The Strypes (6/10)
Start 20:00 / End 20:45
The Strypes comes from Ireland and it released its first debut album “Snapshot” just a couple of months ago. Although the members aren’t 20 years old yet, the Strypes with its mix of Rock’n’Roll and Blues rose a big hype, even between famous music celebrities like Elton John, Jeff Beck, Noel Gallagher and Dave Grohl. With its fresh combination of 60s riffs and harmonica, the Strypes could catch the audience’s attention and warm its feet before Arctic Monkeys came to the stage.

Arctic Monkeys (8/10)
Start 21:15 / End 22:45
Arctic Monkeys’ fans in Berlin are pretty lucky, because this was the first gig after that several other dates of the tour were cancelled to let Alex Turner recover his voice.
The Arctic Monkeys have reached great popularity, and this gig was sold out since weeks: the public was mainly composed by people ranging between 20 and 30 years old, willing to mosh all the time.
The band opened the concert with “Do I Wanna Know?”, i.e. the opening of the last album AM. A big AM shaped lamp, in capital letter, enlightened the back part of the stage and made clear what’s the tour about. The latest album denotes a change of style, mixing rock music – as stated by the frontman Turner – with a sort of hip hop drum beats inspired by Dr. Dre‘s tracks.
Of course the band also played most of the top hits of their previous albums, so the overall result was brilliant: Turner was at ease on the stage, his voice was totally back and the Arctic Monkeys delighted their fans with an excellent performance.
Curious to hear during “Arabella” the tribute to Black Sabbath, with the main riff of War Pigs.
AM’s fans were totally excited and a practically uninterrupted wave of jumps and mosh accompanied the whole concert, creating a great atmosphere. Well done, hope to see them again soon!

Venue: C-Halle
Price: 38,45€ at Trinity Music
Setlist: Arctic Monkeys

Berlin, 05.11.2013


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