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Arcade Fire (music group)

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  • After the nostalgia, HFStival turns focus to indie-rock

    After the nostalgia, HFStival turns focus to indie-rock
    After a four-year hiatus, the HFStival, one of the largest rock festivals on the East Coast in the '90s and early 2000s, returned last September with a lineup of forgotten '90s alt-heroes such as Third Eye Blind, Lit and Everclear. The festival's return...
  • Pfac cranks the volume on local creativity with new Art After 5 music series

    Pfac cranks the volume on local creativity with new Art After 5 music series
    To help mark its 50th birthday, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News will host a creative collision of art and music. Starting Thursday, Jan. 19, the center's monthly Art After 5 gatherings will feature musicians chosen specifically for their...
  • Album review: The Weeknd, 'Echoes of Silence'

    Album review: The Weeknd, 'Echoes of Silence'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) Abel Tesfaye, a k a the Weeknd, has been busy the past few months. He self-released three mix tapes of moodily skewed R&B that have earned him a nomination for Canada’s top musical honor, the Polaris Prize (he lost out to...
  • Local Q&A: Brighton, MA

    Local Q&A: Brighton, MA
    Band name: Brighton, MA Sound: On its just-released "Billboard Sun" EP, the indie-rock quintet channels the ragged glory of the Walkmen, veering between loosely anthemic rockers ("New Underground") and more introspective turns like the bruised "V-Day."...
  • Local Q&A: Scattered Trees

    Local Q&A: Scattered Trees
    Band name: Scattered Trees Sound: The indie-rock quintet's sophomore album, "Sympathy," pairs singer-songwriter Nate Eiesland's heart-heavy words with musical backdrops that shift from mournful (the Coldplay-esque "Love and Leave") to propulsive ("Four...
  • DJ Tiesto is a rock star for the digital age

    DJ Tiesto is a rock star for the digital age
    Standing onstage Sunday night at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center, the DJ Tiesto twisted some knobs on his Pioneer CDJ-1000 turntable as 6,500 screaming fans formed a sea of waving hands, flashing cellphone cameras and wide-eyed faces. Jets of...
  • Album review: Coldplay, 'Mylo Xyloto'

    Album review: Coldplay, 'Mylo Xyloto'
    2 stars (out of 4) In a recent interview, Tom Waits mentioned that while recording music, “You have to work with people that know when to trick you.” Coldplay pays lip service to the element of surprise on its fifth studio album, “Mylo...
  • Tuning up your workout

     Tuning up your workout
    When I started working out, I had a personal music player the size of a dachshund for exercise motivation. I filled it with Rush and Joe Satriani mix tapes to enhance my workouts. Technology has come a long way since then. Now I use an iPod Shuffle,...
  • Taking a noise snapshot at L.A. restaurants

    Taking a noise snapshot at L.A. restaurants
    We know it's noisy out there in the restaurant world. Customers' complaints are growing, critics are including noise commentary in their reviews, and restaurateurs, to some extent, are trying to figure out ways to modify the acoustic mayhem. But just...
  • Album review: Kids These Days, 'Traphouse Rock'

    Album review: Kids These Days, 'Traphouse Rock'
    *** (out of 4) Kids these days. They spend so much time on that Internet, digesting overwhelming amounts of information, destroying their attention spans. It’s a wonder they can ever synthesize it into anything useful, am I right? Chicago’...
  • Tickets to concerts by Duran Duran, Jason Aldean go on sale Friday, June 15

    Tickets to concerts by Duran Duran, Jason Aldean go on sale Friday, June 15
    Here are two separate chunks of local concert news. Eighties dance-rock kings Duran Duran will play Portsmouth on Aug. 22. Meanwhile, country rocker Jason Aldean is headed for the Virginia Beach on Aug. 24. Tickets to both shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday,...