Arcade Fire In Concert - Minneapolis, MN

Arcade Fire have made a habit in these early days of their massive Reflektor tour to cover a different classic at each show. First there was a cover of “The Last Time” by the Rolling Stones in Louisville, and then video of Prince’s Controversy” in Minneapolis. Last night in Detroit the band performed Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” while Win Butler wore a square mask with the face of disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick projected onto it. Watch the video below; it captures the whole song until it eventually shifts into “Here Comes The Night Time,” which is never a bad thing.

Reflektor is out now via Merge. It was one of our top 10 albums of 2013.

[Photo by Adam Bettcher / Getty Images]

Comments (3)
  1. They’re playing Toronto tomorrow night – which disgraced local politician will Win wear a mask of? So hard to say…

    I’m guessing they’ll do a Neil Young cover or maybe some Rush – that synthy/progy sound would be a good fit.

  2. You should post my video, I was much closer.

  3. another epic cover that sounds way better than the songs on reflektor. Listen to those horns! You know, if Arcade Fire’s fifth album goes in the direction of these songs–which is sort of the same direction as “Sprawl II”–they could end up following a kind of Pink Floydish trajectory where they come into a spectacular middle period of excellence. I really feel like they have an aesthetic to this day that is based on Funeral’s aesthetics and when they finally outgrow that things will take a leap forward. It’s obviously not a question of ability but taste.

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