When an entire room is in unison, there is nothing better. When Alex Turner and Miles Kane, along with the rest of The Last Shadow Puppets took the stage, the deafening roar from the audience took hold and never let up. The ground began to shake as they began “Aviation” and for the next almost two hours the band could do no wrong.
Watching Alex and Miles rapport on stage makes you want to hang out with them after the show. They are having an absolute blast bringing their two albums worth of music to the masses and it’s a shame it hasn’t happened more often. Miles was the ultimate rock star all night, swinging his guitar around the stage and egging the crowd on. Alex on the other hand was far more reserved for most of the evening, but as the night wore on he began joking with the crowd.
The band sounded fantastic, with the highlight being the string section that added so much texture to the music that without them it would have been flat. Songs off of the first album were the highlight of the evening, but new songs “Bad Habits” and “Sweet Dreams, TN” stood right next to them. A grand finale of “In My Room” brought the house down before the triple encore including a tremendous take on The Beatle’s “I Want You.” It would be a real shame if they don’t bring this back around for another tour and hopefully they play one of the many beautiful theatres in the city and skip on other general admission venues.
Cam Avery opened the show with a set that couldn’t be more opposite of what he does in Tame Impala. It was full of blues, soul, and rock without any sort of psychedelic influence. The whole set constantly sounded like it was going into a rendition of “Hallelujah.” A great version of “John The Revelator” closed the set out with a call and response with the crowd.
Article: Bryan Lasky