Posted in music | pictures on December 11, 2009

photos by Chris La Putt

Screaming Females / Arctic Monkeys
Screaming Females
Arctic Monkeys

When Arctic Monkeys' first single went to No 1 in 2005, everyone had a bash at trying to define them. Alex Turner was crowned the coolest person in the world and the young four-piece were variously described as the sound of young Sheffield, Yorkshire's answer to the Streets, and the first internet superstars.

Barely four years later and these portrayals seem myopically quaint. The Monkeys have made the big leap; they are undeniably an International Rock Band. Better still, three albums down the line they have managed it while staying true to themselves and without becoming formulaic. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not reeked of hometown late-night drinking escapades, thwarted attempts at pulling and kitchen-sink dramas. Their latest, Humbug, recorded in the Californian desert with Josh Homme, reveals a more mature, assured band.
[Guardian names Arctic Monkeys newcovers of the Decade]

The Arctic Monkeys and Screaming Females played their first of two shows together at NYC's Terminal 5 last night (12/10). They do it again tonight (Friday). The headliner's setlist ("Last Christmas" included) and more pictures from Thursday's gig, below...

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Arctic Monkeys @ Terminal 5, NY - 12/10/09 (setlist) (via)
The Jeweller's Hands
Brianstorm
This House is a Circus
Still Take You Home
Potion Approaching
Red Right Hand (Nick Cave cover)
My Propeller
Crying Lightning
Sketchead
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
The View from the Afternon
Cornerstone
If You Were There, Beware
Pretty Visitors
Do Me a Favour
Fluorescent Adolescent -> Last Christmas (cover) -> Fluorescent Adolescent

Encore:
Secret Door
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Comments (44)

secret house show at meat town usa in new brunswick with scremales and arctic monkeys on dec. 13

Posted by hmmmmm | December 11, 2009 2:15 AM

2:15...says who? I googled to no avail.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:29 AM

The photos are great.

Posted by batterycentury | December 11, 2009 4:29 AM

your camera sensor is dirty :)

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 8:08 AM

when did both screaming females and arctic monkeys come on? ticket says 7:00pm but i assume that's when doors open.

never been to terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 8:19 AM

last night's Artic Monkeys' set was way too short; they started by 9:30 and were the house lights were on by 10:40

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 8:37 AM

SCREAMING FEMALES RULE!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 8:54 AM

@2:15, lmao no way. there's a secret show apparently with jeff the brotherhood, not some mainstream piece of shit band like arctic monkeys

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 8:58 AM

Cool show, but odd set list. It was great they played Red Right Hand (who doesn't dig a little Nick Cave) and covered Last Christmas. But where were some of the more notable tracks? Where was Mardy Bum, D is for Dangerous, and Fake tales of San Francisco? This was the 1st time I saw them live; are these just tracks they don't do anymore?

Posted by odogz_esq | December 11, 2009 10:14 AM

so...

much...

jailbait...

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 10:22 AM

not really an odd setlist. they played songs such as Mardy Bum, D is for Dangerous and Fake Tales of San Francisco on their first 5 or 6 tours of the US (in support of those first 2 albums).

the current setlist, fittingly, is heavy on Humbug with a few songs from the first 2 releases peppered throughout. Arctic Monkeys have also shown a propensity for playing b-sides and covers so the current setlist sounds about right (and very similar to the show at highline ballroom in august).

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 10:26 AM

Get there for Screaming Females if you're going. That girl is fucking killer on guitar. Good show...

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 10:31 AM

Set time for Screaming Females anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 10:33 AM

What?!? No photo of Matt Helders torch song crooning of "Last Christmas" during the "Fluorescent Adolescent" breakdown? That was both fucking hilarious and awesome.

Posted by Andrew Ridgeley's Ghost | December 11, 2009 10:43 AM

@Anon8:37 AM - T5 has a curfew of 11pm. T5 sucks.

Posted by Taylor | December 11, 2009 10:43 AM

screamales at 8

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 10:46 AM

10:43 Not always. Ive been to late shows there

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 10:49 AM

Agreed with whoever said the Arctic Monkeys set was too short! Like 75 minutes. Setlist wasn't that strange, same thing they've been playing in other places and they ALWAYS play b-sides. Pretty good show.

There's a video on YouTube of Fluorescent Adolescent/Last Christmas, by the way.

Screaming Females were pretty good. Started at 8PM and played 40 minutes. Arctic Monkeys were on at 9:15PM.

Posted by dee | December 11, 2009 11:17 AM

I thought it was very cheeky of whoever picked the music before the concert to include Nirvana's Very Ape.

Posted by dee | December 11, 2009 11:23 AM

No Fake Tales of San Francisco and From the Ritz to the Rubble??? If they don't play these tonite I'm going to be pissed!!!

