The London quintet appeared to be having a blast running through songs from their latest album ‘It’s A Bit Complicated’ including ‘I Will Survive’ and ‘Blame It On The Trains’ as well as crowd pleasers from their first album ‘Bang Bang Rock And Roll’.
Frontman Eddie Argos worked up the crowd throughout the night, pogoing into the audience and skipping rope with the microphone cord.
During ‘Bad Weekend’, Argos added the lyrics, “I went to a record shop today and the first thing I saw was computer games. I fucking HATE computer games. I want records in record shops!”
‘Moving To LA’ drew huge cheers from the Los Angeles crowd, especially when Argos incorporated Winehouse‘s famous lyrics: “They tried to make me go to rehab but I said, ‘No, no, no,'” adding, “because I’m drinking Hennessy with Morrissey on a beach, even though he lives in Rome now.”
At the end of ‘Emily Kane’, Argos incorporated a few lines from The Smiths‘ ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’.
In keeping with the band’s tradtion, Argos constantly encouraged audience members to form a band, and shouted to his own band, “Are you ready, Art Brut?” before launching into almost every song.
The band rounded out the night with an encore medley of ‘Good Weekend’ and ‘Formed A Band’.
–By our Los Angeles staff.