Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams real ... More >>
Trash While you were busy basking in the Coachella sun, the festival's fleet of custodians -- many of whom looked to be in their teens -- were running around the grounds, soaked in sweat, picking up your trash. We talked to a few, and not only do these guys get paid poorly, they get paid by the bag. ... More >>
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.
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