Kele

Put your opinions about Bloc Party aside, because Kele Okereke's album, The Boxer, has next to nothing to do with his band. The artist spent some time in Berlin, came out as gay this spring and dropped his winning solo debut this summer. Singles like "Everything you Wanted" have been a boon to indie-dance parties, and the remixes of "Tenderoni" (of which there are 50 user-generated ones to date on his web site) have appeared smartly in many a DJ set. In the video for "Tenderoni," Okereke also comes out quite definitively as a hunk. It's refreshing to see an artist who came up in the aughts, when everyone had their 15, show that while hot, they're much more than a flash in the pan. With Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Innerpartysystem. RACHEL SHIMP

Thu., Sept. 16, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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