Bloc Party and Santigold worked their magic for the audience at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas last night. British indie group Bloc Party started the night off right by rocking out to fan favorites like “Real Talk,“ Banquet” and “Helicopter.”
Pop princess Santigold then switched the tempo by getting the crowd moving with “L.E.S. Artistes,” “Say Aha” and “Freak Like Me.”
London-based Bloc Party released first studio album, Silent Alarm, in 2005, which made it to No. 3 on the British album chart and broke into the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Comprised of lead singer Kele Okereke, guitarist Russell Lissack, bassist Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong, the band has named The Cure and Radiohead as influencers.
After being nominated for numerous NME awards, Bloc Party continues to develop unique sounds with upcoming album, Four, scheduled for release on August 20.
NME’s 2008 Breakthrough Artist, Santigold, debuted her first studio album, Santogold, to rave reviews with hit “L.E.S. Artistes” earning the number two spot on Rolling Stone’s 2008 Singles of the Year list. Hailing from Philadelphia, Santigold, also known as Santi White, has collaborated with artists such as Lily Allen, Diplo, Christina Aguilera, N.E.R.D.’s Pharrell Williams and more, as well as opened for acts like M.I.A., Björk, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys.
Her most recent album, Master of My Make-Believe, was released in May of this year and will undoubtedly continue to make her one of the most in-demand artists of her kind.
Next up as part of The Cosmopolitan’s summer concert series is Jane’s Addiction on Friday, September 7 and The Offspring on Saturday, October 6, both at Boulevard Pool.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night. Photo credit: The Cosmopolitan
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