Bloc Party by Chris La Putt, Foals by Bao Nguyen

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Foal w/ a sore arm?
Foals @ Lollapalooza

Often accused of having a similar sound, and united together against the evil powers of Sex Pistol John Lydon (and McCain), Foals and Bloc Party both visited from the UK to play Lollapalooza this past weekend...

"the Foals provided the most pleasant surprise of the weekend. I knew nothing about these guys going in, but I did like what I was reading about them in all of the Lollapalooza previews. They were often described as math rock, but their punk-inflected vocals and dance-driven grooves reminded me a lot of The Rapture." [The Windy Citizen]

Bloc Party then moved on to NYC where they played Webster Hall last night (August 6, 2008)...

Bloc Party takes the stage with a false challenge. Lead singer, Kele Okereke says, "you know, New York, we're coming off some of the best shows of our career. You don't want to let Philly best you now?" Sure the band played Lollapallooza over the weekend but Philly? Telling a hungry New York crowd that Philly brought the noise is a bit like telling a speeding dump truck that there's a Kia at the of bottom of a hill that just won't move. Sure it will. Just watch. [32ft/second]

...and will again tonight (August 7, 2008).... Bao's Bloc Party pics from Lollapalooza are HERE. More pics Chris took at Webster Hall last night are below...right below the pics Bao took of Foals at Lollapalooza which are also below....

Foals at Lolla....

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Foals @ Lollapalooza

Bloc Party @ Webster...

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Bloc Party @ Webster Hall

Foals cancelled their show at Osheaga the same weekend.

Bloc Party are also playing the Virgin Festival this upcoming weekend.