Concert Review: Cut Copy, April 7, Sound Academy

Toronto – We here at The Panic Manual have made no bones about our collective dislike of The Sound Academy as a venue.  It’s not one of our favourite places.  That said, Cut Copy are a good enough band that they were able to lure me out to the aforementioned venue on this evening to catch some of their solid electro tunes live.

Various PM writers (mostly Ricky) have griped in the past about why we don’t like this venue, so I won’t dwell on that, but I do want to take a moment to say that in general I found the crowd at this show to be … I don’t know, weird somehow.  I can’t quite put it in words, but they didn’t really seem like my kind of crowd.  It had a bit more of a dance club atmosphere at times, which I suppose is a silly complaint when you’re going to see a band that essentially makes dance music, but I’m a bit of a curmudgeon sometimes, so there you have it. 

All complaints aside, it was a pretty solid show.  Holy Ghost! started things off for the night.  “We’re from Brooklyn.” announced the singer by way of introduction, before adding that they’re originally from Manhattan.  Are there any people left in Brooklyn who are not bands that moved there from somewhere else?  I’m digressing a bit, but seriously, Brooklyn natives must be pretty sick of the hipster influx.  Also, Manhattan is not even that far from Brooklyn.  Did they really need to make the move?  Anyways, Holy Ghost! put on a decent set.  Nothing special, but they’ve got a few songs that are quite catchy.  I’d be willing to see them again (not at Sound Academy though). 

Cut Copy made their way onstage by way of walking through a giant prop door that had been set up on stage.  Later in the set, this door became a screen upon which various vaguely trippy images could be seen.  They put on a great show.  The band are talented performers who really know how to craft a great pop song.  Many in the crowd were dancing and singing along throughout.   As the show was over and I made my way home, I found that their songs were still going through my head.  It’s always a good sign when a band leaves you singing after the show is done.

Other Cut Copy shows:

Sat 9 April – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Tue 12 April – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Fri 15th April – Coachella
Sat 16 April – San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
Wed 20 April – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Fri 22 April – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ
Sat 23 April – New Orleans, LA – Republic

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One Response to Concert Review: Cut Copy, April 7, Sound Academy

  1. Mark

    Haha, watching a great band play the Sound Academy is like eating a bowl of super creamy high quality ice cream, then stirring in a couple tablespoons of expired milk for good measure.

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