The British are coming! (but this time it’s good news). Kele Okereke, better known as Bloc Party’s guitar-wielding front man, has recently given up the strings for a keyboard and drum machine. His side project doesn’t stray too far from the jumpy electro-tunes the band is known for, but he clearly embraces more clubby beats in his first single, “Tenderoni,” which sounds like a pasta but is really a high-energy, danceable track.
British alt-electro group Does It Offend You, Yeah? once remixed for Bloc Party and now opens for Kele (Weekday night). As a band that’s always dished up a heavy dose of riff-driven electro with a side of snarky lyrics, it’s been compared to every dance act, from Daft Punk to Gorillaz. But mostly its genre is unbridled, especially live, when stage diving and instrument-breaking ensues (Dee Fabbricatore)
September 11 at Double Door, 1572 North Milwaukee, (773)489-3160, 9pm. $24.50