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October 3 In NYC : The 2nd Ever Screening of Chain Gang’s Mondo Manhattan

By Gerard on Sunday, September 29th, 2013


October 3, 8pn  Anthology Film Archives (2nd Ave. & 2nd Street)

(Never Mind The Oscars, CHAIN GANG ARE BACK, 2/23/12)

Fucked Up play Brooklyn tomorrow night with Parquet Courts, Night Birds and Lemuria

By Patrick on Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Fucked Up Warsaw Flyer

Fucked Up play Brooklyn tomorrow night with Parquet Courts, Night Birds and Lemuria. At Warsaw, tickets still available here:

In case you missed it, the controversial fourth video from David Comes To Life, “Inside A Frame,” came out a couple weeks ago:

Looking For Gold

Turn On The Bright Lights Screening Event and Round Table Discussion

By Naomi on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

To celebrate the release of TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, the IFC in New York are hostng a very special event on Monday 3rd December, the eve of the record’s digital release*. A screening of rare footage from early Interpol performances and music videos will be followed by a roundtable discussion about TOTBL and it’s position in the musical landscape of the early 2000s, featuring Sam Fogarino and Daniel Kessler from the band, Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber, Other Music co-owner Josh Madell and moderated by NYU Professor Amanda Petrusich. This promises to be a special evening and will also be your first chance to get your hands on the record itself in all it’s glory.

Get your tickets here.

*Please note: Unfortunately, due to a manufacturing delay, the CD and vinyl street dates have pushed a week from Dec 3(UK)/4(US) to Dec 10/11. Digital street date remains the same, and there will be advance physical stock at the event!

Turn On The Bright Lights IFC Screening and Round Table Discussion

It’s Summer, Get To Know Your TANLINES

By Todd Netter on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

SUMMER IS  HERE!…ok well it officially starts tomorrow but we can’t contain our excitement so we’re getting started a day early.   Ahhh Summer, the season of extended daylight, backyard BBQs, road trips with friends, summer playlists, and Tanlines + Lemonade of course.

Apologies for that simple and obvious play on words.  But honestly as sure as you’re likely to have some tan lines after laying around the pool drinking a glass of lemonade this summer, we’re convinced both bands (Tanlines and Lemonade) will be on your iPods/stereos while doing so.  But don’t take our word for it, Creator’s Project said that Tanlines are “destined to become your summer soundtrack”, and New York Magazine, Stereogum, and Refinery 29 couldn’t agree more, naming “All Of Me” one of their Songs Of The Summer.

Anyhow since we’ll be spending all summer together, it’s probably a good time to get to know your Tanlines better.  Courtesy of Creator’s Project, click HERE for an intimate look at the band Tanlines, their recording process, how they formed, and much much more.

Also Tanlines will be performing across the US all summer long, starting tomorrow night with an official summer kick off show at the House of Vans in Brooklyn.  A full list of summer tour dates is below.

Mon, June 25 – Los Angeles, CA – School Night @ Bardot (DJ set only)

Tue, June 26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones (presented by 92.9 KJEE)

Wed, June 27 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall (presented by Live 105)

Thu, June 28 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (presented by 107.7 The End)

Fri, July 13 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

Sun, July 15 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (discount for Pitchfork Festival wristband holders)

Thu, July 19 – Miami, FL – Bardot Miami

Fri, Aug 10 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival

Sat, Aug 11 – Columbus, OH – Summerfest 2012

Sat, Sept 1 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Festival

Thu, Sept 6 – Portland, OR – Music Fest NW

Never Mind The Oscars, CHAIN GANG ARE BACK…

By Gerard on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
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…on the big screen, anyway. Chain Gang’s centuries in the making “Mondo Manhattan” receives a screening Saturday, March 3 at 1pm as part of NYC’s Demented Film Festival . You really don’t want to know what kind of VIP gift bag opportunities there are at this event.

This monumental occasion comes very quickly on the heels of Chain Gang’s Ricky Luanda releasing a limited edition 7″ to accompany the deluxe paperback of Boo-Hooray’s “Ed Wood’s Sleaze Paperbacks”. WIth all due respect to Lana Del Rey, Jeremy Lin and Rick Santorum with this flurry of activity, 2012 is quickly shaping up to be The Year Of Chain Gang.

Because Lower Manhattan Can’t Have Enough Duane Reades

By Gerard on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012


…or Chase ATM’s.   Grisly footage of what used to be the Mars Bar, locale of some fantastic first dates (and just as many last dates, I’d imagine).  Photo swiped from EV Grieve, chroniclers of a once vibrant neighborhood being turned into, well, something that might still be fun if you’re either under 22 or a millionaire (preferably both).

