If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the first entry in Vevo’s live concert series, then your waiting stops very soon. At 10 PM ET/7PM PT tonight, the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire will kick off the “Unstaged” live music series, viewable here on YouTube.
Director Terry Gilliam, the madman behind Brazil and Time Bandits, is helming tonight’s broadcast, telling Entertainment Weekly that:
“I’m trying to find out what this f—ing thing is,” admits the director and Monty Python comedy team member. “I keep reading that I’m directing this thing, but I’m not sure that’s what I’m doing. Their manager called my agent less than two weeks ago and said, ‘We’re doing this webcast and the band would love it if you got involved.’ [Tonight’s MSG show] will be the fourth that I’ve been with them. I’m a groupie, basically! If I see somebody doing something stupid I’ll probably mention that to them. But their show’s really good, and they’ve got really good video stuff already. So we’ll stick with what they’re doing and I can sit back and take credit for everything.”
In theory, this should mean that tonight’s broadcast will fare better than some of Gilliam’s other projects.
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