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One More Schedule Change For Matador At 21; Harlem & Dead Meadow Playing Late Friday, Saturday Repsectively

By Gerard on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Harlem (above, left) are playing the Palms Ballroom Friday after Fucked Up vs. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists ; Dead Meadow (right) are playing the same room late Saturday after Esben and the Witch and Cold Cave. We’re NO LONGER featuring a Saturday afternoon Harlem/Dead Meadow matinee.

It’s a long story but we came to the conclusion a 1:30pm start time on Saturday was a bad bad bad deal for the participants and everyone who’d been rocking Friday night combined. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Also, the event is now officially totally sold sold.
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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.

What they’re up to: Kathryn Calder, Mogwai, Dead Meadow, Matmos

By Robby on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Even though we’d been convinced that all that slaving away at the myriad marketing gimmicks, “promo opportunities” and general suffering we put bands through would leave us with some very exhausted talent, it turns out that these guys just can’t stop doing thangs… read on to see what some of our beloved have been up to.

Though she’s on tour with the New Pornographers, as we speak, Kathryn Calder just put the finishing touches on her new solo record.  On August 11 the world’ll be treated to ‘Are You My Mother?’ which features an all-star band featuring Neko, Kurt and Todd from The New Pornographers and a handful of other Canadian musical luminaries. Check File Under: Music for more info.

Mogwai will be releasing the pretty stunning looking live LP entitled, Special Moves’ to coincide with the release of their first live film ‘Burning’, which was filmed in Brooklyn during the band’s tour in support of ‘The Hawk Is Howling’ in April of 2009. Check Mogwai’s site for info on ordering the record and where you can catch screenings of ‘Burning’.

Dead Meadow shot by 3mmet

Following the release of their live-film, Dead Meadow released their second live album ‘Three Kings’ and soundtrack to aforementioned film, on the Xemu label in April.

Matmos and So Percussion shot by maggiemoo1

Matmos‘ Drew Daniel and Martin Schmitt have teamed up with So Percussion on a collaboration entitled ‘Treasure State‘ — expect to have your mind twisted on July 8. Cantaloupe Records sez: “The record had a complex gestation period: at the invitation of Brett Allen, the members of Matmos and So Percussion went to the SnowGhost Studios in Whitefish, Montana– the Treasure State which gives the album its title– and collaboratively generated the bulk of the songs. San Francisco plunderphonicist Wobbly then chopped and edited the results on several tracks, and finally, with frequent interventions from Matmos’ M. C. Schmidt, “fifth” So Percussion member and producer Lawson White overdubbed extra elements, processed, and mixed the results.” There’s a handful of live dates, to boot!

Dead Meadow European Dates

By Judge on Monday, March 15th, 2010

Photo by Shoegazer, taken from Flickr

Sat. May 1st, Camden Crawl, London (UK)
Sun. May 2nd, La Maroquinerie, Paris (France)
Mon. May 3rd, L’Epicerie Moderne, Lyon (France)
Wed. May 5th, Tetris, Trieste (Italy)
Thur. May 6th, Spazio 211, Torino (Italy)
Fri. May 7th, Init, Rome (Italy)
Sat. May 8th, Vinile 45, Brescia (Italy)
Sun. May 9th, Le Romandie, Lausanne (Swiss)
Tues. May 11th, Fluc, Vienna (Austria)
Thur. May 13th, Aktovy Zal, Moscow (Russia)
Fri. May 14th, SKIF festival @ sergey kuryokhin modern art center, St. Petersburg (Russia)
Sat. May 15th, Debaser Slussen, (club Frit’z Corner), Stockholm (Sweden)
Tues. May 18th, Loppen, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Wed. May 19th, SO36, Berlin (Germany)
Thur. May 20th, Astrastube, Hamburg (Germany)
Fri. May 21st, Perron 55, Venlo (NL)
Sat. May 22nd, Patronaat, Haarlem (NL)
Sun. May 23rd, Rotown, Rotterdam (NL)
Mon. May 24th, The Freebutt, Brighton (UK)
Tues. May 25th, Barfly, Cardiff (UK)
Wed. May 26th, Bush Hall, London (UK)
Thur. May 27th, Academy, Manchester (UK)
Fri. May 28th, Captains Rest, Glasgow (UK)
Sat. May 29th, Electric Circus, Edinburgh (UK)
Sun. May 30th, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
Mon. May 31st, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (UK)
Tues. June 1st, Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester (UK)

