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    Montreal is Rock Central: Congratulations to Arcade Fire

    I'd never heard of Arcade Fire when I saw Bruce Springsteen invite Win Butler and Régine Chassagne on stage for a couple of songs in Ottawa a couple of years ago. It seems Bruce was prescient as Arcade Fire is now sitting atop the music world after winning a Grammy for the Best Album of the Year.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/enter...729/story.html

    While I haven't yet heard "The Suburbs," the winning album, I do have their others, "Neon Bible" and "Funeral." They're both great.
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    You beat me to the punch!

    This had to be the shocker of the evening last night, after the phenomenal Justin Bieber lost the 'best new artist' Grammy to Esperanza something. A lot of people thought Eminem would win the honor, and right out of blue the award goes to Montreal's Arcade Fire. Wow!

    I saw them open up for a group 5-6 years ago. I can't remember which group. Either it was for U2 in Toronto back in 2005, or for another group/artist in Montreal at around the same time. I thought it was Van Halen, but remembered later that 'Jonas' opened for them. Then i thought maybe Aerosmith, then remembered Cheap Trick had opened for them. Not Springsteen either. Maybe David Bowie?

    Off-topic, one of the best unknown (to me) acts i've ever seen opening for a group or artist was a group called "Wilco", who opened for Neil Young a couple of years ago in Montreal. They were absolutely fantastic!! If you like good guitar riffs, Wilco is the group for you!

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    I'm a big Wilco fan. Their lead singer, Jeff Tweedy, is going to do a solo show at the Olympia on St. Catherine East next month. My guess is that it's sold out.
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    Jeff Tweedy is at the Olympia in Montreal on 25. He's also at the Queen Elizabeth in TO on March 23 and 24. Tickets are on sale for all show. wilcoworld.net
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    Arcade fire is a tremendous Band, great music, incredible presence on stage! it's well deserved!
    On a side note, I'm playing ball with Butler and I can tell he's a bit weird. Very special behaviour....must be genious.

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