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The Wedge P.M. News Round Up: Arcade Fire announce free Pop Montreal show

August 2nd, 2011

If you haven’t made plans to attend this year’s Pop Montreal, which runs from September 21st to 25th across the city of Montreal, you might want to make some: Arcade Fire have announced they’ll be playing a free show. The concert will take place on September 22nd at place des Festivals of Quartier des Spectacles. In a press release, Régine Chassagne explained, “Our band couldn’t exist without Montreal. After having had the chance to tour extensively around the world, we’re very excited to finally come home. And to do so the Montreal way, we hoped to play a free outside show, on the very last day of summer as a big ‘Thank you’ to the beautiful city we love so much.” (Via Exclaim!)

Speaking of Arcade Fire, their frequent collaborator and honorary member Owen Pallett will be performing with his his old band Les Mouches tonight opening for Beirut at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Reforming earlier this year with drummer Rob Gordon and guitarist Matt Smith, tonight marks their first hometown performance in a number of years. (Via NOW)

If you’re staying in tonight, you might want to tune in to NPR at 9:30 p.m. EST to hear Bon Iver’s concert at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club stream live. You know Kanye will be. (Via NPR)

In film news, Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi Birgisson has been outed as the one who will score Cameron Crowe’s new film, We Bought A Zoo. Birgisson and Crowe have a history together, after the director famously used three Sigur Rós songs in his 2001 film, Vanilla Sky. (Via The Playlist)

Finally, Dinosaur Jr are set to reissue their first three albums on vinyl via Jagjaguwar on October 4th. According to the label, the reissues will “stay true to form and include the cardinal track lists.”
(Via Consequence of Sound)

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