When did six years ago, with the single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor", Alex Turner, just out of adolescence, was named as one of the most promising composers of that generation. On Sunday night (8), the concert of his band, Arctic Monkeys, Lollapalooza in BR, it is also shown that the best frontman - the difference that, at this point, the term "promising" not applicable.
Unlike the Foo Fighters, a group that ended the first day of the festival and the attraction was more desired by the public, the Arctic Monkeys, who closed the festival's main stage, cause more commotion by the music itself than by history, if the band Dave Grohl.
To get an idea of the intensity of the presentation of the Monkeys, in half an hour the band had already made ten songs. What calls attention in this show is that the record is not this or that song, but the whole work. Impressive, to present a band without hits on radio stations - at least in here. Are represented punk, alternative rock usually called, the garage rock, stoner rock ...
In all, 21 songs, starting with "Do not sit down 'cause I've moved your chair", the last album, and still other news and merging the oldest, until reach to "Fluorescent Adolescent" and "505" , the second disc, in the encore.
Soon after the first number shown by the British quartet that won live strengthening a keyboardist, came a string of five songs that were found to be in a dynamic sense of the strengths of the British band. "Teddy Picker", "Crying Lightning", "The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala", "Library Pictures" and "Brianstorm" offered a sample, even for those unfamiliar with the Arctic Monkeys, that there is a group with a clear sense of often trivialized strategy "chiaroscuro" contained passages - as far as this is possible here - alternating with strong choruses.
Sing along with the singer is no simple task, but the audience was engaged. It happens that Alex Turner fires, often, a considerable amount of words to each verse, which makes it even more remarkable that he, at the same time, take care of the most striking guitars Monkeys. This is not a virtuoso, is the instrument or voice, but someone with optimal control over your best attributes.
The Arctic Monkeys leaves the stage of Lollapalooza BR Garden City at 22h48. Is not the reputation of the band that this show will remain in memory. Or the time soon to return from the previous visit years ago. This presentation will survive precisely by Alex Turner took over to do a little less than an hour and a half and two dozen songs.