Photos: Bloc Party at the Masonic

Bloc Party (photo: Patric Carver) It's been 14 years and four albums since the debut of their monumental and breakthrough debut Silent Alarm, and Bloc Party were ready to perform it in its entirety to an excited crowd at the Masonic. The show consisted of the entirety of the aforementioned album, in addition to a number of other hits from their career spread throughout the show. They weren't entirely in album order, but inevitably "Helicopter" got played so all was well. Check out the excellent gallery from the night below by our own Patric Carver.

By |November 25, 2019|Tags: |

Bloc Party go ‘Silent’ in SF this November

(photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Starting on September 16, Bloc Party has been playing a very limited tour of the US, playing their debut album Silent Alarm in its entirety. San Francisco the final of six lucky stops on this tour. Vocalist Kele Okereke and guitarist Russell Lissack are the only band members who were there for Silent Alarm's original release. They'll be joined by bassist Justin Harris and drummer Louise Bartle. It will be interesting to see how a Gordon-Moakes-less configuration handles Silent Alarm, as his bass and hypnotic synthesizers helped greatly contributed to the fever-dream pace for which the record [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Tags: |

Photos + Review: Bloc Party at Mezzanine

Bloc Party (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Chances for a Bay Area Bloc Party concert looked bleak after the band took a hiatus in 2013. Now, back with a new album and lineup, the London natives showed the Bay Area how to party UK style at Mezzanine on September 19. The band’s sound consists of synthesizer sounds mixed with a blend of edgy upbeat guitar riffs and haunting vocals. The song lineup included new songs like “So Real” off the newest album Hymns, as well as old classics such as “Banquet” from the band's first album and “Mercury” off the band's 2008 album Intimacy. [...]

By |September 23, 2016|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Bloc Party, Dum Dum Girls @ Fox Theater, 12/6/12

Seven years after the release of their excellent debut album Silent Alarm, the crafty, angular British rock of Bloc Party continues to waffle between potent, post-punk influenced modern rock and muddy, atonal throwaway tracks. Playing the Fox Theater on Thursday night to celebrate the release of their fourth LP, Four, the group fought to both stay relevant and to move forward, pulling heavily from Silent Alarm and Four. Lead singer Kele Okereke was in high spirits, bantering with the crowd about marijuana smoke, sing-alongs, and the band’s long term absense from Oakland (a half-truth: Bloc Party played Outside Lands this [...]

By |December 11, 2012|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Bloc Party, Dum Dum Girls, The World/Inferno Friendship Society and more

It's never not a good week for live music in the Bay, but for some reason this week seems especially good. Is it because it's the holiday season? Is it the impending apocalypse? Whatever it is, we think you'll like the cavalcade of stars in our giveaway roundup this week. To enter any contest, submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed [...]

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