Arcade Fire

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    In Defense of Liking Music For No Good Reason

    Why did you like Yeezus? Did you find it anarchic? Did you like how it challenged racial norms in a confrontational, blacked-out way? Did you like its minimalism? Or its maximalism? Did you find the songs to speak to a larger narrative of where Kanye West is artistically and emotionally? Did you app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Chromeo and Cut Copy at Red Rocks Tuesday, August 5, tickets on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.

    Chromeo and Cut Copy at Red Rocks -- now that's one helluva double-bill, probably one of the better ones in recent memory this side of LCD System and Arcade Fire at Red Rocks in 2007. If you've seen either act -- particularly Chromeo, a Westword Music Showcase alum -- then there's no no doubt that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Ellie Goulding, Public Enemy, ZZ Top, tickets on sale this weekend

    As reported previously, there's a trio of big shows going on sale this weekend, Arcade Fire at the Pepsi Center and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at the Temple Buell on Friday, and Trey Anastasio Band at the Ogden on Saturday. We've also got the word on three more shows, Ellie Goulding, Public Enemy and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Winter on the Rocks, Sharon Jones, Lotus, tix on sale this weekend

    As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2013

    Imagine Dragons

    Saturday, March 23, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Video: The five best bands that broke up in 2011 -- paired with five of their saddest songs

    Bands break up all the time. This is an established fact, and depending upon how many of your favorite band's original members are alive, sane or producing concept albums, it can be a welcome one. The only difference this year is the purely unfair share of fallen rock soldiers that will have ended w ... More >>

  • Film

    December 1, 2011
  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Little Scream

    Saturday, November 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Paper Diamond added to Outside Lands

    ​Paper Diamond's stock just rose significantly. The Boulder-based act led by Alex B. (aka Alex Botwin) of Pnuma Trio and Elm and Oak, has been added to the Outside Lands festival happening a few weekends from now in San Francisco. Have you seen the lineup? He'll be in some pretty impressive c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Snuggie Pub Crawl creates a warm feeling inside and out (SLIDESHOWS)

    ​The Snuggie Pub Crawl made its triumphant return this past Saturday, and photog Aaron Thackeray was there to capture the boldly patterned fun. And the snapshots don't end there. Check out Fort Collins Music Experiment 2011, the Arcade Fire at 1STBANK Center, the weirdest crime stories of Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2011

    Arcade Fire at 1STBANK Center, 4/9/11

    Photo: Brandon MarshallArcade Fire singer Win Butler last night. See full slideshow from last night.ARCADE FIRE With Local Natives 04.09.11|1STBANK Center View Arcade Fire photo slide show The trailer for the 1979 film Over the Edge, which featured a fourteen-year-old Matt Dillon in his film debut ... More >>

  • Articles

    April 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Tonight: Civil Twilight at Larimer Lounge

    ​It has been a long journey for Civil Twilight -- from South Africa to Los Angeles to Nashville, the band has been towing its sweeping, piano-heavy rock compositions along for more than a decade. Even if the band's moniker isn't immediately familiar, its big sound, which has been featured on s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    What's your dream Mile High Music Festival lineup? Here's ours.

    Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.​Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Grammy winners: The Arcade Fire, Esperanza Spalding and The Grammys

    Probably should have seen this coming, actually.​The most derided of the major award shows came and went last night in a flash of epileptic strobe lights, fake fire effects and surprise winners. We're referring, of course, to The Black Keys' win for Best Package. Oh, and some Canadian band on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Grammy 2011: Five performance collaborations we're rooting for

    ​The 53rd ceremony to determine the absolute best music! It's Grammy time, people, when we all leap off our couches to buy that Lady Gaga album from 2009 once we all realize it's the best album of 2010. But seriously: the only people paying attention to who wins are people betting on it. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Air Dubai, T.I., Ebbets Field comp top local sellers in the Mile High City this week

    ​Air Dubai's Wonder Age knocked Elephant Revival's Break in the Clouds out of the top slot at Albums on the Hill, while both T.I. and the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp moved back into the top slots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the week ending January 16. See the full breakd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Tonight: Raven and the Writing Desk at The Walnut Room

    ​Colorado's easy-going persona has always been a magnet for transplants, and hey, if we had a beach, our population would probably rival California's. But for Raven and the Writing Desk -- a band who's founding members, Julie Libassi and Scott Conroy, landed in our fair square state via Boston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Is the entire notion of a band "selling out" even valid anymore in this day and age?

