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An Arcade Fire odyssey: a look back at all four albums

Funeral (2004)

The setting is freezing Montreal, where the band formed in circa 2003: “And if the snow buries my neighborhood; and if our parents are crying, then I’ll dig a tunnel from my window to yours.” Themes of childhood and escape link the early songs, the ‘Neighborhood’ sequence. 837 more words

Arcade Fire

If you love SXSW...

As an avid believer in live music and the festival mantra, SXSW is as good as it gets here in Austin, TX. With that though, comes a pretty big price tag. 287 more words


TIDAL Premieres The White Stripes' First Ever Television Appearance

Yesterday Jay Z relaunched his recently purchased music streaming service, TIDAL, and with it came a boat load of exclusive releases. Most notably, The White Stripes’ first ever television appearance from May 28, 2000 on Detroit Public TV’s ‘Backstage Pass’. 131 more words

New Music

Quebec City is the closest stop on the Rolling Stones Zip Code tour

The rock icons just announced the 15-city North American tour, which ends in Quebec on July 15. Montreal is not on the list.

Wristbands for Le Festival D’Été de Québec go on sale at noon on Saturday, April 11. 121 more words


Streaming service TIDAL promises "to re-establish the value of music"

Jay Z has formally launched his streaming service TIDAL at an all-star event in New York City. Apparently, Jay Z is simply a co-owner and shares ownership with Win Butler and Régine Chassagne from Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Daft Punk, Beyoncé, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Madonna. 154 more words

Louis-Jean Cormier reclaims his voice

Louis-Jean Cormier is still getting used to being recognized at the grocery store.

The 34-year-old is familiar with standing in the public eye, first as the frontman for arty rockers Karkwa, still the only francophone band to win the Polaris Music Prize, then as a Prix Félix and Juno-winning solo artist following the release of 2012’s Le treizième étage. 669 more words


SXSW scene report: Mosh pits and Arcade Fire members at Mohawk

Of all the parties and showcases at SXSW, House of Vans boasts one of the deepest benches of talent. Stellar acts across genre lines — Speedy Ortiz, Courtney Barnett, Future Islands, Rae Sremmurd, many more — have packed in the crowds for day parties and night showcases the past three days on two different stages at the Mohawk. 384 more words

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