London Rockers Slay Chicago Crowd
London indie rockers Bloc Party unleashed their now-classic debut “Silent Alarm” seven years ago. Bloc Party were supposed to be the next Radiohead. And while they never became megastars, the band has released four solidly consistent albums that rock.
At the Riviera in Chicago Friday night, Bloc Party proved they are indeed deserving of superstar status. With a stadium-sized sound that echoed throughout the room, frontman Kele Okereke nailed his guitar riffs with machine-like precision.
From the stellar “This Modern Love” to the power-chord laden “Kettling” – the best track off the band’s latest “Four” – this is a band that boasts an intense sound that leaves you wanting more. The perfect kickoff to the fall music season.