Concert preview: Foals

Joel Oliphint

This Oxford, England quintet's brand of arena-ready post-punk has taken the UK by storm. While the reaction here in the states hasn't been quite as ecstatic, Foals' fan base has grown with every record since its 2008 Sub Pop debut.

Last year'sWhat Went Down was no different. The band's mashup of Joy Division and U2 has always sounded sterile to my ears, but I've also always wondered how certain songs, likeWhat Went Down's title track, would translate in a live setting. There's potential there.(Think twice)

Newport Music Hall

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27

1722 N. High St., Campus