Track by Track Review: “Reflektor” – Arcade Fire

It’s been nearly three years since the release of “Reflektor”, Arcade Fire’s fourth album. Everything leading up to the album’s release was incredibly exciting if you were even a casual Arcade Fire fan. I remember some of the things that stand out that propelled my excitement for the album at the time:

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Concert Review–The Gaslight Anthem, Upstate Concert Hall, 6/19/14

The Gaslight Anthem-Upstate Concert Hall-06/19//14

The Gaslight Anthem-Upstate Concert Hall-06/19/14

2014 should be a good year for The Gaslight Anthem, the alternative rock band straight out of New Jersey. They have a new album, called Get Hurt, coming out in August, as well as a world tour to promote it. Formed in 2006, they have been called a lot of things, from punk-rockers to Springsteen-wannabes. Over the course of four albums, they’ve really begun to find their niche though. The Gaslight Anthem specializes in music that conveys a sense of idealized romanticism and nostalgia, all while speaking to the working class every-man. It’s hard to not be a Gaslight fan without getting emotionally attached to the music. Continue reading