live, May 25, 2013, Instants Chaviré)

Just a reminder that the original Come lineup of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Arthur Johnson and Sean O’Brien hit the road today in support of the double LP/double CD 20th Anniversary edition of ’11:11′. Dates are below.

6/19 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA (w/ Tara Jane O’Neil)
6/20 The Independent San Francisco CA (w/ Tara Jane O’Neil)
6/21 Mississippi Studios Portland OR (w/ Rebecca Gates & The Consortium)
6/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA (w/ The Redwood Plan, No Grave)
6/27 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA (w/ 27)
6/28 Bowery Ballroom New York NY (with Jennifer O’Connor)
7/12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL (with Brother JT)
7/26 40 Watt Club Athens GA (with Subsonics, A)
7/27 The Earl Atlanta GA

’11:11′ is available direct from The Matador Store or via iTunes. AND IN RECORD STORES

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COME – “Sad Eyes” (acoustic) + interview

By Gerard on Monday, June 10th, 2013

video courtesy WDR.de. Studio version of “Sad Eyes” can be found on the 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of ’11:11′.

COME – ’11:11′ Deluxe Double LP / Double CD Reissue In Stores Today

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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(“Submerge”, live in Offenbach)

Our 20th anniversary edition of Come’s astonishing 1993 debut, ’11:11′ is in stores today ; I’d love to show you a photo of how awesome the packaging is, but either someone has misplaced the camera in our New York office or they’re worried that you’ll be blinded by the sheer brilliance of it all. But rest assured, band + associates knocked it out of the park (or, if you deeply dislike inappropriate baseball analogies, they’ve done appropriate justice to one of the most important album in this label’s history).

Over at The Awl, Choire Sicha’s interview with Thalia Zedek touches on the band’s history, their recent reunion (clips from last week’s shows in Germany and Holland are above and below, respectively), the nutty ’90′s and Thalia’s solo work.

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(“Fast Piss Blues”, live in Amsterdam)

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

follow Come on Twitter : @TheRealCome

COME – “Off To One Side”, live In Offenbach, Germany

By Gerard on Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Shot March 18 at Hafen 2, Offenback. To the person or persons responsible for putting this up — thanks so much.

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

follow Come on Twitter : @TheRealCome

COME – “Car”, live in Copenhagen

By Gerard on Saturday, May 18th, 2013

courtesy Mathias Nielsen. Come kicked off their original lineup reunion tour the other night, and here’s a live version of their amazing 1991 debut 7″ on Sub/Pop, “Car”. The current European and US dates are in support of Tuesday’s deluxe double disc reissue of their landmark debut album, ’11:11′.

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

follow Come on Twitter :  @TheRealCome

 

Come – In Rehearsal Mode

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

l-r : Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, working in an undisclosed European hideaway Monday afternoon in preparation for Come’s forthcoming European and US dates in support of next week’s deluxe reissue of their landmark debut album, 11:11.

5/17-19 Orange Blossom Special Festival Beverungen DM
5/20 Bitterzoet Amsterdam NL
5/22 The Ruby Lounge Manchester UK
5/23 Dingwalls London, UK
5/24 Instant Chavires, Paris FR
5/26 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
5/27 Le Romandie Lausanne, Switzerland
5/28 Jubez Karlsruhe, Germany
5/30 Locomotiv, Bologna IT
5/31 Kino, Ebensee AT
6/01 Pilot, Prague CZ
6/02 Festaal Kruezberg, Berlin DE
6/19 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA
6/20 The Independent San Francisco CA
6/21 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
6/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA
6/27 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
6/28 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
7/12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

follow Come on Twitter :  @TheRealCome

 

Come – new European and US Dates, preorders for ’11:11′ deluxe reissue

By Gerard on Monday, April 1st, 2013

(Come, NYC, 1994, photo by Mark C.)

As mentioned earlier in this space, in May (the 21st to be exact) we’re reissuing one of the most important debut albums in rock/Matador/human history, Come’s ’11:11′. To coincide with our deluxe, double LP/double CD version of this landmark title, the original Come quartet of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Sean O’Brien and Arthur Johnson are playing select shows overseas and in the US, as listed below.

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5/17-19 Orange Blossom Special Festival Beverungen DM
5/20 Bitterzoet Amsterdam NL
5/22 The Ruby Lounge Manchester UK
5/23 Dingwalls London, UK
5/24 Instant Chavires, Paris FR
5/26 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
5/27 Le Romandie Lausanne, Switzerland
5/28 Jubez Karlsruhe, Germany
5/30 Locomotiv, Bologna IT
5/31 Kino, Ebensee AT
6/01 Pilot, Prague CZ
6/02 Festaal Kruezberg, Berlin DE
6/19 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA
6/20 The Independent San Francisco CA
6/21 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
6/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA
6/27 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
6/28 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
7/12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

* – Glitterhouse is releasing the album in Europe.

