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- Posted on Aug 4th 2009 12:15PM by Hardeep Phull
Fresh from their slot at All Points West, the Arctic Monkeys spent much of their set trying out new material from their forthcoming album 'Humbug.' Although the album, produced in part by Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme, signals a turn into darker, moodier realms, the band turned in a surprisingly muscular performance, airing a total of six fresh cuts including 'My Propeller,' lead single 'Crying Lightning' and a frighteningly heavy version of the Nick Cave's 'Red Right Hand.'
Despite the unfamiliarity of much of the material, the band's rabid following, Diddy included, were euphoric throughout. The biggest cheers of the night, however, were reserved for classics like 'View From the Afternoon' and 'Leave Before the Lights Come On.' The band continues its trek with a Wednesday gig in Boston, and two in Chicago, including Lollapalooza.