Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Arcade Fire live in concert understands how uniquely mesmerizing the band's shows are. The group truly treats its performances like theater, alternating between elegant composure and unhinged brilliance, dressing in stylish "costumes," dancing feverishly (often while wearing heels), and exuding an artful energy that's all too rare.
If you haven't seen them in concert, you'll (sort of) get your chance tonight, when the Arcade Fire's performance on Austin City Limits airs on PBS. (Check your local listings for show times.) I've already found a clip from the ACL concert, of the band playing "Keep the Car Running," which always gets me going no matter how many times I hear it. Check out the video when you