NYC Girls Fans: Buy The Album, Get A Free Ticket

By Michael on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Sometimes over here at Matador HQ we like to try wacky shit like making videos featuring famous funny guys or buying a single Soda Stream for 15 people to use and then wonder why it runs out of gas after a day and a half.

But this time we’re doing something a little more simple and a lot more awesome.

As you already know, Girls are playing Terminal 5 on Saturday January 14. As you probably know, tickets are disappearing faster than (insert Kardashian wedding joke here). So just for you, NYC, we’ve teamed up with some of the best independent records stores in the Big Apple to offer a FREE TICKET when you purchase a copy of Father, Son, Holy Ghost (while supplies last, of course).

Simple as that. Buy the new album at regular price, get a free ticket to the show at Terminal 5.

Visit Other Music, Generation Records, Sound Fix, Permanent Records or Academy Annex NOW because they’ve each only got a handful of tickets. Do it. DO IT. See you at the show.

Thurston Moore’s Demolished Thoughts “Take Away Show”

By Robby on Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Less than a month ago, La Blogotheque filmed Thurston Moore and Samara Lubelski performing songs from ‘Demolished Thoughts’ at Thurston’s NYC apartment, resulting in a striking, unique and very special “Take Away Show”. These videos are essential viewing,  complete with shots of Manhattan’s streets, Thurston’s reminiscences on his early days in the city and some insights into the record.

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‘Demolished Thoughts’, Thurston Moore’s 3rd solo album is out now and available at numerous retaillers, including iTunes (for $7.99), Amazon, your local indie store (on limited edition blue vinyl) and direct from us.

And of course, do not miss ‘Demolished Thoughts’ live

Thurston Moore dates :

Sat, June 25, Solid Sound Festival, North Adams, MA
Sunday, June 26, Solid Sound Festival, North Adams, MA
Friday, July 15, Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, IL
Saturday, July 16, High Noon, Madison, WI (tickets on sale April 29 at 10am)

Thurston Moore / Kurt Vile & The ViolatorsHush Arbors dates

7/18 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre (tickets, on sale April 29, noon))
7/21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (tickets, on sale April 29)
7/22 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
7/23 Portland, OR – Alladin Theatre (tickets)
7/26 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (tickets)
7/28 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (tickets)
7/29 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (tickets)
7/30 San Diego, CA – Casbah (tickets)
8/4 Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series

Matador/True Panther/4AD/Rough Trade/Sub Pop/XL/Young Turks CMJ party to dominate your Thursday night

By Hector on Monday, October 18th, 2010

God knows there’s a bunch of fun stuff going on during the annual College Music Journal Music Marathon, but we want to make sure everyone’s aware that we, along with the other Beggars Group labels — True Panther, 4AD, Rough Trade, XL and Young Turks — AND our buddies at Sub Pop, are going to be throwing a bit of a rager this Thursday, October 21, from 10pm to 4am. All the info is above on the flyer, and below for those of you on dial-up connections.

4AD/Matador/Rough Trade/Sub Pop/True Panther/XL/Young Turks CMJ Party

Thursday, October 21

10pm to 4am

Stanton Public (17 Stanton Street, btw. Bowery and Chrystie)

FREE, no RSVP needed

Ages 21 and up

DJ sets by Lemonade, True Panther Soundsystem, Dave Martin (Matador Records) and Gerard Cosloy (Matador Records), plus special guests (you never know who’ll show up to these things)

Drinks courtesy of PBR

Giveaways from Converse

Free t-shirts from the lovely folks at I Buy Music

Don’t miss it!

Interpol To Play Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Claire T on Thursday, September 9th, 2010

After a week on the West Coast that included Tuesday’s release date Outstore & a stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night – Interpol are back in NYC playing a show tomorrow (Friday, 9/10) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on-sale NOW and you can get ‘em HERE // Doors are at 7:3PM with Cloudland Canyon supporting.*

And after you get those MHOW tickets today, be sure to tune in to KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15AM PST / 2:15PM EST to hear the band’s recent session recorded in front of a live studio audience. Those in the LA area can tune in to 89.9FM. Or listen online at

And after that, don’t forget to watch “Barricade” on Kimmel:

*(Official MHOW after party starts at midnight at Bruar Falls. For entry, check into Music Hall of Williamsburg on FourSquare for details).