Britain's Art Brut blew away rock critics when they first debuted with Bang Bang Rock and Roll in 2005. Since then, they've
been delivering cleverness and brash indie-rock in equal doses. Fans have a new record, Brilliant! Tragic!, as well as some
live dates. Get concert tickets to see the band
at New York's Webster Hall.
You can almost hear Art Brut's Eddie Argos roll his eyes when he drops ironic bon mots throughout the band's punky, witty
indie-rock. But behind the sarcastic veneer are stories about breaking hearts, awkward moments and trying to shake off that
temple-pounding hangover. This is a band that doesn't worry about the charts so much as about cranking up the volume and banging
out a catchy pop song.
Here's the truth about Art Brut: it's a band of rock nerds. These are the folks you could argue with about whether the
Beatles or Stones were the better band (preferably over many beers). They're all about primal rock and roll - hence their
name. "Art Brut" is a French term for art by untrained artists, who are oftentimes mentally ill or outsiders.
If you love Art Brut on record, then you need to see them live. Concert
tickets for their energetic live shows are listed up above. Make sure you get some and see them on their current tour.