The northern British city of Sheffield has given the music world many gifts, but for the last decade, one band has sat at the top at the heap. The Arctic Monkeys got toes tapping with the fastest selling debut album in UK chart history, and kept oozing out indie-rock tunes across four more albums. You own their records. You saw their shows. If you lived in Brisbane last time they came to town, you were probably there when the PA system stopped working but Alex Turner kept singing.
Now, you can head to The Foundry for an evening dedicated to loving everyone's favourite Yorkshire group. With the band fresh from releasing their first new album in five years, consider it a wholehearted celebration of everything the Arctic Monkeys have ever done. It all takes place from 9pm on Saturday, August 4, so prepare to look good on the dance floor.
Taking the group's advice, snapping out of your everyday life and putting on your dancing shoes for a piledriver waltz or two of is recommended, because the bulk of their tracks will get a spin over the course of the evening. And if you need a palette cleanser between servings, they'll also be playing other indie and British tunes amidst all the Arctic Monkeys love, spanning everything from The Strokes, Phoenix and Blur to Bloc Party, David Bowie and MGMT.