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Arcade Fire

A combination of indie rock muscle and theatrical, unapologetic bombast turned Arcade Fire into indie royalty in the early 2000s. Originally comprised of Regine Chassagne, Richard Parry, Tim Kingsbury, and brothers William and Win Butler, the group formed during the summer of 2003, after Win spotted Chassagne singing jazz standards at a Montreal art exhibit. The grandson of famed swing-era bandleader Alvino Rey, Win was quickly charmed by Chassagne's performance, leading the two to launch a songwriting… Show more

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(no rating) May 4, 2011 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Mongillo

Arcade Fire love Austin. During their concert Tuesday at the Backyard, lead singer Win Butler and Regine Chassagne reminded the audience of that, like, a million times.

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Aug. 2, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Patrick Caldwell

When rock critics throw around the word “overlong” to describe a record, it’s generally because it overstays its welcome - it grows monotonous, repetitive, predictable or unfocused. Perhaps it wanders down back alleys, gets lost, or chases its own tail. But “The Suburbs,” the mammoth new album from Canada-by-way-of-Texas-and-Haiti indie rock collective Arcade Fire, is overlong for entirely different reasons - put simply, it’s exhausting.

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(no rating) Sept. 18, 2011 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Chad Swiatecki

It’s been a simultaneously proud-but-frustrating 12 or so months for Arcade Fire, one where lots of triumphs have come handcuffed with backlash or some sort of drama to steal luster from what should be - to this point at least - a career year for any band.

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