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    Arcade Fire Headline Montreal Fest with True Passion

    Arcade Fire ringleader Win Butler spends much of his band's latest album, The Suburbs(out Tuesday), revisiting his past growing up in suburban Houston, but Saturday night the songwriter made it clear where his current spiritual and actual home is: Montreal. Butler and his Quebec-based band dazzled a hometown crowd of 20,000-plus as co-headliners of Montreal's two-day-long Osheaga festival, drawing heavily upon new material as well as tracks from their celebrated debut, Funeral (somewhat missing in the mix were darker songs from sophomore record Neon Bible). They began appropriately enough with one of The Suburbs' standout stompers, "Ready to Start." As the guitars rang out minor-key chords like church bells ringing, anticipation gave way to release as thousands of fans inched closer towards the stage -- one young woman briefly passed out and was taken away by medics.

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    Rage Against the Machine Protest 'Racist' Arizona Law

    About halfway through Rage Against the Machine's sold-out benefit show to support organizations fighting to overturn Arizona's controversial SB-1070 immigration law, singer Zack De La Rocha's lyrics took on new meaning. "What better time than here," he purred as the band ripped through "Guerilla Radio," one of their best-known songs, "What better time than now." And so it was Friday at the Palladium in the heart of Hollywood for the L.A.

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    The 10 Best Moments of Electric Daisy Carnival

    To call this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival a "rave" is akin to calling the World Cup just a few friendly soccer games between nations. Held annually in and around the downtown Los Angeles stadium that hosted the 1984 Olympics, the EDC is an all-out experiential assault packed with top-tier stars of electronic music, sun-soaked bodies in various states of undress, carnival rides, and a two-day total of 185,000 fans, partying day and night. The "massive," as events like these are often called in the U.K., is alive and kicking in the U.S. -- and it's gone mainstream (Lindsay Lohan turned up Saturday night, and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo made a cameo).

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