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A new stage for Arcade Fire
A new stage for Arcade Fire

When the Montreal band Arcade Fire arrives at the Forum this weekend for two shows, brothers/bandmates Win and Will Butler won't be the first family members to have stepped onto its stage. "My grandpa played there back in the day," Win Butler said in passing during a recent conversation about Arcade Fire's coming shows, which will land the Grammy-winning band its biggest set of Los Angeles gigs since its formation in 2001. He's referring to pedal steel guitar innovator Alvino Rey, who gigged the arena not long after it opened in 1967. Grandpa's innovations with electro-acoustic amplification helped change the course of guitar music. Generations later, his...