Bloc Party played their first US show last night @ Knitting Factory and lived up to the full-on hype that witz.org has been throwing at them. A great set from a band that few had heard until very recently. Only slight disappointment: Bloc Party neglects to play their best song and current UK single ‘Little Thoughts’.
Misc show trivia: Bloc Party’s sound guy inexplicably wore no shirt; the dude from polaroidscene.com thinks he’s Richie Tennebaum; groupies still exist; no one stayed to watch A.R.E. Weapons; opening band Automato did not meet with witz.org’s approval; and no matter how much you like a British band, there are Japanese girls who knew about them first, and like them better.
UPDATE: Bloc Party are playing a free show @ Tribeca Grand this Saturday.
More In The Monitor also enjoyed the show.
Previously on witz.org: Bloc Party: Videos and MP3s
(photo courtesy Jon Hurwitz)