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Exclusive Video: Arcade Fire Live in Berkeley, CA, 6/1/07

YumSugar and I had the pleasure of seeing Arcade Fire play this weekend at the Greek Theatre on the UC Berkeley campus. Though I've been to more than my fair share of concerts, I can safely say, without hyperbole, that the Arcade Fire was truly unlike any band I've ever seen live.

While other indie-rock bands use orchestral instruments like accessories, the Arcade Fire is, essentially, an orchestra — complete with violins, stand-up bass, French horns, and some other instruments I couldn't identify. What's even more remarkable is that the members move nimbly from instrument to instrument; one minute, frontwoman Regine Chassagne was playing the accordion, and the next minute, she was rocking the drums like a pro.

As if the music weren't enough, the on-stage visuals reached beyond cool into truly cutting-edge, with live feeds of the musicians projected onto circular screens surrounding them. Luckily, YumSugar took some video at the show, which you can watch when you

6/1/07 — Arcade Fire performing "Cold Wind"

6/1/07 — Arcade Fire performing "No Cars Go"

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stuartdenley stuartdenley 9 years
The band and the video is superb. Thanks for sharing with us. Your source for all residential living, homes for sale, new home communities, and local information in Berkeley Houses for sale in Berkeley, CA
Jinx Jinx 10 years
:woohoo: I'm so happy for you Buzz, I know you like them! Thanks for the post, I like them too!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Awesome band. Thanks for the video, Buzz!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 10 years
Thanks for sharing the video - they are an awesome band!
jadenirvana jadenirvana 10 years
I know, they are amazing. It gives me hope that Actual Talent is going to become a prereq for pop culture stars once again, at last!
Littlelovebee Littlelovebee 10 years
They are such an amazing band - truly one of the highlights of the year for me.
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 10 years
Such a great band with such a great story. Glad you guys enjoyed the show!
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