Arcade Fire – October 25th – Pepsi Center

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Last Wednesday Arcade Fire lit up the Pepsi Center with one of the most energetic shows of the year.  Despite the fact that the arena was vastly undersold, the band poured their heart and souls into a two hour performance that touched on all eras of their 16 year career.  Staged in a boxing ring (complete with ropes) at the center of the floor, Win Butler and crew opened the show with the Disco laced title track from their most recent album, Everything Now, and the show took off from there.  Songs like “Rebellion (Lies),” “Haiti,” and “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” from their debut Funeral, fit in perfectly alongside more recent tracks like “Ready To Start,” “Sprawl II (Mountain Beyond Mountains),” and even a very rare take on “Modern Man” from their Grammy winning The Suburbs.  The lights dazzled alongside stadium sized screens that seemed to twist and morph reality as the band threw themselves around the ring.  Arcade Fire has always been a powerfully unique band to see live, and this tour proved to be no exception.


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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!