Cut Copy Live at Echoplex

As I wrote yesterday I went to see Cut Copy last night and let me just say, they’re AMAZING. I had my worries because they’re so electronic sounding, but they play live instruments pretty much 98% of the time. But I’ll go back to the beginning of the story…

I was going to the show with my friend Mark and we got to the Echoplex around 9:30, where we were greeted with a line. A line to get in to a venue, even though we had will call tickets waiting for us. I was really annoyed by this, but we ended up only having to wait like 10 minutes, so I guess it was no big deal, but the security guys out front were complete morons and were not helpful at all in telling people what was going on. We grabbed drinks and talked to some other friends of ours before the show started, staring at all the weirdos. I was looking at this one guy, thinking he was really cute, but I’m very spoken for, so whatever. But it turns out that guy was the bass player for Cut Copy, hahaha… I guess I have good taste?

Right before the show started Mark and I pushed our way tot he front, pretending to look for people we knew who were at the front. We ended up stopping behind some 220 lb., 6′ 7″ giant douche bag, who when Cut Copy played he just threw his arms into the air like something you’d see in a 90’s gangsta rap video. Then there was his friend who was pretty much the same weight but like 5′ 5″ who just kept grinding into his girlfriend while dancing and holding her shoes. I was hoping my mutant powers would kick in so I could blow them up with my mind, but sadly nothing happened.

The show itself was awesome though. They played songs from the new and old album, they had a ton of energy and were exactly how I hoped they’d be. They opened with Out There on the Ice, which is definitely one of my favorite songs on their new album. They also played Future of the the last album, so that was fun to hear too. The show was about an hour long and that was perfect, even though it went by really fast. After the show we tried to get into the after party that Cut Copy was DJing but were promptly told that we weren’t on the guest list nor did we RSVP. Oh the glamorous life of a blogger…

If you get the chance to go see Cut Copy, I would definitely go do it. The visuals are great and they put on a super-solid live show.


12 Comments Cut Copy Live at Echoplex

  1. L.T. May 20, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Oh snap! I was there also but more than a few rows back. I gave in to the fact they’re not a band you really need to look at, just need to hear them live. I didn’t know any of the songs from their first album

    Good show, way too hot in there and I totally got picked up by some trashy looking skater. LOLz for days.

  2. Thomas May 20, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Oh I wish I was there …

  3. carlos May 20, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    didnt know you were gay

  4. Bobby May 20, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Since 2001, haha…

  5. evan May 20, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    the guy holding the shoes! omg.. lame. what was up with that?

  6. Maggie May 20, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    one) the bassist is SOO cute
    two) when i saw the show in vancouver it was fucking incredible
    three) that’s so weird because when i went to cut copy as well as hot chip, there was an overrun of stupid jocks at the show. steroid chubby, horribly goatee’d, eyebrow ringed jocks who took over the front row and did not dance nor seem to enjoy the music whatsoever. then at hot chip the jocks were drunk smashing themselves into other people and screaming to each other how drunk they were. it was terrifying

  7. Bobby May 20, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Omg your #3 story is the best. Thankfully nothing really scared me about this show, I used to go to hardcore shows when I was in college and you were lucky to not get spin kicked in the face, haha…

  8. Jason May 20, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    don’t know how I feel about this bassist guy. guess i’ll have to see them live for a better look… :/

    Out There On the Ice is the best song ever by the way. ;D

  9. Josh May 21, 2008 at 1:54 AM

    I’m really happy for Cut Copy!

    I’m an Aussie who has been following Dan since he used to DJ way back when. Now that I’m living in North America it’s super cool to see them blowing up like this.

    I still think Bright Like Neon Love is their best album. Going nowhere is the best song ever.

    Shame you didn’t make it to the after party he has flawless taste in music and is one of the Best DJ’s I have ever seen.

    You should check out The Presets when they tour out here as well.

    Thanks for the Tavis Coburn desktop, I don’t think I will ever change this one – it’s awesome.

  10. Jason May 21, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    I /LOVE/ the Presets.

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