Revention Music Center
Friday 10/12/2018 7:00 PM
The English rock band Arctic Monkeys plays Live Nation's Revention Music Center weekend. Artic Monkeys have been around for the past 16-years, starting in 2002 with Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Matt Helders (drums, vocals), Jamie Cook (guitar, keyboards) and Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals). Former band member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released.
The band has won seven Brit Awards – winning both Best British Group and Best British Album three times, and have been nominated for three Grammy Awards.They also won the Mercury Prize in 2006 for their debut album, in addition to receiving nominations in 2007, 2013 and 2018. The band have headlined at the Glastonbury Festival twice, in 2007 and again in 2013.
A large part of their iconic British
sound is credited to the punk
poet John Cooper Clarke
from whom the Arctic Monkeys
even borrowed lyrics
The band is considered an internet creation, Arctic Monkeys are heralded as one of the first bands to come to the public's attention via the Internet, it is said, they represented the possibility of a change in the way in which new bands are promoted and marketed.
A large part of their iconic British sound is credited to the punk poet John Cooper Clarke from whom the Arctic Monkeys even borrowed lyrics and the title in "I Wanna Be Yours". Turner adapted Clarke's method of delivery mostly in their first album, Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not. Their early albums Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not and Favourite Worst Nightmare were rooted in garage rock and post-punk revival, with Turner's sharp lyrics the focal point. On the first album Alex Turner examined human behaviour in nightclubs and in the culture of the band's hometown, Sheffield. Turner describes "Dancing Shoes" as being about "people always looking to pull when they go out however much they mask it.
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Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's film "Night School" opened several weekends ago as the top box office grossing film for the weekend.
Hart makes his way to Houston with his stand-up at Toyota Center.
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England.
Hart's first gig was at The Laff House in Philadelphia under the name of Lil Kev, which did not go well. His career suffered a slow start, as he was booed off stage several times, once even having a piece of chicken thrown at him. After those initial unsuccessful shows, Hart began entering comedy competitions throughout Massachusetts, and his fortunes soon turned for the better.
It took time for Hart to develop a unique comedic style. After an early period of attempting to imitate comedians like Chris Tucker, he found his own rhythm by delving into his insecurities and life experiences. "Because of what I do, it has to be an open book," he has said. "But right now this is a book that is being written."
Hart's comedic style can be described as routines based on his racial, physical, familial and gender role experiences. His stand-up frequently invokes self-deprecation, derived from his experiences as a shorter-than-median (5'2"), black, adult male, with an extended black family, trying to navigate his career and personal paths in life. He frequently talks about his fears of being less than ideally physically gifted, the resulting ways in which they intersect with his masculinity, sexuality, traditional male gender role, as well as the experiences and dynamics of his social interactions, and how he fails to live up to the traditional definitions and notions of them.
Kevin Hart has spoken about both his acceptance of his vulnerability with the issues and the painful experiences with his perceived shortcomings as well as the society and family he belongs to as being the primary sources of his comedic material and humour. In particular, this has included acceptance of both his height and the resulting roles in both his personal and professional life he's often given.
Hart said, “My frustration with Katt Williams comes from, you keep pointing at Hollywood. ‘Hollywood this, the White man this and this,’ when are you going to take responsibility for your actions?"
Recently a fued between Hart and Katt Williams began when Hart said, “My frustration with Katt Williams comes from, you keep pointing at Hollywood. ‘Hollywood this, the White man this and this,’ when are you going to take responsibility for your actions? You had the shot! You were the guy! You were set up to be the star. YOU didn’t show up to work. YOU f*cked off promo shoots. YOU f*cked off your promo trips that they set up for you. You became a risk to the studios, which is why the studios stopped f*cking with you.”
Katt Williams responded telling ebony.com, "After calling Hart a “f*ck a*s ni**a,” on Instagram Live, Williams claimed the Night School actor pays Los Angeles gang members for protection. Even still, Williams is ready to go toe-to-toe."
[Editor's note: Katt Williams was arrested on Sunday, October 7, 2018 for assault involving a limo driver.]
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