Arcade Fire

Music Festivals Like WayHome Provide Refuge From The Real World

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

It has been a stressful summer with a seemingly non-stop barrage of police shootings and shot police, terror attacks and terrible Trump. Even during the ride up to the Burl's Creek event grounds, there was the mass shooting in Munich. The world right now is a scary place, and WayHome provided refuge.

Arcade Fire To Lead David Bowie Tribute Parade In New Orleans

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Living

"Dress in your best Bowie outfit or something more strange."

Arcade Fire Opening Haitian Resto In Montreal This Summer

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Living

"It's from another world."

The Greatest Canadian Indie Rockers Of The 2000s

Huffington Post Canada | Brian Gasparek | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living

Since the turn of the millennium, Canada has been a leading exporter of world-class indie rock. While there have always been CanRock success storie...

Tanya Tagaq's 'Animism' Wins Polaris Prize, Blasts PETA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Music

Tanya Tagaq's album "Animism " won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize. The Inuit throat singer beat high-profile albums by Drake and Arcade Fire to lay clai...

LIVE STREAM: Watch The Polaris Prize Gala Right Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Music

The eighth annual Polaris Music Prize is happening tonight, Sept 22, and we will be streaming the 2014 Polaris Prize live beginning at 7pm with the pr...

WATCH: Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Strokes Supergroup Cover Phil Collins

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Music

For three years now, Arcade Fire's towering Texan brothers Win and Will Butler have organized a fundraiser basketball game during the Pop Montreal mus...

Why Arcade Fire Matters

Jason Najum | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Music
Jason Najum

With Arcade Fire the hipster-millennial era finally has its champion. It's not only a validation of our generation's dominant cultural trend, but rather a definition, an explanation of it, for we didn't quite understand what we'd been doing ourselves. We finally have something we can love without reservations, without compromise.That's why we danced.

Reflektions on Arcade Fire

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

Despite debuting at number one upon release last fall (and subsequently winning the best album Juno), a year later "Reflektor" feels like a cultural disappointment, having failed to expand their commercial or critical reach. It's not a bad album, but for a band with two bona fide classics under its belt, it wasn't good enough. But if the record didn't sound like it was coming from the biggest band in the world, the live show sure as hell does.

Bry Webb On Fatherhood, Feist And Fronting The Constantines (Again)

HuffPost Canada Music | Colton Eddy | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Music

In 2010 Bry Webb placed his Guild Starfire guitar, on which he protested exclusively with The Constantines, into his closet. Creatively lost and s...

Behold! History's Most Epic Concert Moments

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Gasparek | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Music

Attending a live concert has always been a very special thing. Fans come out in hundreds or thousands to watch their favourite artists perform and sha...

► Arcade Fire's Latest Music Video Is All Sorts Of Trippy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire quietly dropped their third music video off their Reflektor album on Thursday and it looks like the Montreal musicians are continuing thei...

Polaris Music Prize Short List (And Host) Revealed

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Music

The eighth annual Polaris Prize has revealed it's 2014 short list for the best Canadian album of the past year. The 10 nominated artists range fro...

Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace On Being A Transgender Role Model

The Huffington Post Canada | Benjamin Boles | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Music

Most progressive-minded musicians would be thrilled to play an event as massive as the 2014 WorldPride celebrations in Toronto this week, but for Agai...

Drake, Arcade Fire, Chromeo Make Polaris Prize Long List

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Music

This year's Polaris Music Prize Long List was announced this morning in Calgary with some newcomers and some old pros vying for this year's award. ...

Arcade Fire Respond To Criticism Of Transgender Music Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire recently released a video for the song "We Exist" off "Reflektor" which, according to the YouTube description, "follows the story of a you...

Owen Pallett's Inner 'Conflict' About Having Children

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Music

Owen Pallett wants it known that while new album 'In Conflict,' out May 27 via Secret City, is his most revealing and personal collection of songs yet...

CanConflict: Deadmau5 Blasts Arcade Fire Over EDM Diss

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Music

It took a couple of weeks, but Deadmau5 didn't respond kindly to remarks Arcade Fire made during their headlining slot at Coachella music fest. NM...

Sights And Sounds Of Coachella 2014

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Music

Coachella 2014, North America's biggest music festival, has wrapped up its first weekend blowout with headlining performances by Outkast, Muse and Arc...

Everything You Need To Know About The 2014 Juno Awards

HuffPost Canada Music | Julijana Capone | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Music

The city declared earlier this year to be colder than an uninhabitable planet is getting ready to shed some layers for Canada’s biggest music party,...

WATCH: Arcade Fire's 'Afterlife' Wins Best Canadian Music Video

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's stunning "Afterlife" video, which we declared last fall was "better than most 2013 movies," was named the the best Canadian music video ...

WATCH: Arcade Fire Stop Concert To Help Distressed Fan

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's Win Butler very busy on stage but the musician had the decency to halt a Cleveland gig Sunday night to help a concert goer in obvious d...

Win Butler: Quebec Shouldn't Emulate France's 'Major Race Problems'

CBC | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's lead vocalist Win Butler says racial tensions in France should serve as a warning to Quebec that that country's approach to secularism ...

Broken Bells 'Naive' About Using The 'D' Word In Their Album Title

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Music

When Shins frontman James Mercer and wunderkind producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), collectively known as Broken Bells, decided to name their so...

Arcade Fire In Haiti: Out Of The Suburbs, Into The Carnival

HuffPost Canada Music | Edwin Erazo (text) and Hilda Pellerano (photos) | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Music

Since the release of Arcade Fire's 2004 debut album "Funeral," which prominently featured the song "Haiti," it became evident that the Canadian band h...