Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bloc Party - Winston Salem June 2 2007

Me and a friend went to catch the London alt rockers 2 hours up the road in Winston Salem. Th venue was the Millennium Center which is frankly like a large indoor covered market place. Plenty of space but a few funky pillars.

The support bands were the noisettes - punk/rockabily - excellent and the Maccabees. The Maccabees were clearly musically talented but a mess. No focus and more like some art school project than a cohesive band. And whats with the two drummers? I never get that.

Bloc Party were amazing. Really. They did not disappoint. They ripped through a good selection off both albums with real enthusiasm. They clearly were happy to be there performing for fans. I have heard some live recordings on line and this was much better. The sound, and frankly the playing was top notch. The set list is here: I lifted it from the Bloc Party website.

And here are a few pics of the band.

All in all a good night.

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