My ears are still ringing and my eye lids are heavy from the Arcade Fire show last night. They put on quite a performance. The Grammy Award winning outfit sold out the Joint in a few hours; it was expected. Luckily, Megan found some tickets and we were counting down the days since.
LA harmonizers, Local Natives, opened the show and that was almost as exciting for Megan and I. Their Talking Heads cover was spot on and they played to the album perfectly. They put out a fantastic album last year. From begining to end, there isn't a filler in the bunch. The future is grand for those guys.
Arcade Fire took the stage with a commanding performance and had the whole crowd in a frenzy. They have come quite a long way from their less-than-humble debut, Funeral, in 2004. While still sticking to their original sound, they have won over audiences by being in the right place at the right time. Winning 'Best Album of the Year' at the Grammys put them in the limelight and helped stike the question, "Who the fuck is Arcade Fire?"
-Tomorrow is Record Store Day.
-My dear, old friend Leslie Ventura did a quick interview with singer/songwriter, Ben Kweller, for the Rebel Yell. Take a gander.