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Live from Virgin Mobile Festival ’08: Bloc Party

Bassist Gordon Moakes might be on paternity leave, but there was nothing babyish about the band's set in Baltimore.

By: Peter Gaston // August 10, 2008

As we noted in our live review from earlier this week, Bloc Party seems reenergized by their new material, like new single “Mercury.” And while that was truly a set highlight during their afternoon romp on Virgin Mobile Festival’s South Stage, Silent Alarm favorites carried the day, particularly a rousing version of “Like Eating Glass.” Watch Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Matt Tong, and fill-in bassist Daniel Lindegren (taking Gordon Moakes’ spot while he awaits the birth of his first child in London) surge through the classic.

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