The Arcade Fire

Never Get Away From The Sprawl: The Arcade Fire @ nTelos Pavilion 6/8/11 (Charlottesville, VA)

The Arcade Fire played a 5,000 seat venue in Charlottesville, Virgina last week and it couldn't have been a better place for them to deliver their songs about the perils of suburban life and the modern world. Sure, C'ville is home to UVA, and that part of town is a gorgeous hamlet full of kudzu covered Jeffersonian architecture. But head to the North and there's nothing but shopping malls framed on all sides by the Blue Ridge mountains. "Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains and there's no end in sight" indeed. The band was thinking about Houston, TX when they wrote The Suburbs, but the messages contained within it's songs could just as easily been about this smallish Virginia college town.

Now, on to the show...

Photos: The Arcade Fire @ nTelos Pavilion - 6/8/11

The Arcade Fire played in Charlottesville this past Wednesday and we were there to cover the show. Our inital review of "HOLY F@$$ IS IT HOT!" didn't quite make it past editorial, so we had to go back to the drawing board, but never fear a full review of The Arcade Fire's fantastic performance will be up tomorrow. In the meantime check out the fantastic shots that Ryan scored, as well as the completely amateur in comparison shots by Andre and myself if your feeling brave.

Check out Ryan's shots here

Check out the rest here (We're not worthy! We're not worthy!)

The Arcade Fire w/Cyndi Lauper @ Jazzfest - "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

Alright, I'll bite.

Since it's been reported just about EVERYWHERE else we'll go ahead and run it here too. The Arcade Fire headlined Jazzfest this year and since EVERYONE is a fan of Cyndi Lauper (no really, she rules) they decided it would be a good idea (it was) to bring her up on stage to cover her uber hit, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, with them.

So yea. That happened. Good thing I skipped Jazzfest this year, right?