Scenes From Last Night's Cut Copy Show at the Granada Theater.

Maybe it was the fact that the big World Cup game everyone was talking about had just finished. Maybe it was the large number of soccer fans, still reeling from the heartbreak of that game's tie, still wearing their Team U.S.A. jerseys at the show. Or maybe it was just the fact that the night's headlining act — Cut Copy — hails from Australia, so, by nature, the whole thing was naturally going to have an international flavor to it.

Point is, last night's hour-plus Cut Copy set at the Granada Theater just kinda felt global. It was massive, it was loud, it was inclusive and it was joyous. It was unyielding, too, the four-piece only rarely breaking much between songs. It just felt post-border somehow — in the way that that one scene from The Matrix: Reloaded also kind of weirdly does — with dance serving as the common tongue, even though everyone here spoke English. Meanwhile, it sounded pretty much like the Starck Club, world beats included.

More succinctly: It felt like every other one of the three times that the favored electronic act has played this venue before, bolstered somewhat by new album Free Your Mind, which provided for one entertaining command of a backdrop. Otherwise, yes, very much the same. The older hits played the best to this crowd, which was all too happy to return to its fond memories with this band in the late '00s — and how, given that this show sold out a few days in advance, even.

And yet it still managed to feel in-the-moment. It was vibrant. It was fun.

It sounded like a throwback in many ways. It felt hyped like one, too.

But the party itself? It felt like… now.

















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