Arctic Monkeys @ Mercury Lounge (First US Show)

Last time I witnessed such a buzzed-about debut was Arcade Fire at the same venue. Of course they did not disappoint, and my fingers are crossed for memorable Monkey business tonight.

Consider this post the official Stereogum Watercooler for Arctic Monkeys’ NY dates (they play Bowery tomorrow). I’ll update post-show with photos and setlist, but in the meantime you can bitch about the hype machine or — if you’re a ticketless hot girl with loose morals — click here. (Link via Laura). (Don’t you love Craigslist?)

It just occurred to me that I only know three Arctic Monkeys songs. Maybe they’ll do a Hall & Oates cover?

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UPDATE: I snapped only ONE photo before security castigated me.

Fun show, but I wasn’t blown away. Let us know how Bowery goes.