November 5th, 2007
Episode 2 of 429 episodes
Arctic Monkeys in concert. With host Bob Boilen. With obvious influences from bands like The Clash and The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys have a blistering, guitar-heavy sound with infectious melodies and lyrical swipes on small-town life, teen angst and the music industry. After just their first album, the British band have already been hailed as one of the greatest U.K. rock groups of all time. Hear them recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club originally webcast on NPR.org March 27, 2006.