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This year's nominees for the Juno Awards (aka the Canadian Grammys) find Arcade Fire up for Best Group, Best Single ("Reflektor"), Best Album, Fan's Choice, Best Alternative Album, and Best…   Read Story »
Last year, Blur dropped out of Australia's Big Day Out Festival, allegedly due to some unresolved issue with their set time; they were said to have made unreasonable demands about playing in between…   Read Story »
January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most "serious" Oscar contenders to be crammed in…   Read Story »
Arcade Fire is among the "sunburned but beautiful" people of Australia for the Big Day Out Festival right now, so they stopped by Triple J to perform acoustic versions of Reflektor rockers "Normal…   Read Story »
Owen Pallett and Will Butler's score for Spike Jonze's Best Picture Oscar contender Her -- performed by Arcade Fire -- was nominated for an Academy Award in its own right for Best Original Score;…   Read Story »
Arcade Fire are currently in Australia for a series of shows around the Big Day Out Festival, and at Sidney Myer Music Bowl earlier tonight the band covered "Devil Inside" from Aussie superstars…   Read Story »
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences just announced this year's Oscar nominations, and amidst the big categories and the surprises (Philomena for Best Picture?), Chris Hemsworth read the…   Read Story »
Arcade Fire's fourth LP was an artistic triumph that came with oversized buzz thanks to a well-constructed marketing campaign. It was one of our favorite albums of 2013. But not everyone loved…   Read Story »
The actor Rainn Wilson, whose beard and flannel shirt will never stop him from looking exactly like Dwight Schrute forever, has a web video series called "Metaphysical Milkshake." In the most recent…   Read Story »
Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and…   Read Story »