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Kaiser Chiefs Invade Belly Up

Kaiser Chiefs are an alt-pop band out of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Formed in 2003, Kaiser Chiefs are better known on the other side of the pond. The band has toured as an opening act with the Foo Fighters, Green Day, and U2, releasing four albums stateside, including this year’s The Future is Medieval.

On March 19, the Coachella-bound five-piece blew the Belly Up’s roof off with a powerful display of vintage Brit pop with new-wave undertones and a potent soccer-hooligan attitude. And the Brits do not lack for stage confidence.

The Chiefs busted out with "I Predict a Riot" and the earth-shattering "Everyday I Love You Less." Who can resist a lyric like "Everyday I love you less and less/ I can't believe you and me did sex." "Good Days Bad Days" got that chorus of "Hey hey hey" going, and "Modern Way" bemoaned "My brain is not damaged/ but in need of some repair." Lead singer Ricky Wilson played the cowbell and then ran around the room and climbed the speakers.

"Ruby" rocked the nearly sold-out crowd, which turned into a dancing mob for punker "Angry Mob." An encore and then the Chiefs were on the road again, but not before a tavern full of music fans got turned on to this very talented band.

Concert: Kaiser Chiefs

Date: March 19

Venue: Belly Up

Seats: Bar area, stage left

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Kaiser Chiefs are an alt-pop band out of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Formed in 2003, Kaiser Chiefs are better known on the other side of the pond. The band has toured as an opening act with the Foo Fighters, Green Day, and U2, releasing four albums stateside, including this year’s The Future is Medieval.

On March 19, the Coachella-bound five-piece blew the Belly Up’s roof off with a powerful display of vintage Brit pop with new-wave undertones and a potent soccer-hooligan attitude. And the Brits do not lack for stage confidence.

The Chiefs busted out with "I Predict a Riot" and the earth-shattering "Everyday I Love You Less." Who can resist a lyric like "Everyday I love you less and less/ I can't believe you and me did sex." "Good Days Bad Days" got that chorus of "Hey hey hey" going, and "Modern Way" bemoaned "My brain is not damaged/ but in need of some repair." Lead singer Ricky Wilson played the cowbell and then ran around the room and climbed the speakers.

"Ruby" rocked the nearly sold-out crowd, which turned into a dancing mob for punker "Angry Mob." An encore and then the Chiefs were on the road again, but not before a tavern full of music fans got turned on to this very talented band.

Concert: Kaiser Chiefs

Date: March 19

Venue: Belly Up

Seats: Bar area, stage left

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