Posted in To Do | music on February 13, 2011

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At least one member of Arcade Fire is ready to start winning at this year's Grammys.

"I checked with the London bookies online and we've got 9-2 odds, which is not bad," proclaims 28-year-old multi-instrumentalist Will Butler. "Right when we were nominated, we were 11-1. I wish I'd put my money down then."

He's probably not the only one.

It seems a fairly safe bet that the Montreal indie-rock septet will finally take home some hardware this year. Thanks to their acclaimed third album The Suburbs, they're getting more Grammy love than ever before.

The Suburbs is nominated for album of the year against Eminem's Recovery, Lady Antebellum's Need You Now, Lady Gaga's Fame Monster and Katy Perry's Teenage Dream.

It's also up for alternative album alongside Band of Horses' Infinite Arms, The Black Keys' Brothers, Broken Bells' self-titled disc and Vampire Weekend's Contra.

Finally, their song Ready to Start is vying for best rock performance by a duo or group, taking on Jeff Beck and Joss Stone's I Put a Spell on You, The Black Keys' Tighten Up, Kings of Leon's Radioactive and Muse's Resistance.

If they win, it will be their first trip to the Grammy podium. (They already have a pair of Junos, and are up for five more at this year's festivities.) [Toronto Sun]

today in NYC
* Emily Wells @ Ace Hotel
* Pat Benatar @ Wellmont Theater
* burlesque @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Curious Burlesque @ Pianos
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Hye-Jin Kim @ Barbes
* Justin Bond @ Joe's Pub
* Bit Tuner, FA @ Zebulon
* Bear Hands @ In Vino Winebar
* Lizz Wright @ Highline Ballroom
* Natalie Joy Johnson @ Joe's Pub
* Hannibal Burress @ The Knitting Factory
* Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman, more @ Union Hall @ Union Hall
* Wild Nothing, Abe Vigoda, MINKS @ Bowery Ballroom
* Frances-Marie Uitti, Lisa Bielawa @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Carnal, Divine Infamy, Hypoxia, Death Sick @ Bowery Electric
* Stephane Wrembel Presents The Django Experiment @ Barbes
* Rosiere, A Man A Wave, Paint The Target, To End With Silence @ Party Xpo
* The Library Is On Fire, The Party of Helicopters, Call of the Wild, Tournament @ Death By Audio
* Little Wolf, The Senors of Marseille, Gypsy George and the Open Road Love Affair, Gold Streets @ Glasslands

Tonight is the Grammys. This is who is performing:

Avett Brothers, Dr. Dre., Bob Dylan, Adam Levine, and Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse, Katy Perry, and Barbra Streisand; Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and current nominee Florence Welch in a special Aretha Franklin segment; nominees Justin Bieber and Usher, with Jaden Smith; nominees B.o.B, Bruno Mars, and Janelle Monáe; nominees Drake and Rihanna; nominee Cee Lo Green, with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets; Mick Jagger with Raphael Saadiq; and Esperanza Spalding performing with members of the GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles and GRAMMY Camp.
Bob Dylan is performing with Mumford & Sons and Avett Brothers.

Wild Nothing and Abe Vigoda play their first of two NYC shows together tonight.

What else?

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Comments (72)

funny how their worst record is getting 'grammy love.'

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 1:14 PM

dan auerbach shaved his beard off. i am bummed. i love beards. i am not sure i can listen to the bk anymore.

Posted by Kari Ferrell | February 13, 2011 1:19 PM

What happened to the 8000 missing LCD tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 1:20 PM

Suburbs > Neon Bible. accept it already.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 1:21 PM

1:14 - took the words right out of my mouth

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 1:21 PM

did anyone see the first emily wells show last week? if so, how was it?

re: lcd, they are playing 4 nights at T5 leading up to the MSG show - mar 28-31 (mon-thur)... think it will be show ID/CC at the door... james is freaking out about the scalper situation... seems cool but unnecessary/overly reactionary (just fucking relax for a week or three bro and the hype will die down)

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 1:25 PM

bubbles!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 1:37 PM

The Suburbs was by no means the best album of the year, but if it wins the Grammy, it will be the closest they have come to getting it right in a long time.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 2:03 PM

indie bands and indie blogs should not give a fuck about the grammys or about the hall of fame.

Posted by me | February 13, 2011 2:16 PM

What 2:03 said. I actually like The Suburbs a lot, not Arcade Fire's best but at least it's a step in the right direction for the Grammys.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 2:29 PM

@2:16....says who, dumb fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 2:29 PM

not only did dan auerbach shave off his beard, he shaved off a lot of his hair. looks so different...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 2:33 PM

If there is one thing that is more insignificant than the Grammys, it is the Junos.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 2:47 PM

The Arcade Fire are getting Grammy love because The Suburbs sold a lot of copies. Grammys is all about sales.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 3:07 PM

....The items associated with Arcade Fire in the ad above are wedding rings, melted chocolate and a coffin, lol.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 3:20 PM

are you gonna tell us 2:29? shower us with truth? keep it up. also wild nothing should be called nothing wild. that band sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 4:22 PM

i believe they were inquiring, 4:22. you are the one talking about shitty bands. sounds like you are an authority.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 4:39 PM

Who paid off someone to include vampire weakend. Band is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 4:41 PM

The Suburbs is getting attention because the overlanders heard it and thought, "Oh an album about us" unironically.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 4:47 PM

I love Wild Nothing

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 4:55 PM

how long till the grammy party runs out of hummus? given Justin Beiber'r propensity for trying to be blacker at these events have we finally settled the debate of whether or not niggas like hummus?

niggas like hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 5:00 PM

arcade fire, the slipknot of indie rock

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 5:12 PM

They should just give the Grammy to Jethro Tull again. They rock.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 5:33 PM

The Grammehs

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 5:37 PM

Arcade Fire is poised to join the ranks of Toto, Michael Bolton, Milli Vanilli, Celine Dion, All-4-One, and Baha Men.

