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Bloc Party @ House of Blues

Bloc Party
Where: House of Blues
When: July 30th, 2016
Grade: 4 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed and Photographed by: Justin Tucker

Lollapalooza is an interesting time in Chicago. Each year in the summer heat, one of rock’s biggest festivals descends upon the city and becomes the center of the music world for a few days. Some Chicagoans prefer to stay in all weekend, desperately avoiding the traffic and commotion. Others, along with the many folks in from out of town, dive head first into the festivities.

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Knife Party || Haunted House EP

Knife Party
Haunted House EP

Label: EarStorm/Warner Music Group
Released on: May 6th, 2013
Grade: 4 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed by: Neil Miller, Jr.

Knife Party has, for the better part of the last few years, functioned as somewhat of an anomaly in the beast we now know as "EDM" (Electronic Dance Music). Both Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen were members of arguably the best drum 'n' bass group on the planet — Pendulum. Once the Aussie powerhouse band parted ways, Swire and McGrillen started releasing larger-than-life tracks under the Knife Party moniker. Pendulum fans likely rejoice at the buzz of any tunes from Knife Party, as the aesthetic they apply to their music is similar to that of their former band: hugely pulverizing synths, bass drops that would make any of their peers say "why didn't I think of that?," and massive beats that have obviously been toiled over as much as, if not more than, the bass and synths of each respective track. Their new EP, Haunted House, is no exception to any part of their formula. They might not release much at any one time, but the music is so big and has such longevity that four tracks is all you'll need until they unleash their next massive record.

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