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Video: Arcade Fire Cover The Ramones Live w/Marky Ramone

posted by Oscar August 24, 2014

As the Reflektor Tour rolls on, the anticipation builds daily for seeing who will the Arcade Fire cover next? Last night in Brooklyn, NY the band paid tribute to an NYC iconic band and did so with a little help from a local.

AF have a 3-night stint at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with each night proving to be a can’t miss spectacle. The first night saw New York Dolls frontman, David Johansen join them to perform for his song, “Hot Hot Hot” (see below). Last night they pretended that the special guests would be The Talking Heads by playing “Psycho Killer” in bobble heads (below) but then introduced Marky Ramone who would go on to fittingly play The Ramones’ “I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement” and “I Wanna Be Sedated.” Arcade Fire sure made going Punk sound excellent and you can see for yourself above. Continue Reading

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Video: Arcade Fire – “Alec Eiffel” Live (Pixies Cover)

posted by Oscar August 20, 2014

A new Arcade Fire live tribute has surfaced with their latest cover being Pixies’ “Alec Eiffel.” The setting was Mansfield, Mass. and the Canadian band paid homage to the Pixies’s hometown of Boston with this one before breaking into their “Here Comes The Night Time.”

See it above.

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Video: Arcade Fire – “Waiting Room” Live (Fugazi Cover)

posted by Oscar August 18, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour will forever be remembered for the band’s inclusion of geographically-relevant live tributes wherever they play and the latest took place in Washington DC where they played another local favorite. The Canadian group took on Fugazi’s “Waiting Room” and even brought out the Barack Obama bobble head to join them onstage for the performance. Talk about “DC”!

Check it out above.

(RS)

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Video: Arcade Fire – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Live Nirvana Cover)

posted by Oscar August 10, 2014

The latest live cover that the Arcade Fire have done during the Reflektor Tour took place last night at The Gorge in George, WA and it was a tribute to very familiar local… The Canadians semi-covered Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by performing lines from the iconic song during the intro and outro of their performance of The Suburbs track, “Rococo.”

See it above.

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Video: Arcade Fire – “California Über Alles” (Dead Kennedys Cover)

posted by Oscar August 5, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour has been well-known for its inclusion of live covers and the latest took place at the Santa Barbara Bowl. There the Canadian band played a Punk staple in the Dead Kennedys’ “California Über Alles,” proving once more that this little part of the show is always something to look forward to a la the chalkboard gag on the opener for The Simpsons. 

(Stereogum)

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Video: Beck – “Rebellion (Lies) / Blue Moon” [Live at Coachella]

posted by Oscar April 23, 2014

Over the weekend, part 2 of Coachella, Beck played Coachella and before going to his latest single, “Blue Moon,” the storied musician added a short, acoustic cover of Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies).”

Beck tells the story of how on one rainy day he waited in line for 45 minutes to go into a bar near his home because he had a hunch that the wait would be worthwhile. He reveals what he first heard by then playing a verse from “Rebellion (Lies).” Before going into “Blue Moon,” Beck declared to the crowd: “You know, that little bar down the street sometimes has the best music. Don’t forget about that little bar.”

See it above.

(P4k)

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Video: Arcade Fire – “Motownphilly” (Boyz II Men Cover) live in Philadelphia

posted by Oscar March 18, 2014

During the Philadelphia, PA stop of the Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour, the Montreal band played a live cover of Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly.” AF are showing they have a knack of doing live covers specially catered to the cities they’re playing in and this cover sure does justice to the early-90’s R&B Philly sensations.

See that performance above.