From The Owings Archives To Your Eyeballs : Come, Live In Cambridge, MA, March, 1991

By Gerard on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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We’re told this might be footage from Come’s first public performance. Perhaps you thought this would be the post where we’d announce the presale for the May reissue of Come’s debut album, ‘Eleven : Eleven’. Or maybe even the post where some live dates would be unveiled. If you should know anything by now, it’s that we have a tendency to drag this shit out. “Are they being paid by the post?” you might well wonder, and why yes, in fact WE ARE. (video courtesy Chunklet)

Coming May 7 : A Deluxe Reissue of Come’s- ‘Eleven : Eleven’

By Gerard on Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Way back in 1993,  when things like newsstands and magazines still existed, Entertainment Weekly’s David Browne called ‘Eleven : Eleven’, the first album from Boston’s Come, “enthralling, like watching someone howl into a rainstorm.” The album in  question was the result of a collision between Boston/New York guitarist/vocalist Thalia Zedek (formerly of Dangerous Birds, Uzi and Live Skull), Oberlin product / guitar wizard Chris Brokaw, and one of the more powerful rhythm sections of the last half century, drummer Arthur Johnson and bassist Sean O’Brien.  Despite being one of the best album in this label’s long history and one of the more memorable debut albums in an era full of ‘em, ‘Eleven : Eleven’ has been out of print for far too long.   This May, however, that situation is rectified with a deluxe, double disc reissue (2XLP, 2XCD) comprising the original album plus a bonus disc featuring Come’s October 10, 1992 performance at the Vermonstress Festival.   The 2XLP edition will also include a bonus 7″, a reissue of the “Fast Piss Blues” b/w “I Got The Blues” single.

Matador will handle the North and South American release  ;   Glitterhouse will be reissuing ‘Eleven : Eleven’ in the same configurations in Europe.

After a handful of reunion shows in 2010 and 2011, Come’s original lineup will be playing selected shows later this year.   In addition, Thalia Zedek’s 5th solo album and first since 2008, ‘Via’, is being released by Thrill Jockey this March, while Chris Brokaw is currently touring the West Coast with former labelmate Jennifer O’Connor in support of his most recent solo album.

Come – Back In Action

By Gerard on Monday, March 28th, 2011
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Following a terrific performance at last October’s Matador 21/ Lost Weekend in Las Vegas, Come are again returning to the stage, playing Brooklyn’s Bell House on Saturday, April 16, along with Chicago’s Eleventh Dream Day (whose new Thrill Jockey album, ‘Riot Now’ is available at better record shops).  Tickets are available here.

(ADDENDUM : Come are also playing Cambridge, MA’s Oberon Theatre on April 14).

REVISED SCHEDULE : Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend In Las Vegas, The Palms

By Gerard on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

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 :  21@matadorrecords.com

This event is sponsored by MySpace Music, Altamont, Incase, Sailor Jerry and Yowie.

Matador At 21 – The Lost Weekend : Final Bill, Schedule Info

By Gerard on Friday, September 3rd, 2010

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.

“The Lost Weekend” – Matador 21 In Las Vegas, Tickets On Sale This Friday, July 9

By Gerard on Monday, July 5th, 2010

Tickets for “The Lost Weekend” aka Matador’s 21st birthday celebrations at The Palms will go on sale this Friday morning at 9am, PST. Here’s the details you’ve been hassling all of us about over the last week (and don’t think we don’t appreciate it)

a) Tickets/Pricing : An initial quantity will be on sale Friday for $SOLD. .After the $SOLD tickets sell out, the price increases to $SOLD.  A Ticketfly.com link will be posted on this site on Thursday, July 8th.  Starting Friday, you’ll have the opportunity to reserve standard rooms at the Palms for the discounted rate of $SOLD per night (the full 3 nights of the festival, only). The rooms feature two double bed and occupancy of up to 4 persons is allowed. The above rate is only available when purchasing tickets thru us. If you are interested in upgrading to a larger room or a suite you will be able to do so after purchasing the standard room. TICKETS FOR THE 3 NIGHTS  + ROOMS are being sold jointly — we’re not selling tickets to the shows separately at this time, nor are we selling tickets for individual nights.

(ADDENDUM -i) A limited number of 3-day tickets priced at  $SOLD—with no Palms reservation required — will be available Friday morning at 9am PST  via Ticketfly.com

ii)  if, for example, you’re buying 4 tickets to the shows, the $SOLD per night hotel fee can cover up to 4 people.  $SOLD over 3 nights divided by 4 is hopefully not an crazy amount to charge for rooms in a world class resort).

B) VIP tickets. A limited number of VIP packages will be available at $SOLD — details about what you’ll get for the $SOLD are forthcoming. You’ll have the ability to upgrade from the regular tickets, assuming the VIP tickets aren’t sold out.

C) Venue. The room in question is the 2100 seat Pearl at the Palms.

D) MORE BANDS. OK, we’re working on it. But in addition to the 19 artists confirmed on the above poster, we can confirm the original lineup of COME — Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Sean O’Brien and Arthur Johnson — will be participating. Actually, we already know who some of the other bands are, we’re just trying to drag this out.    MORE MATABLOG CONTENT between now and October!

E) Set times -  we’ll post these the week before the event.

F) These shows are open to all ages.  However, access to the casino floor is limited to those 21 and over.

F) WHAT ABOUT LAS VEGAS HUMANS?  Las Vegas’ Zia Records is selling 50 tickets to “The Lost Weekend” starting Friday, July 9.  You’ll need a Nevada I.D.  Reservations at the Palms are not required to purchase these tickets.

(ADDENDUM II :

INFORMATION FOR TICKETS AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS

Zia Records

4225 South Eastern Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89119-5485

702-735-4942

Zia Records

4503 W. SAHARA

LAS VEGAS, NV 89102

702-233-4942

Tickets will go onsale at both stores at 10:00am on Friday, July 9th via lottery. By overwhelming demand by Nevada Residents we will be increasing the amount of tickets available (50 X 2 = 100) . There is a two ticket limit. Nevada state ID required for purchase. Any questions please email 21@matadorecords.com