Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Arcade Fire- MEN Arena, August 31st

September 6, 2011

I don’t like to admit this- but until last week I’d never seen Arcade Fire live. I’d had good intentions and my friend Kevin had told me countless times to make them top of my list of “bands to see live”- I just kept failing…

I’d waited so long that when my chance finally came- they were playing … blerg- An arena show. I’ve never been keen on arena shows in general. That normally stops me from even thinking about buying a ticket. But I have to say, I think I’ve changed my mind about them.

Arcade Fire were able to make this MASSIVE space feel tiny- they were capable of ushering in a sense of community… very impressive.

They are absolutely incredible live. I would go again- no matter the venue- even if it were 5 times the size of the MEN Arena. Lesson. Learned.

The Setlist

Ready to Start
Keep the Car Running
Haïti
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
No Cars Go
Rococo
(With “Champagne Supernova” snippet)
Speaking in Tongues
Intervention
Suburban War
Wake Up
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
We Used to Wait
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

Encore:
Month of May
Rebellion (Lies)
The Suburbs
The Suburbs (Continued)

I took some photos but please note I’m not in my normal front row position…

Noah and the Whale – who to be honest were kinda underwhelming. I dig them- but they were pretty meh…

Firey Arcades

I wish we could all have massive bands with all the talented members…

Very full MEN Arena

 
SOOOO GOOD

K

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Florence & The Machine are magnificent!

July 5, 2009

Every so often I get a little excited about a band, and I don’t think one in particular has given me such a bad case of *swoon* related emotions since… I can’t remember when. (A while ok? ok.)

Not only is Florence Welch completely gorgeous X 12 (see below) but her music is EPIC. E-P-I-C! Her album “Lungs” hits shelves in the UK July 6th.
(insert hopes and dreams about a Canadian release date and tour here)

I figured I should attach some YouTube vids of just a few of her tasty tunes.

I’d heard about this band before but I hadn’t really given the tunes a fair listen- but as of late I can’t stop. This is the kind of music that I would love to make. I’m such a sucker for female vocalists.

K