28 Mar 2017

Win and Régine featuring on the release of Mavis Staples’ 75th birthday celebration concert

Back in 2014 Win Butler and Régine Chassagne were two of the guest artists for Mavis Staples’ 75th birthday celebration concert. Now, in 2017, the audio and footage from that night are finally being released. On June 2nd the Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There, An All-Star Concert Celebration is

01 Mar 2017

Mavis Staples talks working with Arcade Fire

The legendary singer Mavis Staples joined forces with Arcade Fire for the stand-alone single I Give You Power that was released in connection with Donald Trumps’ inauguration. In an interview with The Arizona Republic she for the first time talks about it. Q: You’ve been working with youngsters and relative

09 Nov 2016

Régine receives honorary doctorate from Concordia University

Doctor Chassagne. That has a good ring to it! Régine Chassagne studied Communications at Concordia University, BA ’98, and on Monday (Nov 7th) received an honorary doctorate for her “commitment to Haiti and her impact on the international music scene”. Régine was visibly touched by the honour and gave a

07 Sep 2016

Earliest Arcade Fire-ish footage to date

I believe this is the earliest footage of ‘Win & Régine’/’super early iteration of Arcade Fire’ that has surfaced. It’s definitely though more of a ‘Win and Régine with band’ thing than Arcade Fire. And while it obviously sounds very rough and grim at times (lousy sound system etc.) it’s

26 May 2016

Pro shot videos from Kanpe Kanaval

Tidal has posted three videos from Kanaval Kanpe where Win, Régine and Richard performed with David Byrne and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The profits from the night all going to Kanpe. Here’s what Tidal said to introduce these videos: Back in February, the biting cold of the Canadian winter was