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Matador 2017: 'It Can Only Get Worse' - Black Friday sale - 25% off all webstore items

Illustration by Marcellus Hall

In 2017 Matador has released records by Julien Baker, Spoon, Queens of The Stone Age, Algiers, Perfume Genius, Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett, and through True Panther Sounds - King Krule

As we survey the year's smouldering wreckage from the brink, we invite you to celebrate, or forget, with us this holiday season.

Over the Black Friday period we will be offering 25% OFF all items across our US, UK & EU web-stores.

The sale begins at midnight on Wednesday, November 22nd and will run until midnight on Monday, November 27th.

The promotion excludes any item currently up for pre-order, and it's worth noting that some items may not be available on certain international purchases

Follow the link below and use the code on our webstore checkout for 25% off.

Matador Store

Checkout code: GETWORSE 

VIDEO: "The Way You Used To Do" (directed by Jonas Akerlund), Ellen Performance Announced

The music video for "The Way You Used To Do" is officially out worldwide today. This might be old news to you if you have an Apple Music account or are some kind of hacker where no paywalls can stop you.

Follow the band on YouTube HERE.

Buy/stream Villains HERE.

When the Jonas Akerlund-directed (and Josh Homme-dancedhisassoff) video was first released back in August, Villians had yet to be released. At this point the band has been around the world touring nonstop, and they don't have any plans to slow down. (I broke a sweat typing all the tour dates below, just imagine how they feel.)

In other news, Queens of the Stone Age will be back on television, this time appearing on Ellen on December 14th. Check your local listings for specific air times and get it on your calendar.

TOUR DATES (visit for ticket links - all dates below are currently on sale EXCEPT for Austin. Onsale for that date begins today at 10am local time.)
11/18/17 SSE Arena Wembley, London UK ~
11/19/17 Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/21/17 The O2 Arena, London UK ~
11/23/17 Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/24/17 3Arena Dublin, IE (SOLD OUT) ~
12/02/17 WKQX The Nights We Stole XMAS, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/03/17 93X Nutcracker, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC #
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC #
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA #
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR #
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR #
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA #
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA #
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, NV
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA +
2/21/18 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
2/25/18 Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil ^
2/27/18 Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brasil ^
3/02/18 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brasil ^
3/04/18 Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brasil ^
3/07/18 Velez, Buenos Aires, Argentina ^
3/10/18 Palacio de Los Deportes, Bogota, Colombia
3/17-18/18 Vive Latino, Mexico City, Mexico
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX ** on sale 11/17 at 10am local
4/25/18 The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX **
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA **
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA **
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL **
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL **
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB +
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB +
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB +
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI +
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON +
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY +
6/7-9/18 Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
6/12/18 Bergenfest, Bergen, Norway
6/25/18 InMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
7/12-14/18  Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
7/13/18 Nos Alive, Lisbon, Portual

^ w/ Foo Fighters
w/ Broncho
+ w/ Royal Blood
* w/ Ty Segall
** w/ Wolf Alice
# w/ Eagles of Death Metal


Snail Mail Announces New March 2018 Dates

Snail Mail announced today new dates with London natives Shame, in Houston, New Orleans, and along the East Coast this upcoming March. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am EST. This tour follows an opening slot for Ex Hex in December, and Midwestern/Canadian dates early in 2018 with Lomelda and Ought, all of which are on sale now.

Friday, March 16, 2018 Walter’s Downtown, Houston TX *
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans LA *
Sunday, March 18, 2018 The Masquerade, Atlanta GA *
Monday, March 19, 2018 The Mothlight, Asheville NC *
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC *
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Ottobar, Baltimore MD *

* w/ Shame

Previously Announced:
Saturday, December 30, 2017 Black Cat, Washington D.C. !
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Big Room Bar, Columbus OH ^
Saturday, January 20, 2018 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Monday, January 22, 2018 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH ^
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 The Smiling Buddha, Toronto ON ^
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 The Loft at the Chanticleer, Ithaca NY ^
Thursday, January 25, 2018 The Great Scott, Allston MA ^
Friday, January 26, 2018 Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY ^
Saturday, January 27, 2018 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA ^
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC #
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Off Broadway, St. Louis MO #
Sunday, March 11, 2018 The Riot Room, Kansas City MO #

