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Watch The First Episode Of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Co-Written And Featuring Music By Chavez Guitarist

Besides the return of Game Of Thrones, last night HBO also aired the premiere of Silicon Valley, a new comedy from Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis & Butthead, King Of The Hill) and Alec Berg (Seinfeld, EuroTrip, The Dictator) set in the midst of California’s tech industry. As Matador Records co-founder Gerard Cosloy points out… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2014 - 11:33 am

Former Nirvana/Soundgarden Member Jason Everman Is A War Hero

Jason Everman played second guitar in Nirvana and bass in Soundgarden, and he somehow managed to get kicked out of both bands just before either one hit huge. Then, a little while after those two big blows, he signed on with the Army, served a couple of tours of duty, became a Special Forces soldier,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Watch Chavez On Jimmy Fallon

Every time an important broken-up indie band gets back together, Jimmy Fallon somehow gets them to appear on TV together. Respect is due. Last night, reunited New York angular-guitar scrape-rock kings Chavez, who rocked shit out at ATP a couple of weeks ago, made their Late Night With Jimmy Fallon appearance. On the show, they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2011 - 9:36 am

ATP NJ 2011 Friday: Jeff Mangum Makes People Cry

Though the location has changed, the community feel of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival experience is still intact on New Jersey’s Asbury Park boardwalk. Though nothing can match the vibe and quarters of Kutsher’s — it was like the set of a B-movie horror flick where all festival attendees and participants boarded together — the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It’ll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vegas this weekend, though in the spirit of Matador’s three-day, boozy, purely winning 21st birthday blitz through its roster history, here’s a barely bound and scattered stream of its highlights i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

MySpace Brought Neil Diamond Back To The Bitter End For A “Secret Show”

Last night, while you were busy not standing in line with a printout of your MySpace profile with Secret Shows in your top friends on Bleecker St., these people were:

And most of ‘em wound up looking at this:

[photo by Marisafaith]

Honestly, was Gelmania at Rififi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 8, 2008 - 9:53 am

Win Tickets To See Chavez

This weekend we get to knock one off the old bands-we’re-dying-to-see list when we head out to Warsaw (the Brooklyn venue — no more transatlanticism ’til next year) to catch Matt Sweeney and the rest of Chavez — live and loud! Doesn’t matter if you discovered ‘em with this year’s 28-track career-recap double disc BetterMore »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2006 - 5:56 pm