Demented dino Johnny Rotten allegedly leveled a "racist attack" on Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke recently. It was a sad and pathetic development, especially since there are real reasons to chew out Okereke nowadays, like the fact that Bloc Party are currently squandering their next-U2 nomination in spectacular fashion. New single "Mercury" sounds like a phony Crystal Method remix you'd find on the same blogs that originally (and justifiably) touted these skinny shirts. Blame Radiohead. With Does It Offend You, Yeah?.
Wed., Aug. 6, 8 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 7, 8 p.m., 2008