| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Even when Regine Chassagne was singing about “dead shopping malls” and punching clocks as a worker drone, balloons descended, streamers waved, and dancers twerked in skeleton suits.
Arcade Fire is a major indie-rock success story and...
| Aug 29, 2014
Ogee Muniz, dressed as a Firebird, complete with a red mask, was chatting with her Gingerbread Man-out-of-"Shrek" boyfriend Anthony Cruz in the United Center concourse before Arcade Fire's Tuesday night set when a petite woman in a formal dress approached...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:37 PM
LOS ANGELES - When the Montreal band Arcade Fire arrived at the Forum for two shows, brothers/bandmates Win and Will Butler weren't the first family members to have stepped onto its stage.
"My grandpa played there back in the day," Win Butler said in...
| 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 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:02 AM
On "Turn Blue" (Nonesuch), their eighth album, the Black Keys slip further away from their muddy, grungy blues-rock origins. The duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney began more than a decade ago with an Ohio-centric garage-punk take on Mississippi hill-...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Beyoncé leads all nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with eight, the network unveiled Thursday morning. Nods were spread among numerous hits from the pop diva's provocative, self-titled visual album, which she released without warning late...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Beyonce leads the nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, with videos from her self-titled "visual album" up for eight statuettes at the August 24 kudocast. Eminem and Iggy Azalea follow with seven noms apiece.
Nominations for video of...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Fans who have spent the last 15 years waiting for Jeff Mangum to return to the stage have gotten an unexpected deluge of shows.
First came the reclusive Mangum's first Coachella appearance (as a solo artist) last year. Then came the full return of his...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
With the arrival Thursday night of yet another prime-time music awards show, the first I Heart Radio Music Awards, comes an album's worth of questions.
Do networks and popular music decision-makers think the only way for the American public to...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The first-ever iHeart Radio Music Awards kicked off live on NBC at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The show aired over 150 iHeart radio stations across the country, and 60 million votes have been cast for several categories of this awards show....