Tag Archives: Arcade Fire

Married Couples in bands

Rock and roll is littered with bands that are composed of ex-wives and husbands. There are only a few that seem to have survived the odds to keep a relationship and a band going at the same time.   This weekend I saw one such band, The Handsome Family.  You would think upon first listening to […]

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Covering Bowie

It’s been two months since David Bowie’s passing and as many of you know there have been many attempts to honor the man by covering his music. Some of been really stellar (Lorde at the BRIT awards), some have been ambitious but fallen flat (Lady Gaga at The Grammys) and some are sincere but questionable […]

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Celebrities in Videos 2014

  It makes sense.  You’ve got a good song and you want people to hear it so you get a famous actor to help you out to get more YouTube views.  2014 had a number of these. Arcade Fire “We Exist” staring Andrew Garfield TV On The Radio “Happy Idiot” staring Paul Reubens Tweedy “Low Key” […]

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Free Music Friday

Since this week,was Prince’s Purple Rain anniversary and Arcade Fire are playing 2 nights at The Forum,  I give you this link to hear Arcade Fire play at First Avenue Club in Minneapolis (where a vast majority of the scenes from Purple Rain were filmed).  This is from 2005 when Arcade Fire where promoting their […]

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Get Out

  October 8, 1982 REO Speedwagon played the Forum.   They also played The Forum in 1985.  Friday, they’re playing at The Greek Theatre with Chicago.  Chicago played at the Forum in 1969, 1971, 1972 and 1985. Friday, August 1-2, Arcade Fire is playing The Forum.  Perhaps in the summer of 2046, there might still be […]

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Favorite Songs 2013

As much as I love albums I do love radio and the amazing ability for certain songs to be played over and over and yet still get enjoyment out of them with each listen.  So here are the 20 songs that I played ad infinitum in 2013.  As always the songs are in no particular […]

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New Music Tuesday

I think Arcade Fire is the only band besides Radiohead where their fanbase goes absolute mental whenever the band comes to their town.  Here’s just a few tweets. Just got my hands on the new @arcadefire album. NEED to go see them again. #Amaaaazing — Aoife Kirwan (@Earl_Sassypants) October 27, 2013   Who wants to […]

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Pitchfork People Speak

The people who love the music website Pitchfork have spoken and what they love is the band Radiohead.  Pitchfork is celebrating its 15th Anniversary and they asked their readers to list their favorite albums from 1996-2011.  Radiohead had 4 albums in the top 20.  Judging from the list, the top 5 artists based solely on albums […]

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Making the Brand

Spin Magazine last week published an article listing their 40 greatest band names of all time.  I agree with most of the list (Motörhead is #1) but I’m not sure why the stopped at 40. So let’s continue the list.  Here are the ten band names I would add in alphabetical order. 1) Arcade Fire […]

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2011 Favorite Music Videos

All my favorites this year involved the love of the dance. Robyn “Call Your Boyfriend”- Flashdance era dance sequence with Robyn’s own unique choreography.  Any video that can inspire a loving re-creation from SNL member, Taran Kilam is okay by me. tUnE-yArDs-“Bizness” – Grade school rebellion kind of like “Another Brick In The Wall Part […]

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