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

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.

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

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.


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

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


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

Dead Meadow: 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Harlem: 1:30pm – 2:05pm
Doors: 1:00pm

Cold Cave: 2:25am - 3:15am
Esben and The Witch: 1:30am – 2:00am
Doors: 1:00am

STARTS AT 1:30am


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

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

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.

Harlem european August dates

(Photo taken from howsmyliving's flickr)

Harlem's touring madness continues this month with a stint of island hopping shows taking in some more of the countries they didn't manage to reach on their last outing.  Rounding up the tour will be sets at Reading and Leeds festivals at the end of August before heading back stateside to hit more southern states. The all important dates are:
August 11th - Oya Festival – Norway
August 12th - Way Out West – Sweden
August 13th - The Gun Club – Denmark
August 14th - Dockville Festival – Hamburg - Germany
August 15th - Magnet Club – Berlin - Germany
August 17th - Ekko – Utrecht - Netherlands
August 18th - La Plage – France
August 20th - Pukkelpop – Belgium
August 21st - Vera – Holland
August 23rd - Hoxton Bar & Grill - London - UK
August 24th - Buffalo Bar - Cardiff - UK
August 25th - Whelans - Dublin – Ireland
August 27th - Reading  Festival – Reading - UK
August 28th - Sneaky Petes - Edinburgh - UK
August 29th - Leeds Festival - Leeds - UK

Harlem - September US Shows

After a summer playing the enormodomes of America with the Dead Weather, Harlem follow a pair of Chicago shows this weekend (Sat. afternoon at Lollapalooza, Saturday evening at the Empty Bottle) with a mix of headlining and festival dates this September.  Our attempts to classify 'Hippies' as "the party record of the summer" have been slightly stymied by the album's spring release date, but do you really wanna be exercising seasonal discrimination during a new era of openness and understanding?

Sunday, September 05, 2010                       New Orleans, LA              Saturn Bar
Tuesday, September 07, 2010                     Chattanooga, TN              JJs Bohemia
Friday, September 10, 2010                         Raleigh, NC                       Hopscotch Festival
Sunday, September 12, 2010                       Lexington, KY                   Boomslang Festival
Tuesday, September 14, 2010                     Nashville, TN                     The End
Wednesday, September 15, 2010               Memphis, TN                     Hi-Tone
Thursday, September 16, 2010                   Little Rock, AR                  Sticky Fingers
Friday, September 17, 2010                         Dallas, TX                           The Nightmare
Fri, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 3, 2010                         Las Vegas, NV                   Matador @ 21, The Palms Hotel & Casino

(order 'Hippies' on LP, CD or digital download from The Matador Store)

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