    ​In a Q&A with GQ posted earlier this week, Steve Albini takes Sonic Youth to task for selling out when they signed to Geffen in 1990. He contends that when Sonic Youth entered the mainstream machine, it encouraged other bands to follow suit. It's kind of confusing logic if you think too lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Michael Franti, Santana, Blonde Redhead top sellers at local stores

    ​Michael Franti & Spearhead's The Sound of Sunshine , released last week on Capitol, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and checked in at number three at Twist & Shout for the week ending September 26. Santana's new Arista release, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Interpol, Animal Collective, Eminem and the Heads top sellers this week

    ​While there weren't any clear winners across the board at local record stores for the week ending September 12, !!!'s Strange Weather Isn't It made it into the top ten at Albums on the Hill and at Wax Trax. Elsewhere, Interpol's self-titled album, released last week on Matador, took the top s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Ryan Bingham, Arcade Fire, Git Some top sellers at local stores

    ​Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar for his theme song to the film Crazy Heart, claimed the number two and four spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout with his new album, Junky Star, released last week on Lost Highway. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and the Black Keys' Brothers, meanwhile, cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Ray LaMontagne, Arcade Fire top sellers at local stores

    ​Ray LaMontagne's God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, released August 17 on RCA, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in second at Wax Trax. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs continues to perform well, while JJ Grey & Mofro Georgia Warhorse, released last week on Alligator Records, claimed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Iron Maiden, Arcade Fire top sellers at local stores

    ​ Final Frontier, Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio effort and first album in four years, debuted at second spot at Albums on the Hill and came in third at Independent Records. Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, is still performing well and took the top slot at Albums on the Hill for the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Arcade Fire, Los Lobos top sellers at local stores

    ​Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, continues to dominate the local charts, claiming the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Twist & Shout and Wax Trax for the week ending August 15. Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust, released August 3 on Shout! Factory, performed well, as did Wolf Parade's Expo 86 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Arcade Fire, the Books top sellers at local stores

    ​The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, released last week on Merge, claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout while checking in at number five at Independent Records. The Books' latest effort, The Way Out, meanwhile, and the Black Crowes' Croweology, a double album of the band's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Arcade Fire takes its time to get where its going as it makes its way through The Suburbs

    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge)​Montreal's Arcade Fire, whose Grammy-nominated 2004 debut LP Funeral was the indie hit of the last decade, throws somewhat of a curveball on its new, sixteen-cut album, The Suburbs. Thirty-year-old Win Butler earnestly -- and patiently -- comments on modern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    New Arcade Fire 12-inch finds its way to the internet

    Gabriel Jones​ That was quick. For those of you not eagerly lapping up every vague clue coming from the Arcade Fire camp, allow us to bring you up to speed. May 15: The band posts a virtual postcard (the front of which you see above) saying they're just finishing pressing their new 12-inch. ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010


    Songs for Us to Sing
    Act So Big Forest

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Lollapalooza lineup revealed. Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga among the headliners

    This year's Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed. Bold face names this time around: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Erykah Badu, alongside nearly ninety of the brightest emerging acts, including MGMT, Grizzly Bear, the National, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit and Edward S ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    Dust on the Breakers

    American Reclamation

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top Ten Songs of the Decade

    This band had a leg up on everyone else for top song of the decade.​Radiohead? Arcade Fire? Interpol? The Strokes? The White Stripes? Animal Collective? Yeah, we've heard of 'em. For us, though, there was a much more intriguing, compelling batch of bands that weren't -- for the most part, anyw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Top Ten Cover Songs of the Decade

    Arcade Fire goes undercover.​There have been billions of songs written in the last decade but sometimes it's not the new ones that matter, it's the reimaginings. Some people argue a great cover song is decided by it's accuracy to the original, others want something new to be brought into the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Top Ten Indie Rock Songs of the Decade

    The chills-inducing men of Midlake​To some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2009

    Flashbulb Fires


  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Ten band inspired costume ideas

    ​Halloween, the time when adults decide to don their favorite witty getups, whether it be the intellectual "Freudian slip" or the pop culture driven "Christian Bale Yelling." We're sure some of you are short on ideas, so we've compiled a list of band inspired costumes to wear to your favorite part ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: the Acorn, Autechre, Flogging Molly, Ashton Shepherd

    The Acorn Glory Hope Mountain Paper Bag Records 00:22-01:07 of “Low Gravity” The Acorn proves, apparently, that Canadian indie-rock has a “sound,” and bands like the Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade and the Acorn all jerk each other off with their Baroque attitudes, collective ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Year's to You

    The Fray's Isaac Slade and Joe King sound off on their favorite albums of 2007.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Last Night: Arcade Fire @ Red Rocks, Monday, September 17

    Arcade Fire, with LCD Soundsystem September 17, 2007 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Uh, just about anything else in recent memory. Slide Show Epic. Grandiose. Those are fitting descriptors for Monday night’s unreal double bill at the Rocks featuring LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire. Sounds ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    The Arcade Fire Burns On

    Fresh off its European festival tour, these Canadians ignite the States.

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Arcade Fire

    Neon Bible
    Merge Records

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Sound Team

    Movie Monster (Capitol)

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Self-released)

  • Music

    August 11, 2005
  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005
  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Critic's Choice

    Nightmare Fighters

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Blood Ties

    With its haunting debut, the Arcade Fire keeps it in the family.

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    The Arcade Fire

    Funeral (Merge)

  • More >>