CONTEST OVER Win tickets NOW to see Bloc Party at the Orange Peel Jan. 14


If a Monday night show at the Peel is your thing, brave soul, we’ve got what you’re looking for:

In the mid-2000s, Bloc Party emerged with a sound and attitude that built on the fashionable retro art-rock coming from acts ranging from New York City’s The Strokes to Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand. But while Bloc Party‘s prickly, angular music fit in with the sounds of their cohorts, frontman Kele Okereke gave the band an individuality the others lacked.

With a voice that conjures the cockiness of the Fall’s Mark E. Smith, the twitchiness of the Voidoids’ Richard Hell and the anguish of the Cure’s Robert SmithOkereke and company created an urgent new punk rock for the disaffected emo crowd. The band’s second album, A Weekend in the City, released in 2007, shot to Number One on the Independent Albums chart and Number 12 on the Billboard 200.

Two tix is a $60 value. Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9pm

All ages show. Io Echo opens.

Two tix to the first commenter!

Only commenters who have not won anything from Ashvegas in the last 30 days are eligible to win. Please use your correct first and last name in your comment, so we know who to hold your tickets for.

Ticket contests on Ashvegas (USUALLY) happen at 9 a.m. and/or 3 p.m on select weekdays only, though we reserve the right to run a contest anytime.

Bloc Party  on Facebook.

Orange Peel link.


Dusty January 9, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Dusty Allison yo.

Sharon Craig January 9, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Please please please!!!

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