Articles tagged arcade fire

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Takes to a Black Cab to Play “Madonna” (video)

Space is tight in the back of the Black Cab Sessions, but that doesn't stop Will Butler from delivering a spirited version of his tune "Madonna".

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10 Mar 2015 // 1:06 AM

Will Butler: Policy

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.

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From R. Kelly to ‘Reflektor’: The Rise and Fall of the Disco Revival

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?

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Today’s “New” Music Is All Folked Up

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.

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6 Nov 2011 // 8:00 PM

The Battle to Stay Relevant

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.

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Austin City Limits: Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr + Fleet Foxes + Arcade Fire

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.

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Austin City Limits: Sunday 18 September 2011

The Arcade Fire reminds us all that nothing is too serious if nothing lasts forever.

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The 2011 Outside Lands Music Festival: San Francisco

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.

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Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (Deluxe Edition)

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.

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Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 3)

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.

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Counterbalance No. 34: The Arcade Fire’s ‘Funeral’

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.

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Modern-Indie-College-Alternative Rock for Hipsters (MICAH for Short)

Here's your introduction to MICAH rock, my admittedly cheesy acronym for music that has, at one time or another, been defined as modern, indie, college, alternative, and hipster music.

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7 Mar 2011 // 6:05 AM

The Year in Music: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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17 Feb 2011 // 9:00 PM

The Myth of The Suburbs Vs. The Reality of the Suburbs

The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs may win Grammys and top year-end lists, but it also perpetuates shallow and uninformed beliefs about its central subject matter.

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14 Feb 2011 // 6:00 AM

Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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Oh, We’re Supposed to Give Awards, Too?: The 2011 Grammy Awards

Amidst all the tributes, over-the-top performances, and CBS-centric presenters, the Grammy ceremony only occasionally remembered to hand out an award or two. But when it did, the results were often surprising ...

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4 Feb 2011 // 7:00 AM

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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Possible Grammy Nominees for Album of the Year?

Using a rumored submission list that leaked to the internet, here are some guesses as to what the Album of the Year Grammy nominees will

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The Top 100 Canadian Singles, by Bob Mersereau

Mersereau's likeable follow-up to The Top 100 Canadian Albums is another portrait of Canadian pop culture that's as eccentric as it is argument-instigating.

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Raze It to the Ground: Arcade Fire’s Urban Bias

Throughout 'The Suburbs', Arcade Fire seems completely ill-equipped to understand both where it came from and, more pressingly, where it is now. That kind of tunnel vision is what leads the band to articulate such an uncritical urban bias.

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