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The MataBlog is edited by Matador Records’ co-moaner Gerard Cosloy and individual entries are the work of whoever’s name is next to them. If you enjoyed something in the MataBlog, thank you very much! If there was something you found particularly troubling, please be advised that a) maybe you should read it again and b) the contents of this blog do not necessarily represent the opinions of Matador Records, Beggars Group, the combined staff of either company, nor the Matador artist roster. Opinions are like friends — hardly anyone has one worth listening to.

THE NEW PORNOGRPAHERS LIVE ON KCRW'S MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC 2:15 PM EST, PLAY THE WILTERN IN LA TONIGHT


Last night The New Pornographers played "Dancehall Domine" for Conan O'Brien for those who still have cable. If you missed it, there is a clip of their performance above. Here is a photo of Kathryn Calder and a new, dear friend.

The band are currently making the rounds in Los Angeles. This is an URGENT reminder to tune in to kcrw.com or if you're in the LA area 89.9fm to hear the band perform LIVE on Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley at 2:15pm est. Later tonight they will play The Wiltern with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Tickets here.

More tour dates can be found here.

JOSH HOMME GUEST STARS ON PORTLANDIA 4/17, WATCH CLIP NOW



Lots going on in the Queens of the Stone Age world... Last week, the official music video for "Smooth Sailing" hit the internet (warning all of the dangers of karaoke). Last Saturday, the band took to their natural habitat  to play the first weekend of Coachella. You can stream the full set here. Now time for the NEW news: This week Josh Homme guest stars on Portlandia. The episode airs in full on IFC this Thursday, April 17th at 10/9c.

"The Queens of the Stone Age frontman has many talents in life, but on Portlandia, he is a very disappointing gay man. He doesn’t dabble in home decorating, he doesn’t give unsolicited fashion advice, and he and his boyfriend are total slobs. In fact, they like to do Jaegerbombs for breakfast instead of drinking heart-healthy kale smoothies. What gives?

Watch this new clip from Portlandia and see just how disappointing Josh Homme is when it comes to living up to stereotypes."

More on the episode and show here.

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