Fire and Brimstone

Arcade Fire

Given Canada’s benign reputation, it’s somewhat surprising that one of the biggest bands to recently emerge from there, Arcade Fire, launched its career with an album pretty much about death (hence its title, Funeral). In the video for “Rebellion Lies,” the band pulls a “Where the Streets Have No Name” missionary-style field trip through suburban streets to resurrect haplessly bored? tired? dead? children in order to bury the lead singer at the end. On the band’s latest, Neon Bible, its members show they’re done with morbidity but not with turning societal malaise (MTV, war, America, etc.) into spirited reasons for living. At the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. 8 p.m., $31.50. ArcadeFire.com

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