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Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver To Play Basketball For Charity

Win Butler never met a Canadian celebrity basketball game he didn't want to take part in, and next month, he'll share the court with some fellow indie rock heavy hitters at this year's Pop Vs. Jock charity game. The game is an annual part of the Pop Montreal festival, and both Win and Will Butler… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Perform With Mavis Staples In Chicago

Two nights ago, Arcade Fire played the first night of a two-night stand at Chicago's United Center, and they marked the occasion by covering Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love." Last night, they upped the ante, inviting the Chicago soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples to the stage for a couple of songs during their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014 - 9:11 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Bo Diddley In Chicago

Bo Diddley was born in Mississippi, but he moved to Chicago as a kid, and he helped define what the sound of Chicago blues could be. Arcade Fire are, of course, on a tour where they're covering a local artist in almost every town they visit, and last night, they played the first night of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014 - 9:04 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” With David Byrne In Brooklyn

To cap off their three-night stint in Brooklyn, Arcade Fire brought out a Grandpa Munster-looking David Byrne for a cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream." Byrne has performed live with the band before -- in 2005, he joined them on stage at Irving Plaza to sing the Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naive… More »

By: James Rettig / August 25, 2014 - 1:36 am

VMAs 2014 Videos, GIFs, Vines, & Winners List

Tonight, MTV's Video Music Awards go down at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This year, the pre-ceremony preparations and parties have been unusually calamitous: Nicki Minaj's backup dancer was bit by an anaconda, Iggy Azalea fell off the stage, and Suge Knight got shot! So we can only hope things go more smoothly when the… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover The Ramones With Marky Ramone In Brooklyn

Arcade Fire is still ignoring our suggestions for who they should cover at their Brooklyn shows this weekend -- on Friday they brought out Buster Poindexter for "Hot Hot Hot" and last night Marky Ramone took the stage. He was on the drums for "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement" and "I Wanna… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover “Hot Hot Hot” With Buster Poindexter In Brooklyn

On Friday night, Arcade Fire played the first of three shows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. For the city-appropriate cover song to kick off the encore they took none of Stereogum's suggestions! Instead, after the bobbleheads faked out the crowd with New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis," the band invited that song's singer David Johansen to joi… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 23, 2014 - 2:15 am

Who Should Arcade Fire Cover In Brooklyn?

Arcade Fire are in the final stretch of their continent-spanning Reflektor tour, and as you may have heard, they've adopted the habit of paying tribute to each city they visit by covering a song/artist from (or associated with) that city. This started on the second night of the tour, in Minneapolis, where they covered Prince'… More »

By: Stereogum / August 21, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Pixies’ “Alec Eiffel” In Mansfield

Arcade Fire played Manfield, MA last night and -- surprise, surprise -- performed a cover. This time it was the Pixies' "Alec Eiffel" from their 1991 album Trompe Le Monde. The band got their start in nearby Boston. The next stop on the Reflektor tour is Bangor, ME, followed by a three-day stint in Brooklyn. More »

By: James Rettig / August 20, 2014 - 8:50 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Fugazi’s “Waiting Room” In Washington, D.C.

Fugazi is synonymous with the underground D.C. scene, so it makes sense that Arcade Fire would choose to give them the cover treatment. At last night's show at the Verizon Center, Win Butler covered "Waiting Room" in his paper mâché mask. The original song kicks off the hardcore punks' self-titled debut EP (which won't be… More »

By: James Rettig / August 18, 2014 - 8:35 am

Will Butler Played A Solo Show In D.C. Last Night

Arcade Fire's Will Butler played a solo show last night at the Rock 'n' Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. He was one of the openers for United Nations, who is on tour now. It was Butler's first ever solo show and he only played original material, which a Twitter user described as sounding like "Violent… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Neil Young’s “Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown” In Winnipeg

Arcade Fire did yet another cover at their Winnipeg show last night. This time, Win Butler wore his paper mache head while they performed Neil Young's "Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown" from his 1975 album Tonight's The Night. Arcade Fire's next stop will be in Washington, DC and the Reflektor tour wraps up at… More »

By: James Rettig / August 15, 2014 - 8:34 am

Arcade Fire – “You Already Know” Video

Arcade Fire's new video for the Reflektor track "You Already Know" feels, in some ways, like an extension of the whole bobblehead-mask schtick of their recent live shows; it shows another way for the band to play with ideas of image and representation. The clip is made up entirely of home-video-style footage of the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014 - 8:15 am

Watch Arcade Fire Mime Loverboy’s “Working For The Weekend” & Cover Feist’s “I Feel It All” In Calgary

On their most recent tour, Arcade Fire have been covering some locally significant song in just about every city they visit; it's how they ended up covering Huey Lewis & The News' "Back In Time" earlier this week. Last night, the band treated the crowd in the Canadian city of Alberta to two such cover… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2014 - 9:16 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Huey Lewis’ Back To The Future Song “Back In Time”

That zany bunch the Arcade Fire are back with yet another locally relevant cover. Last night they were in Edmonton, birthplace of Michael J. Fox, so they kicked out a rendition of Huey Lewis' Back To The Future theme "Back In Time" that segued into Reflektor jam "Here Comes The Night Time" -- which, i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Arcade Fire – “Afterlife (Flume Remix)”

Flume is an Australian dance-pop producer and a festival lineup fixture, and now he's put together a remix of "Afterlife," the single from Arcade Fire's Reflektor. Flume's 10-minute take on the song spends a few minutes swirling before eventually developing into a fleet, nimble house beat. For all the disco undertones on that last Arcade… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 11, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Pay Tribute To Nirvana At Washington Show

There are too many Arcade Fire covers to list here anymore, but if you haven't heard by now that the band is covering a song from a local artist at each show, you must not be visiting very often. The latest stop on their world tour was in George, Washington and, of course, the band… More »

By: James Rettig / August 10, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Dead Kennedys’ “California Über Alles” In Santa Barbara

Arcade Fire's latest localized tribute cover went down last night at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Dead Kennedys' "California Über Alles" was the song of choice, despite the fact that Jello Biafra and company hailed from San Francisco, five hours north of Santa Barbara. Hey, when one of indie rock's greatest bands is covering one of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 5, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Beverly Hills Cop Theme “Axel F” In L.A.

As the Reflektor Tour continues to snake around North America, Arcade Fire have been paying tribute to bands from the cities in which they're playing. At the Forum in L.A. on Friday night (following the Unicorns reunion!) they took on Jane's Addiction and Guns N' Roses. Last night's second show at the venue saw a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 3, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Jane’s Addiction’s “Been Caught Stealing” While Stealing Front Row Fans’ Cellphones

As part of Arcade Fire's mission to cover local artists at every concert, the band performed Jane Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing" and a little bit of Guns 'N Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle" during their show at the Forum in Los Angeles. While singing, they also decided to have some fun and grab audience members'… More »

By: James Rettig / August 2, 2014 - 12:38 pm
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