Australia’s 2014 Big Day Out must see acts

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Friday 3 January 2014

The weather is hot and the days are long. For Australian music lovers such as ourselves, this can only mean one thing: the Big Day Out is not far away. But with so many great acts to see in the one day, we’ve done you a favour and narrowed down the long list of bands to see to a few definites. Of course, there are the headliners (Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire), and the other big guns (The Hives, Beady Eye, Deftones, Snoop Lion and Flume), but you need to know about these up-and-comers. So grab out a crayon and get ready to scribble these names down.

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Arcade Fire’s My Body is a Cage vs Nicolas Cage

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Saturday 31 March 2012

This video juxtaposes Montreal indie band Arcade Fire’s 2007 slowburner anthem, My Body is a Cage, with, well, Nicolas Cage. Hmmm. Why did it take so long?

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La Blogotheque

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By Jacob Stack in Cool Websites on Thursday 24 November 2011

This is one of my favourite websites. It’s French, so it can be tricky to find your way about, but it is totally worth it once you do. Your favourite bands, as you’ve never or rarely seen them, as well as what will be your new favourites. Beautifully captured by French film maker Vincent Moon, […]

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Epic Arcade Fire’s Suburbs cover by Mr. Little Jeans

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By Aiste Juozaponyte in New Music on Tuesday 27 September 2011

I recently found this cover of Arcade Fire’s Suburbs by a London-based singer Mr. Little Jeans. I didn’t think it was possible to make a cover of Arcade Fire that would be better than the original. It’s elegant, luscious and instantly likable.

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Arcade Fire create interactive light show at Coachella

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By Josh Gardiner in Video on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Check out this sweet clip below of Arcade Fire at Coachella this year, made for The Creators Project. For the encore of their set, the epic track Wake Up, the band got with the director Chris Milk again (the man who made the interactive This Wilderness Downtown clip) to cascade hundreds of beachballs filled with LEDs into the crowd. About as interactive a light show as you’ll see.

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Flotation Walls: video for Body filmed in the studio

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By Aaron from Old Worlds in New Music on Monday 6 June 2011

Carlos Avendaño crafts some of the best indie chamber rock I’ve ever heard (yes, I’ll take it over Arcade Fire any day.) Their debut album, Nature, is pretty much all about sex, procreation, and the human condition, and is populated by characters ranging from absurd to profound. As of this writing, they’re constantly on tour, […]

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Who Is Arcade Fire?

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Cool Websites on Wednesday 16 February 2011

When Arcade Fire won Album of the Year, a certain percentage of the population had their mindhole explode. This Tumblr page documents the feeling when Eminem and Lady Gaga miss out to some Canuck nobodies.

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The Drums cover Arcade Fire

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Wednesday 13 October 2010

Having just conquered the Reading and Leeds Festival, New York power-pop-surf band The Drums are offering a free MP3 of their cover of Arcade Fire’s We Used To Wait, which they played live at BBC Three Live Lounge.

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Arcade Fire poster by Alex Trochut

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By Elizabeth Eames in New Art on Friday 8 October 2010

This poster was created by Barcelona-based artist Alex Trochut, using denim, embroidery and bleach. The piece was commissioned as a gift for the band by Another Planet Entertainment.

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Wassaic Project Music and Arts Festival

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Saturday 14 August 2010

If you’re in New York and looking for something to do this weekend, head to the small town of Wassaic for the Wassaic Project Music and Arts Festival. Why? It’s free, it’s bursting with original creative talent, and it will give you a great excuse to get out of the city and take in the […]

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ 40 Day Dream live

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By Hunter Peroff in Video on Friday 22 January 2010

You know how something can completely escape your notice until it’s pointed out to you – and suddenly it’s everywhere? It was like that with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for me. There’s been a tremendous hum (a more chilled form of buzz) about them online from all corners that I’ve only just tapped […]

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