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  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Coachella 2014's Best Moments, Weekend Two

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Coachella 2014's Worst Moments, Weekend Two

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Coachella 2014's Best Moments

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Arcade Fire Announces Reflektor Tour 2014, Skips Miami

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Arcade Fire as the Reflektors in Little Haiti, "One of the Most Beautiful Places in America"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Arcade Fire: "We'll Be Back Soon," Reportedly Returning to Miami for Two Nights in April 2014

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Arcade Fire Burned Mekka Miami Down as the Reflektors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Arcade Fire: More Tickets Released for Little Haiti Show

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Arcade Fire Announces Second Miami Show at Mekka Nightclub

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Help Arcade Fire Rebuild Haiti; Get a "Nifty Little Postcard" Signed by Win and Regine

    Photo by Anton Corbijn​About 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Exclusive Video From Arcade Fire's Secret Concert in Haiti March 29

    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 >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    Healing Haiti

    Aaron Jackson went from homeless to hero. Now, with the help of Rainn Wilson, he's trying to cure a country.

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    My Morning Jacket Might Be the Best Live Band Ever

    Check these guys out at The Fillmore.

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    The Arcade Fire

    Funeral Merge