Congrats on even being considered among such prestigious company.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 5:38 PM

A F will not win album of the year but will win best alternative, whatever that means

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 5:46 PM

The Suburbs is a great album. Some of yall are snobs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 6:20 PM

Black Keys just won alt album

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 6:29 PM

Black Keys' new album was so dull. Wonder if any of the old Grammy dorks have ever heard Thickfreakness or Rubber Factory.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 6:35 PM

Funny how there are still people that listen to Arcade Fire.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 6:37 PM

It says a lot about the intellectual prowess of upper middle class quasi-indies that people think The Arcade Fire are deep.

Posted by joe | February 13, 2011 7:06 PM

All that matters is Neil Young won Best Rock Song beating out Mumford, Black Keys, Kings of Leon and someone else I forgot...

and Danger Mouse for Produce of the Year

Posted by Tiki | February 13, 2011 7:10 PM

no one calls them THE Arcade Fire anymore

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 7:18 PM

The "niggas like hummus?" thing is really not funny. Never was.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 7:21 PM

I sure love grape soda!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 7:33 PM

Mumford and Dylan= I'm scared

Posted by BLG | February 13, 2011 8:18 PM

"Funny how there are still people that listen to Arcade Fire."

that is funny. considering their first album came out in 2004 and clearly people are not listening to bands that formed that long ago. it must really suck to be in such old bands, i can only imagine how the beatles feel

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 8:19 PM

@7:21 you like hummus? niggas wanna know yo

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 8:39 PM

MUMFORD AND SONS TRENDING ON TWITTER RIGHT NOW.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 8:48 PM

I'm eating hummus watching the Grammy's but the lady gaga and muse performance is giving me indigestian.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 9:03 PM

Hummus and Sons

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 9:17 PM

Mumford is fucking rocking it right now...fuck Dylan, this is awesome

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 9:27 PM

HUMMUS AND SONS IS NO JOKE!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 9:28 PM

James Murphy just announced he will be putting on 4 other "Grammy" shows at T5 for those of you that couldn't make it to the Grammys tonight. Die scalpers. Also, scalpers please follow me on twitter

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 9:30 PM

Bob Dylan said the Tamborine man loves hummus

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 9:31 PM

Im certain if LiL Wayne had 12 white men with guitars behind him on stage he would sell less records. Hummus and Sons is rockin it!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 9:34 PM

I heard next year the Grammy's are creating a brand new category for Mumford and Sons: Best Band Of All Time. They are a shoe-in!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 10:16 PM

@10:16 but who makes the best Hummus of all time?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 10:26 PM

ugh fuck all of you

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 10:31 PM

The Grammy awards have a surprise new category this year...
Best Hummus Based Band.

And the nominees are:

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 10:58 PM

10:31 is the only comment that ever needs to be on this website

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:10 PM

And the nominees are:
1. Lady HumHum
2. Love Chickpea Dip Soundsystem
3. Hummus and Sons
4. Cee-lo Tan
5. Kitchen fire

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:12 PM

arcade fire's performance just gave me a seizure.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:17 PM

Do you guys actually think you're funny? I'm just picturing a bunch of chubby weirdos sitting at home cracking up at their own awful hummus jokes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:17 PM

the arcade fire are such a shitty ArtU2 band for 30 year olds

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:18 PM

I think Hummus just won for best checkpea.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:21 PM

So does everyone here hate Arcade Fire yet?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:26 PM

Did AF just win Best Album?!?

Posted by Dan | February 13, 2011 11:27 PM

niggas like hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:27 PM

james murphy is behind the niggas like hummus comments. fuckin racist and a scalper

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:28 PM

I can't believe Kitchen Fire just won album of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:30 PM

Holy crap!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:30 PM

looks like hipsters everywhere picked the perfect time to stop liking them

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:32 PM

Whoa...I bet Lady Gaga is PISSED Off under that veil! A night of a few surprising upsets.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:32 PM

Lady Miss Kier > Lady Antebellum > Lady Gaga

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:36 PM

Blondie>Madonna>Grace Jones>Joan Jett>Nina Hagen>Wendy O. Williams>Lene Lovitch>Lady Miss Kier>Lady Gaga

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:47 PM

lady gaga said she couldn't get a ticket to the LCD show at MSG and agrees that T5 is a shitty venue.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:51 PM

lady gaga likes hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:55 PM

Rumors are flying that lady gaga's next outfit will be made of tahini.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2011 11:57 PM

your mom is made of tahini. and she sucks my balls real good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2011 12:21 AM

BV cunts in full force here!

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2011 11:16 AM

lady gaga's egg

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2011 12:19 AM

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