| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Last night, Arcade Fire hit Bridgeport on their Reflektor Tour, playing to a crowd of fancily dressed and costumed fans at the Webster Bank Arena. The band requested the dress-code for the entire arena tour, and a free photo booth was set up to capture...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:30 PM
For her Los Angeles debut, Mexico City-born and Montreal-based fashion designer and artist Renata Morales has papered the walls at KesselsKramer Gallery with silkscreens, drawings in crayon and marker and mixed-media painted collages, some of them...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
On March 10, 1967, 15 days shy of her 25th birthday, Aretha Franklin released her 12th album and Atlantic Records debut, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You." It was a breakthrough, triggering a string of four top 10 albums released over 15 months...
| Aug 13, 2014
Film music novices Alex Ebert, Arcade Fire and Pharrell Williams are among the first-time nominees competing at the 14th World Soundtrack Awards on Oct. 25, the culmination of Film Fest Ghent. The first-time nominees will be joined by WSA perennials...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:51 PM
They are an elusive breed.
Seemingly closer to myth than reality, a whisper heard in passing, a thought quickly discarded. When I told Anne Walters Robertson, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, about them, she replied,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:04 PM
“We never do the same songs in the same order every night,” says Superchunk lead guitarist Jim Wilbur, “so I can’t tell people exactly what to expect when we play the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock next Friday — other than...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:05 AM
"This is like one of those '80s movies," a character says in About Alex, the feature debut from director/writer Jesse Zwick. And it's one of the truer statements in this predictable indie-rock "Big Chill," where a group of late-twentysomething friends get...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:22 PM
While touring for its heavily rhythmic “Reflektor," Arcade Fire has made a habit of delivering regional covers. The band has tackled Kansas in Kansas City, the Smiths in London and even Boyz II Men in Philadelphia.
The Grammy Award-winners...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
“This is a dance song,” Arcade Fire anchor Win Butler said Friday night as he introduced the single “We Exist” during the first of two nights at the Forum. He undersold it.
The song, a slinky little disco-influenced number, has...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:42 PM
A decade ago, the Unicorns laughed at the idea that they'd be playing arenas in 2014. They even made it official with a song called "The Unicorns: 2014," released on an eponymous 2004 EP: "I looked in into my crystal ball," sang Nick "Diamonds" Thorburn,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When the Montreal band Arcade Fire arrives at the Forum this weekend for two shows, brothers/bandmates Win and Will Butler won't be the first family members to have stepped onto its stage.
"My grandpa played there back in the day," Win Butler said in...