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Review: Bloc Party

Bloc Party is accustomed to playing for massive crowds on outdoor stages in Europe and Asia. The British band crammed its gear into Lawrence’s Liberty Hall on Sunday. In spite of the venue’s relatively intimate size, the venue wasn’t nearly full. If the members of the band were disappointed by the sparse turnout, they didn’t let it show. “You’re here. We’re here,” frontman Kele Okereke said. “We’re making it work.” His band’s performance didn’t merely work. Okereke and his cohorts gave a stadium-size effort for an audience of about 600 fans. Rather than behaving like disinterested rock stars performing on...