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"...As polarizing as Arcade Fire’s fifth album, last year’s Reflektor, remains, the Canadian outfit’s show Thursday night at the Circuit of the Americas proved they’re one of the most dynamic acts working today even as they scale to ever larger audiences and venues...."
"...Judgment on Arcade Fire’s fifth LP, July’s Everything Now, proved swift and generally brutal. Reflecting such – or perhaps in the parlance of the Canadians’ previous album, Reflektor-ing such – was the notably sparse crowd Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center..."
"...Dear Editor, ACL Festival organizers, you have got to be kidding. You scheduled the Arcade Fire and the White Stripes at the same time slot..."
"...Canadian/Texan troupe Arcade Fire landed at a sold-out the Circuit of the Americas Thursday night looking like a Hopalong Cassidy-led Mardi Gras parade and over the next two hours grooved like a Club 54 version of the Clash...."
"...Kicking off a busy weekend of food and wine events around Central Texas, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts Live Fire!, a delicious sip and stroll event at the Salt Lick Barbecue's Pecan Grove Pavilion on the banks of Onion Creek on Thursday, April 25...."
"...Remember when Spike Jonze was in town shooting a super-secret video project for Arcade Fire? Super-secret no more: The fruits of that collaboration are now all over the web...."
"...When the trifecta of headliners - Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, and Kanye West – leaked over the weekend, most people preemptively declared the 2011 edition of the Austin City Limits Music Festival to be the most promising yet. The full line-up announcement brought C3 Presents one step closer to sealing that promise...."
"...Four songs in 21 minutes barely scratched the surface of the Sydney band’s double-length sophomore album. Springsteen darkness and drive coupled with Arcade Fire/U2 lift and David Le’aupepe’s Chris Cornell-like charisma shoot the moon...."
"...From the Velvet Underground to Arcade Fire, all vanguard rock & roll groups must sooner or later come to terms with commercial success in order simply to survive on some level. No band begins not to be heard by as many people as possible..."
"...The Arcade Fire..."
"...These two can see what all the Joint Chiefs can’t: that the aliens are exploiting the shapes and patterns the boys memorized from their old Atari and Nintendo games. With the help of a couple of other childhood champs, conspiracy theorist Ludlow Lamonsoff (Gad) and egotist Eddie “the Fire Blaster” Plant (Dinklage), as well as weak love interest Col..."
"...Will Butler, 32, brother and bandmate of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, debuted his first solo effort last week, Policy. Whatever his true motivation behind the release, he walked onstage at Maggie Mae’s Pop Montreal showcase Friday night looking a whole lot like his older bro, but sporting a black shirt with giant block letters: WILL...."
"...The long weekend left me deaf as a post, but that's the price for rock & roll excess. – Michael Toland Arcade FireJune 14, 2004..."
"...Arcade FireZilker Park, Sept. 18..."
"...In the last year, Schmillion has triple-crushed it: opening for the Bangles at South by Southwest, playing three Texas dates with Arcade Fire, and winning Best U-18 Band at the Austin Music Awards...."
"...Arcade Fire, Explosions in the SkyBackyard, May 3..."
"...The Arcade FireThe Suburbs (Merge)..."