Not so Silent Night Gets Loud

Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab for Cutie, The Bloc Party and more took the stage at the Oracle Arena for Live 105's Not So Silent Night.

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Alex Kapranos gets close to the mic.
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Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand gets close to the mic.
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Kapranos grips the mic in color.
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Kapranos apparently sees someone he knows in the crowd.
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Kapranos looks to the stars.
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Kapranos can also play the guitar.
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There he goes. We swear there are three other band mates who were rocking out with him.
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Look at the man rock out.
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Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand plays the piano and lends his vocals.
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Kapranos is still the lead singer though.
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How about you check out both in the same shot?
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And they both can go black and white.
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The smoke takes over the stage behind the boys.
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Now we get a good look at the entire band.
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That is a big screen behind our hero.
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Paul Thomsom can play the drums or guitar.
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The boys can really rock too.
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They really get into the music as well.
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Death Cab for Cute and Bloc Party also played the show.
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The boys get ready to wrap up their set.
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There were some lovely lights at the show.
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The logo for the show in all its glory.
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The Bloc Party took the stage next.
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The Bloc Party actually owes part of its success to the lead singer of Franz Ferdinand who helped them get a demo out.
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Kele Okereke is the 27-year-old lead singer for the band.
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Okereke from Liverpool up close.
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His father was a molecular biologist.
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He was forced to keep his music hidden from hos parents for years.
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It was not until he released his first studio album with his band did he tell his parents he was a musician.
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And boy do the boys love their music.
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Yes that is a screen behind our Okereke of The Bloc Party.
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Okereke gets into his guitar.
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The band has put out three albums since 2005.
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The Bloc Party's latest installment is "Intimacy," released earlier this year.
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The bass plays in heavily to the band's pop rock style.
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The band formed at the famed Redding Festival.
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And look at them go.
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There is that bass again.
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The boys take a moment to thank the crowd.
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But not before getting back to the show.
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Death Cab for Cutie headlined the show.
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Benjamin Gibbard rips out a song.
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Jason McGerr drums away.
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Lets get a look at him in color
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The band has put out seven albums since 1998.
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Their latest release is "Narrow Stairs," which came out earlier this year.
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Over the years the band has had to replace two members.
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But the current group has done quite well for itself.
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Gibbard gets back on the mic.
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Gibbard's hair is a tribute to the grunge days of yesteryear.
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Peep the red carpet.
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Rocking away before the show closes its doors.
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Gibbard up close and personal.
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Is he dancing? Singing? Or something else?
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