Prince returned to acting, briefly, for a guest appearance on ‘New Girl‘ in February. The post Super Bowl episode featured The Purple One giving relationship and style advice to Jess at his party.
Later, Jess hops on stage with him and his band 3rdEyeGirl to perform “FALLINLOVE2NITE,” which she strangely knew all the words to. But Prince is magic, of course.
I loved hearing this song on the show and the studio version sounds just as good. No word yet on if it will be included on the upcoming album ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM‘ which doesn’t have an official release date just yet. If this is a taste of what Prince & Co. are offering up with his first new album in five years, then we’re in for a funky treat.
Last night on November 28th Arcade Fire played an amazing show in Munich the capitol of Bavaria. The venue, a refurbished warehouse stricken with the name Zenith and a maximum capacity of about 7000. The crowd was dirty and pumped to see the best thing out of Canada since maple syrup. The show had been sold out for well over a month and it’s really no surprise.
The venue is located on the outskirts of Munich nestled between series of residential neighborhoods tying in a great feel of being in the suburbs. For those of you not on the wagon “The Suburbs” is Arcade Fire’s third and I think, best CD to date. The stage had a centered jumbo-tron with big stadium lights on each side. Again, I felt like I was at a baseball game in the suburbs rather than in one of Germany’s biggest cities. But enough with the set up, let’s get to the music!
The opening act for the evening was “Fucked Up!” A Toronto based band that really fucked up the first part of my night. A mix of scream-o-punk, I started wondering why Arcade Fire chose them to tour with, of all bands. I’m sure its some kind of Canadian brethren incest ordeal, but not my taste, and by the look of many German faces not theirs either. Especially when the lead singer dropped down into his skivvies. Mind you, the lead singer had more than enough “5 pounds” to lose. Just so you can grasp the situation I was in, I would rather listen to Lea Michele sing.
After about eight songs and a longer than normal set-up time, the lights shut down, crowd perks up and Arcade Fire instantaneously starts their 90-110 minute non-stop set with “Ready to Start”! Oh boy, they were ready to start! The night went on almost too quickly. They never gave the crowd a second to rest and I actually found myself dancing. I never dance in public…ever. The great thing about this show was not just the great music but also the bountiful amounts of eye candy that the set and singers produced; the lead female singer/drummer/tambourine player really enjoys scarf dancing.
After the show everyone left exhausted wanting more and stepped outside to see 4 inches of new snow! It still hasn’t stopped snowing and I think I have the flu. It was well worth it though.