Bloc Party at Irving Plaza

Many weeks ago, when I was scrolling through the list of bands playing in NYC this month, I spotted Bloc Party at Irving Plaza. Bloc Party, the band I had first discovered in college, about 10 years ago. I had heard them before most, and they were awesome. I immediately downloaded whatever music I could find by them (possibly the free way - it was college and I was a college student, come on). I got that cool feeling that most do when they discover a band before any of their peers and spread the word about them. I knew I had to finally catch them in concert and I didn't care if it was 10 years later. It was on my list. I never saw them live and I hadn't heard any of their new stuff from their new album. This didn't matter. I knew they still had to be just as good, just as stimulating to my ears. I went. They were. High energy, great vocals from English lead man, Kele Okereke, and unbelievable crowd engagement. They opened up and closed the night performing both new songs from the new album and basically all of their best past hits. Bloc Party rocked NYC last night, and I rocked with them - just as I imagined I would have 10 years ago, the moment after this unique indie rock band from England hit my ears.

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