Artists on David’s new mix include Frank Ocean, St Vincent, Arcade Fire, Arca, Sylvan Esso, Perfume Genius, Lorde, Radiohead, alt-J, and more. “Something tells me some of this music relates to how these artists are feeling in the world these days. The tone can be hopeful, yearning and is often a source of solace.”
I first got over Arcade Fire more than a decade ago. I guess you could say we peaked early. I was head over heels the first time I saw them, yelping and jumping, clattering countless tom-toms and swapping instruments with abandon. They were crammed onto the stage of a tiny club in Carrboro, NC, where I happened to be passing through on the night before Merge Records’ 15th anniversary festival. (I’d mostly stopped in to check out another new signee to the label, Lou Barlow. According to my blog, the ...
Following the release of Arcade Fire‘shighly anticipated new album Everything Now, the widely-loved indie-rockers-turned-mega-superstars return to play the Wells Fargo Center. Arcade Fire last played the Wells Fargo a little over three years ago — it was their first arena show in Philly and the band’s ambition has only grown since. Read The Key’s review of that show here, arrive early to see XPN Fest alums Preservation Hall Jazz Band open tonight’s show, and get ready for what’s sure to be a memorable experience.
Arcade Fire’s tour starts this week and hits NYC’s Madison Square Garden on September 12 with Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Grandmaster Flash. A couple days before that, the band’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne will play a “cocktail soiree” benefit for Haiti at The Club Room, Soho Grand Hotel on September 10
Jo Firestone has to be one of Brooklyn’s busiest comedians. When she’s not writing for Jimmy Fallon or hosting her excellent podcast Dr. Gameshow, she’ll e performing at two major comedy festivals in Brooklyn soon, and taping a new comedy album.
Lollapalooza’s 2017 edition wrapped up with a headlining set from Arcade Fire, as well as sets from Joey Bada$$, Little Yachty, Charli XCX, Big Sean, Sampha, 6lack, Car Seat Headrest, Noname, and more. The festival just announced 2018 dates as well
The night before their Lollapalooza headlining slot, Arcade Fire played an intimate show at Chicago’s Metro that included a cover of John Lennon’s “Mind Games” and the live debut of “Dimensions” from ‘Her.’
Arcade Fire celebrated the release of ‘Everything Now’ with a live-streamed show at the amazing Grand Prospect Hall, where they played songs from the new album along with a mix of older favorites. Their tour has been updated to include a record signing at Rough Trade.
A move towards dance music could be seen as an attempt to stay modern, but the musical direction of ‘Everything Now’ has the opposite effect. ‘Everything Now’ sounds more conservative and backwards-thinking than Arcade Fire’s rock albums do.
“If dress code is ‘hip and trendy,’ band members will not be allowed through the door…hip and trendy people will have to play the music. Band announces, ‘Wear whatever you want to any show.’ This has been an actual band announcement.”
Arcade Fire‘s new album Everything Now is out in a week (7/28) and they’ve already announced an NYC listening party on July 25 but now they’ve announced they’ll be playing an intimate Brooklyn show on Thursday, July 27.
On today’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio, we’re peppering our playlist of new music (from the likes of Arcade Fire, Panda Bear, War on Drugs, St. Vincent, Liars and more) with a few Grateful Dead covers as a tip of the hat to Dead & Co’s recent shows in NYC and Chicago.