Fan­ning the flames

NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

Although it’s hard to re­call when Mon­treal’s dra­matic indie dar­lings the Ar­cade Fire didn’t have a mas­sive hype cloud float­ing over their heads, once upon a time they were a se­cret known only to hip In­ter­net-mes­sage-board scen­esters who saw their shows at Sneaky Dee’s and the Rivoli. NOW caught wind of the band long be­fore their David Bowie-ap­proved de­but came out and cham­pi­oned them with pre­mo­ni­tions like “They’d bet­ter play a big­ger venue next time they’re in town – you don’t want to miss this shit!”

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