Wednesday, April 30, 2008
hearts on fire

I made it down to Richard's last night to check out Cut Copy. The place was packed, which brings up the question: were people there because of the Black Kids hype or because of the apparent (I actually haven't heard it yet) strength of In Ghost Colours?

Black Kids' performance didn't quite live up to the wave of press that they're riding, but it wasn't really their fault. And realistically, how could they? The songs are great and the band was pretty tight, but the sound during their set was brutal - at least from up on the balcony and then later down near the back of the floor. Even with the crappy mix, "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" still revealed itself as something pretty special.

The sound was a little cleaner during Cut Copy's set, which was a plus. Their set was pretty great too, with a major New Order vibe popping up at times. It certainly wasn't revelatory, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better way to spend a Tuesday night, especially for $20.

Jaguar Love, who are made up of two ex-Blood Bros and one ex-PGMG member, are at Richard's on June 2nd.

And... stay tuned tomorrow for a new contest.

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4 Comments:

wolf parade 12 july at the commodore (no sign of tickets yet, though)

By Anonymous giselle, at 9:07 AM  

Quinn, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are playing the Showbox SoDo September 23, no Vancouver date has been announced. Presale is on now on TM, password SHOWBOX.

By Blogger minx, at 1:17 PM  

I enjoyed the show but I thought the sound overall was brutal Tues night... way too loud, distorted and sometimes muddy.

By Anonymous flowers, at 8:13 PM  

The new Cut Copy is amazing. Fuck Black Kids. I mean, er, that's not what I meant.

By Blogger Cameron Reed, at 12:38 PM  

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