Rare Opportunity

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email

What: Arctic Monkeys

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30

Where: Stir Cove, Harrah's Casino, 1 Harrah's Blvd., Council Bluffs

Tickets: $47 

Web:  stircove.com

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Two weeks ago, Arctic Monkeys played to an audience of more than 85,000 in Scotland. On Wednesday (July 30), the indie rock band out of Sheffield, England could play in front of 4,100 at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs (if the show sells out).

Then, two days later, Arctic Monkeys will perform to a crowd of more than 100,000 that is expected at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

My point?

The point is, the show at Stir Cove outside Harrah's Casino is a rare opportunity to see this band in an intimate atmosphere. The majority of the concert-goers at Lollapalooza won't have the vantage point of those in attendance at Stir Cove.

Arctic Monkeys are on tour in support of their 2013 album “AM,” which has spawned hits with the atmospheric, spacey "Do I Wanna Know?" the sultry "Arabella," with its Black Sabbath-spiked chorus riff, and the latest single, "Snap Out of It."

Their sound is of the fresh indie rock variety, and is overwhelmingly inviting. Arctic Monkeys have a mass appeal that is winning over Americans just as it has been Europeans since the band released its debut album in 2006.

As I mentioned, the chance to see Arctic Monkeys in such an intimate venue is simply too good to pass up for this music fan. Who's with me?

For those who need an introduction to the AM, try the new video to "Snap Out of It," which was posted online last week. Just click on the link at right to see it.


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