Posted by icarus | December 11, 2009 12:21 PM

prepared to be pissed icarus (and just fly low).

they will NOT play either of those songs tonight. that train has left the station already.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 1:11 PM

these monkeys are going places, gonna be huge someday, possibly the next Oasis

Posted by David Fricke | December 11, 2009 1:14 PM

the arctic shemales

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 1:44 PM

anyone who doesn't recognize the genius of Arctic Monkeys is:

a) tone deaf
b) brain dead
c) ignorant
d) probably american

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:29 PM

Anyone who calls Artic Monkeys genius is probably, a young hipster, a girl and doesn't pay attention. WER'E YOUNG WE'RE CHEEKY WE'RE BRITISH AND ALOOF ON STAGE OMG GENIUS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE EEEK!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:41 PM

Worst name ever. Worse than Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:42 PM

Do they change up setlists from night to night, or is it always the same show?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:53 PM

i agree, one of the worst names ever. but still genius.

and, hate to disappoint anon. 2:41, i'mnot that young (late 40's), definitely not a hipster, not a girl (last time i checked).

but i DO pay attention.

what you should pay attention to is NOT: their age (although they are too young to be this great)or their stage persona (irrelevant), but the MUSIC, the LYRICS and the MUSICIANSHIP.

VERY talented buggers they are.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:56 PM

ps - with very few exceptions, they seem to follow the same setlist each tour, which is a bit disappointing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 3:04 PM

the arctic monkeys is one of the worst names ever?
nah, its average, but the worst ever? everyday brooklyn vegan mentions at least one band with a worse name.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 3:05 PM

Arctic Monkey's are a glorified boy band. Screaming Females were amazing as usual, the Arctic Monks should be opening for them not the other way around. Marissa Paternoster is just an amazing guitarist. If you were at the show last night you know that the Arctic Monkeys fan base consists mainly of screeching 15 year old teenie boppers.

Posted by Andrew | December 11, 2009 3:09 PM

NME loves them so your stupid if you dont

Posted by brit cock | December 11, 2009 4:09 PM

Hey which screaming females album/song should i check out?

Posted by imkoreansowhat | December 11, 2009 5:41 PM

genius if you like stone roses

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 8:11 PM

imkoreansowhat: the album: power move

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 8:45 PM

Arctic Monkey's are a glorified boy band. Screaming Females were amazing as usual, the Arctic Monks should be opening for them not the other way around. Marissa Paternoster is just an amazing guitarist. If you were at the show last night you know that the Arctic Monkeys fan base consists mainly of screeching 15 year old teenie boppers.

THANK YOU! arctic monkeys are one of the most overrated bands of this decade. they are slick, mainstream pop dressed up to be 'indie rock'. there is a reason that they were on top of the charts. their fan base consists of 16 year old girls who also listen to other generic rock like kasabian, kaiser chiefs and the kooks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2009 12:41 AM

Screaming Females whilst being fun have no songs and a shit drummer and bass player and to compare them favourably to the Arctic Monkeys is a little embarrasing. She can play though.
Great gig, can someone on this forum please inform me of a US band over the last few years that are better than the Arctic Monkeys please?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2009 6:59 PM

FUNNY, I'M 41 FEMALE (WHICH MEANS I AM NOT A TENNIE BOPPER)
& LOVED THE ARCTIC MONKEYS GIG LAST NIGHT!
LOVE WHAT YOU U LOVE & DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK.
OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER THAT I COULD CARE LESS WHAT OTHERS THINK OF THEM, I ENJOYED MYSELF. TOO BAD FOR YOU U IF U DIDN'T, GO FIND ANOTHER BAND TO ROCK OUT TO!

Posted by LA Belle | December 12, 2009 9:02 PM

@6:59, hope you are joking. i'd take screamales over the garbage monkeys any day. interesting and original blues infused punk>>>>>generic indie rock any day.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2009 1:43 AM

Understand the irony..............dumb fuck yanks!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2009 1:53 PM

Screaming Females were an unexpected treat! While her singing might be an acquired taste, damn can that woman play guitar. Also it was the first time that I've heard an opening act there have a good sound mix, usually it is unlistenable. The Arctic Monkeys were excellent (lord, they're babies though...) and it was one of the better crowds I've seen at T5, really into the music w/o being douchey or overly drunk. BTW, I too am not a teenybopper, I'm a woman well into my 40s...

A couple of vids I shot:

Red Right Hand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAktDhHe7ug

My Propeller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25i4vz04qMg

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2009 2:16 PM

Great show and as always great pictures.

Thanks,
Frank Grimaldi
concert-log.blogspot.com

Posted by Frank Grimaldi | December 14, 2009 11:06 PM

Some of these comments display the ignorance of some people... Arctic Monkeys are a great band, especially considering they're only 23-24 years old. A fantastic young drummer, a talented songwriter. Some of these people don't have a clue what they're on about it... They're far from an indie rock band, and it's quite clear they're trying to deviate from the "mainstream" and don't like being in the spotlight. Oh but you've probably only heard "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" so what would you know?

Idiots.

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