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ARCTIC MONKEYS - CONCERT REVIEW - BORROWING HEAVILY yet, SOUNDING ORIGINAL 6/11/2014


 


Arctic Monkeys performing at the iHeart Theater




Alex Turner looking like a young John Lennon 

I understand why these guys are famous,  ALEX TURNER has created a persona that makes you feel like you are in a cool music time machine, They are cool - in fact - So cool, the rest of the band kinda looks arctic on stage. Without Alex I really cannot remember much about the other members. However, I do remember they sounded perfect. Alex has channeled- a 50's teen idol, John Lennon circa 1962, and Liam Gallagher 1998. Combined together these three  influences ooze: charisma, wit, and sex appeal. His nasal pitched vocals create a familiarity; and of course who doesn't want to hear a sexy guy sing to you about the love he makes and the love he takes. 


Not much improv on stage but instead a very calculated  tribute to "SABBATH", their "War Pigs" riff on "ARABELLA" reinforces my theory about AM. YES I AM SOLD, this band gets rock and roll... and ties all the elements together.