TVD Live Shots:
Arctic Monkeys and
Mini Mansions at the Anthem, 7/29

Capping off their two night stay at The Anthem in DC, British rockers Arctic Monkeys along with their tour-pals Mini Mansions left audiences in awe and still wanting more.

From the moment that frontman Alex Turner took the stage, screams from the crowd ensued. With little pause for introductions, Arctic Monkeys went right to it. Opening their set with “Four Out of Five” and “Arabella”, the pace of the evening was set. “Don’t Sit Down Because I’ve Moved Your Chair” and “Teddy Picker” continued the momentum before they moved onto the tamer “Do Me a Favour” and a beautifully played version of ”Cornerstone.” Moving on to newer tunes like “One Point Perspective” and “American Sports,” the night continued to mix the new with their familiar hits. The ever popular “Do I Wanna Know?” appeared before the encore and inspired a sort of sing along in the venue.

Touring to promote their latest studio album, Arctic Monkeys will play a few remaining dates in the US including Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival this weekend before moving onto Europe in September. The album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, was released in May 2018. It marks the band’s sixth full length release and is available in both black and a special silver vinyl editions.

Mini Mansions, the LA-based three-piece (four for touring) opened the evening’s festivities and their mix of rock guitars and electronics fit the bill nicely. The best moment from their set came with the last song, “Mirror Mountain,” which made me wonder what else this band has up their sleeve.


Four Out of Five
Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
The View From the Afternoon
Teddy Picker
Knee Socks
Do Me a Favour
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
One Point Perspective
American Sports
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
Do I Wanna Know?
Pretty Visitors
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Star Treatment
Crying Lightning
R U Mine?

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