Do you find yourself, at this critical moment, unarmed with flowers, champagne or chocolate? The Department of Heartland Security recognizes three levels of preparedness:
Our weekend picks are:
Arcade Fire’s ambitious “Reflektor” sounds like it should come with a sticker: “Caution advised, double heavy-concept album.”
Arcade Fire takes a decisive step toward rock’s first rank with its new album, out next week.
The Nashville trio Lady Antebellum won five Grammys and Arcade Fire took home album of the year honors at the music industry’s biggest awards show.
Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and Tinie Tempah were winners at the Brit music awards in London tonight.
The line between indie and mainstream music got even fuzzier in 2010, as Arcade Fire, working with non-major label Merge Records of North Carolina, charted at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada.
Of the more than 1,000 new rock CDs that landed on my desk this past year, the hottest album came from an alternative band in frozen Canada.
Here are our picks for the weekend:
Eminem , Lady Gaga , Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder are confirmed fit to play. So are Prince , Arcade Fire, Soundgarden, Roxy Music and the Scissor Sisters. In this weird team, Bono is out with a back injury, and U2 substituted with Gorillaz.