Anticipating the new Arctic Monkeys album is already my favorite thing about 2018

Arctic Monkeys

My first sighting of him was up on the stage at Madison Square Garden. Not a bad place to hear Arctic Monkeys in person for the first time. Light and sound and mind-bendingly good guitar hitting arena-rock levels. Arctic Monkeys were opening for The Black Keys in spring 2012, and this kid, this front man, Alex Turner was stealing the show.