If they hadn't gone on to release the fastest selling debut album in British music history, we imagine the Arctic Monkeys would probably still be tearing up pub stages in the UK with their swaggering brand of post-punk hard rock. But they did, so you get to see them rock the 7,000-plus capacity Agganis Arena in February, before you do your own tearing up of the local bars after the show.
Thu Feb 6 8p. Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston (617-358-7000). $35-42 here.