Tuesday, March 10 2015
Arcade Fire's Will Butler unapologetically leans into solo project stereotypes by making an album that sounds just like a diluted version of the band's early records.
Wednesday, October 30 2013
There are plenty of popular musical trends swirling around in 2013, but perhaps none more unexpected or wonderful as the disco revival. From R. Kelly's Write Me Back to Arcade Fire's Reflektor, the new-disco trend has grabbed hold of R&B, pop, dance music, and indie rock, but why?
Wednesday, October 31 2012
One of today’s biggest musical trends owes a debt to one of music’s oldest traditions – buddies gathered on a front porch jamming with guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Some of today’s most popular groups sound like they belong in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, not on alternative radio of the 2010s.
Sunday, November 6 2011
Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.
Friday, October 28 2011
When you get right down to it, very few bands are truly capable of commanding a festival size crowd and won't be getting any easier, as attention spans get ever shorter.
Thursday, October 27 2011
The Arcade Fire reminds us all that nothing is too serious if nothing lasts forever.
Thursday, September 1 2011
With a wide variety of music coming from five different stages in one of the nation's most beautiful locations, the only problem was trying to catch as many bands as possible.
Tuesday, August 2 2011
Inspiring everything from undying adulation to knee-jerk backlash, it's the wide array of responses The Suburbs has elicited that offers the greatest testament to how vital it remains.
Wednesday, June 22 2011
You’re here to see your favorite indie-rock act, and you just so happen to have great representatives from other musical styles to explore as well.
Friday, May 20 2011
Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger got into a fight so that the neighbors could dance in the police disco lights. But since disco is passé, no one showed up. This week in Counterbalance, the Arcade Fire's Funeral.