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Arctic Monkeys Live at Lollapalooza 2014

posted by Oscar August 2, 2014

Is there any band in the world bigger than Arctic Monkeys these days? Most likely not. So there was no doubt in my mind about who to see close out Day 1 at Lollapalooza this year when I saw the Brits headlining along with Hip Hop legend, Eminem. My respects to Em, but with the release of AM, Arctic Monkeys have a whole new live set with new songs that weren’t heard live in previous appearances so this performance was very, very different from their 2011 Lolla show and it was a can’t miss for long-time and new fans alike.

The band opened with “Do I Wanna Know?” (above) and the crowd was instantly under Alex Turner’s spell for the remaining hour and a half of their set. The set list was heavy on AM with tracks like “Arabella,” ” plus classics like “I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor,” “Fluorescent Adolescent,” and “505.” See “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” below. Continue Reading

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Video: Chvrches – “Do I Wanna Know?” (Arctic Monkeys Cover)

posted by Oscar February 13, 2014

Chvrches went on triple j‘s Like A Version series to perform a live cover of the Arctic Monkeys’ ” Do I Wanna Know?”  The electronic music group does a fine job with this one, even if it takes a few seconds to learn what song this would turn out to be if you don’t read the title.

Check it out above.


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Video: Arctic Monkeys Live In The Red Bull Sound Space At KROQ

posted by Oscar October 11, 2013

Earlier this month Arctic Monkeys played some tracks from their latest album, AM, live in The Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ in Los Angeles. This week the band put the footage of the band performing “Do I Wanna Know?” (shown above) and “R U Mine?” on their YouTube page, which you can check out now.

Hit the jump to see them perform “R U Mine?” Continue Reading

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Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’

posted by Oscar September 8, 2013

Arctic Monkeys - AM

The Arctic Monkeys’ first album, Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not, is pure 2kRock awesomeness and it made them one of my favorite modern bands. Now “the Monkeys” are releasing their 5th studio album, AM, and it’s sounding like a proper new effort. In interviews prior to this release, lead singer Alex Turner revealed that the new album was inspired by Black Sabbath and Dr. Dre. At first glance, it’s easy to notice the influence of the Godfathers of Metal, but Dre’s signature sound is a tad bit more difficult to hear. Overall, AM, delivers a great package that reminds us that Rock is not completely dead. Continue Reading

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Video: Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

posted by Oscar June 19, 2013

Arctic Monkeys have just unveiled their latest video for their new track, “Do I Wanna Know?” The visuals start out as simple sound waves bringing life to the music, before turning into crazy animations of weird birds and the lady you see above. The beat works perfectly for the sound wave idea and the animations are great. Check it out above.

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Video: Arctic Monkeys Unveil New Song, “Do I Wanna Know?” Live

posted by Oscar May 23, 2013

The Arctic Monkeys used their return to the live stage to debut a new track called “Do I Wanna Know?” At their first live show in almost a year, the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California saw Alex Turner and the rest of band play the new track which sounded a bit like Humbug-era “Monkeys,” boasting a slightly heavy sound and slower tempo. It definitely sounds good and may very well turn into a fist pumping anthem at future shows.  The band are expected to release their fifth album later this year.

The band last performed live at the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in July of last year, after their Suck It And See tour, which ended at Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival in June 2012. The band will appear at Sasquatch Festival in Washington on Friday (May 24) and will play six more US dates before jetting across the pond for their run of European festival dates, which includes a headline set at Glastonbury Festival on June 28.
Props to YouTube user Maddy Farkas for the clip.