! w/ Ex Hex
^ w/ Lomelda
# w/ Ought

Snail Mail online :

Yo La Tengo - 2018 European Dates

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(photo by Jacob Blickenstaff)

Yo La Tengo kick off an extensive European tour next April in Dublin. MIGHT THIS TOUR HAVE SOMETHING OR OTHER TO DO WITH NEW RECORDINGS? Maybe. Possibly. Who can really say for sure in confusing times such as these. Tickets go on sale 10am GMT this Friday (and that's a fact).

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Olympia Theatre, Dublin IE
Sunday, April 29, 2018 SWG3, Glasgow UK
Monday, April 30, 2018 Manchester Academy 2, Manchester UK
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham UK
Thursday, May 3, 2018 Church Leeds, Leeds UK
Friday, May 4, 2018 Royal Festival Hall, London UK
Sunday, May 6, 2018 Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
Monday, May 7, 2018 Heimathafen, Berlin DE
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Gloria Theatre, Cologne DE
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Munchner Kammerspiele, Munich DE
Friday, May 11, 2018 Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb HR
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Dom Omladine, Belgrade RS
Sunday, May 13, 2018 A38 Ship, Budapest HU
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Fabrique, Milan IT
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Fri-Son, Fribourg CH
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Le Cabaret Sauvage, Paris FR
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE

Yo La Tengo online
official site

Queens of the Stone Age - North American Spring Tour

Hot off a headlining date at Madison Square Garden, Queens of the Stone Age are taking Europe by storm for the month of November. Josh Homme and company already have an enormous 2018 planned, beginning on the West Coast and playing in South America in February. Today, Queens announced Spring tour dates across the United States and Canada with openers Wolf Alice and Royal Blood.

Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am local time.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The Observatory, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - The Observatory, San Diego CA
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - The Republik, Honolulu HI
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin TX #&
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - The Pavilion, Irving TX #
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport LA #
Friday, April 27, 2018 - Saenger Theatre, New Orleans LA #
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Bayfront Park Ampitheater, Miami FL #
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg FL #
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Scotiabank Saddlebank, Calgary AB *
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Rogers Place, Edmonton AB *
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg MB *
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Breese Stevens Field, Madison WI *
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Budweiser Gardens, London ON *
Friday, May 25, 2018 - Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester NY *

# w/ Wolf Alice
* w/ Royal Blood
& on sale Friday November 17th

Previously Announced Dates:
Monday, November 6th - Samsung Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, November 7th - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Thursday, November 9th - König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Friday, November 10th - Zenith, Munich, Germany
Saturday November 11th - Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, November 12th - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 14th - TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November 15th - Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, November 16th - Sportspaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday, November 18th - Wembley SSE Arena, London, UK
Sunday, November 19th - Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, November 21st - The 02, London, UK
Thursday, November 23rd - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Friday, November 24th - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Monday, January 22, 2018 - Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC $
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC $
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA $
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR $
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR $
Monday, January 29, 2018 - Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA $
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA $
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA #
Friday, February 16, 2018 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA *
Sunday, February 25 - Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro !
Tuesday, February 27 - Allianz Parque, Sao Paolo !
Friday, March 2 - Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba !
Sunday, March 4 - Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre !
Wednesday, March 7 - Velez, Buenos Aires !

$ w/ Eagles of Death Metal
# w/ Ty Segall
* w/ Royal Blood
! w/ Foo Fighters

Order/Stream 'Villians'


Tonight : Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile & The Sea Lice on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"

(photo by Katie Harkon)

Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile & The Sea Lice make their (collaborative) national TV debut tonight at 11:35 pm (eastern) on CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Colbert's other guests tonight are Whoopi Goldberg and Katheryn Hahn. I remain hopeful the former will be asked to confirm or deny plans for a sequel to this 1996 classic, but experienced talk show hosts know how to do their jobs without further interference.



Friday, November 3 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Saturday, November 4 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Monday, November 6 – Loew's Jersey Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
Thursday, November 9 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 10 – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Saturday, November 11 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)

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