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Concert Review: Arctic Monkeys!!!!

By Nicole Spencer posted Feb 01, 2014 at 12:07 AM

See what our own DJ Nicole Spencer has to say about Arctic Monkeys' recent visit to the Magic City

As soon as the lights turned off at the Fillmore, a surge of energy ran through me. Then, slowly, the one and only Arctic Monkeys sauntered onto the stage, sending the fifteen year old girls behind me into a frenzy. The smooth, sultry guitar riff of "Do I Wanna Know?" filled the room, and the crowd went absolutely insane. If there's one thing Arctic Monkeys are good at, it's riling up a crowd with an excellent opener (when I saw them in 2011 they opened with "Pretty Visitors"--enough said). The setlist was killer, they brought back old tunes from the early years of Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, and gracefully integrated the newest jams from AM. Everyone was dancing--or trying, I mean, the pit was so packed the only option was to headbang wildly.  
 
Several gyrations of Alex Turner's hips later, we as a musical collective found ourselves at the end of a truly fantastic, entertaining concert. I looked around one last time during the encore to take a mental panorama of those sensational Sheffield boys. They poured their souls into that performance, and their energy was irresistibly contagious. Personally I would like to applaud Matt Helders for the most intense drumming I've ever witnessed and Alex Turner for maintaining his perfectly gelled "greaser"-esque 'do. Overall, this performance was A+; It tipped the scales. It took the cake. However you put it, it was awesome. 








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