It’s crazy that English indie rockers Bloc Party formed in 1999, but thems are the facts. That said, the Londoners’ debut album, Silent Alarm, didn’t come out until 2005. That album included the song “Positive Tension,” one of the best indie anthems of that decade with its blistering cry of “Why’d you have to get so fucking useless.” The band’s blend of electronic music and pop in what was a quickly stagnating Brit indie scene woke everyone up. The most recent album is 2016’s Hymns, but this tour will see them performing that debut in its entirety. That should make for a special night, as Silent Alarm sounds as fresh today as it did a decade and a half years ago.
Bloc Party plays at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 21 at the Hollywood Palladium.
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