I am incredibly jealous of all my East Coast friends who got to see Arcade Fire play Madison Square Garden last night. Music writer Will Hermes wrote up a great review on Rolling Stone.com that sticks the knife in a little deeper. My favorite part: “Arcade Fire at MSG: like your little brother accepting the Nobel Prize.” That pretty much sums it up!
Luckily, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the night’s two openers – Owen Pallett and Spoon — here at KCRW this year. I can’t imagine how last night was for them – what an amazing experience playing on that stage. Check out highlights from their performances below.
Spoon — “Written in Reverse”
Owen Pallett — “Lewis Takes Action”