Libertines Play First Reunion Gig

The Libertines played their much-anticipated reunion show last night, after a semi-secret “rehearsal” show in London the night before. “Much-anticipated” is up for debate, though, especially on this side of the ocean. Vulture and The Daily Swarm both asked if anyone really cares about their reunion here in the States, where their albums never sold as well, nor had nearly as much impact as in the UK, where the band headlines major festivals and have had two biographies published about them. Another reason why people might not care? The band’s reunited or almost-reunited three or so times since 2007. Either way, they sound pretty good in this video from their rehearsal show (footage from that show also has less background noise):