Round one of Coachella is over. And damn, was it a good one! We're all sore, sunburned, and smiling. Here's the best of another memorable weekend in Indio. Finding 20 bucks on the ground. We spent it on a slice of Hot Lips Spicy Pie pizza and a cold beer. Thank you, Coachella gods. -Taylor Hamby ... More >>
Everyone knows you can't trust a rumor. Or a Reflektor. Last month, though, while still tingling from Arcade Fire's two-night stand in Miami (and wooed by Win Butler's breathless promises of "be back soon"), we here at Crossfade allowed ourselves to be seduced by Internet siren calls, originating f ... More >>
Arcade Fire as the Reflektors Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami Presented by Rhythm Foundation Thursday, October 24, 2013 Better Than: A Reflektor-less existence. "We couldn't have made this record without Haiti." On two consecutive nights, Arcade Fire's Win Butler confided this same thing to M ... More >>
"We'll be back soon." Those were the words spoken by Arcade Fire's Win Butler near the end of last night's Reflektors show in Little Haiti. Now, normally, the vague assurance of a local concert at some point in the future is just an offhanded nicety, a tease, an empty promise. In this case, though ... More >>
Arcade Fire as the Reflektors Mekka, Miami Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Better Than: Catching your favorite indie-band-made-big in some giant auditorium. Arcade Fire first hit the scene, changing the sound of indie music forever, back in the early 2000s. Musical force Régine Chassagne is a first-g ... More >>
"Dress up and come party with us!" That's an excited invitation from Win Butler, Arcade Fire, and a weird bunny rabbit to this week's Reflektor concerts in Miami. Of course, you (probably) don't have tickets. And that means you're screwed harder than a cottontail at the peak of mating season. Oh ... More >>
Yep. The Reflektors is Arcade Fire. Yesterday, we here at Crossfade noticed a curious update on local world-music promoter Rhythm Foundation's website for a special edition of the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti at the Little Haiti Cultural Center starring a band that we'd never heard of. Oddly, ... More >>
Photo by Anton CorbijnAbout a month or so after Arcade Fire rocked the music industry by walking away with the Grammy for Album of the Year, the Montreal-based group celebrated with some friends in Haiti. Some 250 people packed into the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince -- many of whom were "exp ... More >>
Video still by Jennifer WeissArcade Fire's Win Butler in Haiti on March 29.On March 29, Arcade Fire lit up the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince with covers from Cyndi Lauper ("Girls Just Want to Have Fun"), the Rolling Stones ("The Last Time") and Creedence Clearwater Revival ("Who'll Stop the Ra ... More >>
Aaron Jackson went from homeless to hero. Now, with the help of Rainn Wilson, he's trying to cure a country.
Check these guys out at The Fillmore.