There are bands that make great records. There are bands that sell out concerts because they make great records. Every once in a while, there are groups that transfer that great album sound into a live show -- a great live show. Here's a list of a few truly great shows that you need to add to your tour schedule.
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The first time I saw Arcade Fire, they had just released Funeral, their first full-length LP. They were on the back stage at Austin City Limits. From that point, they skyrocketed to superstardom, but they're ready to get back to their roots.
Celebrating POP Montreal's 10th anniversary, they'll be playing a free show in Montreal on Sept.
Steve Stoute, recording industry executive, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times. The letter was addressed to the Grammy Awards, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and NARAS president Neil Portnow.
Music executive Steve Stoute purchased a full-page ad in the New York Times to rip the Grammys, NARAS and Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He makes some valid points.
So here it is:
In this Sunday's New York Times, I have purchased a full-page ad as an open letter to Neil Portnow, NARAS and the Grammy Awards.
June 9-12, in Manchester, Tenn., throngs of people will descend from their respective places of residence for one of the truly great music festivals in the world.
Bonnaroo will not disappoint this year. Tuesday, the lineup was announced. Check it.
Eminem, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys and Ray Lamontagne all won Grammy's this year.
Just in case you missed the 2011 Grammy awards, here's a complete list of the winners. Well, at least a list of the important winners.
Arcade Fire won only one album this year, but it was a big one.
Scenes from the Suburbs, a companion to Arcade Fire's Grammy-nominated album The Suburbs' song "The Suburbs" by Spike Jonze, is set to debut at this month's Berlin Inthernational Film Festival.
The lineup for Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011, taking place April 15-17 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., has been announced, and it's a good one.
The headliners are Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon, but there are so many big-name artists at this festival, you'll have to grab a time machine to catch them all.
So, Friday will see Kings of Leon capping a day that includes The Black Keys, Inter
There are six artists that have been announced to perform at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. They are artists you like.
It's like watching your favorite music videos, except live-ish, and in front of a whole mess of celebrities.
And, they will all most likely be holding one of the little statues at some point in the night.
Arcade Fire, acclaimed Canadian indie band, was set to begin an extensive European tour Nov. 18 in Lisbon, Portugal.
NATO, or North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also had plans in Lisbon taking place Nov. 19-20.
We've all got albums that came to define our year, and those albums have delightful moments that change the way we listen to the album. Typically, there is a moment that the album will always be remembered with, such as driving down the freeway or pretending like you are in slow motion in a movie.
I've listed five albums here that I consider to be my favorites of 2010. Of course, so many albums were released that I love, and so much music that I only just started listening to in 2010, that it is pretty difficult to pick out just five. That's what I did though.
I've had the opportunity to attend Lollapalooza twice. I went in 2005 and 2006, and the heat neared the 105 degree mark each of the six days I attended. I can't say that the heat affected my general demeanor or overall enjoyment of the festival, though. In fact, the sheer number of bands that you will come to know or already love playing the festival, outweighs any potential downfall possibly conceivable.