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Arcade Fire at The Forum by Steven Ward
Arcade Fire defend their title as indie-rock’s heavyweight champs at the Forum

Entering the Fabulous Forum to announcements emulating that of a boxing match, Canadian indie-rockers Arcade Fire made their way towards the central ring to defend their title as indie-rock’s heavyweight champions. Laying on thick the satirical elements of their recent album Everything Now with a heavy emphasis on fake advertising and commercial vapidness that played itself out […]

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Alabama Shakes at Panorama Festival 2016
Photos & Review: Panorama Festival Day One Featuring Arcade Fire, Alabama Shakes, De Lux and more

Arcade Fire closes out Panorama festival day one with a marching band tribute to David Bowie (along with some words about Trump) Words & Photography: Steven Ward Walking across the Robert F. Kennedy bridge in the sweltering heat towards Randall’s Island, it was hard not to feel the deja vu wash over me. Like many […]

Defining “Indie” — A Look Inside Indie Culture, Where It Started, Where It’s At Today

Looking Back on “Indie” Culture in 2016 Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Close your eyes and imagine the sounds that accompany each of the following genre titles: jazz. folk, reggae, heavy metal… EDM. Each evokes their own trademark silhouette of rhythms, themes, and instrumentation. Now think of the genre known as “indie” in the same context. […]

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Loaded With Charisma Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire) Kicks Off Solo Tour at Resident

At the end of last year, Downtown Los Angeles welcomed a new venue, Resident, a cozy, intimate space that opened its doors to live music. This spot has become part of the industrial, artistic neighborhood and features exclusive shows with fantastic sound and unique aesthetics. Opening acts Contact Field Orchestra and Eartheater warmed up the […]

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Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem to headline inaugural Panorama Festival

In what is sure to be a feather in the cap for the promoting moguls over at Goldenvoice, the lineup for the first ever Panorama Music, Art, and Technology festival was announced today–and it features an eclectic bunch to say the least. First and foremost the festival, which will take place July 22-24 at Randall’s Island, New […]

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Portugal’s NOS Alive dazzles with Radiohead and Arcade Fire as dual headliners

One of the most beautiful countries in Europe is about to look a lot more appealing for those seeking a travel destination this summer. NOS Alive, Portugal’s premiere music festival, just made its second lineup announcement–and you might want to be sitting down when you read it. Both Radiohead and Arcade Fire, arguably (but not […]

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DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire) reveals his mixing wizardry at The Echo

It was a night of budding sensuality at The Echo last Tuesday, as DJ Windows 98 (aka the face of indie-rock heroes Arcade Fire, Win Butler) took to Echo Park to give Los Angeles a taste of his funky, mixing wizardry. Under green and purple lights, the older Butler showed off his disc jockey chops, pulling […]

DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire) to perform at The Echo this August

Photo via DJ Windows 98 Facebook page Win Butler of Arcade Fire has been moonlighting as a “DJ” under the moniker of DJ Windows 98, and will be taking his dance floor bangers to The Echo on Tuesday, August 4th! We last caught  DJ Windows 98 serving up a mix of well-known songs at The Hype […]

Will Butler of Arcade Fire takes infamous energy to Troubadour for solo gig

Will Butler is well-known for his antics on stage as a member of Arcade Fire. Having released his first solo effort earlier this year, he made his first appearance in Los Angeles from underneath older brother Win Butler’s shadow at the Troubadour last night. That energy was there in spades. I had just seen Butler […]

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Recommended: Will Butler rises from Arcade Fire shadows with stellar solo debut ‘Policy’

Though he plays a complementary role in the massive success of his band the Arcade Fire, the younger Butler sibling steps out of the shadow of his older brother Win, to great things on his debut solo album Policy. While he plays keyboards and sometimes drummer for the world renowned band, he shows in his […]

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