Music News and Interviews

Arcade Fire Helps Holiday Donations to Haiti

In keeping with the holiday spirit, Arcade Fire has set out to help raise money for Kanpe, an organization helping to rebuild Haiti. The band has promised to match donations up to $300,000. Along with helping raise money for Haiti, band members Régine Chassagne and Win Butler have stated that they will send a personally signed postcard to each individual that donates.

On their website lead singer Butler wrote:

Hi Guys,
This is Win from Arcade Fire. If you are having a hard time deciding what to get your friends and family for gifts this year, give them our money! For any donation you make to Kanpe this holiday season, the band will match it. We will also send a nifty little post card, signed by Regine and I, to put under the tree, or wherever you put your gifts (it’s not our business). For any silicone valley jerks who might try to bankrupt us, let’s put the upper limit at 300,000$… Have a great holiday!
Luv, Win

For those interested in donating you can visit Arcade Fire’s website here.

Non-Music News

EOT52 Haiti: One Year Later 1/25/11

This week, we have quite the show for you:

  1. Mark Herring, our correspondent has prepared a story commemorating the year anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake.
  2. I got acquainted with the new Zip Car Program on N.C. State University’s campus.
  3. We will have a cutting from the Burning Coal Theater’s newest production, Blue.
  4. Then, later, We will have a segment from Kyle Jones about what it really means to be organic.
  5. We will also have readings from authors published in this year’s Windhover, NC State’s literary magazine.
  6. Weather, Sports, and finally, some representatives from The NC State University Ducks unlimited club will  stop by to talk about their organization.