Last Night: Cut Copy, Foals, Holy Ghost! and The Naked & Famous at the Granada Theater
Cut Copy, Foals, Holy Ghost! and The Naked & Famous
April 20, 2011
Better than: going to see Foals and Cut Copy headline separate shows. Last night was a serious two-for-the-price-of-one experience.
Blue lights hovered over the stage, as the crowd anxiously awaited Cut Copy's arrival at the Granada Theater last night. An over-sized door was placed center stage.
The band entered though it, eagerly waving to the yelping, sold-out crowd. And they wasted no time once on stage, launching right into "Nobody Lost, Nobody Found."
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Frontman Dan Whitford was animated as ever, with his knee popping, hair swishing and arms extended. Fans dangled an Australian flag off the upstairs balcony.
Cut Copy's set was Zonoscope-heavy, but they made sure to play some of their dance anthems from In Ghost Colors, too, transforming the entire Granada Theater into a full-on dance hall. While everybody was busy shaking their butts, the enormously conspicuous door slowly rotated around, displaying a LED screen with a blue sky and clouds.
Then the door spun around. And Cut Copy exited the same way the entered, only now, to a not-as-packed house.
People had been leaving all throughout the end of Cut Copy's set -- the show was pushed back and the band didn't go on much before 11:30. But the show wasn't over. Once more, the band stepped out of the door, playing a two song encore, starting with "Need You Now," and ending the night with "Out There On The Ice."
New Zeland buzzband The Naked & Famous kicked off the night, followed by Holy Ghost!, who played lively show. Oxford indie rock outift, Foals, currently headlining a tour of their own, captivated the crowd with material off their debut album, Antidotes, and most recent release, Total Life Forever.
Personal Bias: I heart Cut Copy.
By The Way: Only a few minutes into the set, Cut Copy made a shout-out to TV On The Radio's bassist, Gerard Smith who passed away yesterday due to cancer, and dedicated the "ooh"-, "yeah"- and handclap-filled track "Where I'm Going" to his memory.
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