Dead Meadow, New US Dates, “3 Kings” Screening

By Gerard on Friday, March 5th, 2010
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Thur. March 25th, 3 Kings premiere party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery FREE
Fri. March 26th, Brookdale Lodge, Brookdale, CA
Sat. March 27th, Great American Concert Hall, San Francisco, CA
Wed. March 21, Wow Hall, Eugene, OR
Thur. April 1st, Doug Fir, Portland, OR
Fri. April 2nd, Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
Sat. April 3rd, Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
Mon. April 5th, Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Wed. April 7th, Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
Thur. April 8th, Riot Room, Lawrence, KS
Fri. April 9th, Slowdown, Omaha, NE
Sat. April 10th, Nuttys North, Sioux Falls, SD
Mon. April 12th, Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
Tue. April 13th, Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Wed. April 14th, Annex, Madison, WI
Thur. April 15th, Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
Fri. April 16th, Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Sat. April 17th, The Union, Athens, OH
Mon. April 19th, The Basement, Columbus, OH
Tues. April 20th, Walnut Street Schoolhouse, Ridgeway, PA
Wed. April 21st, Mohawk, Buffalo, NY
Thur. April 22nd, Lees Palace, Toronto, ON
Fri. April 23rd, Club Lampi, Montreal, QUE
Sat. April 24th Cafe Nine New Haven, CT
Sun. April 25th, Bowery Ballroom, NYC, NY

Possibly The Greatest Music Film Since “Tougher Than Leather”

By Gerard on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

OK, perhaps that’s a bit much. Would you believe “Crooked”?

Matador Takeover Primavera Sound

By Judge on Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

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Now that’s what I call a beach party…

Tomorrow will see the start of this year’s Primavera Sound festival, in Barcelona Spain.  Set on the sea front on the edge of Barcelona, the festival has stages curated by Pitchfork, ATP and Vice amongst others.

This year Matador has a total of 6 bands in attendance at the festival.  Surely a record? If you’re attending, be sure to Sharpie these times on your hand now:

(in alphabetical order)

Dead Meadow – ATP Stage – Thursday 28th May 00:15

Fucked Up – Ray Ban-Vice Stage – Friday 29th May 00:30

Jay Reatard – Ray Ban-Vice Stage – Thursday 28th May 00:30

Shearwater – Pitchfork Stage – Saturday 30th May 18:15

Sonic Youth – Estrella Damm Stage – Saturday 30th May 01:00

Yo La Tengo – Estrella Damm Stage – Thursday 28th May 21:45

A prize will be awarded to anyone that manages to get a photo of all of the above in the same place at the same time.

Tonight At Austin’s Alamo Ritz : “Such Hawks, Such Hounds”

By Gerard on Monday, February 2nd, 2009
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There’s some prominent Dead Meadow and Bardo Pond participation amongst other faves in John Srebalus and Jessica Hundle’s documentary “Such Hawks, Such Hounds”, playing tonight at 10:15 as part of the Alamo’s Music Mondays series. And hopefully hitting your town before long.

Dead Meadow, New US & Australian Dates

By Gerard on Monday, December 8th, 2008

(photograph of Jason Simon taken from Lucylovestodance‘s Flickr stream)

Dec 12th

Knock​out DJ party

3223 Missi​on Stree​t @ Valen​cia, San Francisco CA

$10

Dec 13

East End

Anniv​erary​ party​ for the venue​ home to many Dead Meado​w PDX after​parti​es

203 SE Grand​ Stree​t

Portl​and OR

January 2009 :

Fri 9th: Mt. Bulle​r Ski-​Resor​t,​ All Tomor​row’s​ Parti​es Festi​val

Tue 14th:​ Melbo​urne,​ Corne​r Hotel

Thu 15th:​ Sydne​y,​ Oxfor​d Arts club

Fri 16th:​ Brisb​ane,​ The Power​house

Sat 17th:​ Sydne​y,​ Cocka​too Islan​d,​ All Tomor​row’s​ Parti​es Festi​val

Dead Meadow – Troubadour (LA) Show On Saturday

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

indeed, “cheaper than a movie” (in Hollywood, anyway), unless you’re heading for the dollar theatre to see Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s star turn in “The Midnight Meat Train“.