Posts Tagged ‘Arcade Fire’

Photos: Arcade Fire @ the Verizon Center

Arcade Fire came to the Verizon Center last night, armed with their approximately 106 band members, their costumes, their energy, and those papier-mâché heads. The show kicked off with the wild destruction of a snare drum held aloft by keyboardist Will Butler, and ended with the anthemic sound of "Wake Up."
But for Fugazi fans, the highlight (or, depending on your [...]

Stop Covering “Waiting Room”

Last night, Arcade Fire played D.C. and straightforwardly covered "Waiting Room." Everyone knew Arcade Fire would cover "Waiting Room," because the band has been playing city-appropriate covers throughout its current arena tour, and obviously they were going to cover "Waiting Room." Because "Waiting Room."
Here is a list of 10 bands that have covered "Waiting Room." One of [...]

It’s Arcade Fire Weekend in D.C.

Arcade Fire is all about the District this weekend. Before the Montreal group takes over the Verizon Center this Sunday with Dan Deacon, you can spot a few of the band’s members at smaller gigs at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
Dj Windows 98 (Win Butler of @arcadefire) will be our special guest Dj tonight on the 2nd floor. [...]

Arts Roundup: Mildly Uneducated Edition

Arcade Fire's Win Butler responds to the Washington Post's negative review of the band's last album, calling it "mildly uneducated" and himself a "fucking rock star." [Stereogum]
Michelle and Barack Obama, besties with Beyonce and Jay Z 4 life. [Washingtonian]
Is there enough demand for all these new movie theaters opening in D.C.? [Housing Complex]
Also: More renderings [...]

Arts Roundup: Public Art Edition

That new public art project at The Yards begins today. [East City Art]
A former Army reporter donates a collection of Nuremberg transcripts to the Holocaust Museum. [AP]
D.C.'s GEMS crops up on this new All Songs Considered mix. [NPR]
Animal Collective will DJ U Street Music Hall on Nov. 29. [Post]
Reintroducing: the tap-dancing Manzari brothers [Arena Stage]
Arcade [...]

Arts Roundup: Arcade Fire Swallows Planet Edition

The museum isn't open yet, but the National Museum of African American History and Culture is in the process of installing two major artifacts. [WJLA]
Man stabbed outside of Dupont nightclub. [Post]
It has come to this: Arcade Fire booked to play Verizon Center in 2014. [Stereogum]
Garry Trudeau-helmed comedy Alpha House deemed unfunny by Hank Stuever. [Post]
Bob [...]

Six Things About the Pitchfork People’s List

Pitchfork's reader-voted People's List is online, which should be reassuring to agents of the indie-rock monoculture. Leading the list of the top 200 albums made between 1996 and 2011 is Radiohead's OK Computer, with three more Radiohead albums landing in the top 20. Fancily, Pitchfork included breakdowns of what sorts of people voted (88 percent are [...]

Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz on Blonde Redhead, Philip Glass, and From the Top

Pianist Christopher O’Riley has been sneaking Radiohead into the classical music world for years. As host of NPR’s child-musician showcase From the Top, he gets to pick the music that gets played during station breaks. Rather than Chopin preludes, O’Riley would draw up piano transcriptions of pop songs, which he’d then play without preannouncing. It’s [...]

Morning Roundup: Switcheroo Edition

Morning all. Normally my colleague Alex Baca writes the Tuesday roundup, but you've got me instead. Not to worry, Baca fans–she'll be back on roundup duty Thursday.
WaPo's Anne Midgette has got the scoop on the Washington National Opera's lineup for the 2011-12 season. The WNO will open with Tosca in September; other works include Werther and, [...]

D.C. Grups Read Pitchfork

Someone sent us a list from the Tumblr of Gentleman's Quarterly yesterday. The list is called: "Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Political Hacks’ Best Music of 2010 Lists." The lists are authored almost exclusively by white people who probably own expensive headphones. It is mostly "Arcade Fire" written over and over again.
The list was assembled by [...]