Live 105 KITS Announces Not So Silent Night 2013 Line Up (#NSSN2013): Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Alt-J, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, and more


Live 105 FM KITS San Francisco is holding their annual, two-night concert event at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California again this year, slated for December 6th and 7th.  While Night #1 was announced last week, Night #2 was just announced today.  Here is the full line-up for both nights…  Friday night, December 6th will feature Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, Arctic Monkeys, and Capital Cities.  The just announced Saturday night line-up on December 7th will be Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Alt-J, Lorde, Bastille, and The Neighbourhood. [Read more…]

Arctic Monkeys “AM Tour” at Fox Theater | Oakland, California | 9/26/2013 (Concert Review)


“As it so happens, this one goes out to all the ladies!”  A song intro by Alex Turner, front man for Arctic Monkeys, one of the coolest and most charismatic bands on the planet.  Dispensing with too much in-between song chit chat, the band kept building upon the frenzy within the audience throughout their hour and a half set.  The fans in attendance, who started lining up a 6 am in morning to ultimately bask in the stunning lights of pure and unfiltered cool glowing from the stage, made the first of two back-to-back Arctic Monkeys shows at the Fox Theater in Oakland a tough one to best.  The band is in the midst of their world tour in support of their fifth studio album, AM, which was released earlier this month.  Showing confidence in the future, the band closed out the show with an encored that ended with their new hit single, “R U Mine?”, which might just be their best song yet.

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The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys at Powerbalance Pavilion | Sacramento, California | 5/5/12 (Concert Review)

Powerbalance Pavilion in Sacramento hosted an incredible concert event Saturday night, with two awesome bands – The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys.  Being fans for both, I would have paid to see either one, so it was something special to have both acts on the same bill.  Both rocked the stage and the packed stadium hard, but in totally different ways, with Arctic Monkeys bringing their UK style of alternative rock, and The Black Keys showcasing a more raw style of soulful rock.  Collectively for about three and a half hours, it was a relentless onslaught of rock and roll, and it was freaking awesome.  I was fortunate enough to take it all in from arguably the best spot in the house – center front of the GA floor in the immense area.  If you are a fan of either or both these bands, I highly recommend checking out this show, should you have a chance to see them on tour. Phenomenal. [Read more…]