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Arcade Fire @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/6/10

In the past few years I have mostly stopped listening to new indie rock music — a combination of me getting older and also having a whole internet worth of music to explore. Nowadays I get more excited about listening to old-school rockabilly or German folk-punk or classic country as opposed to, like, the new Grizzly Bear . One of the few exceptions, though, is for the Arcade Fire . This band has all the hallmarks of being the kind of thing I won’t like: popularity, pretension, expensive concert…