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Photos: Arctic Monkeys at the House of Blues

Photos of the Arctic Monkeys tour with Screaming Females
W ith Screaming Females, live at the House of Blues, December 13, 2009
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 18, 2009

I Monster | A Dense Swarm of Ancient Stars

Twins of Evil (2009)
Twins of Evil (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 29, 2009

You may now unpeg your pants

If the inaugural Regeneration Tour seemed likely to play out as a string of “We’ve played our big hit, now what” moments, well, guess again.
Regeneration Tour at Bank of America Pavilion, August 20, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2008

Learning curves

From Mr. Chips to Miss Jean Brodie, charismatic teachers have been the stuff of drama.
  SpeakEasy’s The History Boys; Trinity’s Paris by Night
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 06, 2008

Bert Jansch

Jimmy Page admitted being “absolutely obsessed” with him.
Fresh as a Sweet Sunday Morning | MVD
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  November 13, 2007

Serious simians

It’s a rock star’s prerogative to get up every morning in the afternoon.
A day spent with Arctic Monkeys reveals the band to be, well, regular guys
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 18, 2007


Pulp free

During the heyday of the Kinks, Ray Davies wrote with compassion about people in small towns clinging to a faded way of life.
Jarvis Cocker’s still Jarvis Cocker on Jarvis
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  January 29, 2007

The History Boys

The History Boys f rom Nicholas Hytner, based on the Alan Bennett play he directed in London and on Broadway (where he won a Tony), stars the original cast of those productions . Watch the trailer for The History Boys  (QuickTime)
Scores an A
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  December 06, 2006

War in art heaven

Belying its placid title, “The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings” is the record of a collecting war whose energy all but obliterates the show’s eye-popping art. Slideshow: Paintings from The Clark Brothers Collection
Sterling and Stephen duke it out at the Clark Institute
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 28, 2006

Young and restless

It’s the lack of studied self-consciousness that makes the Arctic Monkeys so uniquely likeable. Arctic Monkeys at Avalon, June 15, 2006
The Arctic Monkeys at Avalon
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 16, 2006


Who will the British gush machine fawn over next? “Sexy In Latin,” Little Man Tate (mp3) | “Bang Bang You’re Dead,” Dirty Pretty Things  (mp3) | “Breathe,” The Cinematics  (mp3)
Next big things from across the pond?
By IAN SANDS  |  June 14, 2006


Lovely lad

The 20-year-old genius frontman of the UK’s hottest band sounds just as you’d expect for a cross-continental phoner late into day four of a long tour. I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor (Demo)
Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner submits to our inquisition
By JON GARELICK  |  June 10, 2006