Cut Copy @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

Words and photos by Scott Rowe
I love music. I love live music. Live music goes beyond the tape deck, your CD player, an iPod shuffle, your Spotify account, or even concert clips on YouTube. Live music cannot simply be heard, it must be felt in every sense of the word. From the excused bumps to the flat out pushes of the crowd, to the bass pulsating through your rib cage, and to the smells of sweat and/or weed (depending on your show), all contribute to the live music experience. So it goes without saying that Cut Copy is one of my favorite live bands because they exhibit music that makes you dance, bumping into the person next to you. You smile and say 'sorry', but you don't have to, because they're about to bump into you. Their light shows show you how the music is seen, not just heard. It's an awesome experience, something I've been fortune to witness multiple times in the Granada Theater.

Cut Copy were only on their second date of their 2022 North American tour, a tour that has been a long time coming. Touring off of their 2020 release, Freeze, Melt, I'm sure this show would have happen a couple of years earlier but, as we all know, we had a global pandemic and we all suffered knowing that Cut Copy put out new music and we couldn't experience in-person. Thanks COVID. But needless to say, their sights and sounds were welcome in North Texas.

As far as the show went, it was honestly a blur. Outside of shooting a few of their songs, I had a blast singing and dancing to the band's outstanding catalog. From the far reaches of "Saturday" from 2004's Bright Like Neon Love to everything we love from their iconic 2008 release, In Ghost Colours, to the futuristic sounds of "Like Breaking Glass" from the aforementioned Freeze, Melt. While their sound may have evolved over the years, their intensity, sincerity, and flat out enjoyment have not. Every other Cut Copy show I've been to at the Granada was crammed like sardines in a can, but this show was a bit more modest in attendance, but the show never lacked. That's the hallmark of a band or artist who loves what they do and the people who support them. Some bands might have phoned in a show like this, but not Cut Copy. Sweat-soaked clothing and said sweat dripping from their faces, everything was left on the Granada stage. And I cannot wait to do it again.

Photos of the show are below:

Cut Copy @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX Cut Copy @ Granada Theater, Dallas, TX Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on April 27, 2022 Rating: 5
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