Brit dance-punk band Bloc Party returned to the U.S. this week for their first stateside tour of 2009. Here, frontman Kele Okereke storms the stage at New York City's Terminal 5 and breaks into set-opener "One Month Off."
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »