Arcade Fire

Putting Montreal’s Place in Rock History Under the Spotlight

From John Lennon to Leonard Cohen to Arcade Fire, rock and pop music as we know it wouldn’t exist without Montreal, Quebec.<p>No more hiding 20 feet …

John Lennon

21 facts you never knew about 13 Reasons Why

To celebrate the return of <i>13 Reasons Why</i> in 2018, here are 21 facts you never knew about the Netflix series.

Bon Iver

Julien Baker: From the Deep South Emerges Indie’s Most Empathetic Songwriter

A queer Christian from the heart of deep-red America, Julien Baker is now indie’s most heartbreaking songwriter. We spoke about her rapid success and …

Culture

Before you buy a Bluetooth speaker, read this

Vizio’s little sound bar wireless subwoofer system blows away some pricier Bluetooth speakers.<p>The Vizio SB3621 isn't just a terrific little sound bar system for movies and TV, it's also a sweet Bluetooth speaker for playing tunes. It's the first sound bar CNET ever reviewed to earn five stars <i>and</i> an …

Audiophile

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler: Haiti Remarks Reflect Trump’s “Racism and Xenophobia” | Pitchfork

Yesterday, reports emerged that Donald Trump made disparaging remarks about the people of Haiti during a meeting about immigration. He allegedly referred to Haiti and several African nations as “shithole countries” and asked, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Last night, Arcade Fire’s Win …

Haiti

Navigator: The Places We Come From

There are a lot of ways to disparage a place, but some words carry more venom—and historical baggage—than others. Some version of what the U.S. president reportedly said has been said forever; it’s been said about the place I call home.<p>Truth be told: It’s a pretty effective narrative. Use it, and …

Atlas Obscura

Authers Note: A Real Bad Call

<i>Sign up to receive Authers’ Note daily by email here</i><p>Back In September 2016, with an epic election campaign in full swing there was a big event in the …

Paul Krugman

Country’s Bamford pleased to be a north star

Unless you're Shania Twain, you'll eventually hit a bit of a glass ceiling — maybe it's a rawhide ceiling or a strange sort of canopy stitched …

Shania Twain

To Kill a King: The Spiritual Dark Age review – skilful indie rockers can't cut loose

(These Are My Bones)<p>Three albums in, and To Kill a King still feel like they are casting around for an identity, and not quite finding one. The Spiritual Dark Age – a title that betrays the lack of a lyrical light touch at times – flits around, alighting on big American rock (My God & Your God, Bar …

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Arcade Fire on the bayou: The band's new Mardi Gras parade seems OK ... or not? | NOLA.com

Y'all hear the news about the new Arcade Fire Mardi Gras krewe?<p>Here are the basics: Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire teamed up with …

Mardi Gras

The Killers unveil emotional video for ‘Rut’

The track was inspired by Brandon Flowers' wife<p>The Killers have shared the emotional video for ‘Rut’ – the latest single from their fifth album …

Emotions

Arcade Fire's 'Disco Town Halls' Are Coming to Save America

Band member Will Butler is using a tour to re-invigorate local politics, one town at a time.<p>A select group of Arcade Fire fans got two sets one chilly Sunday night in October in the Twin Cities. The first was a major arena show. The second was at least 10 times smaller, and decidedly more …

Horse Racing

About Slingshot, Public Radio's Emerging Artist Spotlight

NPR member stations are uniquely tapped into local music scenes around the country. DJs share up-and-coming bands with listeners by playing their music on the radio, interviewing them on-air and writing articles and blog posts.<p>But most of that content rarely travels outside of the station's city, …

Culture

Live Nation to Take Over Operation of Summit Music Hall and Marquis Theatre

<b>Go</b> <b>here</b> <b>for updates on concert announcements and more sent to your inbox.</b><p>It was announced today that Live Nation, an American global live entertainment …

Colorado

Her Space Holiday preps first new music in 7 years (listen to “Wounded”)

<b>Her Space Holiday</b>, aka bedroom pop artist Marc Bianchi, is back with his first new music since 2011 — the <i>Gravity</i> EP which will be out January 26 via …

Music

Watch The Killers deliver their own take on a classic Arcade Fire track

Crown of Love...<p>The Killers delivered a surprise for their fans in Quebec over the weekend by delivering a cover of Arcade Fire’s ‘Crown Of Love’.<p>As …

Poppelgangers: Sounds that sound a bit like other songs

We've all got one, haven't we? One of those nags where, you'll be singing along to a song and start citing a bit of another song because it reminds …

Britney Spears

Arcade Fire plans a new Mardi Gras parade with a Haitian vibe | NOLA.com

Regine Chassagne and Win Butler are the founders of the alt-rock band Arcade Fire. The rock stars are also proud Uptown residents and New Orleans …

New Orleans

Watch The Killers Cover Arcade Fire In Quebec

The Killers have already covered the Gaslight Anthem, Tom Petty, Fats Domino, and the Smiths on their current tour in support of their recent album …

Fats Domino

The Killers cover Arcade Fire’s “Crown of Love” live in concert: Watch

<i>Featured photos by ​Philip Cosores</i>While touring behind <i>Wonderful Wonderful,</i> The Killers have made it a habit to drop a cover into the middle of their …

Tom Petty

The Killers bring dose of Vegas to Toronto — and give the crowd what they want to hear

A few songs after stepping onto a Toronto stage for the first time in a couple of years — and offering their first new music in five cycles around …

Romeo and Juliet

Queens of the Stone Age, Gorillaz, The National Top Discogs' 2017 Rock & Pop Genre Sales

A new year, a new set of charts for the one gone by: Today, reveals the top 10 most-collected albums on Discogs in the rock, indie rock, punk, …

Music

Ed Sheeran, Hip-Hop and 'Despacito' Highlight Nielsen Music's 2017 Canada Report

Ed Sheeran was the top-selling artist in Canada for 2017, hip-hop was the country's fastest-growing music genre, six Canadian artists had No. 1 …

Music

Nielsen’s 2017 Year-End Report confirms demise of rock ‘n’ roll

If you’re wondering why Coachella’s 2018 lineup is dominated by hip-hop and pop while lacking rock ‘n’ roll, look no further than Nielsen’s 2017 …

Music

The Worst Songs We Heard in 2017

The past year sucked for more important reasons than oblivious white rappers, tedious dance bros, and jingoistic country stars. Still, the following …

Jack Antonoff

Music industry is trying to save CDs any way it can

Adrian Doran knows he’s clinging onto what many consider an obsolete music format, but for him there’s still plenty to love about compact discs.<p>Not …

Music

The UK's biggest selling vinyl albums and singles of 2017

Ed Sheeran has had quite the 2017. Not only has he dominated the Official Singles and Album Chart, but he’s also managed to bag himself the year’s …

David Bowie

Bomba Estéreo And Arcade Fire Team Up On "Everything Now (Todo Ya)"

When Win Butler of the Canadian rock band Arcade Fire stumbled upon Bomba Esteréo playing in a church basement during the Pop Montreal International Music Festival, there was no turning back.<p>"They just completely blew me away," Butler said in an interview. He also said he was impressed with the …

Music

The Best Album Covers of 2017

2017 was a good year for music. We got to see that the need for an artist’s visual identity to “pop out” is more important than ever whether it is …

Kendrick Lamar

Music Visions for 2018

×<p>The year 2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac, but something tells me the music of 2018 will be anything but doggy! But wait, before we …

Stephen Malkmus